An Unusually Strong Winter Storm Produced Beautiful Ice Formations

This is just one of a series of photos taken by Marko Korošec of Mount Javornik, part of a mountain range in eastern Slovenia. Ten days of snow, high winds, and freezing fog produced layers of rime ice over everything up the mountain, including 3-foot ice spikes. See the rest of Korošec's photos on his 500px page. » 12/23/14 1:33am Tuesday 1:33am

Back When the Victorians Used Microscopic Photography to Look at Porn

Soon after the popularization of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, people started experimenting with gimmicks like microphotography. There was a brief but huge craze for these tiny images that could only be seen using a special microscope lens. It was perfect for sharing porn in a repressive age. » 12/05/14 1:56pm 12/05/14 1:56pm