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Portraits of children's faces as they watch TV

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Australian photographer Donna Stevens captured children's faces as they watch television.

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Man who channels alien from the future bombards Tumblr GIF artists with takedown notices

Darryl Anka telepathically channels a space alien from the future named Bashar who lives on the planet Essassani; on this basis, he has claimed many copyright infringements in the creations of Tumblr's GIF artists.

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'Arrangements,' Emily Blincoe: assorted objects neatly arranged

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Photographer Emily Blincoe of Austin, Texas is best known online for her now very viral photos of pleasingly-sorted sets of things. Why do these little tableaus of neatness delight us so?

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Stunning body paint portraits shared by a reader in the Boing Boing Flickr pool

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Shared by Drew Pion in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

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Water and ink combine in beautiful drawings for a good cause: clean drinking water

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Artist Clément Beauvais uses water and ink to create stunning images in this campaign for humanitarian NGO Solidarités International and its agency BDDP Unlimited.

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Genetic links between creativity, schizophrenia, and autism

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How is creativity related to schizophrenia and autism? Psychology professor Scott Barry Kaufman looks at a scientific paper suggesting that "creativity and psychosis share genetic roots" in the context of his own research on how different forms of creativity might relate to the schizophrenia spectrum and the autism spectrum.

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Noir tongue-in-cheek photos of Batman action figure

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Photographer Rémi Noël explores the archetypes of American mythology: motels and their neon signs, desert expanses and the highways that crisscross them" and Batman.

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The most beautiful money in U.S. history

Detail from the obverse of the United States $1 silver certificate, issued in 1896. (Photo: National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution on Wikipedia)


Detail from the obverse of the United States $1 silver certificate, issued in 1896. (Photo: National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution on Wikipedia)

This image is a detail of an 1896 United States $1 note from the Educational Series of silver certificates issued by the United States Treasury in 1896. It is widely regarded as the most beautifully designed money in U.S. history.

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Here’s a visual diary of a week in makeup wipes

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Vlogger Akilah Hughes decided to document her week in a rather unusual way

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Culturing the critters on an 8-year-old's hand


Tasha Sturm, a lab tech, sampled her 8 year old son's hand when he came in from playing outside in an agar medium, then cultured the microbes that came off in the dish.

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Sculptor Ron Mueck's hyperreal humanity, on exhibit in Winnipeg

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The breathtaking, hyperreal sculptures of Ron Mueck are on display at Canada's Winnipeg Art Gallery until October 4, 2015.

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Watch: John Waters gave the 2015 commencement address at RISD and CRUSHED IT

The Rhode Island School of Design is the alma mater of Talking Heads, the school that gave William Gibson his honorary PhD--and now it's the school where culture hero and filth elder John Waters delivered his magnificent, world-beating rant on what design is for.

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Print combines all the Haunted Mansion stretch-room gags


Actualchad writes, "An aura of foreboding permeates this community of foolish mortals, as their perils combine into a vexing misfortune of exaggerated proportions!"

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Artist decks out LA with urban geodes project

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Artist Paige Smith, aka A Common Name, takes to the streets of LA to create beautiful geodes in the cracks and crevices of the city.

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This amazing print on wood by artist Zelda Devon is one of many things I loved at Beyond Brookledge

Titled “We See What We Seek,” the tale behind this work of art captures perfectly what was so special to me about this event.Read the rest

Wonderful old video game art coupled with haunting prompts

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I've found a beautiful and mysterious Tumblr that combines (what look like) old, obscure video game screenshots with (what look like) snippets of original fiction. As is so often the case with Tumblr I'm not sure who runs it or why, or if it's part of something larger I'm missing, but I sure do like it.

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