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06 May 20:07

Photos of the Colossal Duga-3 Radar System Built by the Soviet Union


Duga-3 is a radar system set up by the Soviet Union in the 1970s as part of the nation’s anti-ballistic missile early warning system. Although official operations were ended in 1989, the gigantic antenna of the original Duga-3 still dominates the countryside near Chernobyl, Ukraine.

Photographer Peter Franc recently traveled to Ukraine to see and photograph the radio transmitter.

The towers are incredible feats of engineering: the big ones measure 479 feet tall and spans a length of 2,460 feet (nearly half a mile).

“Access to it has only been granted as of a few months ago,” Franc tells PetaPixel. “They’re tearing it down later this year, because all the metal is quite valuable to the ailing economy.”



Most of the photographs he shot were closeup studies of the massive structure, its intricate details, and its dazzling patterns. “Unfortunately with the whole area being quite radioactive, it’s was difficult to backpedal and get further afar,” he says.

His goal with the shoot was to create a coherent set of photos that plays on the abstract nature of the array before they’re gone forever.














The set has also been published in a gallery on Franc’s website.

Image credits: Photographs by Peter Franc and used with permission

30 Jun 06:21


29 Jun 23:04

NBC fires Donald Trump over 'derogatory' remarks about Mexican people

by Xeni Jardin
The presidential candidate and professional assclown called Mexican immigrants "rapists." Read the rest
25 Jun 06:32


Испанский художник Pejac. На улице и дома

29 Jun 14:25

The Perfect Suitcase Transforms Into a Portable Dresser

by Andrew Liszewski

For longer hotel stays, it makes life easier to put all your clothes in drawers instead of rifling through a tangled web of t-shirts, shorts, and shoes. Or, you could make things even easier with a suitcase that transforms into a pre-packed dresser.


29 Jun 18:26

Miniature Hand Thrown Pottery by Jon Almeda

by Christopher Jobson



Master of the miniature Jon Almeda creates tiny hand thrown ceramics at 1″ scale that are every bit as detailed and perfect as their much larger counterparts. The Washington-based artist makes vases, bowls, and even tea kettles tiny enough to sit atop a coin or toothbrush. Despite their fragile beginnings, the pieces are sturdy enough to endure standard glazing and firing to emerge as fully finished ceramics. Almeda uses a custom designed motorized curio wheel that affords the precise control needed to execute minute handbuilding techniques need for each object.

To see more, you can follow him on Instagram or maybe even take a class through the International Guild of Miniature Artisans of which he is a member. (via Artfido)






29 Jun 12:00

Watch How This Blade Uses One Cut to Make a Perfect Corner

by José Tomás Franco

Developed by Andrew Klein, this simple carpentry technique can bring your small-scaled, DIY constructions to new levels.

Klein’s specially designed saw blade has a specific shape that cuts wood without completely breaking it, allowing the board to be folded to form three-dimensional parts with varying uses. 

Check out a series of GIFs showing how it works after the break. 

Watch the full video here.

29 Jun 14:30

Pornogami: A Guide To The Ancient Art of Paper-Folding For Adults

by Ben Dahl

We’ve learned how to make plenty of different things (mostly swans) with the ancient art of paper folding, but none of them compare to what you can create with Pornogami: A Guide To The Ancient Art Of Paper-Folding For Adults. The 128 page book, published by Green Candy Press and created by Master Sugoi, is exactly what you think it is—a collection of smile and laughter inducing origami pieces that range from 3-D versions of boys and girls naughty bits ...
29 Jun 02:54

mechanicalriddle: gonna ride historic on the fury road


gonna ride historic on the fury road

28 Jun 15:40

Long-Exposure Photographs of a New Zealand Cave Illuminated by Glowing Worms

by Christopher Jobson



The twinkling lights dotting the ceiling of this dazzling cave system are the work of arachnocampa luminosa, a bioluminescent gnat larva (also called a glowworm) found throughout the island nation of New Zealand. It is believed that the light, emitted mostly from females, is how the insects find mates. These long-exposure photos by local photographer Joseph Michael capture small communities of worms amongst 30 million-year-old limestone formations on North Island. You can see more shots from the project titled Luminosity, here.








28 Jun 14:22

I love the news

27 Jun 16:22

Printing stickers with Polaroid's Zip Instant Photoprinter is too much fun

by Raymond Wong

I love being able to hold pictures in my hands, but I love being able to stick my pictures on things even more.

Sticker pictures are back, and they're more fun to print out than they were before thanks to Polaroid's $130 pocket-sized Zip Instant Photoprinter.

Before digital cameras, before cellphone cameras and before Facebook and Instagram, there was the photo booth. And then for a short period of time in the mid to late 1990s, photo booths from Asia that printed "sticker pics" became really popular worldwide.

It was a much simpler time. Sticker pics let you express yourself and show off your goofy side. They were a precursor to selfies, if you will. Read more...

More about Reviews, Stickers, Polaroid, Zink, and Tech
28 Jun 01:00

The Hellish Eruption of Mexico's Most Active Volcano 

by Andrew Liptak

The Colima Volcano is located in Mexico, Colima, and since November 2014, it’s been highly active.


