From lightning-speed rails to self-driving cars, transportation technology has become progressively more futuristic over the past years. The small country of Norway is certainly leading with innovation with its plans to spend a reported $25 billion on a “submerged floating bridge” that will be the first of its kind in the world, and can shorten travel times from 21…

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We love to see the “before” and “after” of makeovers, and animals are no exception. Dramatic transformations—especially ones involving appearance—offer a fascinating look at how a simple act can completely change how we view someone or something. Photographer Grace Chon explores this notion in her newest series called Hairy, where dogs—in…

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Derbyshire-based painter Darren Reid creates stunning, photorealistic landscapes of serene seascapes, expansive landscapes, and bustling cityscapes. Each work, when looked at closely enough, reveals a layer of acrylic detail that heightens the painting to a hyperrealistic level. A road is not just a road, but a pointillist blend…

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Photography is one of the best ways to preserve traditions, and that is just what Slavic workshop Treti Pivni (translated as Third Rooster) is doing with their series of women and children in traditional Ukrainian headdresses. The team is made of photographers, stylists, and makeup artists who are smitten with…

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To understand our present, we must first have a sense of our past. The historic Ellis Island in the United States is a symbol of the “melting pot” that has come to define the country—it’s a place where many modern families got their start in America. Active between 1892 and 1954, it served as an immigration inspection station for the millions of people arriving into the country. A 17-year-old…

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Photographer Konsta Punkka captures the beauty of wild animals in shots that seem like they’re from a fairy tale. The dramatic, dreamy imagery features an up-close view of foxes, deer, bears, and more, as they exist among the seemingly endless splendor of nature. In nearly every photo, the creatures stare directly into…

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Cities and buildings emerging out of the water may seem like a mystical occurrence, but in the case of the church of Potosi in Venezuela, it was not quite an act of God. The town of Potosi, which had approximately 1,200 residents and was 7.7 square miles, was deliberately flooded by the Venezuelan government in 1985 to build a hydroelectric dam. Everyone was forced…

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Belfast-based personal trainer, Ben Mudge, isn't your ordinary bodybuilder. Although he is quite health-conscious, he doesn't just workout for vanity reasons—he works out to keep himself alive. Mudge was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis—a hereditary and incurable disorder that results in an excess of mucus buildup in the lungs—only 7…

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