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This Machine Keeps a Family of Tamagotchis Alive and Happy Forever

Tamagotchi toys were less about simulating the fun of having a pet, and more about the stresses of keeping your pixelated responsibility alive for as long as possible. I’m still no good at it, and presumably neither is Dmitry Morozov, because he built a machine that automatically cares for a Tamagotchi’s every need, …

Pennywise Is Krusty? Pikachu Is Blanka? Pop Culture Icons Cross Over in a New Art Show Pennywise Is Krusty? Pikachu Is Blanka? Pop Culture Icons Cross Over in a New Art Show

In pop culture, even unrelated characters can have something significant in common. They’re both clowns. They’re both purple. They’re both cyborgs. And that middle ground is where artist Alex Solis likes to play.

Banksy's Predictable Criticisms of Capitalism Continue With Self-Shredding Painting Banksy's Predictable Criticisms of Capitalism Continue With Self-Shredding Painting

A framed canvas version of Girl with Balloon by Banksy, the pseudonymous street artist whose true identity remains unknown despite the best efforts of researchers and journalists alike, just sold at London auction house Sotheby’s for at least $1.1 million. At pretty much the exact moment the work was sold, a hidden…

Celebrate the Millennium Falcon With This Dynamic, Trilogy-Spanning Poster Celebrate the Millennium Falcon With This Dynamic, Trilogy-Spanning Poster

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader are, obviously, the stars of Star Wars. But one important “cast member” that rarely gets mentioned along with those characters is the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy: the Millennium Falcon.

High-Quality Jurassic Park Stills Are the Ideal Decoration for the Serious Dinosaur Lover High-Quality Jurassic Park Stills Are the Ideal Decoration for the Serious Dinosaur Lover

A single frame from a film can often be a work of art. They should be displayed as such.

Old Man Aragorn, Out on One Last Hunt Old Man Aragorn, Out on One Last Hunt

What, you thought that after his coronation, the legendary Strider himself would give up on the occasional hunt?

Ominous New Art Exhibit Shows Coral Reefs Transformed by Trash

Corals are some of the most stunning organisms to have graced the planet, but they’re almost incredibly threatened. Now, an artist has re-created their bright colors and squiggly formations in a manner that’s ominously appropriate for the 21st century: with plastic garbage.

These Nearly-Extinct Animals Would Fit on a Single Subway Car These Nearly-Extinct Animals Would Fit on a Single Subway Car

Imagine hopping onto the New York City subway and seeing it packed with Christmas Island geckos or Burmese roofed turtles. This would never happen, obviously. The Christmas Island gecko is actually extinct in the wild, and the Burmese roofed turtle is endangered.

Artist Jen Bartel on Turning Fan Art Into a Comics Career and Paying It Forward

Artist Jen Bartel may have started out drawing Sailor Moon, X-Men, and Ghostbusters fan art, but now she’s creating covers for some of today’s biggest comic books. Black Panther: World of Wakanda, Josie and the Pussycats, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, just to name a few.

Archaeologists Have Found the World's Oldest Known Drawing in a South African Cave Archaeologists Have Found the World's Oldest Known Drawing in a South African Cave

Some 73,000 years ago in what is now South Africa, an early human used a red ochre crayon to draw a cross-hatched pattern onto a smooth flake, according to new research published today. It’s now considered the earliest evidence of drawing in the archaeological record.

Celebrate Some Super Mario Milestones With a Slew of Trippy Artwork Celebrate Some Super Mario Milestones With a Slew of Trippy Artwork

Apparently 2018 is a big year for everyone’s favorite plumber, Mario. It marks the 35th anniversary of the first Mario Bros. game, the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. 3, and the 25th anniversary of everyone’s favorite, the Super Mario Bros. movie. So to celebrate, the Bottleneck Gallery in New York is going down…

An Artist Inspired by Ukiyo-e Creates Absolutely Stunning Illustrations of Superheroes An Artist Inspired by Ukiyo-e Creates Absolutely Stunning Illustrations of Superheroes

As a kid, Gifu City artist Dakota Alexander developed a lifelong love for ukiyo-e, a style of traditional Japanese woodblock painting that became popular during the Edo period. Like many young people, Alexander also happened to have a fondness for comic books and superheroes.

Meet the Canadians in Oil Country Opposing a Huge Pipeline Project Meet the Canadians in Oil Country Opposing a Huge Pipeline Project

Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline may have hit a snag Thursday, but that’s not stopping activists from taking action to raise awareness about the expansion project—and make sure it’s finished for good.

The Oft-Forgotten Architecture of Pop Culture Franchises The Oft-Forgotten Architecture of Pop Culture Franchises

A memorable setting is a key component in any memorable story. This is especially true in popular science fiction and fantasy tales, where settings and locations have become as famous and crucial to their worlds as the characters in them.

Museum Visitor Falls Into Giant Hole That Looks Like a Cartoonish Painting on the Floor Museum Visitor Falls Into Giant Hole That Looks Like a Cartoonish Painting on the Floor

Like a real-life version of a Looney Tunes cartoon, a visitor to a Portuguese museum was injured last week when he stepped into an art installation resembling an inky void. Currently on exhibit at the Serralves Museum in Porto, Descent Into Limbo by Anish Kapoor includes an actual eight-foot hole that’s painted black—…

These 3,800-Year-Old Peruvian Carvings Look Like Modern Emoji These 3,800-Year-Old Peruvian Carvings Look Like Modern Emoji

Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered an ancient wall relief dating back to the Caral civilization—the oldest known civilization in the New World. Though whimsical in appearance, these ancient symbols held very serious meaning.

Haunting Photos Take Us Back to the Beginning of the Flint Water Crisis Haunting Photos Take Us Back to the Beginning of the Flint Water Crisis

Photographer Matthew Brandt traveled to Flint, Michigan, from Los Angeles back in 2016. The 35-year-old was there to take photos of the city for his own interest—and integrate Flint’s lead-contaminated water into his images, quite literally. He used that water to develop his film.

E. Coli Bacteria Made This Image of the Mona Lisa E. Coli Bacteria Made This Image of the Mona Lisa

Scientists created this picture of the Mona Lisa using genetically modified E. coli bacteria. Such teeny little artists!

Hey Artists, Stop Putting Shiny Crap Into Space Hey Artists, Stop Putting Shiny Crap Into Space

As if there isn’t already enough junk in space, an artist is planning to launch a reflective, inflatable sculpture to low Earth orbit in October. The art piece is meant to instill a sense of wonder and alter humanity’s impression of itself, but in reality it’s an empty gesture that’ll only serve to infuriate…

The World Can Always Use More Art Based on the Films of Hayao Miyazaki The World Can Always Use More Art Based on the Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Every frame of every film Hayao Miyazaki has ever made is a work of art. So it’s no surprise that so many people love to pay tribute to his films.

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