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The Beautiful Paintings Of Jeremy Mann

Gallery: The always excellent Colossal puts the focus on Jeremy Mann and his new wonderful cityscapes, large format master-works of light and colour that contrast with his gritty brush strokes and markings. I really love his work. Above, New York’s Time Square. Below, Union Square and many others.


Astronauts Will Grow Their Own Food For The First Time Ever

NASA is sending a really cool garden to the International Space Station on April 14, on board the SpaceX Dragon. For the first time in history, astronauts will grow their own food in space using this groovy disco box, an important step towards future long-term space travel and extraterrestrial colonies.


Insane Guy Rappels Down Vertical Rock Wall To Snowboard At Hyperspeed

Video: Watch snowboarder Xavier de la Rue arriving to the top of a mountain in a helicopter, then rappelling down a rocky cliff in order to be able to speed down an almost vertical virgin snow tube. It feels exhilarating to watch it — I can’t even imagine how it must feel in real life.


Awesome Retro Starfighter Is Begging For Its Very Own Epic Space War

I want to see an epic movie with squadrons of this new starfighter by Isaac Hannaford, with its chrome finish and retro lines that remind me of the classic jets from the ’50s and ’60s. Simple and so beautiful.


Stunning Drone Footage Of A Slackliner Walking 120m In The Air

Video: I’m glad quadrotor drones and GoPro cameras are becoming ubiquitous, because I just can’t have enough of these videos of people doing crazy things in beautiful remote places. Here’s Andy Lewis and Scott Roger walking a 20m slackline between two monumental 120m rocks in the Moab Desert, Utah.


Seriously, Who Invented The Internet, And Why?

Video: People are always confused about who the hell invented the internet as we know it now. Even if they think they know, common mortals are most probably mistaken. This neat little video explains it clearly.


Archaeologists Unearth Rare Egyptian Sarcophagus And Gold Seal In Israel

Archaeologists have unearthed a rare tomb in Israel with an Egyptian ceramic sarcophagus. Inside, the body of a man who died about 3300 years ago along with a gold scarab with the name of Seti I, the father of Ramses II — the pharaoh that enslaved Moses and the Jews according to the Bible myth. But the buried man was not Egyptian.


Photographer Reveals The Secret Of The Windows XP Desktop Image

Charles O’Rear is the photographer who took Bliss, the image that became the desktop of every single Windows XP computer in the world. Billions saw it and probably think the photo is so perfect and colourful that it is computer generated — or at least Photoshopped. O’Rear reveals the origin of the photo in this video.


The Making Of Two 30m Tall Metal Horse Heads

These are The Kelpies, an impressive monument in The Helix, a land transformation project in Scotland. The two metal horse heads stand 30m tall. This time-lapse video — created over 60 days of stop-motion filming across seven months — show how they were built.


New Hubble Trick Will Change Our Perception Of The Observable Universe

Scientists have found a way to use the Hubble Space Telescope as an extremely precise galactic tape measure, multiplying our previous capabilities by 10. This increase will result in a more accurate understanding of the size of the observable Universe. plus new insight into the mysterious force known as dark energy.