This was the first kiss ever filmed—and it was between two women

The Internet is currently ablaze over a video of strangers having a first kiss, but what was likely the first kiss committed to film was between two models—two female models. Oddly, the photographer filmed a same-sex kiss because, not in spite of, mores of the era. Artful nudity below. » 3/14/14 8:00pm 3/14/14 8:00pm

These were the GIFs of the Victorian Age

Modern GIFs may make the Internet a more animated place, but they're no match for the sublime weirdness of 19th-century animations. While some are graceful mini-movies of people and animals, others seem pulled from some truly surreal nightmares. » 10/31/13 3:00pm 10/31/13 3:00pm

7 Things We Learned About the World Thanks to Photography

Photography and science have gone hand in hand since Louis Daguerre used his fossil collection as the subject of one of his first daguerreotypes. But photography has also contributed to scientific knowledge, expanding our understanding of the world by capturing what the human eye cannot see or going places humans… » 3/13/13 10:18am 3/13/13 10:18am