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These Incredible Animated GIFs Are More Than 150 Years Old

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 12.11.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In the 19th century, artists relied on …

The Worst Jobs In Science

The things scientists do range from accepting a Nobel Prize to schilling for corporations to collecting samples in the field. Every generation of …

Fritz Kahn: The Little-Known Godfather of Infographics

How a German gynecologist transformed science into visual poetry and laid the foundations of modern information graphics.<p>Around the time when Austrian sociologist, philosopher, and curator Otto Neurath was building his ISOTYPE visual language, which laid the foundation for pictogram-based …

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Photographs capture incredible bond between conservationists and lioness

For the first eight months of lioness Sirga’s life, German-born animal conservationist Valentin Gruener slept beside her in an enclosure under the stars. Now approaching 2 years old, Sirga no longer needs a sleeping companion, but occasionally Gruener will break out his sleeping bag and rest beside …

At least 8.8 billion Earth-size, just-right planets found, study says

Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like our sun, and exist in the Goldilocks zone -- not too hot and not too cold for life.<p>Astronomers using NASA data have …

'Calvin And Hobbes' Animated Short Makes Everything Right In The World

In a beautiful example of fan-made animation (fanimation?), a Canadian artist has created an adorable homage to the timeless "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip.<p>On Thursday, Toronto-based animator Adam Brown (of Comedy Central's "Ugly Americans" fame) posted his 31-second clip of the lovable characters …

1,000 Epic Shipwreck Photos Reveal The Dangerous History Of Life At Sea

The sea has long captured the eye of photographers and painters, luring these curious voyagers to the open waters with its sublime beauty. With an ability to evoke both the epitome of tranquility and the peak of unfathomable danger, it's no wonder the ocean is one of the art world's most persistent …

20 GIFs Proving Russia Is The Most Bizarre Place On Earth

In the past we've looked the Russia's space program propaganda, their thrilling landmarks, their peculiar online social networks, their sexy pin-up …

Magnetic Levitation

Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

Playful Anamorphic Illusions of Life-Size Picture Frames

<i>Anamorphoses</i> is a site-specific series by French street artists Ella & Pitr, who also go by Papier Peintres, that playfully transforms rundown spaces into colorful settings for people to pose in for a picture. The duo adds anamorphic illusions of picture frames throughout the space from interesting …

The Arts

Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …

High Fashion

Must-see video: SpaceX Grasshopper rocket makes a half-mile hop

SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket prototype made another record-setting vertical takeoff and landing this week from the California-based company's test pad near McGregor, Texas. But what's really cool about Oct. 7's half-mile (744-meter) ascent and controlled descent is the amazing view from a …

Space Travel

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Art

Unusual Pictures: "Calcified" Birds, Bats Found at African Lake

Dead bats and birds preserved by a salty lake in Tanzania have been brought back to life in a photographic series.

Game Of Thrones House Sigils, Star Wars, Futurama And Adventure Time Characters Carved From Crayons

This is a series of Game of Thrones house sigils, Star Wars, Futurama and Adventure Time characters all carved from crayons, JUST LIKE THE TITLE …

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11 Terrifying Childcare Inventions From The Early 20th Century

Enjoy the motorized hanging cradle, the baby gas mask, the UV-ray baby branding prod, and more "infant-friendly" gadgets from the Popular Science archives.<p>Updated:<p>There are certain areas of expertise that came naturally to us over the years: cars, space, aviation, and computers, to name a few. …

Antares Launch in Infrared

This morning's launch of the Orbital Sciences Corporation's Antares rocket was picture perfect, taking to the skies at 10:58 Eastern time. A few …

Fact: You Carry Around Enough Bacteria To Fill A Large Soup Can

BARF<p>How much bacteria do people carry around?<p>Enough to fill a big soup can. "That's three to five pounds of bacteria," says Lita Proctor, the program coordinator of the National Institutes of Health's Human Microbiome Project, which studies the communities of bacteria living on and in us. The …

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The Week In Numbers: Scientists Grow A Brain, Element 115 Exists, And More

<b>4 millimeters</b>: the size of a three-dimensional, self-organizing model of a developing human brain grown in a lab using stem cells<p><b>10 octillion</b>: the number of two-megaton nuclear bombs that would need to explode simultaneously to match the sound of a supernova<p><b>225 million years</b>: the time it would take …

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Kevin Weir’s Fantastically Bizarre Historical GIFs

Bringing life to the old, black and white photograph, Kevin Weir'd historical GIFs are a must-see.<p>As cinemagraph GIFs take over the internet, graphic …

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The 17 Designs That Bell Almost Used for the Layout of Telephone Buttons

Among them: "the ten-pin," "the cross," and "the rainbow"<p>If you look at the number buttons on a phone -- smart, cell, landline, what have you -- those number buttons will feature, almost inevitably, a uniform layout. Ten digits, laid out on a three-by-three grid, with the tenth tacked on on the …

Meet 115, the Newest Element on the Periodic Table

The extremely heavy element was just confirmed by scientists in Sweden.<p><b>If you've learned all the elements from actinium to zirconium, it's time to head back to the periodic table, where there's a new, extremely heavy element in town.</b><p><b>The new element doesn't have an official name yet, so scientists</b> …