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Amazing New Photographs of Mars

Arrivé en août 2012 sur la Planète Rouge, le <i>rover Curiosity</i>, envoyé par la Nasa, nous documente la géographie et la géologie de Mars au travers de …

Boston Children's Hospital preps surgeons with custom 3D-printed models

Undoubtedly, 3D printing has taken root in a variety of disciplines, and medicine is no stranger to leveraging its tool kit. At Boston Children's Hospital, surgeons are using printed models to prep for the operating room. "With 3D printing, we're taking a step that allows experienced doctors to …

16 artist and writer haunts you can still hang out in | CNN Travel

Broody octopus keeps record-breaking four-year vigil

<b>For four years and five months, she clung to the rock and guarded her eggs.</b><p>In a feat that surely made good use of all eight arms, an octopus revealed a new secret of deep sea life when ecologists observed her record-breaking behaviour from a robotic submarine.<p>This doubles the longest brooding time …

Stunning Composite Image of the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

There's a good chance you've already seen this stunning image pop up on your newsfeed or dashboard at some point. With over 70,000 shares on Facebook and features on dozens of media outlets, Texas-based photographer Mike Mezeul II's shot of the recent blood moon lunar eclipse has officially gone …

Artist Piotr Bockenheim Puts Your Easter Egg Decorating to Shame with His Intricately Carved Goose Shells | Colossal

<p>Unless you spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours with a tiny electric drill carving intricate patterns into eggshells the last few months, you may …

How to Make a Realistic Looking Human Head in a Jar

mikeasaurus of Instructables has posted instructions on how to make your own remarkably convincing head in a jar. The effect is achieved through some …

Wooden Skate Decks Beautifully Designed by Laser Engraving

Customized skate decks are nothing new, but you've probably never seen them look like this before. Brooklyn-based design studio Magnetic Kitchen used their talents and laser cutter to permanently transfer artwork onto premium maple wood boards. The process creates a unique embossed effect by …

Stunning Mosque is Illuminated with a Kaleidoscope of Colors

The stunning Nasir al-mulk Mosque hides a gorgeous secret between the walls of its fairly traditional exterior: stepping inside is like walking into a kaleidoscope of colors. Every day, the rays of the early morning sun shine through colorful stained-glass windows, transforming the halls into a …

Were the First Artists Mostly Women?

Three-quarters of handprints in ancient cave art were left by women, study finds.<p><b>Women made most of the oldest-known cave art paintings, suggests a new analysis of ancient handprints. Most scholars had assumed these ancient artists were predominantly men, so the finding overturns decades of</b> …

Finest Roman-British Sculpture Found in London

Exquisitely carved limestone sculpture adorned emperor's tomb 1,800 years ago.<p><b>Archaeologists excavating at the future site of a 16-story hotel in London have uncovered a 1,800-year-old statue of an eagle with a writhing serpent in its beak.</b><p>The statue was carved in limestone from the Cotswolds and …

Archaeology

You Yawn. She Doesn't Yawn Back. Uh-Oh

You are at a table for two, sitting with your girlfriend or boyfriend, when, for no good reason (you can't help it, you didn't mean to do it), you yawn. It's a big, gaping, jaw-extending, embarrassing yawn and because you didn't cover your face, oh, God, she/he sees it. A second or two goes by, and …

NASA's Spitzer telescope completes 360-degree panorama of the Milky Way

NASA's Spitzer telescope has helped researchers catch two galaxies merging, and now it's created the clearest panorama of our Milky Way galaxy. The telescope took over 2 million infrared snapshots of our galaxy over the course of a decade, and with the help of GLIMPSE mapping data, researchers were …

A Wool Blanket Inspired by Origami

Brazilian born, Barcelona based designer and technologist, Bianca Cheng Costanzo, was inspired by the origami patterns she did as a child. That …

Photographer Shoots the Humble Snowflake with his iPhone Camera and a Jeweler’s Loupe

The snowflake is perhaps one of those most timeless of subjects that will continue to fascinate and delight; despite its being around since time …

Asterix: A Family of Geometric Brass Chandeliers

Melbourne-based lighting designer Christopher Boots recently launched a series of lights called ASTERIX. Boots decided to explore four geometric …

LED Lighting

Holy Cow: Tech Designer Whips Up a Business Card That You Can Use to Play Tetris!

