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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
Animals
13 Vintage Photos of Big Cats for International Cat Day
Happy International Cat Day! Get your feline fix with these vintage photos of big cats in action.... READ ON
Fun
Take a Peek Inside the World's Largest Santa Convention
Every year, Branson, Missouri plays host to hundreds of sweaty Santas looking to bolster their business.... READ ON
Fun
Elderly Couple Poses for Their First Wedding Photos 
The photo shoot honored their 80th anniversary.... READ ON
Weather
Incredible Mushroom Cloud Appears in Phoenix Thunderstorm
The weather phenomenon is called a microburst.... READ ON
This Just In
10 Stunning Images of Manhattanhenge 2016
Didn't catch the solar phenomenon last night? Don't worry—it's happening again tonight.... READ ON
History
The World's Oldest Photo Studio Shutters For Good
The closure marks the end not only of a historic shop, but of the longest continuously running photography studio in the world.... READ ON
Photos
Drone Pictures Provide a Birds' Eye View of South Africa's Social Inequality
This Just In
Photographer Captures Live Fish Stuck Inside a Jellyfish
Tim Samuel was snorkeling off Pass Beach in Byron Bay, Australia, when he captured a rare phenomenon.... READ ON

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