The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards – FINALISTS 2017

*** EXCLUSIVE *** SAN SIMEON, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 13: A young elephant seals looks shocked at his friends revelation in George Cathcart's "WTF?!", taken on December 13, 2016 in San Simeon, California. PREPARE yourself for some rib-tickling laughter because the Comedy Wildlife Awards has announced its 40 finalists. Founded by Tanzania-based photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE…

New Aerial Images Show Mysterious Lost City In The Middle Of The Pacific Ocean

Nan Madol is an ancient and remote city that has long been out of reach for archaeologists. Now, new tech has given scholars unprecedented access to the site, which was once the seat of the Saudeleur Dynasty (1100 CE to 1600 CE). The "floating" city sits on a coral reef in the Pacific Ocean off the coast…

Sydney artist makes same-sex marriage statement in new mural

"Tony’s special day" Peeking above the lacy bodice of a white wedding gown is a smattering of curly chest hairs; above that, the beaming, glowing face of Tony Abbott as the bride of Tony Abbott. It’s the latest mural from Australian street artist Scottie Marsh, which is getting its final touches on a massive wall…

Talismans and Amulets for Prosperity and Protection in Ancient Egypt

Talismans and amulets in ancient Egypt Queen Cleopatra made the Egyptian asp snake famous when she chose to use it's venom to commit suicide. But did you know the Asp snake is a powerful Egyptian symbol. Talismans and amulets are still today very much part of popular culture in Egypt and seem to have a…

Woman sold painting for £3,500 which is now revalued for £2m

One woman has just found out a painting she sold for £3,500 two years ago has now been revalued at £2million after scholars discovered it is an original sketch by John Constable. Valuers from Christie’s auction house had priced the painting at a mere £500 on the theory it was merely an homage to the…

This Rescued Blind Owl has Stars In His Eyes

Meet Zeus a rescued blind owl that has stars in his eyes. The owl was injured but rescued and found at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, California. He was named “Zeus” after the Greek god of sky and thunder because of his stunning eyes. It’s like a whole galaxy where you can stare into.. via…

Japan Unveils Designs For First Underwater City

We've seen people living in tiny homes, big homes and everything in between -- but nobody has ever taken underwater dwelling to a level like this. A Japanese architecture firm has unveiled renderings of what would be the world's first underwater city, which the firm says could be constructed as early as 2035. The massive,…

15 Creepiest Modern Technologies

From inventions that can imprint stories in your mind, to advertisements that can communicate directly into your skull, we count 15 horrifyingly real technological advances that we’d just rather not see 15 - Invisible Pain Ray This is part of the Pentagon’s official weapons program, designed to deter advancing troops by heating the skin of…

Frog Freezes Solid in Winter and Comes Alive in Spring

Animals have the amazing ability to survive even the harshest of circumstances. Some animals hibernate (go into a deep sleep) so they can survive throughout the cold season when the weather is freezing and the food is scarce. Hibernation truly is a clever survival mechanism. We all know about the bears and their ability to…

Finding a star to call home

By Donna Burton, University of Southern Queensland We live on a rocky little planet perfectly situated around a middle-aged G2 spectral type yellow star. In many ways, a very boring and ordinary star, but with an extraordinary difference: it has at least one habitable planet. And, in fact, one inhabited world with the right temperature…

In the quantum world, the future affects the past

By Diana Lutz An experiment shows that hindsight and foresight together more accurately “predict” a quantum system’s state than foresight alone. We’re so used murder mysteries that we don’t even notice how mystery authors play with time. Typically the murder occurs well before the midpoint of the book, but there is an information blackout at…

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