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Revealing Split Portraits of Immediate Family by Bobby Neel Adams

Wendy, 60, mother | Lisa, 23, daughter<p>Aging is a visually recognizable occurrence, as we've seen in photographer Bobby Neel Adams' <i>AgeMaps</i>, but there's something even more fascinating about comparative portraits between relatives. That is perhaps why Adams followed his last project with <i>Family Tree</i>, …

Grizzler the dog's photographic masterpieces (pictures)

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Light Show

The 10 Fastest Street-Legal Cars On The Market

Since Ferrari's iconic F40 broke the 200 mile-per-hour barrier in the 1980s, speeds have only continued to escalate, with today's elite hypercars pushing ever closer to the magical 300 mph mark.<p>With that in mind, we thought it was time to take a look at the fastest cars you can drive home from a …

We want every last one of these historic racecar prints

GT40, A110, or 956? Get 'em all.<p>If your walls are feeling a little bare, allow us to point you towards Arthur Schening's excellent prints. Each features a legendary historic racecar—such as the Ford GT40 or Howmet TX turbine car—rendered in loving detail. No, you may never own a Porsche 910, but …

Framing

Arbor Skateboards :: James Kelly - Burn It Down

So, Who Is Running Our Ello Account?

Someone is posting on an up-and-coming social network as The Atlantic, and they're doing a great job. The only problem is we have no idea who it is.<p><i>Update 10/9/14: We've found our Ello poster. You can learn more about him here.</i><p>Ello, a relatively new social media network and the latest to promise a …

Customized Citroen BX19

The Colors of Motion

Looking To The Moon: First Impressions Of Destiny's PlayStation Beta

The first time I found myself on the Tower, I immediately jumped over the edge to my death. If this is the caliber of Guardian the last safe city on Earth was relying on, humanity is probably doomed.<p>That was in earlier this year. I’d just finished playing through a mission in a darkened room on the …

Some of the Best Photos of the Night Sky, and How to Make Your Own

The night sky is an astounding phenomenon that fascinates almost every individual. Stars have been around for thousands of years and yet, humankind …

Landscape Photography

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Caterham takes the lid off the AeroSeven Concept

The AeroSeven Concept is a remarkable design departure for Caterham, which has largely stuck to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" motto in the …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

CIA confirms the world's worst kept secret: Area 51 is real

407-page document explains the site as a base for secret spy planes<p>After almost sixty years, and a ridiculously high number of pop culture references, the CIA has finally confirmed that Area 51 is real. As <i>The Atlantic Wire</i> reports, the revelation comes from a recently declassified document that …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Earth's Oldest Living Trees

In a protected area high in the White Mountains in eastern California, 15 miles east of Bishop, you'll find the oldest living trees in the world. The gnarled beauties, called the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, are believed to be 1,000 to around 4,800 years old. Can you imagine the amount of history …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Hiking

New Zealand Government Announces That Software Will No Longer Be Patentable

In a bill passed earlier today, the Government of New Zealand announced that software in the country will no longer be patentable. New Zealand’s largest IT representative body, the Institute of IT Professionals, expressed relief and said the decision removed a major barrier to software-led …

Ancient portal to the underworld found in Turkey

Italian archaeologists have made a fascinating discovery, which they announced a few days ago at a conference in Turkey where the discovery was made: …