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Reverse Photoshop Turns Bikini Model Into Something Even Cheesier

Timelapse videos showing the meticulous process of retouching the female body have opened people's eyes to our culture's sad manipulation of beauty. But when College Humor has a go, the reality is worse than we think. Read More >>

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Tour the CES Show Floor in 90 Frenetic Seconds

Until you've been to CES, it's hard to appreciate how immense the exhibition space is. To convey the experience, we fired up a GoPro as we toured the show floor. Here is a a minute and a half of the chaos. Read More >>

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Airports Are Kind of Awesome When They're Not Stressing You Out

The default emotions in airports are pretty much all negative. You're either late, exhausted, frustrated, hungry, regretting that MacDonalds, remembering all the crucial things that were in the checked bag you'll never see again, or composing a complaint letter/Tweet in your head. But airports are also beautiful. Read More >>

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Don't Forget How Beautiful the World Is

Living in cities, driving on car-congested roads, going to work, sitting in cubicles, shopping at supermarkets, surrounding yourself in urban density and all around stepping away from nature makes it easy to forget how beautiful she can be. We should never forget. Read More >>

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Whoa, These Sci-Fi Laser Shooting Telescopes Are Gloriously Real

Observatories don't just gaze into the endless starry abyss above our heads; sometimes that's not enough. Sometimes they shoot righteous 40 watt lasers into the great beyond too. Obviously it looks awesome, and this stellar timelapse showcases exactly how awesome. (Spoilers: very awesome.) Read More >>

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Explore the Ghostly Cityscapes of North Korea In this Creepy Timelapse

Want to visit North Korea? No? Well the Koryo Group—the world's leading DPRK travel specialist—aims to change your mind with this timelapse. Is it working?
We've seen some strange videos of the North Korean otherworld come out before—through the magic of Instagram video—but this timelapse from the Koryo Group gives a more macro (but still weird) glimpse into what seems almost like a different universe. It's a far cry from the bustling urban timelapses you typically see. Read More >>

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What the Same Train Ride Looked Like in 1953, 1983 and 2013

We're all alive right now to know what 2013 is like. Some of us can tell stories about life 30 years ago. But most of us have no clue what life was like 60 years ago. This fantastic video by the BBC compares that whole timespan. It shows the same exact train ride filmed in 1953, 1983 and 2013, to reveal the difference of 60 years. Read More >>

architecture
Watch a House Go From Flatbed to Fully Built in Less Than a Day

If you're familiar with architect Richard Rogers, it's likely through buildings like the Pompidou Centre and the London Shard, where the guts of the structure — from elevators to plumbing — are put on display. But did you know Rogers is also pioneering a new generation of flatpack prefab housing? Read More >>

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Mesmerising Photo Collages Show Time Peeling Away In Layers

It is a truth universally acknolwedged that anyone and everyone loves a good timelapse video. The same goes for timelapse photos. They can get a little predictable, though. Thankfully, photographer Fong Qi Wei found a way to shake things up a bit with his lovely time-slice snapshots that show dozens of distinct moments side by side by side. Read More >>

space
Curiosity's First Year on Mars In a Whirlwind Two Minute Timelapse

It's hard to believe it but Curiosity has been out there roving the Red Planet for almost a year already. And like any good space vehicle, it has been meticulously documenting its every step(?). That's a lot of documentation. Here's the quick version: 12 months in two minutes. Ready? Go. Read More >>

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Watching a Porsche Engine Get Torn Apart Is Truly Mesmerising

I can't stop watching this stunning timelapse. The sheer number of parts that go into even a relatively old performance engine is simply mindboggling. How a mechanic can take them apart, then rebuild them from scratch, I have no idea. Such incredible engineering displayed so beautifully. [YouTube via Jalopnik] Read More >>

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10 Gorgeous Fireworks Displays to Make You Oooh and Ahhh

Today, no celebration around the world is complete without shockingly expensive displays involving thousands of kilos of potassium nitrate and sulphur. New Year, Christmas, the Olympics, hell, we spend more on fireworks than the actual event sometimes. Here are 10 of the best from around planet Earth. Read More >>

photography
What Happens When You Take Hundreds of Pictures at the Same Spot

Photographer Pelle Cass had a genius idea for his series Selected People: what if he took hundreds of pictures from the same location and then picked out people and animals from each of those pictures and combined them into a single image. It shows the random life of a single setting in one image. Read More >>

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This Amazing Timelapse Shows You Just How an F1 Car Is Built

Have you ever wondered how an F1 car is actually put together? Slotting the whole structure, gubbins, guts, and gears together like a massive jigsaw puzzle? Watch Marussia build its F1 car for this season from start to finish. It's like the best Lego project you've ever seen, but real. Read More >>

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Watch This Timelapse of Microsoft's Original HQ Being Built From Scratch

Check out this fantastic timelapse of Microsoft's original headquarters being built. Back in 1985, when planners plotted out the rising company's campus, Microsoft figured it'd need 88 acres of land in a forest near a one-stoplight suburb of Seattle called Redmond. The first office complex was a total of four star-shaped buildings you see in the video, built over the course of 7 months. Now, its 125-building campus sprawls over 500 acres — a city unto itself. [Microsoft] Read More >>

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Humongous Near-Earth Asteroids Don't Look So Scary in a Time-Lapse

Most of us got a little distracted from uneventful passing of near-Earth asteroid DA14 after that unrelated meteorite decided to slam into Russia. Photographer Colin Legg keep his eyes—and camera—on DA14 though, and put together this time-lapse of its flyby that makes it seem like an insignificant little dot. Read More >>

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