September in rural Japan means two things: farmers are harvesting their rice and the leftover straw is being used to make extraordinary works of art. Specifically, the resulting material is serving as a tool for an artist Amy Goda, who's creating some pretty terrifying dinosaur sculptures. The talented unconventional sculptor also has a knack for fashioning other giant beasts, including an…

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Known for her darkly beautiful and surrealistic oil paintings of young women, Armenian-born, California-based artist Alexandra Manukyan explores a new direction in Oracle of Extinction—a collection of powerful works that highlight humanity's catastrophic impact on the environment, and how our behavior will…

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Have you ever wondered what an Imperial Stormtrooper does on their day off? Photographer Jorge Pérez Higuera has, and his series The Other Side takes an amusingly revealing look at what that entails. Turns out, it’s not all that different from us: they’re reading food labels at the grocery store; washing dishes;…

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Is there anything better than pictures of adorable animals? The creature-loving scientists, zoos, and aquariums on Twitter definitely don't think so. This week, a variety of animal experts and organizations decided to demonstrate just how passionate they are about the other species that call Earth home—the super cute ones, in particular.

In a social media battle known as the #CuteOff,…

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Model Rebekah Marine has established that you can still pursue your passion even if you have a disability. At a young age, she was told that she wouldn't have a future in modeling because she was born without a right forearm. This caused her to give up on her dream, return to school, and work a traditional full-time job. Things…

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In her nature-inspired works of art, Heather Fortner not only depicts the forms of fish, but does so using the actual bodies of the fish. The technique is called gyotaku (魚 gyo "fish" + 拓 taku "rubbing"), a traditional Japanese method of fish printing that originated in the mid-19th century as a way for fishermen to record the…

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