Remarkable photos show Indonesian volcanoes spewing blue flames

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

These amazing images by Olivier Grunewald show the bright blue glow of several volcanoes located within the 20km wide Ijen Caldera in East Java, Indonesia. At night, the hot gases of the volcanoes ‘burn to emit an eerie blue glow that is unique to Kawah Ijen. The gases emerge from the cracks in the volcano […]

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The eerie photographs of a retirement village in Arizona

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

Sure, you can call Sun City a tranquil and pristine place – after all, it looks just like a movie set. But look a little more closely and you’ll see these photographs from Garry Owens are just a little too perfect. He happened upon this community while shooting for Victory Motorcycles in Arizona and went […]

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For the love of dogs: Humans making out with dogs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

‘For the Love of Dogs’ is a series by photographer Chris Sembrot, wherein he captures various dog owners in the act of kissing – and to some extent Frenching – their canine buddies. The Philadelphia-based photographer says he created this series to display the unconditional love between man and man’s best friend.

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Rock it: rocking furniture pieces commissioned by Claudia Pignatale

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 17 April 2014

If you’re going to commission something, you better make sure it’s something really cool. And Claudia Pignatale, founder and artistic director of Secondome Gallery did just this. These awesome and highly sophisticated see-saws were designed by Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai, with the intent to see that children’s play can be ‘transformed into refined objects for adults with meaning and intent’.

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The oldest scrap of Earth crust is a glimmering crystal (from an Aussie sheep station)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Thursday 17 April 2014

This incredible crystal has been confirmed as the oldest fragment of Earth’s crust. Aged at 4.4 billion years, this zircon was found in sandstone in the Jack Hills region of Western Australia. Scientists studied its uranium and lead atoms, and a decaying process over time allows scientists to arrive at the 4.4 billion number. But […]

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Microscopic Mayhem: terrifying microscopic images of everyday mites

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Photography on Thursday 17 April 2014

Don’t look too close, you might not like what you see. That’s what these wonderful terrors boil down to. Microscopic images of creatures found all around us, all over us and often inside us will probably send some on a spiral of germophobic OCD, while others among us will no doubt grab a sketch pad […]

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Photographer takes pics of nothing but locals flipping the bird

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

After French photographer Jolipunk was refused a picture while on his travels, it made him ‘think about his role as a photographer in today’s world, and he realized that many of his peers tend to exoticize and objectify people in the countries they travel to’. So what did he do? He started taking photos of locals all flipping the bird. Jolipunk has traveled through Jordan, Cuba, Peru, Turkey, and Bali, taking these pictures.

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Know your whiskey: an educational chart

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Pop Chart Lab has returned with a comprehensive chart universe that neatly breaks down varieties of whiskey, so whiskey lovers and casual consumers alike can sort out just what kind of whiskey they like — and find more to down.

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Poignant photos of the last of Mumbai’s iconic Irani cafes

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Mumbai is famous for many things, and one of those things is its street-corner ‘Irani cafes‘ which ‘sprouted up in the late 18th and early 19th centuries due to an influx of Persian immigrants’. They sell ‘sugary milk tea and bun-muska (freshly baked bread lathered with butter)’, where actors, workers and out-of-work youth spent loads […]

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Wine-o-saurs: wine racks that look like dinosaurs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 16 April 2014

You might have already sipped on 20- or 30-year old wine, but have you tasted Jurassic-period wine? These dinosaur-shaped wine bottle holders will make conventional wine rack extinct. Hand-made by Pete Betcher of Etsy store ‘TheBackPackShoppe’, the Wine-O-Saurs come in three species that can hold 750ml bottles: Stegosaurus, Parasaur, and Dimetrodon.

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Wool 100%: A Japanese fantasy film about Balls of Red Wool

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By Pooi Ee Loh in New Film on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Are you sick of vampires glittering under the sun? Maybe it is time to watch something special. Wool 100% may not be the latest blockbuster that just hit the cinema, but it is a breath of fresh air for jaded eyeballs all the same. Released in 2006, Wool 100% is a Japanese fantasy film with a hidden sense of humour and quirkiness.

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Italian police has launched an app for you to help them find stolen art

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Now, for something we never saw coming: after recovering stolen artworks by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard, the Italian police have announced their new app that anyone can download and capture pictures of artworks they suspect are really stolen. These pictures will be scanned by Italy’s heritage police against their stolen art database — the […]

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The only possessions of LA’s homeless population

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Los Angeles isn’t all glitz and glamour. In fact, LA’s Skid Row neighbourhood houses one of the largest homeless populations in the United States. Vice contributor John Kilar went down to Skid Row and documented ‘the many varied possessions of the residents’ and explored ‘how they express their right to ownership’. Some own dogs, wheelchairs, […]

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Aussie photographers Shine a Light on What Matters Most to Them

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Wednesday 16 April 2014

They say ‘an image has the power to change the world’, and we know that better than most. Over the course of the past nine years, we’ve run 73,262 images on Lost At E Minor. 73,262! That’s a lot of power we’ve unleashed on the world. So we’re pleased to have partnered up with our friends at Canon to present a collaborative project (#CanonShine) that celebrates the ‘deeper meaning‘ of images. [Photo above by Shine A Light Canon Master, Mike Langford]

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The self-loathing illustrations of Katie So

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Destined for Misery is a series of illustrations by Vancouver-based artist Katie So, depicting the everyday anxieties facing women. Each comic is ‘meant to be a personal evaluation of one woman’s six-month period of “self-loathing.” A bout of “pathetic,” “poor-me” analysis’.

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