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All The Supernovas Ever Photographed By NASA

Image Cache: NASA has revealed spectacular, newly reprocessed images of four of the most amazing supernovas ever captured by a human science instrument — the Crab Nebula (top), Tycho, G292.0+1.8, and 3C58 — to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Chandra observatory. I decided to go one step further and collect them all.


The Fantastic Worlds Of Craig Mullins -- One Of The Best Illustrators Ever

Craig Mullins is now one of my all-time favourite concept artists and illustrators, up there with N.C. Wyeth and Ralph McQuarrie. He has created some of the most iconic designs on film and video games, touching everything from history to fantasy to science-fiction. Here’s a selection of my favourites.


Watching Ceramics Masters Do Their Work Is Incredibly Soothing

I wish there wasn’t any music to this video. I wish it would just be the sounds of the pottery wheel spinning, the hands shaping the clay and the quiet focus of the ceramics masters resonating. But even with the music, watching masters of their craft actually perform their craft is an incredible sight to see.


These Erotic Images Of Women Are Actually Incredible Oil Paintings (NSFW)

Few artists in the world have the perfect command of lighting, colour, and oil media technique of Yigal Ozeri. His always sensual and sometimes disturbing hyperrealistic art — which usually focuses on women in dreamy and contemplative states — is simply stunning. Warning: Some paintings are NSFW.


Spectacular Lightning Storm Time-lapse In Chicago

Video This time-lapse was made during the big storm that hit Chicago last week. The dark clouds moving fast and the lightning strikes on the skyscrapers remind me of that scene from Ghostbusters where the city is possessed. Anyway, it’s reassuring to know that Chicago can take it and everything still works fine.


These Monstrous Nightmares Are Much Cooler Than Pixar's Monsters, Inc

Photographer and digital retoucher Laure Fauvel produced these charming images of children confronting the monsters in their bedrooms. The creatures that go bump in the night appear to be in retreat and as scary as they look, I actually feel sorry for them facing these tough kids.


The Perils Of Excessive Home Automation Captured In A Cute Animated Film

Video: This beautifully animated short film tells a tale of over reliance on home automation and the perils that come with it. We don’t always own our objects, sometimes they come to own us.


Beautiful Time Lapse Is Proof That Nature Is The Greatest Architect

Time does a breathtaking thing on nature. If you let it run its course the face of the Earth changes into beautiful things that don’t even look like they’re from this world.


Stunning Photos Of Windows Transform New York Into A Starship

Photographer Donna Dotan was shooting downwards out of a Manhattan apartment window when she noticed the beautiful symmetrical reflection. It inspired her to create this amazing series in which New York looks like an entirely different place — sometimes a starship, others the endless canyons of an alien megalopolis.


Amazing Images Of Brazilian Soccer Fields As I've Never Seen Them Before

Photographer Renato Stockler captured these aerial images of soccer fields in Sao Paulo — the largest city in South America. Seemingly a world away from the stadia of the World Cup, they are often in the most densely populated urban districts and are threatened by land development and speculation.