Using ingenuity assisted by biology, German scientists have collaborated with the Egyptian government to create a natural miracle: the Serapium Forest in the middle of the desert, just two hours from Cairo. It consists of around 200 hectares (about 494 acres) of both native and non-native trees like eucalyptus and mahogany, thriving despite the dry land and scarcity of rain. The secret is an…

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Architect Frank Gehry is famous throughout the world for his modern, dynamic buildings that boast awe-inspiring designs. What he’s less well-known for, however, is his work in the fine art world. Between 1984 and 1986, he produced Fish Lamps, a series of illuminated sculptures featuring graceful koi whose bodies twist and turn as if…

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Photographer Jay Weinstein’s minimalist project, known as …so I asked them to smile, explores and documents the beautiful and transformative effect of the human smile. The project first began in December 2013 when Weinstein took a trip to Rajasthan, India and saw a man he wanted to photograph…

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Nobody likes to see an injured animal, but who can deny the cuteness of the photo Redditor GeorgeOnee shared of a very teeny hamster with an even tinier cast for his broken arm? Rather than exploiting an animal's vulnerability, the picture is an optimistic vision, revealing the road to recovery. Everyone has accidents,…

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When you visit an art museum, the people watching is an added bonus to the incredible creativity that lines the walls. From afar, Karin Jurick observes patrons as they intently look at iconic artworks, capturing these moments with her camera. She later paints both the people and the pieces that captivated their attention for her…

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For Annie Vought, writing represents an emotional revelation of the inner self. She renders that delicate relationship between words and personal identity in her intricate, hand-cut art. Using an X-acto knife, Vought slices tiny typography into large paper sheets, creating carefully coiled lexicons and newly labyrinthian replicas of…

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When Susannah Benjamin was just 11 years old, she fell in love with photography and put all of her energy into learning how to tell stories with her point-and-shoot Kodak camera. During her time in college at Yale, Susannah focused her education on French and English Literature to understand…

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New York-based photographer Omar Robles is well known for his dedication to photographing elegant ballerinas against harsh urban backgrounds. Recently though, he was able to pursue a dream of his when he received an opportunity to travel to Cuba and shoot some of the top-ranked national dancers who live there. His project evolved…

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