Delicate and exceptionally elaborate, Pippa Dyrlaga’s exquisite paper art is a cut above the rest.

The Yorkshire-based artist transforms simple sheets of plain paper into extraordinarily complex works of art using nothing but a pencil and a scalpel. Dyrlaga fell in love with the craft as an art student in 2010, after dabbling in the art of silhouette-making. Eventually, however, she turned her attention…

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The dogs rescued at Adăpostul Speranța, a Romanian animal hospital, are provided shelter and care for the rest of their lives. According to hospital president Florina Tomescu, the dogs will never have to go back onto the streets of Bucharest again. "All dogs have a story behind them." Tomescu told…

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Twenty-five years ago Bruce Shapiro abandoned his medical practice to embark on a journey that would marry technology with the meditative practice of sand art. He ingeniously used CNC machines, which at the time were primarily used in industrial settings, to develop his kinetic art project known as Sisyphus. Named after the Greek mythological figure—who was doomed to endlessly push a boulder up a mountain, only to…

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Things aren't always what they appear to be. Paint and a little creativity can disguise a variety of accidents and misfortunes. For example, this beautiful mountainous landscape on the side of a car has quite the hidden history.

The owner of this vehicle was traveling through the Altai region of Russia when his car was hit by a larger truck. No one was hurt, but the damages included a large dent on the driver's door. In Russia, there is no mandatory car insurance so…

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You want to feel like you “shine” when you wear an outfit, and now you can—literally. ThinkGeek has created a Twinkling Stars Skirt that’s adorned with over 250 tiny LED lights that sparkle like the night sky. Going from a “day look” to a “night look” is no problem because the midi-length garment illuminates a path all on its own. Plus, the skirt’s silhouette is stylistically versatile and flattering on many…

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Most couples dread a wedding crasher—that one person who still manages to show up uninvited. But when Tom Hanks makes an appearance during your wedding portraits, you’re willing to give him a pass. That’s what happened to newlyweds Elizabeth and Ryan while they were in Central Park with photographer Meg Miller. In a serendipitous moment, Hanks strolled over to them mid-photo shoot and congratulated them on their…

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Researchers and library lovers are rejoicing over news that, after a two-year, $12-million restoration, the New York Public Library is ready to unveil the historic Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Catalog Room on October 5. The work was prompted in 2014 when a foot-wide ornamental rosette…

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There were more than 60,000 submissions from photographers around the world that show the beauty of weather and nature for The Weather Channel's third annual It's Amazing Out There photography contest. Crushing storms, birds in flight, and spectacular sunrises highlight the great environment we live in.  But it was Long…

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The old saying goes that “you don’t need to reinvent the wheel,” but that’s exactly what the startup GeoOrbital did with their ingenious modular gadget. They’ve created a special bike wheel that you can swap with your traditional tire, making your pedal-driven ride an electric one in under a minute. Equipped with a brushless DC motor,…

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The highly-anticipated Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has recently opened its doors to the public. Designed by architect David Adjaye, construction on this striking, 400,000-square-foot building took four years. It occupies the last remaining space…

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