Feature Post

Post-Apocalyptic Paintings of Animals Are Beautifully Gloomy

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The dark paintings of Martin Wittfooth depict a beautiful yet frightening world – only animals, no humans, but with a desolate landscape likely caused by our species. We see a world of animals suffering, desperately trying to adapt to the scorched world that we’ve created – much like we’re seeing now, in the real world. Their suffering is masked by

News, Offbeat

New App Shows How Dogs See the World

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It’s common knowledge that dogs don’t see the world the same way we do, but there are a lot of misconceptions about dog vision – now, a new app simply called Dog Vision shows us just how dogs see.   Many people believe dogs see in black in white, which is simply not true; their vision is more similar to

Inventions, Offbeat

The world’s smallest functional drill is cute and smaller than a coin

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Few people can claim to have built their own dream, but New Zealander Lance Abernethy can – he has taken his passion for small things to the next level and built the smallest functional drill. With the help of technology (in the form of 3D printing), his passion and patience created this new device based on the design of a conventional

Feature Post, Science

The Skypunch – not a fancy anime combat move, but just as awesome

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“Skypunch” is the colloquial name of a phenomenon known as a Fallstreak hole – a large circular or elliptical gap that can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds.

News, Offbeat, Space flight

The sounds of Earth – listen to the Golden Records we sent in space on the 1977 Voyager mission

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The Golden Records were the recordings NASA sent into space to represent our planet’s life and culture, ranging from the sound of rain to samples of Beethoven and Mozart, Chucky Berry and Blind Willie Johnson.

Offbeat

The Red and Blue Areas of This Map House the Same Number of People

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The mind blowing map shows just how disproportionate human population is in regard to the area it occupies. It may seem hard to believe, but the blue area and the red area actually have just as much population: 5%, to be more exact. The map was created by self-proclaimed data-cruncher Max Galka, and from the data I found, it’s quite accurate.

Great Pics

Breathtaking Firebreathing Photography by Alin Ivanov

All image credits go to Alin Ivanov.

Firebreathing is a beautiful and dangerous form of art – it’s dazzled people since the middle ages, and continues to do so to this day. Here, Romanian photographer Alin Ivanov captured it in all its magic, on the sandy shore of the Black Sea. “I watched him [the firebreather] perform for three nights, and it was amazing. It was mesmerizing,

Nutrition, Science ABC

Is Dairy Addiction Real? Here’s what science says

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Dairy Addiction is one idea toted not only as a notion, but as a fact by a significant number of vegans, especially ones that do not link to any reliable source (if any at all) to provide any evidence to the conclusion they have reached. So I decided that I will take it upon myself to find out whether or

Biology, Feature Post, Shorties

Skeleton flower turns translucent when it comes in contact with water

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The Diphylleia Grayi flower is also known as the Skeleton Flower and while at first glance it may appear an ordinary bloom, there is actually something quite extraordinary about it. This rare flower’s petals are usually white, but turn translucent (their “skeleton” form) when exposed to water. Being completely clear and of striking, glass-like beauty while wet, they turn white

Great Pics, Observations

Pluto through the years: GIF shows how our vision of the dwarf planet gradually improved

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OK, I know, you’ve already had your full of Pluto news, but seriously – this GIF is just spectacular. It shows just how far we’ve come, from not knowing about the planet, to seeing it just as a few white pixels, to incredibly clear images of Pluto’s surface, with even mountains being visible. Clyde Tombaugh first shot the planet at the Lowell