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This stunning image is something quite special, but what exactly is it? Are we looking at a close-up of the leathery skin of some ancient animal, or perhaps that same leathery skin made into a bag? Or perhaps the scale's deceptive and what we're really looking at here is the outer shell of some microscopic creepy crawly? Read More >>

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These Cross-Sections of Golf Balls Look Like They're From Outer Space

What is this? A pint of dragon fire ice cream? An alien planet model? Speckled clay? Amazingly, it's the cross section of a golf ball. Photographer James Friedman captured the innards of different golf balls and unexpectedly revealed a core that look more like they're from outer space than anything in this world. Read More >>

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Looking like something out of the Matrix or some sci-fi horror movie, this stunning photo captures something rather impressive. But what the hell is it? A robotic surgeon, perhaps? Maybe the next generation of badass 3D printers? Or could it be a massive robotic eye? Read More >>

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This bright, bobbly surface looks like something from another planet — but it's actually a photograph of something that's quite common on Earth. Can you work out what it is? Read More >>

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This thing looks like a potato or a chunk of root ginger — but it's not. In fact, it's something far larger, and more exciting, but can you guess what it is? Read More >>

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The grain gives away that it's obviously made of wood, but what is this tshirt-shaped slab of lumber supposed to be? The latest in eco-friendly fashion? An alternative to undershirts that's easy to clean with a sanding block? Not even close. Read More >>

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Is it a close-up image of a spider's eye? Maybe it’s a cross-section of the top of a plant stem? Or perhaps it's a UFO, seen on one of NASA's space telescopes, or even a new type of alien bug? Read More >>

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Is it a newly published, real-life Pokemon, or maybe a new character addition to Black Mesa? Maybe it's a new plant discovered in the depths of the Amazonian rainforest? Or perhaps it's just a close up of a flesh eating parasite, or even a living spaceship from Farscape? Read More >>

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Is it an alien from the depths of space, riding the solar storms or living in subspace? Or perhaps a super-creepy Alien face hugger from Prometheus? Just take a gander at that scary-looking tail, ready to wrap around your neck and implant that egg. Read More >>

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Is this some strange new GM flower? An awful piece of abstract art? Or just what happens if you take too much LSD? Actually, it's none of those things; keep guessing, you'll never get it. Read More >>

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Garth Britzman's "Pop Culture" is an environmentally green art project, comprised of 1,500 recycled plastic beverage bottles. Each bottle is filled with coloured water and hangs from a string of varied length. The result is a brilliant, stained glass-looking canopy meant to call attention to our consumer "pop" culture and our global need to recycle. [Inhabitat] Read More >>

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The British artist David Marsh has devised a clever way to combine his two favourite things—Adobe design software Pantone colour swatches and album cover art—with a nod to Pointillism. Each finished piece uses 1,369 Pantone swatches to recreate a pixelated version of some of the most famous album artwork of the past half-century. Read More >>

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Is this scorched protrusion a robot genital wart? A satellite fragment? A melting CPU? Keep guessing! Read More >>

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Are these geodes? Is that a view from inside Hef's grotto? Kate Bush's brainmap? Nope! None of the above. Read More >>

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Is that a stained glass window dedicated to man's excess? Nope. A MoMA exhibit capturing our disposable lifestyles? Sorry. A corporate logo treatment for a recycling facility? Not exactly, but it is related to turning trash into something beautiful. Read More >>

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Is that a proton torpedo exploding through space? Nah. Maybe the world's most incredibly unsafe powerline crackling in the night sky? Or how about a CGI bit from The Hobbit? Well, no, but close. It has to do with a dragon, see. Read More >>

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