Accurate body painting shows how a baby fits inside a pregnant woman’s belly

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 22 May 2015

Ever wondered how an entire human could fit inside another human for 9 months? Dutch maternal and infant photographer Leonie Versantvoort shows us how using something as simple as body paint.

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Cities throughout Britain open up Duck Lanes along the waterways

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Friday 22 May 2015

In a new initiative to ‘encourage people to be mindful of the animals they share the road with when walking or biking’, Duck Lanes have been put in place along pathways in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

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Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off gets rotoscoped and is 100% more awesome

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By Rod Smith in Video on Thursday 21 May 2015

Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off music video has been given a makeover. The University of Newcastle’s first year animation students were each asked to rotoscope two seconds of the clip in any way their hearts’ desired.

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Classical paintings superimposed on modern-day settings make everyday life more interesting

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 21 May 2015

Angels, deities, and other scantily-clad classical figures make modern-day settings, such as subways and bus stops, their new homes in the series ‘2 Reality’.

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Tortoises eating tiny pancakes is all you need to feel good today

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 21 May 2015

Goes to show that everyone loves pancakes. Well, almost everyone. In this short video by BuzzFeed Blue, sulcate tortoises Oz, George, Tails, and Ralph are all treated to a healthy serving of pancakes. Most of them quickly dive into their meal (who wouldn’t?), save for one little guy who simply walks away. Maybe because they […]

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Newly-discovered crayfish has a shell that looks like outer space

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 21 May 2015

As it turns out, we don’t need high-powered telescopes to see far into outer space. All we actually need are diving gear! In Indonesia, a recently-discovered species of crayfish is turning heads for having a shell that looks like a cosmic nebula – or one of those EDM album covers.

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Bookmarks with legs make it look like there’s a person trapped in your book

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Ukraine-based architect Olena Mysnyk brings fictional characters to life – or at least part of them – through her collection of quirky handmade bookmarks. Half piece of paper and half body part, the bookmarks make it look like characters are trapped inside the pages of their books (literally), with only their legs sticking out.

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Maple leaf skeletons are given new life by turning them into bowl sculptures

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 20 May 2015

89-year-old artist Kay Sekimachi takes the skeletons of ordinary maple leaves and turns them into extraordinary works of art. Using Kozo paper (a thin Japanese paper made from Kozo trees), watercolor, and Krylon coating, she is able to turn the leaves into elegant bowl sculptures. Although due to the delicate nature of the artworks, it […]

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This professor had the best response after a student’s baby started crying in class

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Tuesday 19 May 2015

Recently at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Professor Sydney Engelberg was holding a lecture when he was interrupted by the cries of a baby. Apparently, one student brought her child along to class as she couldn’t afford hiring a babysitter. When the mother stood up to leave, Engelberg did something unexpected: he picked up the baby, soothed him, and continued teaching.

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Captain America’s shield is now a backpack that assembles all your stuff

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 19 May 2015

You might not have the ridiculous good looks or deadly combat skills of Captain America, but you can have the next best thing. His shield, sort of.

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Order a ‘jart’ and your enemies will back off forever

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Monday 18 May 2015

When aliens descend on Earth and ask us what the Internet is, we can point proudly to our computers and show them this site. Because, forget automobiles and skyscrapers – jarred farts must be the peak of our existence on this planet.

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Only in Melbourne would they turn an unused car park into an edible gardening club

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By Play Melbourne in Cool Travel on Monday 18 May 2015

If you’ve laughed at the thought of gardening while living in a big city, Popup Patch proves it can be done, and collectively, too! Using the roof of an unused car park behind Federation Square, a handful of Melburnians got together to create a popup vegetable garden smack bang in the heart of the city, where everyone can enjoy getting their hands dirty while harvesting their very own produce.

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In China, a giant panda statue with its own Iron Man suit

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 May 2015

As if pandas weren’t cool enough! In Shenyang, China, local artist Bi Heng has put up a 9-metre high, 7-metre wide panda statue that would give Iron Man a run for his money.

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These glass sculptures appear to have real jellyfish swimming inside of them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 18 May 2015

While on a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium many years ago, artist Rick Satava became entranced with a tank full of pacific coast jellyfish. Looking at them up close felt like admiring art at a museum. From then on, he set about dedicating his life’s work to recreating these beautiful creatures in glass form.

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A drone captured Dolphins surfing in Australia and it’s pretty magical to watch

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 15 May 2015

Aussie beaches are pretty spectacular, but what makes them even more spectacular? A pod of, say, 100 dolphins surfing! Dave Riggs captured this footage of playful dolphins off the coast of Western Australia. It was filmed with a quadcopter and as the video continues on, you get to see just how many bottlenose dolphins came to the surfing party – so many!

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