28 Jun 03:08

The GIF That Encapsulates This Wonderful Week

by Maddie Stone

On Friday, Mother Jones shared a cartoon by the Southern Poverty Law Center that pretty much sums up this incredible week (below). Could it get any better? Yes. Some genius knew exactly what that comic strip looked like and created the GIF shown above.


27 Jun 11:13

vintagehandsomemen: Art Nouveau Mascarons 1890s-1910sMore...

26 Jun 19:29

The ultimate prank.

27 Jun 01:19

tkyle: The White House - 6/26/15 #LoveWins


The White House - 6/26/15 #LoveWins

25 Jun 19:21

carriehopefletcher: gameraboy: Helene Stanley dancing for Marc...

carriehopefletchergameraboy: Helene Stanley dancing for Marc Davis and other animators for Sleeping Beauty. See the video here. Oh I love this so much!!

26 Jun 13:32

A Man Attaches Nerf Suction Cup Darts to His Eyeballs in a Truly Bizarre Video

by Glen Tickle

Charles Tietjan posted a truly bizarre video of himself attaching Nerf suction cup darts to his eyeballs, hopefully while using contact lenses as a protective barrier. Tietjan then makes the darts dance around while he moves his eyes. This feat should probably not be attempted by anyone with darts of any kind, Nerf or otherwise.

via Tastefully Offensive

26 Jun 17:35

There are a lot of medieval paintings of cats licking their butts

by Lindsey Robertson

It turns out that cats have been licking their butts since (basically) the beginning of time — and humans have always watched them, like big ol' weirdos

A collection of images from early illuminated manuscripts, dating back to the middle ages, is featured on the Tumblr Discarding Images. Every artist rendering features a cat caught in the act of self-cleaning

Because the Internet didn't exist during the Medieval days, so this is what people had to do to fill the absence of cat videos

Here's a sampling of some of the more, um, artistic images: Read more...

More about Art, Cats, Illustrations, Watercooler, and Pics
26 Jun 13:15

Watercolor Lettering Quotes by June Digan

by Daniel Nelson

Earlier this week we published a couple of June Digan’s magnificent watercolor pieces in a roundup with great hand-lettering and calligraphy designs. But I was so impressed with this Filipino artist that I decided to also do a full feature so that you guys can see more of her spectacular work. So here’s 20 of our personal favorites, all of which contains funny and inspirational quotes but also truly magnificent artistry.

Coffee made me do it by June Digan

A pasty without cake is just a meeting by June Digan

Watercolor art by June Digan

Calories dont count on weekends by June Digan

Every flower must grow through dirt by June Digan

Failure is success if we learn from it by June Digan

Focus on the good by June Digan

Be Brave by June Digan

Practise for change by June Digan

Kindness is contagious by June Digan

Laughter is the best medicine by June Digan

Your mistakes dont define you by June Digan

Remember why you started by June Digan

Dreams dont work unless you do by June Digan

Lack of passion is fatal by June Digan

Walk slowly, never backwards by June Digan

This too shall pass by June Digan

Cant buy me love by June Digan

Night Owl by June Digan

Adventures are the best way to learn by June Digan

26 Jun 15:49

Turkish Tattoo Artist Creates Beautiful Cross-Stitch Designs That Appear As If They Were Embroidered Onto the Skin

by Lori Dorn

Cross Stitch Marilyn

Turkish tattoo artist eva krbdk of Daft Art creates beautiful cross-stitch designs that remarkably appear as if they were embroidered directly onto the skin.

Cross Stitch Swirl


Cross Stitch Captain America

Cross Stitch Elephant

Cross Stitch Rose

images via eva krbdk

via Design You Trust

25 Jun 15:24

(photo by nerdburg)

(photo by nerdburg)

26 Jun 01:06

Flower causes cat to malfunction. [video]

Flower causes cat to malfunction. [video]

26 Jun 04:23


25 Jun 19:45

Astronomers Say There May Be Other Universes That Are Better for Life

by Annalee Newitz on Gizmodo, shared by Annalee Newitz to io9

Maybe we haven’t found alien life because it’s all evolving in other universes. A group of astronomers have just released a research paper suggesting that other universes could be far more habitable than our own. It all depends on a few conditions right when those universes were born.


25 Jun 23:56

A Guide To The Coolest Movie Locations In San Francisco

by Alex Magdaleno

The city that ex-military operatives, serial killers, disgruntled detectives, Scottish nannies, and genetically enhanced apes call their movie home.

Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed.

Hollywood Pictures

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25 Jun 18:40

Scientists Can Finally Tell This Bizarre Animal's Head From Its Tail

by George Dvorsky

The fossilized remains of Hallucigenia sparsa were so strange, that paleontologists originally mistook its tail for its head. Now, four decades after its discovery, a Cambridge University research team has corrected this error with an updated reconstruction (and for an ancient sea worm that featured a frightening row of spikes, it was surprisingly cute).


25 Jun 06:19

megsonthemoon: notkatniss: Kitty isn’t allow outside and she...



Kitty isn’t allow outside and she gets mad at us so she sits in the potted tree and pretends she is outside


25 Jun 03:30

Mist Waterfall