That the business card is dead, or at least dying, is no secret. At any trade fair I've been to in the past few years, exhibitors would rather scan …

Futuristic Paddle Shapeshifting Smartphone Inspired by Rubik’s Puzzle

When all major electronic manufacturers try to design and develop new type of screens which are flexible and super thin, a research team from Hasselt …

Trylon LED Watch Design Inspired by DeLorean Time Machine

A watch inspired by “flux capacitor” from DeLorean time machine, yes, it’s a fictional automobile-based time travel device from “Back to the future” …

Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki | Colossal

<p>Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki chisels these life-sized figurative sculptures out of giant pieces of camphor wood, a kind of evergreen. The …

‘NASA Images of a Spacetime Odyssey’ Serves Up a Liberating Dose of Reality - The Fox Is Black

Last weekend the <i>Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey</i> aired, Carl Sagan’s masterpiece reimagined. In celebration, NASA unveiled a gallery of images, aptly …

Aaron Burr Cider

It makes sense that Aaron Burr Cider is made at a small Sullivan County, New York homestead farm, built in the early 19th century—since cider itself is one of America's most historic beverages, and the region's often stark winter temperatures are perfect for making the brew. At the farm, pippin …

A Key That Opens Everything (Except Doors)

The Quickey is a fully functional multi-tool distilled down to a single piece of stainless steel.<p>Most people use their keys for opening more than just doors. In a pinch, we use them to pop tags off of our clothes, to open a new box from Amazon, to slice open letters, to cut twine and scratch the …

Dita von Teese Reveals: How To Feel Sexy Every Day

The seductress spills her feel-great secrets<p>Dita von Teese knows a thing or two about sex appeal. It's an art form she's been studying since childhood, riffling through her mother's panty drawer ("she had some pretty sexy things in there"), getting her first job at a lingerie store at 15 ("I begged …

Beauty

The 50 Best Bags of Fall

Our favorite clutches, totes, backpacks, and more.<p>Bold clutches, modern backpacks, embellished totes: This season was all about a statement accessory. Here, all the best, busiest bags we want to grab onto. Plus, shop the best bags for the year AND the best fall bags available now.

Jokes

Funny Photo Series Titled "Stuff Being Thrown at My Head"

Literary translator, editor, and grad student Kaija Straumanis has a keen eye for photography, as can be seen from her Flickr gallery. This series of self-portraits, which Straumanis humorously refers to as “stuff being thrown at my head” moments, stands out in particular. In each image, Straumanis …

Amazing Figurative Sculptures Welded from Steel Scraps

Barcelona-based sculptor Jordi Dez Fernndez uses scraps of steel to create amazingly expressive sculptures of the human form. Along with his recent tribute to Ildefons Cerd (above), the urban planner responsible for designing the 19th-century extension of Barcelona called the <i>Eixample</i>, Fernndez has …

Amazing Animal Sculptures Created with Welded Flatware

Artist Gary Hovey uses his forks, knives, and spoons much differently than the rest of us. The Ohio-based artist builds intricate sculptures by cutting, welding, and shaping the stainless steel materials together into animal forms.<p>Upon first glance, the many wildlife figures, like birds, fish, and …

Liquid Experiments Produce Hypnotizing Swirls of Color

New York-based artist Kim Keever experiments with colorful tinted paints and water to create these beautifully abstract, hypnotizing formations. As a former thermal engineer for NASA projects, Keever tends to veer his work towards the scientific and experimental.<p>To produce this particular style, …