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Oct 14

Why Scientists Wear Animal Costumes—It’s Not Just for Halloween

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From giant pandas to whooping cranes to even crocodiles, many scientists disguise themselves as animals to collect valuable data that they wouldn’t be able to get, well, in their human skins.

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Oct 14

Artist Photographs Strangers On The Streets And Doodles Over Them

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I take pictures of unsuspecting people and then add sketches using Snapchat. Most of the snaps are created on the way to work or at the bus. I often sketch ideas and funny situations in Snapchat before choosing the one I like the best. I really enjoy creating these snaps because I have to think really different. I also love the simplicity of Snapchat. My other reason for creating these snaps is all about bringing smiles to people.

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Oct 14

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international effort to focus attention on the disease, which affects both women and men. The color pink can be seen worn by professional athletes, runners raising funds for charity, and monuments lit up in the color.

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Oct 14

Building 3D with Ikea

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Today, around 60-75% of all IKEA’s product images (images showing only a single product) are CG. Those images are for instance used on www.IKEA.com. With a ‘bank’ of about 25,000 3D models, IKEA can show products separately or put them together to build a 3D room set. “These are all created at a ridiculously high resolution,” explains Martin, “We render them in 4Kx4K, and they need to hold up to that resolution. We need to be able to do whatever we like with the renderings – print them on large walls in the stores if we need to. Even if most of them are only ever used on the website, they all have the capability to be printed very high-res.”

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Oct 14

Fire Paintings

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Steven Spazuk is a Canada-based artist (or, as he calls himself, a “fire painter”) who uses candle soot to create elegant drawings. After depositing soot on his media with a candle or torch, he etches lines and patterns in the soot with  pencils and feathers.

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Oct 14

15+ Photos Reveal The Full Spectrum Of Autumn’s Colors

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For people of the Northern Hemisphere, fall is officially here. The leaves are turning brilliant shades of  orange, red, every shade of brown, gold and yellow; farmers’ markets are beginning to sell colorful carrots, peppers and pumpkins; the trees in the parks are all in different hues, creating a wonderful atmosphere with this huge explosion of color.

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