Apr 21,2014
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Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:


Mar 29,2014
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Feb 10,2014
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DIY Nutella Mug Cake Art Print by theicarustheory | Society6 on We Heart It.

Nutella mug cake!

Jan 19,2014
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Governors ball 2014 line up!

Jan 8,2014
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DIY Bookbinding Video by sisterMAG on Vimeo.

Awesome bookbinding

Dec 18,2013
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Can you imagine what it would look like to stare into the center of space? This art installation by Yayoi Kusama allows viewers to experience a version of this through the use of many mirrors and colored lights. This “Infinity Mirrored Room" is intended to call to mind "the souls of millions of light years away"—and it reminds us of the permeating, persistent light we may not always be able to see.

Dec 15,2013
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Snow Ball Cakes

These look delicious

Dec 1,2013
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Nov 17,2013
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With a bit of ingenuity, you can make a relatively cheap camera take incredible pictures. 

Using everyone’s favorite duct tape, Alexey Kljatov attached a Soviet-era macro lens to an inexpensive digital camera. While it doesn’t look pretty, the rig captured some amazing snowflake pictures. 

Macro Photos of Snowflakes Captured With Surprising Gear

Snowflakes up close