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NASA Shares Gorgeous Gallery of Cosmic Imagery Ahead of Cosmos Premier

Tonight, at 9pm EST, more than 70 nations will broadcast the first episode in the 13-part remake of the show Cosmos. It will be the biggest launch …

How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Origami Artist Creates Life-Sized Elephant From One Piece of Paper

He's done it! Professional origami artist Sipho Mabona has created a huge, life-sized elephant with just one sheet of paper. His most ambitious work to date, the elephant took Mabona and a team of over a dozen people four weeks to complete. Standing just over 3 meters high (or 10 feet tall), the …

Origami

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

Study Skills

There are over 3,000 known species of nudibranchs, which are marine mollusks that inhabit waters all over the world. Though they don’t have a shell after their larval stage, they have evolved other defense mechanisms. Their bright colors and odd shapes allow them to blend in with their surroundings. Some are even able to steal the stinging cells from the hydrozoids they feed on and use them against their own predators. Photo credits: Green/orange (Nembrotha kubaryana): Nick Hobgood Red/brown (Nembrotha rutilans): Nick Hobgood Blue (Felimare califoniensis): Kenneth Kopp Purple/turquoise (superfamily Aeolidioidea): Bill Under

Opportunity rover finds fresh signs that ancient Mars was life-friendly

Fine-scale layering can be seen in this bedrock from the Whitewater Lake locality on Mars. The rock's characteristics suggest that it was formed in the presence of water. This false-color view was captured by the Opportunity rover's panoramic camera on Sept. 8, 2012 (Sol 3066). NASA / JPL-Caltech / …

Mars Rover

Mars Rock Mysteriously Shows Up In Images Snapped By Mars Opportunity Rover (PHOTOS)

Wait, how did <i>that</i> get there?<p>Researchers are puzzled by what some are calling a "mystery" rock on Mars. Recently spotted in photos taken by the Opportunity rover, the rock seemingly appeared out of thin air, since the object was missing in images captured nearly two weeks earlier.<p>NASA Mars …

Ramon Bruin's New 3D Illustrations Spring to Life

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, continues to create optical illusion drawings that make animals and objects seem as though they're popping off the page. The illustrator's skilled visual effects transform flat surfaces into seemingly three-dimensional subjects. Bruin gives depth to the …

Art

Photographer Shares Breakfast with Giraffes in Kenya

Back in May 2012, we wrote about a unique hotel experience just outside of Nairobi, Kenya called Giraffe Manor. Located on 12 acres of private land and 140 acres of indigenous forest, Giraffe Manor is home to a herd of endangered Rothschild giraffes, many of which vie for your attention, curiously …

Wildlife

Detroit Crooks Rob Photojournalist Twice in One Day

Photojournalist Christopher Morris has documented some of the world’s hottest war zones, reclusive North Korea and the 2012 Republican National …

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non-Digital Dreamscapes | Colossal

<p>It’s always amazing to witness at artist who embraces one of their greatest limitations, turning it instead into one of their greatest advantages. …

4-D printing at the MIT Self-Assembly Lab: The future will build itself.

<i>In the next industrial revolution, will we manufacture goods, or will they construct themselves? architect and computer scientist Skylar Tibbits</i> …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

Pets

Rolling an F16 while firing flares