Author: twistedsifter

Jul 22, 2014

Our Incredible Immune System

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety of agents, known as pathogens, and distinguishing them from our own healthy tissue. 28 years ago, National Geographic Magazine published an article entitled, Our Immune System: The Wars Within.…

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Jul 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Blue Hour at the Bridge

Picture of the Day: Blue Hour at the Bridge

Photograph by FRANK SCHULENBURG Website | Flickr | Twitter In this beautiful sunrise capture, we see a river fog filling San Francisco Bay as parts of the Golden Gate Bridge peak out above the fog. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San…

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Jul 21, 2014

Stitching Leaves by Hillary Fayle

Stitching Leaves by Hillary Fayle

Artist Hillary Fayle likes to stitch on unconventional materials. She says she started exploring the idea whilst studying embroidery at the Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. As Fayle recounts on her website: “I began with using found materials and fabric and transgressed to leaves upon my return to America. I generally try to…

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Jul 21, 2014

Animal Murals that Seem to Leap Off the Wall

Animal Murals that Seem to Leap Off the Wall

Fiona Tang is an artist currently living in Vancouver, Canada and attending the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In a series of amazing large-scale murals, Tang draws animals that seem to leap off the wall. On the artist’s tumblr page, he explains: “I started doing art a couple of years ago, and…

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Jul 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: This Was Taken Exactly 45 Years Ago

Picture of the Day: This Was Taken Exactly 45 Years Ago

Photograph by NASA [Taken 20 July 1969] Earth Rise as Seen From Lunar Surface: This incredible image of the Earth rise was taken during lunar orbit by the Apollo 11 mission crew in July of 1969. The first manned lunar mission, Apollo 11 launched aboard a Saturn V launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space…

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Jul 20, 2014

A Bonsai Tree in Space

A Bonsai Tree in Space

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto recently ventured to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (home of Burning Man) to launch a Japanese white pine bonsai into space. The artist also arranged a stunning bouquet with about 30 varieties of flowers from around the world and launched them into space as well. The project, entitled Exobiotanica, occurred on…

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Jul 19, 2014

Picture of the Day: Adventures in Hygiene

Picture of the Day: Adventures in Hygiene

Artwork by Etam Cru Sainer and Bezt, collectively known as the ETAM CRU (featured previously here and here) recently completed this awesome building-size mural called Sleeper in Oslo, Norway. I just love how big their pieces are! Be sure to check them out on Facebook where they post their latest artworks to their 135,000+…

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