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Artist Ra Paulette has hand-carved elaborate and awe-inspiring caves deep into the rock faces of New Mexico for more than a decade. Making a daily trek into the sandstone mesas of New Mexico, Paulette crafts these magnificent caverns completely on his own with only simple hand tools. To adorn the walls, he blends his own unique infusion of organic-looking shapes and abstract,…

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The winners of the Society of Biology's 2014 Photography Competition have been announced! Over 800 amateur photographers competed in the categories Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year (18 and under) for cash prizes. With the theme of "Home, Habitat and Shelter" this year, the competition pulled in some spectacular entries, ranging from a vibrant shot of a…

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Dakar, Senegal-based photographers Omar Victor Diop and Antoine Tempé put a unique African spin on iconic Hollywood films in their series [re-]Mixing Hollywood: ONOMOllywood, exploring what famous works of cinema might have looked like had they been filmed in Senegal. The film revamps are instantly recognizable, yet contain intriguing twists—a white dress…

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What’s costing your country the most money? A graphic recently published by The Washington Post’s “Know More” blog attempts to quantify the total economic cost of different human-created social burdens like alcoholism, air pollution, workplace risks, and more. The numbers rank the fiscal impact on a scale of one to 14, with a lower number indicating a higher…

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Winter temperatures can cause ice to do some unexpected things, and Reddit user odstane can definitely attest to this. He recently shared a series of photos from his frozen backyard pond, and the now-block of ice created some unusually beautiful effects. Concentric circle patterns cover the surface, and they resemble the lines you’d see on a topographic (elevation) map or even in a…

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What would everyday objects look like as the most minimal possible outlines? Berlin-born sculptor Thomas Raschke has dedicated his Wire Frames project to answer precisely this question. Using 3.8 mm steel wire, Raschke spends about six weeks molding and soldering each 1:1 scale sculpture. Even more impressively, each piece is patterned directly off of…

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Miniature Paper Architecture That Moves by Charles Young

In his spare time, Edinburgh-based Charles Young creates these miniature paper scenes that move. With a Bachelors and a Masters in Architecture from Edinburgh College of Art, he studied the way buildings are constructed for six years. Though he's been using different materials and techniques to form his miniature models, he always comes back to watercolor paper. "In my design…

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Towering 30 meters (nearly 100 feet) above the ground, The Kelpies consists of a pair of enormous horse head sculptures installed by artist Andy Scott in Falkirk, Scotland. Scott spent a total of nine years designing and then assembling the sculptures on-site, crafting steel parts into intricate busts that allude to the legendary Scottish water spirit…

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