Animals living in homes abandoned by people

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 16 August 2013

Wow. When Kai Fagerström found out that all manners of animals like foxes and badgers had moved into the deserted houses near his family’s summer home in Suomusjärvi, Finland not too long ago, he took these stunning snapshots. As he put it, “There’s consolation in the idea that nature is reclaiming the places it has lent to people.”

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Mice running on wheels re-create an (out of tune) chamber orchestra

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By Quiet ensemble in Video on Thursday 15 August 2013

Orchestra Da Camera is a musical installation in which the 40 elements of the chamber are actually mice running on their wheels. Each wheel its connected to a carillon, and when it turns, the carillon starts playing its musical note. The great number of carillons and the random actions of the live mice makes the […]

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Rainbow Mountains in China’s Danxia Landform Geological Park

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Tuesday 6 August 2013

At first glance, you’d assume that these images couldn’t possibly be real. Surprisingly, they are actual mountains in China’s Danxia Landform Geological Park. The incredible colours are the result of layers of sandstone and various minerals, which the mountain range its vivid patterns.

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Fire ants link legs, bodysurf to escape floods in Amazon

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Friday 2 August 2013

Ants are cool. This BBC video footage showing ants creating a living raft from their naturally water-repellent bodies — just so they can sail in flooded waters — is amazing. It’s a curious and marvelous sight.

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Techtomeat: an art project by Clement Fey, Raul Posse, Dylan Howells

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By Raul Posse in New Art on Thursday 25 July 2013

Techtomeat, a geological exploration into the texture and form of flesh, is a collaboration between geologist Clement Fay, photographer Raul Posse and musician Dylan Howells. Part of the Incubator series, curated by Michelle Hall for Artspaced Inc. and funded by RADF in Townsvile QLD; Techtomeat works across existing boundries by blending the shape, texture, colour […]

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Waterfall catches fire in Yosemite

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 5 July 2013

Holy flames and sticks, what is the world coming to when a waterfall gets engulfed in flames? All right, it’s an optical illusion. Apparently in February every year, sunset rays meet Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall in a way that lights up the upper bits of the waterfall, making it look like it’s on fire. Nature is […]

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This is how wooden cows digest food

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 28 June 2013

This fantastic wooden cow has moving gears, shoots, and ladders to simulate how cows digest food. Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, the mechanism is made entirely of wood. It’s perfectly interactive and kid friendly. Just place an orange ball in the mouth area and watch as it begins to be processed. Hey, digestion is probably a bit more […]

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Stunning underwater images by amateur photographers

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Thursday 27 June 2013

Until science creates a way for all us land-lubbers to live under the sea, we’ll just drool over these amazing photos taken underwater for the annual photo competition held by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. These are a few of the winners, but be sure to look through all the […]

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Science started drunk posting on Tumblr

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Saturday 22 June 2013

‘Go home, evolution, you are drunk’. WTF Evolution is a Tumblr dedicated to all the weirdest, grimmest, most backwards results of natural selection known to science. Take for example Amazonian frogs. They can mate even when the female is dead. And that’s kind of disgusting.

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Beautiful natural terraced pools of Pammukkale, Turkey

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 21 June 2013

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. The Pammukkale in Turkey looks like a bewitchingly tranquil place with these natural terraced pools. Apparently when earthquake activity thousands of years ago brough chalk-like water rich in calcium carbonate to the surface, the substance piled on layer after layer, accumulating to form the terraces.

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Beautiful photography of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation

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By Catherine Moore in New Photography on Friday 21 June 2013

I had the pleasure of meeting photographer Richard Steinberger through his wife, Heather, while I was working with the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. While Richard’s commercial photography is beyond stunning, his talent for capturing light, color, and emotion shines through in these images […]

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Incredible surreal images of Earth’s landscapes

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Thursday 20 June 2013

If you’re like us, you just can’t see enough amazing lanscape photographs. We love these incredible landscape images that look so surreal that you might have a hard time believing that images in nature like this actually exists. With all the turmoil going on in the world, it’s always refreshing to see beautiful places on […]

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Extreme photography by Tyler Stableford

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 10 June 2013

Colarado-based photographer Tyler Stableford has carved a niche for himself by photographing in extreme conditions — such as documenting adventure writer Mark Jenkins’ ice cave climbs in Iceland’s Langjökull Glacier or exploring the Arctic Circle in the fjords of eastern Greenland with photographer-guide Thorsten Henn.

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Macro photography of insects by Nicolas Reusens

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Nicolas Reusens’ magnificent macro photography gives viewers a whole new perspective on the little things in life. More specifically, the little creatures we often choose to ignore.

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Nature shots featuring the photographer’s hands and feet

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 14 May 2013

Massachusetts-based artist and photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen, who was born in Helsinki, has a curious photography process. Wherever he roams, he emerges with photo perspectives that are really unique by merging his body with his surroundings. Among his works, the ones from his Hands and Feet series really stand out.

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