This artist turned delicate sheets of glass into spiraling geometric sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

Japanese artist Niyoko Ikuta turns ordinary glass into sculptures that seem to come alive with motion and fluidity. Inspired by the complexity of light as it interacts with glass, she started making these geometric, glacier-like sculptures back in 1980 and has since perfected the art form.

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A beetle and a frog become BFFs and it’s all caught on camera

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 25 April 2015

Wildlife photographer Hendy Mp has captured the beginning of a beautiful friendship on camera, and you won’t believe who or what is involved.

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A fitness trainer responded to hurtful comments by photoshopping her body step by step

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 25 April 2015

Physical trainer Cassey Ho is in excellent shape. But that didn’t stop the hateful and hurtful comments pouring in over the way she looks. In a powerful anti-cyber bullying video, Cassey reaches out to those who have gone through the same as she did – not feeling good enough because of how you look.

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This is what swimming through a tunnel made of millions of fish looks like

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 24 April 2015

If you’ve ever needed a reason to sign up for scuba diving lessons, this is it. In the GoPro video below, a William Mitchell goes diving into the enchanting waters of Silversides in Grand Cayman. The footage is nothing short of breathtaking, with the diver being enveloped by a tunnel made of millions of silverside […]

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Meet Honor: She was the #NameTheGirl sensation who gave us chills with her vocals, now she’s debuted her first single

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Friday 24 April 2015

Most musicians have a fun backstory as to how they got their first record deal. Honor’s is probably the most unique. The story starts at the beginning of this year when YouTuber LukeIsNotSexy found a memory stick on a London train containing a collection of photos and rough demos by Honor. At the time he had no idea who Honor was but he was determined to track down the mystery singer with the help of his 500k subscribers with the hashtag #NameTheGirl.

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Cute and weird creatures by Hong Kong graffiti artist, Bao Ho

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By Maggie Ng in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

Hong Kong’s street art scene has been slowly but surely blooming. Like the greenery in this city, bits of it have been gradually peeking out from behind the greyness of the sidewalks and skyscrapers, adding splashes of colour that brighten up this concrete jungle. With international street artists like French mosaic master Invader contributing their pieces to the walls of the SAR, and street art festivals such as HKWalls being held around town, the people’s appetite for visual stimulation amid the concrete jungle has been whetted.

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The 365-Day Instagram challenge to create art from pencil shavings

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By Shawna Cheng in New Art on Friday 24 April 2015

For the 365-day Project, Meghan Maconochie creates unique artwork using pencil shavings that she posts regularly onto Instagram. Each piece of artwork references pop culture and other unique subjects, some taking only ten minutes to do and other taking hours on hours.

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Walnut the crane is crushing on her zookeeper, and has totally bred with him (SFW)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Friday 24 April 2015

There are an estimated 5000 white-naped cranes left in the world, so when Walnut the crane violently refused to mate with the males selected for her – she actually killed them both – her zookeeper, Chris Crowe, decided to step up and be a man.

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What the last meals of Julius Caesar, Jimi Hendrix, and Napoleon Bonaparte looked like

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 24 April 2015

I guess you could say that these last meals really look… heavenly. In his project ‘Last Suppers’, director Gus Filgate of Little Fish Films gives us a visual history lesson on what the last meals of famous people looked like.

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The Strati 3D printed car takes 44 hours to print and reaches speeds of up to 50mph

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 24 April 2015

You can be one of the very first people to own a 3D printed car with the Local Motors Strati vehicle. And believe me, you want to be one of the first just so you can brag about it to friends, family, neighbours, co-workers, and everyone else you come into contact with.

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The break up bean is the perfect way to end a relationship on a sour note

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 23 April 2015

Just when you thought breaking up through text could be the most despicable and insensitive way of ending a relationship, online store ThinkGeek comes up with something more dastardly: The Break Up Bean.

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The 10-piece brain specimen coaster set you’ll need for your next geeky party

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 23 April 2015

Online store ThinkGeek is selling brain specimen coasters that will be a hoot in parties involving neurosurgeons, psychologists, zombies, and psychopaths named Hannibal.

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A lady selling roses on the subway got the surprise of her life by a generous stranger

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 23 April 2015

Hooray! This shows that New Yorkers do have hearts. While riding the subway with a basket full of coloured roses, one man stopped a woman and asked how much they were. She simply told him it was a dollar for a single rose or $11 for a dozen.

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Artist gives old computer parts renewed purpose by turning them into intricate insect sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 April 2015

They say that ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’, but in this case, one man’s broken circuit board is another woman’s bug sculpture. In her series ‘Computer Component Bugs’, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell breathes new life into old and unwanted computer parts by recycling them into beautiful high-tech insects.

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Pugs buried in sand is the latest trend to sweep the nation

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 23 April 2015

Pugs are cute, we already know this. But take a pug to the beach and bury it in sand and it becomes infinitely cuter.

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