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This Japanese Rocket Launch Looks Like an Early Atomic Bomb Test

This stunning image shows the launch of the Japanese H-IIA rocket as it carries the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory into space. The rocket thundered into the sky at 1:37 p.m. EST on Thursday February 27th and this image was, unsurprisingly, captured by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls. Read More >>

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Behind the Scenes Pictures of a NSFW Playboy Photoshoot are so Awkward (NSFW)

NSFW. This is NSFW guys. If you don't want to see body parts typical of a Playboy photo shoot, do not click. Anyway. NSFW. Here's a collection of images from photographer Patrick Van Dam's book Playboy Behind The Scenes. It shows how those iconic centerfold sausages are made and how hilariously awkward and unsexy it can be behind the scenes of a Playboy shoot. Read More >>

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This Photo From Space Makes Earth Look Like an Oil Painting

Astronaut Mike Hopkins tweeted this picture last night, taken from the International Space Station. Pretty cool, huh? It looks more like an oil painting of a tiger than the surface of what we call a "blue" planet. Just more proof that everything looks cooler from space. Read More >>

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These Awesome Photos of a Fox Will Make You Go Aaaaawwwww

Fox are beautiful and cute, despite their chicken addiction (hey, I'm a fan of chicken too). And this photo is really sweet, especially when you look at the result. [ImgurThanks Karl!] Read More >>

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The Story Behind the Internet's Most Popular Photo

This photo, along with the simple caption "Four more years" became the most tweeted and most-liked-on-Facebook photograph ever, and it did so with incredible speed. We thought you'd like to hear the story behind it. It's probably not what you imagined. To get the scoop, we went straight to the woman who snapped the photo herself. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Scout Tufankjian. Read More >>

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These Are Unprocessed Images from the New iPhone 5 Camera

Apple's Phil Schiller said today that Apple had to work hard to make the new iPhone 5's camera fit in the thinner body. So how good (or bad) are its photos? Look at these official and allegedly unprocessed images (you know, unlike some of Nokia's). Read More >>

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The Only Photo of Neil Armstrong On the Moon

He was the first man to walk on the Moon, but Neil Armstrong didn't have any good photos to prove it. He had the camera most of the time, so it was Aldrin who got all the awesome shots. Sure—he was on grainy TV and reflected on Buzz's visor but—except for his footprint—there were no cool shots of Neil. Read More >>

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Tourists Watching Nuclear Explosions Is a Terrible Idea But a Great Facebook Photo

I love these images—created by photographer Clay Lipsky—and their premise: "Imagine if the advent of the atomic era occurred during today's information age. Tourists would gather to view bomb tests, at the 'safe' distances used in the 1950s, and share the resulting phone photos" on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Read More >>

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Here's the First Picture Ever Posted on the Internet

Though this photo may look like a prom picture on Facebook that's been blingee'd, it's actually the very first photo that was ever uploaded to the web. The history of the picture—in all its random glory and woeful photoshopping—is amazing. Read More >>

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How to Use Your Smartphone at a Concert Without Being A Jerk

Standing behind a giant person at a concert is an old, analog problem. Today's audience angst comes largely from a blinding mass of giant phones. All around us undulates a constant sea of LCDs. Annoying! You can use your smartphone at a concert, but don't be unbearable. Read More >>

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