Vintage Cigarette Boxes Feature Designs From The Soviet Space Program

In earlier decades, when someone reached for a smoke, they might shake out a cigarette from a box featuring the cosmonaut dog Laika, Sputnik, or the Soyuz. These largely Russian cigarette packages are a retro look at a time when even a quick hit of nicotine would remind us of our spacefaring dreams. » 9/29/14 3:01pm Yesterday 3:01pm

A Sculpture Shows a City's Mood By Translating Tweets Into Colored Goo

Monolitt is an Oslo art exhibit created by Norwegian artists Syver Lauritzsen and Eirik Haugen Murvoll. The waist-high object identifies the emotions in tweets, matches the emotion to a predetermined color, and oozes that color in paint out of the top. It's like city-wide techno-mood ring. Only cooler than that… » 9/26/14 2:30am Friday 2:30am

Adorable Drawings of Dog Breeds, Grouped By Their Place of Origin

Dog breeds can be a complicated subject, but, for better or worse, humans have been doing it for a long time. Breeds are not only instantly recognizable, the popular imagination has also tended to give dogs the same stereotypes of their nation of origin. But how many breeds and their homes can you actually name? » 9/26/14 1:00am Friday 1:00am

Gorgeous, Insane Posters Take You on the Greatest D&D Campaigns Ever

If you have fond memories of early Dungeons & Dragons modules, you are going to utterly love these special edition posters by Jason Thompson for Wizards of the Coast. They're hilarious, detailed walkthrough maps of classic adventures like Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, Tomb of Horrors, and more. » 9/25/14 4:00pm Thursday 4:00pm

Caitlin Russell's Beautiful Illustrations of Theories of the Universe

Artist Caitlin Russell's "The Outer Sun" series pairs her carefully composed works with descriptions of theories of the universe, present and past, believable and absurd. For the above image, the caption reads: "fig. 7 ~ The planets travel on elliptical orbits around the sun. (Johannes Kepler, Astronomia nova, 1609)" » 9/24/14 1:30am 9/24/14 1:30am

It Wasn't Exactly Hovering, At Least Not In Any Way We Could Understand

We came over the crest expecting to see another slope of crumbling rock. But instead, we witnessed this. A city began to build itself before our eyes, as if awakened by our presence. A golden ring of heated rock detached itself from the regolith, floating and spinning, illuminating the incomprehensible process. » 9/23/14 5:07pm 9/23/14 5:07pm