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    Street Artist Rone Knocks ’em Dead With a Sold Out Show

    Australian street artist Rone has been coloring the streets of the world with his signature style since the early 2000’s… long before other street artists like Banksy were household names. The fact that he has a fairly extensive Wikipedia page attests to this fact. Famous for his sumptuous paintings of glamorous women, in particular an...
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    Photographer Takes Intimate Portraits of Her Playful Dogs

    Now this is the kind of post our mascot is definitely a fan of! You can check out his very own feed on Facebook and Instagram. German photographer Elke Vogelsang makes a living shooting weddings and portraits of people and animals, but some of her favorite subjects are none other than her own three dogs, named...
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    CT Scans Show 1,000-Year-Old Mummy Hidden Inside Statue

    A CT scan has recently revealed that a Buddha statue is actually a tomb, containing the mummified remains of what scholars believe is the body of Buddhist master Liuquan, a monk who lived in the 1100’s. The statue is currently on display at Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands (exhibit info here). The exhibit marks the first time the ‘Buddha...
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    Firefly Light-Trails Photos Captured Using Long-Exposure Photography

    Through the magic of long-exposure photography, Missouri-based photographer Vincent Brady has captured the bright trails of light left behind by fireflies as they perform their nightly dances in the American Midwest. Fireflies have always captured our attention, especially as children, because they seem like stars that have come down to earth. Brady’s photographs, then, transform...
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    Now You Can 3D Print Your Own Garden in Any Shape You Want!

    Just in case you didn’t think 3D printers couldn’t print EVERYTHING, think again! Some students at University of Maribor in Slovenia designed a “green” 3D printer, known as PrintGREEN, whose output has the ability to grow grass. The device produces an earthy mixture in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing you to express your gardening creativity with...
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    Korean Artist Illustrates The Magical Feeling Of Falling In Love

    After all the flashy declarations of love go, the small but truly romantic things stay. And that’s what South Korean illustrator, Hyocheon Jeong, has captured in her heartwarming illustration series. She drew simple everyday moments of couples being together, cozying up to each other with the occasional cat by their side. “The sources of my...
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    Interesting Comparison Images That Will Give You A Different Perspective

    As they say, perspective is everything. Sometimes you can only truly appreciate something by making comparisons with slightly altered parameters, for example of location, age or time. Artist Aaron Sorkan compiled this gift of perspective to get him prepared for the new year. Side-By-Side comparisons of everything from a country’s favorite tipple over the years...
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    The World’s First Fully Sized Lego Car That Actually Drives!

    A 20-year-old mastermind from Romania has built the world’s first full-size Lego car, with a compressed air-powered Lego engine. It has space for two passengers and can hit a top speed of around 30 kph (18.6 mph). Watch this amazing clip to see it drive for yourself! Dubbed the Super Awesome Micro Project, the Lego...
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    Artist Draws Ellen’s Academy Awards Selfie That Broke Twitter!

    It takes a lot to stop Twitter in its tracks. But a single “selfie” — a self portrait taken by Ellen DeGeneres at the Academy Awards and featuring an all-star lineup including Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper — did just that. The image, taken live on television and posted online by...
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    Artist Creates The Coincidence Project That Will Make You Look Twice

    Photographer Denis Cherim‘s latest project titled The Coincidence Project was created so that viewers could look at the world from a different perspective. This is done through the capture of harmoniously aligned elements that highlight the balance on our planet. Denis’ eye-pleasing compositions stretch the gambit of visual media, from street photography to nature and...
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    The Second Patient In History Has Been Cured Of HIV

    There are many terrible diseases and viruses in this world that, no matter how hard modern medicine tries, we are not able to defeat. With more than 70 million people infected, and over 35 million deaths, HIV/AIDS is considered to be one of the most dreadful viruses in human history. But what if after all...
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    10 Reasons Valentine’s Day Is Better When You’re Single

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many of you will be stressing about what to give that special someone to show them how much you love them. A dozen red roses? Diamonds? Chocolates? The list goes on and one. When February 14 rolls around, many of you won’t be stressed at all… because believe...
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    Do-It-Yourself Kinetic Origami That Will Blow Your Mind!

    Brazil-based origami artist Jo Nakashima has created a method for building an amazing origami object using a system of 40 paper cubes. For those of you ambitious enough to give it a try he shared a set of instructions on Instructables. Just 45 steps! If you’re not familiar with Nakashima, he runs the most popular instructional origami channel on YouTube, with...