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See the artwork that only reveals itself at a 90 degree angle

These images seem to appear in front of your eyes - as they're formed from a formation of 160 glass strips.<p>The artwork is a quirky anamorphic structure that only reveals itself at a 90 degree angle, when a fish or a bird is brought to life before quickly disappearing.<p>Despite three images completing …

Gunman Dead After Shots Fired at Police HQ, Mexican Consulate in Austin

A veteran Austin police officer putting away horses for the night was able to stop a gunman rampaging through the city’s downtown early Friday — ending the suspect’s 10 minutes of terror before anyone was hurt, authorities said.<p>But police are trying to determine whether the shooter, who had been …

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Taliban battle Afghan forces at Helmand's Camp Bastion

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban militants have launched an offensive against Afghan forces at Camp Bastion, the huge base in southern Helmand province vacated by the British military a month ago, officials said.<p>“Taliban attacked under the cover of darkness during the night, but our …

Police: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 people

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, killing 35 people, police …

Artist Transforms Children's Drawings into Adorable Plush Toys

Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao turns children's drawings into adorable, handcrafted plush dolls. The toys, which she calls “softies,” are one-of-a-kind reflections of the kids' creativity and imagination. Anything that they can dream up–from rainbow cats to cute bat-pig hybrids to three-headed …