We imagine that the day-to-day work of a customs agent at a busy airport can probably get a bit monotonous, but sometimes, we hear about the discovery of some extraordinarily bizarre or hare-brained scheme that smugglers tried to use to smuggle contraband. An imgur
A colony of coral in Indonesia begins to bleach as warm water temperatures stress the symbiosis between coral polyps and zooxanthellae. The zooxanthellae algae is expelled from the coral causing the colony to turn white. The colony will likely begin to starve without its
Make your shopping list healthier than ever by making sure these 11 products are right at the top of it. They’ll help you shop smart, and become healthier before you know it.
Product designers are often preoccupied with making objects that are as useful as possible. However, Katerina Kamprani, an Athens-based architect and 3d modeller, has created a series of everyday objects called “The Uncomfortable” where just the opposite is true.
Previous versions of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field captured wavelengths of light from visible and near-infrared as well as the far-ultraviolet (UV), Alan Boyle wrote on the NBC News website. But near-ultraviolet light wasn’t covered nearly as well. When you add the UV light,
You all know the feeling – trapped in the office with the hangover from hell, wondering just how quickly you’ll be fired if you throw up in the plant pot by the photocopier. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With these four
Mark Bustos, a hair stylist in New York, spends his Sundays (the only day he has off of work) walking the city’s streets giving haircuts to the homeless.
Despite the technological advances that we use every day to bring each other closer together, there are still some that choose to leave everything behind and live in total solitude. In his photo series ‘Escape,’ Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko traveled through Russia and Ukraine
The primary landing site for Rosetta's lander Philae is located on the head of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
This Hubble Space telescope image shows the gargantuan galaxy M60 in the center, and the ultracompact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1 below it and to the right, and also enlarged as an inset. A new international study led by University of Utah astronomer Anil Seth found
Comparing something to a grain of sand is usually supposed to mean that it’s small or insignificant, but Dr. Gary Greenberg’s microscopic photography aims to turn this stereotype on its head. Comparing something to a grain of sand is usually supposed to mean that
A group of bio-medical engineers from Aalto University researched 700 volunteers from Finland, Sweden and Taiwan in order to map human bodily sensations connected with certain emotions.
Quebecois photographer Ulric Collette (previously here) is at it again, creating striking composite photographs comparing the genetic similarities of different members of the same family tree. This time, Collete’s composite portrait consists of two models very close to him – his mother, 61, and
The grim reaper is a humanoid representation of death that is familiar to almost everyone. Photographer Nick Brandt, however, has captured a mesmerizing series of images at Lake Natron in Africa showing us what the grim reaper‘s animal equivalents might look like.
With one strange and fateful leap for frogkind, an amphibian that managed to photobomb a NASA rocket launch is now making the rounds online in a picture that may or may not have captured the poor frog‘s last moments on this earth.
To the delight (or dismay) of millions, the school season is beginning in many countries throughout the world. But it’s important not to forget that, in some parts of the world, school can be a hard-won luxury.
German photographer Thomas Herbrich’s gorgeous smoke photographs aren’t just works of art, they’re testaments to his extraordinary dedication to his art. It took Herbrich 3 months and 100,000 photos until he had just 20 that he considered worth showing to the world.
We all know that Japan is great at coming up with cute food, but it turns out that they’ve got a talent for strange and exotic dishes as well.
Butterflies and some moths are near-universal symbols of natural beauty, but Linden Gladhill, a biochemist and photographer, has created a stunning set of photographs that introduce us to the natural beauty of butterflies and moths on a macro level unobservable by the human eye.
Where’s Waldo, the popular childhood activity book, has finally been reinvented for the adult world. The group of friends behind the Subtle Dildo blog have taken to hiding their flesh-colored rubber toy in plain sight, challenging visitors to see if they can find it