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,
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
Humanity has gone a long way in the past hundred years or so, particularly in its exploration of outer space. We’ve landed robotic rovers on Mars, a probe on an asteroid and man-made crafts are almost leaving the solar system. But it’s easy to lose sight of maybe the most important milestone in human space exploration: the moon. Tom Turner is a man on the mission: inspire people to look at the moon with new eyes.
What drives us to create these intricate systems of tales, beliefs and myths, who starts them and why do they propagate? Is it just the need to explain the unexplainable? Is there a deeper need for order nestled in our brain that makes us pin rain and drought, life and death on some higher, but purposeful, being?
I don’t know. But what i can show you is what we know about how religion appeared, spread, and thought us up till today.
If you ask someone to name an animal they find cute, chances are “sea slugs” won’t come up too often. That is, unless you’re from Japan. Konnichiwa! Japan’s Twittersphere has just rediscovered (and is loosing its collective mind over) what is probably the cutest sea slug ever – Jorunna parva, a sea slug that looks like a fluffy bunny. The slugs
Appropriately titled Over/Under, Matty Smith‘s photography shows how life thrives just below sea level, where the ocean’s waters meet the atmosphere. Just below the water horizon, there’s a whole new world for us to discover. “I have always had an attraction to the water and the tricks it plays on light for as long as I can remember. Some
Robbie Shone is one of the most talented and hard working cave photographers in the world. Over the past ten years, Robbie’s passion has taken him to China, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Uzbekistan, Sudan, the Picos, the Alps and Crete. He has also worked closely with scouting groups in California, and documented scientists in Portugal, Switzerland and Austria, but more than
Some 150 meters above ground level (400 feet) in the Sacred Valley of the Incas three eerie, transparent capsules hang on the cliffs. These weather resistant polycarbonate call the most unfazed adventurers to sleep inside them, offering an almost 360 view of the valley. Skylodge Adventure Suites was created by the company Natura Vive, a group of young entrepreneurs who want to offer
Slate just reported on this amazing map of ‘Herbal Cures’ from 1932 of the medicinal plants in common use among pharmacists and the public back then.
We don’t often think about caterpillars. Caterpillars are generally regarded as voracious eaters and many of them are considered agricultural pests, but beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, and for Samuel Jaffe, they are definitely beautiful. The furry, fluorescent, grubby little creatures we often find inching along our trees and sidewalks fascinate Jeffe, who takes pictures of them to help