Here's What a Solar Flare Looks Like in Different Wavelengths of Light

Yesterday, the sun spewed out an X-class solar flare. It hit its angriest peak just before 8pm last night, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory—which is on sun watch 24/7—caught it on camera through six different wavelengths. Read More >>

Rare Photo of Two F-16 Jets Landing Simultaneously

This is something you don't see every day: Two fighter jets landing simultaneously in perfect synchronisation on the same runway. Read More >>

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Photoshop Shows the Dramatic Difference Between Peace and War in Kiev

These photoshopped images combine shots of Kiev from before and after the riots using the same vantage points. Looking at the dramatic contrast between happy people enjoying the Sun and peace and the anger of people behind in barricades is disheartening. Read More >>

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You Have to be a Bit Insane to Land in This Dutch Airport

Gilze-Rijen is—according to The Aviationist—one of the airports with the lowest final approaches in the world. They get so low that, when you are there, you think they are going to touch down on the road that crosses the head of the runway. And in fact, that has happened. Read More >>

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Stunning Photos Taken By Two Russian Daredevils Atop Shanghai Tower

Check out these incredible photos taken by Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, the two Russian daredevils who climbed the second tallest building in the world—the 2132 foot Shanghai Tower. The contrast of the lighted clouds and the sleek towers make it look like a snap from a futuristic Earth. I guess we are living in the future, after all. Read More >>

What it Looks Like When Lightning Strikes the World's Tallest Building

Presenting the money shot: during a massive storm in Dubai the other day, photographer Michael Shainblum captured lightning zapping Burj Khalifa, aka the tallest building in the world. Read More >>

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A Rocket, a Meteor and the Milky Way, All in One Overwhelming Image

Pictures of rockets, meteors and the Milky Way are all amazing. But one with all three makes for an overwhelming image indeed. Read More >>

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Russian Rocket Hardware Looks Even More Badass in a Blizzard

Okay, confession time: I've got a crush on the Russian Proton-M rocket. Okay, so it's not the most reliable rocket in the world. But that doesn't mean I love it any less. And the blizzard! So Russian! Read More >>

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These Heavenly Photos Reveal Cities Hidden in the Sky Above NYC

So, you think you know Manhattan and New York City, do you? Well, multimedia artist Peter Wegner is about to show you a completely unexpected side of your city. His series, Buildings Made Of Sky, turns you upside down to show you the hidden "skyscrapers" all around you. Read More >>

Here's DARPA's Hilariously-Endearing Birthday Card to Itself

Why is DARPA's terrifying humanoid robot having such a good time twirling sparklers around like its flying on ecstasy? Because 56 years ago (as of yesterday), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was born. Happy birthday DARPA! Just, uh, please don't give Atlas a wish. Bad idea. Read More >>

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This Stunning Picture of the Earth's Atmosphere is Better Than Sci-Fi

This image may look like the opening scene from a high-budget sci-fi film, but it is in fact a real photograph, snapped by astronaut Koichi Wakata from the International Space Station. Read More >>

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Old Sad Janka Kráľa Park is an Island of Green in a City of Illuminated Stone

Sad Janka Kráľa is one of the oldest city parks in Europe, dating back to 1774—though parts of it go back to the 1400s. Today, the park coexists with modern Bratislava—itself an ancient city. Both were shot by Viennese photographer Lukas Furlan, whose portfolio is definitely worth a look. [Lukas Furlan on Facebook and 500px] Read More >>

This is What a Ground-Penetrating Nuclear Bomb Impact Looks Like

A ground-penetrating nuclear bomb has been used for the first time in six years on US soil—but, fortunately, without its nuclear warhead in place. Read More >>

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20 Awesome Stickers From When Your Suitcase Told Stories

There was a time when well-traveled luggage looked like the suitcase above: covered with travel stickers, trophies of every adventurous explorer. My father, who spent his youth traveling across Europe in the 60s and 70s kept his weary suitcase for a long time; as a child, I admired all those well-aged little pictures of remote hotels and places I'd never been to. Read More >>

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I Want to Live in This Pixelated Animated Gotham

New York City can be cruel and punishing, but it sure looks delightful in these pixelated GIFs from designer Nana Rausch. Read More >>


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