Pigeon-painting machine turns the rats of the sky into colorful works…

Pigeons just don't get the same love that canaries, blue jays, and chickadees get. To rehabilitate the images of these vermin birds, artists Julian Charriere and Julius Von Bismarck decided to give them a makeover, creating a machine that draps pigeons and dyes them a wide variety of colors. » 9/08/12 7:00am 9/08/12 7:00am

Venice is sinking faster than we originally thought

Sadly, this is not an April Fool's prank. We've long known that the city of Venice is slowly sinking into its own watery grave. While city officials thought they had halted Venice's descent, it turns out that the city is still sinking — and five times faster than originally believed. » 4/01/12 1:30pm 4/01/12 1:30pm

In search of Ancient Egypt's very own watery answer to Venice

Long before the canals of Venice sprung up in the swamps of the Adriatic, the ancient Egyptians are said to have used their own waterways to build an entire city into the Nile River. Now at last, we might actually find it. » 3/27/12 5:03pm 3/27/12 5:03pm

The streets of London reimagined with Venice-style waterways

What if the waters of the Thames rose so high that the streets of London turned into waterways? This series of images envisions turn-of-the-century London as a second Venice, with gondolas cruising past the familiar landmarks. » 2/19/12 8:30am 2/19/12 8:30am