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Eclair Bandersnatch: Street Artist For The Snowden Age

Walk pretty much anywhere in San Francisco’s SoMa, Haight or Mission neighbourhoods, and you’ll see one of Eclair Bandersnatch’s glittery stencils, often featuring “Saint Snowden” or Chelsea Manning. We talked to Bandersnatch about bringing art, tech and politics together on the streets.


Narcotics And Medicines Look Beautiful Under A Microscope

These stunning macro photos — micrographs — captured by Dutch photographer Maurice Mikkers are going to show you a whole new world, which still seems familiar on many levels.


The Beautiful Secrets Of Tears, Revealed By A Microscope

What does a tear look like at the microscopic level? It’s more interesting — and beautiful — than you might expect.


The Last Of The Vulcans Retires After 55 Years Of Service

On July 1, 1960, Avro pilot Tony Blackman climbed into the cockpit of a Hawker Siddeley Vulcan delta wing strategic bomber in order to deliver her from the aircraft manufacturer (A.V. Roe and Company, Avro) for Royal Air Force service. The British four-jet aircraft dressed in antiflash white — military serial XH558 — was the 59th of the 136 Avro Vulcan medium range heavy bombers ever built. And this summer XH558, The Spirit of Great Britain, the last of her type is going to bid farewell to the skies.


Not Safe For Play? The Evolution Of Pinball Machines

Game of skills or evil gambling? It is hard to believe that there was a long period in the history of arcade games when pinball machines, these amazing mixtures of art, design, engineering, technology, gaming, sport, culture and so on, were banned. It was illegal to own even just one.


50 Gorgeous Examples Of Pinball Machine Art Across Seven Decades

PBall Gallery, a pinball museum in Budapest, Hungary, contains more than 130 once-banned (and dreaded!) electromechanical gaming machines. It’s an incredible collection, and a reminder that while most of us were glued to the game, these games are also little works of art.


Photos Of India's Deadly, Street-Melting Heat Wave

An extreme heat wave with temperatures reaching 48C has killed at least 1118 people over the past week in India, where hot air, molten asphalt, dust storms are making life almost unbearable.


17 Gorgeous Hood Ornaments That Defined These Classic Cars

Even though I’m not a car buff, old-timer car shows and exhibitions attract me. One reason is hood ornaments — a distinctive aspect of each automobile that beautifully combines art, design and typography.


Coachella 2015 In Photos

This past weekend, a hundred thousand or so attractively dressed Instagram hashtag abusers rushed to the desert of Indio to dehydrate themselves in an united effort to save California from its drought. Either that or Coachella happened. Here’s a photo diary of one of the biggest music buffets in America.


Inside The Most Futuristic Science Labs In The World

Last month, we took a look at the headquarters of the most beautiful science laboratories and research institutes in the world. Now it’s time to go inside. As it turns out, scientists and their machines, labs and tools are even more amazing then the buildings they work in.


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