June 27, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Picture of the Day: Yale’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Picture of the Day: Yale's Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library Photograph by Lauren Manning The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL) at Yale University was a 1963 gift of the Beinecke family. The building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Gordon Bunshaft of the firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. It is the largest building…

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June 27, 2013 at 10:51 am

The Unseen Lives of Miniature Cement People

The Unseen Lives of Miniature Cement People

Isaac Cordal is a Spanish artist that has been working on his own projects since 1999. His ongoing series entitled Cement Eclipses began in art school in 2002 but he didn’t start placing them on the streets until 2006, with his first piece laid in the city of Vigo, Spain. Cordal makes the tiny…

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June 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Picture of the Day: The Bait Ball

Picture of the Day: The Bait Ball

THE BAIT BALL Photograph by STEVE DUNLEAVY on Flickr A bait ball, or baitball, occurs when small fish swarm in a tightly packed spherical formation about a common centre. It is a last-ditch defensive measure adopted by small schooling fish when they are threatened by predators. Small schooling fish are eaten by…

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June 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and population. With fifty states (48 contiguous) and a special district, the United States is an extremely diverse country in both geography and climate. Below we celebrate the beautiful natural…

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June 25, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Picture of the Day: Sunset in Santorini

Picture of the Day: Sunset in Santorini

SUNSET IN SANTORINI Photograph by PEDRO SZEKELY on Flickr In this stunning capture by Pedro Szekely, we see the sun setting over the picturesque town of Oia, Greece. Oia, which is pronounced “EE-ah” and not “OY-ah”, is a small town and former community in the South Aegean on the islands of Thira…

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June 25, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Surreal Photos That Make You Look Twice

Surreal Photos That Make You Look Twice

Erik Johansson is a full-time photographer and retoucher from Sweden, now based in Berlin, Germany. The wildly successful artist does both personal and commission work for big brands around the world. His latest commercial project with Adobe had Erik doing live photoshopping at a modified bus stop. The campaign went viral, with over 15.5…

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June 25, 2013 at 11:54 am

Editors Picks from the 2013 Nat Geo Photo Contest

Editors Picks from the 2013 Nat Geo Photo Contest

Calling all photographers! This is your final chance to enter the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive a 10-day National Geographic Expedition to the Galápagos for two aboard the National Geographic Endeavour. The contest ends Sunday, June 30, at 11:59 pm UCT. The entry fee is $15 (USD) per…

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June 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Picture of the Day: The Three Sisters of New South Wales

Picture of the Day: The Three Sisters of New South Wales

The Three Sisters of New South Wales Photograph by JJ Harrison | Follow on Facebook The Three Sisters are a rock formation in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. They are close to the town of Katoomba and are one of the Blue Mountains’ best known sites, towering above the…

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June 24, 2013 at 5:14 pm

15 Famous Eyeglasses

15 Famous Eyeglasses

Throughout history and popular culture, we have come to associate specific looks and styles with certain people. One example of such ‘trademarks’ is eyewear. In a personal project entitled Famous Eyeglasses, freelance web designer Federico Mauro put together a series of posters featuring solely the glasses on a plain background with the name of…

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June 24, 2013 at 11:20 am

The 2013 Supermoon in Photos

The 2013 Supermoon in Photos

On June 23, 2013 at 11:32 UTC the full moon was not only the closest and largest full moon of the year, it will also be the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. It will not be this close again until August 10, 2014. Astronomers call this sort of close full…

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