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Pretty Pictures
9 Up-Close Scientific Images from the Wellcome Image Awards
The Wellcome Image Awards recognize the best of scientific and medical imagery from the past year.... READ ON
Pretty Pictures
See the Weird, Wonderful Deep Sea Creatures NOAA Discovered in Samoa
Get an up-close look at a newly discovered ocean dandelion, a Venus flytrap anemone, and more.... READ ON
History
Browse 165 Years of The New York Times Front Pages
See every cover from America's paper of record since 1852.... READ ON
Pretty Pictures
13 Wondrous Photos of Waves
Australian photographer Warren Keelan ventures off shore to get close-ups of the ocean in action.... READ ON
History
Milner Library Is Digitizing the Colorful History of the Circus
As Big Top shows become scarce, this Illinois State University library is on a mission to preserve the legacy of traveling circus performers.... READ ON
History
A Newly Discovered Photo of Harriet Tubman Is Up for Auction
It shows a younger version of the abolitionist than we typically see.... READ ON
Videos
Bleak and Stunning Photos of Abandoned Shopping Malls
Photographer Seph Lawless snapped these pictures inside two abandoned Ohio shopping malls. His work captures both the beauty and the melancholy of these modern ruins before they were demolished.... READ ON
Museums
Wander the Virtual Halls of One of the World's Largest Prison Museums
Denmark's Horsen State Prison closed in 2006.... READ ON
History
The Time a Scotsman Played Bagpipes for a Penguin in Antarctica
Gilbert Kerr donned full Highland dress in the Antarctic cold.... READ ON
Weather
Behind the Scenes With a Storm-Chasing Photographer
A lake in Venezuela sees 1.2 million lightning strikes every year, and Jonas Piontek is there to capture them.... READ ON
Food
New Social Media Photo Sharing App Is Just for Foodies
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a photo of your breakfast can be so much more.... READ ON
Art
A Crochet Carousel Turns an Art Exhibition Into a Playground
The crochet artist Olek crafts a merry-go-round in Germany.... READ ON
Travel
Welcome to Wigtown: A Photo Tour of Scotland's National Book Town
This tiny Scottish town is every bibliophile's dream.... READ ON
List
11 Dorm Rooms That Make College Life Look Glamorous
Dorm decorating gets competitive at some colleges.... READ ON
Art
Artist Transforms Black Mourning Dress Into Dead Sea Salt-Covered Creation
Israeli photographer Sigalit Landau submerged the gown in the Dead Sea for three months.... READ ON
Animals
Cat Photographer's Work Celebrates the Massive Maine Coon
Take an up-close look at one of the world's largest domesticated cat breeds.... READ ON

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