Solar Flare.

Solar Flare.

Image: NASA/SDO. The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 7:28 p.m. EST on Dec. 19, 2014. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans on … Continue reading

“Kindness”.

“Kindness”.

Bedded down somewhere in the Pacific during the mayhem of World War II, this American soldier takes time out to show some kindness to a battle weary goat. derwombat.

Golden Poison Dart Frogs.

Golden Poison Dart Frogs.

The golden poison dart frog is considered one of the most toxic animals on Earth. A single specimen measuring two inches (five centimeters) has enough venom to kill ten grown men. Indigenous Emberá people of Colombia have used its powerful venom for centuries to tip their blowgun darts when hunting, hence the species’ name. These … Continue reading

Street Art of Bandra, India.

Street Art of Bandra, India.

A mural of a scene from Mughal-E-Azam in Mumbai, created for the Bollywood Art Project (all photographs by the author) Walls in India are hardly ever bare; it’s a difficult task to find a wall in the country that isn’t covered in fly-posters, paan spittle, or colorful graffiti. But one Indian suburb is taking this … Continue reading

Rozalski’s Landscapes with Robots.

Rozalski’s Landscapes with Robots.

Jakub Różalski is a Polish artist whose latest project, 1920+, has attracted positive attention around the world because of his combination of the Polish countryside in the early 20th century and colossal robots. According to Różalski, 1920+ is a fictitious take on the Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921) that saw a clash between Polish forces and Soviet … Continue reading

China’s strangest buildings.

China’s strangest buildings.

No more novelty buildings’, the Chinese president Xi Jinping has declared. Photograph: Wenn/Alamy by Oliver Wainwright He’s fed up of phallic towers, had enough of space-age blobs and is really rather cross about architects scattering novelty shapes across his great cities with reckless abandon. China’s president, Xi Jinping, has called for an end to the … Continue reading