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Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko shows us that snails are so much more than incredibly slow-moving mollusks who leave slimy trails and sometimes end up on people’s dinner plates. By looking at his photos we learn that snails appear to be curious, playful and even affectionate.<p>Shot in the woodland area near his home town in Berdichev, located in the Zhytomyr Oblast of northern Ukraine, Mishchenko’s beautiful photos are apparently unstaged. Instead he relies on an …

X-Ray Photographs Provide a Glimpse into the Complexity of Nature

Dutch physicist Arie van’t Riet’s X-ray photography gives us an alternative view of nature, allowing us to glimpse the internal complexity of plants …

Blind pole vaulter flies fearlessly

It's easiest just to follow her lead, her parents explain, which would seem daunting at best considering Charlotte Brown uses a guide dog.<p>But Ian and …

New Jersey

Colorful Layers of Paper Form Intricate Sculptures and Patterns

Paris-based designer Maud Vantours is a master at constructing incredible 3D sculptures and mesmerizing patterns out of paper. After carefully cutting out assorted shapes, she meticulously builds up layer upon layer, superimposing the papers to create intricate and colorful works of art. Her paper …

Art

Saudi prince hunts down 2,100 protected birds in 21 days

The royal took advantage of his VIP status in Pakistan [UPDATED]<p>A Saudi Arabian prince did some serious damage on a recent hunting expedition, managing during a 21-day killing spree to put a vulnerable species a few thousand deaths closer to extinction.<p>The Saudi royal's trip to Chagai, Balochistan …

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Kuala Lumpur

Ohio man sentenced to wear 'BULLY' sign is jeered, taunted | Reuters

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio man sentenced by a judge to spend Sunday wearing a sign reading “I AM A BULLY” at a busy suburban Cleveland intersection was greeted by a boisterous stream of honking car horns, jeers and insults.<p>Edmond Aviv, 62, sits with a sign he made at a street corner in the …

Japan politicians defiant despite whaling ban

A Japanese parliamentary committee has unanimously passed a resolution urging the government to investigate all options to continue whaling, including "walking out of the (international whaling) convention".<p>The 40-strong fisheries committee, made up of a cross-section of members of the lower house, …

Concern over trash food recycling

Expired marshmallows, broken crackers, stale donuts, even orange peels are among the billions of pounds of would-be waste that help feed livestock every year.<p>By regularly diverting its waste in this way, the food industry prevents millions of tons of greenhouse gases from being released into the …

Carbon Assimilating Structure

The Propagate Tower explores carbon-capturing technology that would allow harmful greenhouse gases to be converted into usable building materials! It …

Halldor Gunnlogsson | Midcentury Architecture | Pinterest | Danish, Architects and Architecture

Articles about sophisticated renovation montreal on Dwell.com - Dwell

A simple space becomes sophisticated with a single ornate gesture.<p>Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.<p>In the city's Villeray neighborhood, a cramped structure is recast as an open work-play space for a young family.<p>Removing a …

San Francisco

Aupiais House by Site Interior Design on design-dautore.com

Sketches from Anton Vill

View Gallery<p>Some of the greatest creative finds are in an artist's sketchbook. Estonian artist Anton Vill demonstrates technical talent and a certain …

Art

Nuria Riaza's Ballpoint Illustrations

Nuria Riaza's blue ballpoint drawings are meticulous, in every sense of the word. Not only are they exquisitely rendered with detailed, fine …

The Arts

American Prospects

View Gallery<p>In the 1970’s and 80’s photographer Joel Sternfeld photographed across America to create his series “American Prospects”. Using the …

Andy Warhol

UK Artist Ed Fairburn Has First North American Show

Wales based artist Ed Fairburn will be having his first show in North America at the Mike Wright Gallery in Denver where he’ll be showing his new …

Art

Nike+ Fuel Lab Opens In San Francisco

Nike is expanding its NikeFuel platform to include other industry-leading fitness apps like MyFitnessPal, RunKeeper and Strava and have just opened …

SLIMMY Wallet Original with RFID Shielding Review

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s lessons learned if you lived in New York, as I did in the 80’s and 90’s, that dealt with how you entered and exited an …

New Contact Lenses Will Give You Infrared Vision

Admit it: You want superpowers. It’s human to look at Spider-Man swinging between buildings or Superman soaring through the air and think “Man, I …

Magical Light Show Produces Carpets Along a Church Floor

<i>Magic Carpets</i> is an elaborate installation by Miguel Chevalier in which the French artist transformed a former church space into a mesmerizing spectacle of sound and lights. He used digital technology to project a variety of multicolored light patterns and mosaics, inspired by Islamic art, across …

Art

The Ocean – Illustrations by Huebucket

Illustrations of the Ocean Collection.<p>Huebucket also known as Chalermphol Harnchakkham is a Bangkok, Thailand based designer and illustrater. He …

Graphic Design

Classic Album Covers Flipped to Show a Reverse Perspective

<i>The Dark Side of the Covers</i> is a witty collection of classic album covers that show what it might look like from the “other side.” Created by Flickr user Harvezt, each imaginative design features the well-known art from albums like the Beatles' <i>Abbey Road</i>, Nirvana's <i>Nevermind</i>, and Pink Floyd's <i>Dark</i> …

Albums

Japan Does It Better - The Fox Is Black

Smithsonian.com has an interesting article on Japan’s culture of improvement, as in, when they find something they like, they refine it to the point …

Heartbleed Bug: Here Are the Passwords You Should Change

When it comes to changing your passwords, the Heartbleed Bug is a better-safe-than-sorry bug.<p>This is not a case of hackers breaking into a bunch of …

Gorgeous and Rare Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by John Vernon Lord

<i>“Words mean more than we mean to express when we use them,”</i> Lewis Carroll once wrote in a letter to a friend, <i>“so a whole book ought to mean a great deal more than the writer means.”</i><p>Perhaps due to its timelessly whimsical nature, <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> — the umbrella title given to Lewis Carroll’s …

The 11 Most Intense Celebrity Couples of All Time - PAPER

<i>Photo via Getty Images.</i><p><b><br>4) Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston</b><br>Their on-again-off-again relationship lasted 16 years, ending in 1989 when Nicholson knocked up a woman 12 years his junior. This, after Huston, whose nick name for Nicholson was, ahem, 'the hot pole,' had begged him for years to have …

The Cascade Flow

The cutest animal ever: melt at the Power of Sloth - in pictures

What's your favourite animal? Warning, it might be about to change when you see these pictures from Lucy Cooke's new book The Power of Sloth.<p>Prepare to crumble, very slowly, into a heap of happiness as you learn more about a species about which you may know very little

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …