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These Amazing Temporary Artworks Are Made Of Sand

When an artist creates a beautiful work of art, she or he usually wants it to last forever — or at least, to outlive its creator. But sometimes, an artist just wants to create a work of beauty that will last a short time, and then be gone forever. Here are the loveliest short-lived works of art... made of sand. » 3/31/15 3:23pm 3/31/15 3:23pm

Stunning Timelapses Show The World's Largest Cities From The Air

The greatest cities on Earth are always in motion. Their bustling activity forms a great collective organism, whose shape changes over time. So there's a good reason why we're all fascinated by timelapses of cities — and there's nothing cooler than timelapses of aerial footage. See the world's biggest cities in a… » 3/19/15 3:05pm 3/19/15 3:05pm

Kenzō Tange's Buildings Will Make You Believe In A Better Future

These buildings by Kenzō Tange (1913-2005) look like matte paintings from futuristic movies — but they're actually some of the most unique megastructures in the world. One of the most famous architects of the 20th century, Tange combined traditional Japanese styles with modern architectural solutions and forms. » 3/12/15 3:17pm 3/12/15 3:17pm

These Light Painting Videos Look Like Classic Video Games On Speed

We've seen some amazing light paintings that make the real world look magical and surreal. But what's even cooler than a static light painting? A whole video, where beings made of pure light burst into existence and run around. Here are the most eye-popping and dazzling light-painting videos on the internet. » 1/30/15 3:00pm 1/30/15 3:00pm

An Astounding History of Scientific Space Art from the Past 200 Years

Ron Miller's new coffee table book The Art of Space is a gorgeous history of scientific illustrations, full of retro rockets and stunning planetscapes. It's also a glimpse back at the cutting-edge astronomy of yesteryear. We've got a gallery of some of the most striking work from the book. » 11/20/14 8:00am 11/20/14 8:00am

Animator Drew Berry Is Here to Talk to You About Making Science Art

Drew Berry is a biomedical animator who specializes in revealing the drama behind the incredibly miniscule, yet operatic, lives of cells, molecules, and viruses. Check out a gallery of his work, and then start asking your questions about animation, microscopic drama, and anything else in the comments! » 10/09/14 1:04pm 10/09/14 1:04pm

Ancient Egyptian Art Contains The Records of Past Extinctions

Six thousand years ago, the Egyptian wilderness was a very different place. Lions ruled, zebras gathered in large herds, giraffes foraged from tall trees. We know that, in part, thanks to drawings on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs. Can ancient art help us better understand modern Egyptian wildlife? » 9/09/14 1:22pm 9/09/14 1:22pm