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Snow Art: Much Cooler Than Crop Circles

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Crop circles are so 1990s. Nowadays, my favorite mysterious, creative phenomenon is snow art. Did aliens make it? Does it indicate some old druid structure hidden beneath the snow? Or is it just down to some insanely creative artist?

How NASA Brings Space to Life on Earth

By Brent Rose on at

Numbers, facts, figures, equations. These are all obviously critical components of the space program. But numbers don't speak to our emotions. It's hard to commit millions of pounds and thousand of hours to an equation. We need something visceral that we can connect to.

This Is the Earliest Human Painting Ever

By Jesus Diaz on at

According to new radiocarbon dating tests, these are the first paintings ever made by humans. They are seals painted more than 42,000 years ago, located in the Cave of Nerja, in Málaga, Spain. And they may turn our idea of humanity upside down.

Zen Table Carves Incredible Sand Drawings

By Andrew Liszewski on at

The best Kickstarter projects are the ones that have videos of the product doing what it claims to do, and are already well-funded when you discover them. Like this amazing Zen Table which creates intricate sand drawings using a metal ball specially designed sculpting head.


Does This Mona Lisa Pre-Date Da Vinci's?

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is, arguably, the most famous painting in the world. But would it be devalued if it wasn't the original? We might soon find out, because a very similar painting from the same period has surfaced — and it's by a different artist.


Trade Whatever You've Got for Whatever You Want with the Swap-O-Matic

By Andrew Tarantola on at

The Swap-O-Matic is a New York based art project designed to "remind us that reusing and recycling can be just as fun as buying something new." It works on a credit system—donating an item earns you a credit, receiving an item costs you a credit, and swapping is credit-neutral. Swapping is done by removing an item, replacing it with yours, and then entering your email address for confirmation.