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Emojis of Color Are (Finally) Here

The emoji library gets a much-needed update with the arrival of OS X 10.10.3 beta.<p>From Santa Claus through the winky face, human emojis will finally get the multicultural update we were promised months ago. With OS X 10.10.3 beta, which officially debuts in late Spring, users will be able to scroll …

Murakami Protégé Mr. Invites You into the Dark Depths of Neo-Pop

We talked to Mr. about his first museum solo show in the United States.<p>Seattle has gone <i>otaku</i> thanks to an exhibition at the city’s Asian Art Museum. The show, titled <i>Live On:</i> <i>Mr.’s Japanese Neo-Pop</i>, is the first museum solo show in the U.S. to focus on the work of Mr., a Japanese artist and protégé …

The Bookniture Project

Chinese designer Mike Mak and American design development house Plateaus have launched a very minimalist and functional Kickstarter project : The …

Minimalism

The Verticals: Photos by Hans Wilschut

The Verticals: Photos by Hans Wilschut<p>Photos of apartment buildings in Hong Kong taken from below ground that shows the overwhelming concentration of …

Undersea Timelapse in Glorious Color

(vimeo link)<p>The short film called ...meanwhile... is taken from Italian filmmaker Sandro Bocci’s feature film <i>Porgrave</i>, which will be released later …

Hilarious illustrations show how dogs see the world differently from us

Ever wondered what goes on in your dog’s adorable little head? College Humor, in collaboration with artist Robert Brown, gives us a pretty good idea …

Beautiful Cityscape Photography

Paul McGeiver is a photographer passionated by the beauty and the charm of New York. From the simple passerby walking on a bridge to the great view …

Photography

‘…meanwhile…’, A Short Film Exploring the Brightly Colored World of Starfish, Coral, and Other Ocean Invertebrates

“…meanwhile…” is a short film created by Italian filmmaker Sandro Bocci while filming the upcoming feature <i>Porgrave</i>, which features stunning shots of …

A 'SWARM' of LEDs Immerses a Dancer in Light

Neon Golden's new A/V installation buzzes with 2000 motion-sensing LEDs.<p>Over 2,000 delicate LEDs fill the Olympus Photography Playground in artist collective Neon Golden’s <i>SWARM</i>, the lights' soft, electric emissions buzzing through the 850-cubed-foot space in Vienna. Engineered with a combination of …

‘Ro-Bow’, A Kinetic Sculpture That Plays Songs on a Violin

<i>Ro-Bow</i>, the latest kinetic sculpture by retired engineer and artist Seth Goldstein (previously), plays songs on a violin by moving the bow and …

60,000 Bees Made This Teapot-Shaped Sculpture

Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny is an artist who collaborates with bees. By building hive structures in certain shapes, he enlists the cooperation of bees in …

A Series of Beautifully Crystallized Books

<i>To Kill A Mockingbird</i><p>Artist Alexis Arnold uses a solution containing borax to “crystalize” books into twisted shapes and to render the text inside …

How Smart People Prey on Idiots and Take Their Money

The latest episode of the delightful Above Average series <i>The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People</i> explains how smart people prey on idiots and take their …

How to Make Quick and Easy Mini-Rockets From Simple Tea Bags

Dave Hax (previously) demonstrates how to make quick and easy mini-rockets just by emptying out simple tea bags, standing them on their side, and …

‘A Thing of Beauty’, A Series of Photos That Feature Monochromatic Displays of Household Objects

“A Thing of Beauty” is a photo series by artist Dawn Ng that features displays of monochromatic scenes using objects that she found in thrift stores, …

Artist Weaves Shredded Photos into 'Fractal Realities'

Lala Abaddon's intricate photo collages go on display at Castor Gallery in New York City on Thursday, February 26.<p>Where some people see photographs, artist Lala Abaddon sees spools of thread she can weave into magnificent and chaotic visual tapestries. Her solo show, <i>Fractal Realities</i>, goes on …

Art

This Newly USDA Approved Apple Doesn't Brown

In kindergarten, browned apples were the bane of my existence. Teachers and parents insisted that they were "still good," but who wants to eat a …

Watch This 1950s Woman Get Dosed With LSD

The 1950s seems like it was a sterile and uptight time to be alive, but that doesn't mean no one was experimenting with drugs. Some people were—and …

Picture of the Day: Ice Grill

Photograph via WITN<p>How wild is this? A viewer sent this picture to WITN of a perfect ice imprint of the front of a Jeep Cherokee. The ice remained …

How Clocks Changed Everything

Can you imagine a life where you had no concept or focus on time? This interesting post on Open Culture explores how clocks changed humanity forever.<p>*<p>…

Incredible Drone Footage of Frozen Niagara Falls

Earlier this week, we posted photos of things that had frozen over, which included Niagara Falls. Now, thanks to drone footage shot by NBC, you can …

5 Years of the Sun's Lifespan In 3 Minutes

A whole 5 years of the Sun's lifespan condensed into 3 minutes: there's no way anyone doesn't have time for that.<p>*<p>Move over, 007: it's time for some …

Please Touch the Art

At a new museum exhibit designed with the visually impaired in mind, "Please Do Touch the Art" is the rule.<p>*<p>Miss out on the Mardi Gras parties? Catch …

5 Questions: That Space Between

1 of 5<p>In aviation lingo, what does it mean when a pilot has to "ditch" his aircraft?<p>2 of 5<p>John Belushi danced the 1960s staple the Hully Gully in …

42 Old English Insults

Besides being the greatest writer in the history of the English language, William Shakespeare was the master of the pithy put-down. So the nervous …

What's the Difference Between Frogs and Toads?

If you’ve thought about the frog versus toad question at all, you’ve probably assumed that these amphibians are two very different animals. After …

11 Facts About Lefties

Being left-handed can seem like a curse: Scissors are hard to use, hands are always covered in ink, and it's unlikely you'll find the right baseball …

5 Pets Who Helped Solve Their Owners' Murders

While it’s widely acknowledged pets can offer comfort, companionship, and fuzzy tummies for rubbing, it can also be reassuring to know your furry …

Glorious Undersea Life

This Undersea World Will Stop You In Your Tracks. Italian filmmaker Sandro Bocci recorded time-lapse video of the bizarre creatures of the …