Category: STORIES

Feb 21, 2013

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Founded in 1972, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) in Hong Kong recently released this series of startling photographs that show the cramped living conditions of residents by shooting entire ‘apartments’ from above. While the use of a wide-angle lens certainly dramatizes the effect, there is no doubt that these are very small living…

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Feb 18, 2013

What 200 Calories of Various Foods Looks Like

What 200 Calories of Various Foods Looks Like

We all know some foods have a much higher Calorie content than others, but how many of us know what that difference actually looks like? Information website wiseGEEK sought to answer this question way back on January 3, 2007. The result was a fascinating article that compares over 71 foods! The images below are…

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Feb 13, 2013

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

30 Photos to Celebrate Flickr Commons 5th Anniversary

On January 16, 2008, Flickr announced the start of an ambitious project called, The Commons. The key goals of The Commons are to firstly show you hidden treasures in the world’s public photography archives, and secondly to show how your input and knowledge can help make these collections even richer. This past January, The…

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Feb 12, 2013

How an Astronaut met Star Trek Alumni from Space

How an Astronaut met Star Trek Alumni from Space

Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut and the first Canadian to walk in space. A former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as capsule communicator for both Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) expeditions. Hadfield will become the first Canadian to command the ISS…

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Feb 11, 2013

Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man [25 photos]

Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man [25 photos]

Liu Bolin is an artist from China’s Shandong province. Born in 1973, he currently lives and works in Beijing. Bolin received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Shandong College of Arts in 1995 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2001. His work has…

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Feb 7, 2013

The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards [35 pics]

The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards [35 pics]

The World Photography Organisation just revealed the shortlists for the Professional, Open and Youth categories of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards. In a year that saw over 122,000 entries from 170 countries – the highest number of submissions to date – the judges have selected a shortlist of photographs that stood out beyond…

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Feb 5, 2013

How the University of Leicester Found the Skeleton of Richard III

How the University of Leicester Found the Skeleton of Richard III

Photograph by The University of Leicester In August 2012, the University of Leicester in collaboration with the Richard III Society and Leicester City Council, began an ambitious archaeological project to find the lost grave of King Richard III. The last English king to die in battle, Richard had been buried five centuries earlier with…

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