Amazing photo of the Milky Way over Yellowstone's alien hot springs

NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day has an amazing picture by Dave Lane today, a 16-photo panorama of the Milky Way arching over Silex Spring, Yellowstone National Park. The amazing pool colors—caused by bacteria thriving in the magma-heated waters—make this look like a picture from an alien world. » 8/28/14 12:17am Today 12:17am

This champagne glass is shaped after Kate Moss' left breast (NSFW)

A (false) legend says that the first champagne glass was molded using the left breast of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France till her head rolled. It was actually created in England, like this new champagne glass modeled after the left breast of Kate Moss, the modern Queen of Fashion. Let's compare with the real thing… » 8/22/14 7:44pm Friday 7:44pm

This classic beauty is one of the most powerful electric cars ever made

Jalopnik will be trying the Renovo Coupé at Pebble Beach, California. I just wanted to post it here because it's a glorious thing: A modified Shelby powered by an electrical engine capable of developing an insane 1,000 lb-ft of torque, pushing the car from 0 to 60mph in under 3.4 seconds. It's gorgeous. » 8/19/14 10:15pm 8/19/14 10:15pm

I wish these magically animated drawing journals existed in real life

Spanish illustrator Luis Pastor draws one vignette per day in his pocket-sized Moleskin journal. He put together a video that shows his tiny illustrations so far in 2014, making subtle animations using different digital tools. I wish there was a way to magically do this to my sketches in real life. » 8/19/14 8:30pm 8/19/14 8:30pm

Cool 3D visualization captures the motion of famous olympic athletes

Felix Deimann—a motion designer based in Dortmund, Germany—created this awesome video that captures the motion of famous olympic athletes like Nadia Comăneci, Michael Phelps, the US basketball Dream Team and Usain Bolt, turning it into a continuous flow of beautiful abstract shapes. » 8/16/14 7:25am 8/16/14 7:25am

Incredibly beautiful windows made from stacked laser-cut paper

Eric Stanley uses laser-cut paper layers to create these amazing 3D sculptures inspired by gothic and Islamic low relief windows. He got the idea when laser cutting Cheerios boxes for another project and he realized that he could create very complex and beautiful forms by stacking them together. » 8/07/14 9:56pm 8/07/14 9:56pm

This is one of the best music videos I've seen in years

If you don't know Paolo Nutini, I don't blame you. I just learned about this British singer when I saw this video of his song Iron Sky. It opens with a hard-to-watch 2-minute silent intro—and then the beautiful music hits contrasting with the lives of pariahs, the mentally insane, the junkies... It knocked me out. » 8/07/14 7:46pm 8/07/14 7:46pm

Women's bodies blend into a city's background with just bodypaint

Body painter Trina Merry hides the naked human body in plain sight by painting women exactly like the background of New York City. At the right angle, the women are essentially camouflaged because they blend in seamlessly with the cityscape. It's pretty amazing how perfect the paint is. NSFW » 8/06/14 1:48am 8/06/14 1:48am

Who knew that making a door handle could be such a beautiful process?

I've never spent more than two seconds thinking about a door handle beyond whether I should push or pull to open. But now that I've watched the complete process of making a leather door handle, I'm beginning to think I should think about the little things more. What else is beautiful out there that I never knew? » 8/05/14 9:43pm 8/05/14 9:43pm

Wow, the winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest are unreal

National Geographic just announced the winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest for 2014. They're all so fantastic you'd swear they aren't real. Like the one above, which is so fantastic that it looks like a photoshop. But it is real—a stunning picture by Marc Henauer of Green Lake in Tragöss, Austria. » 8/04/14 10:40pm 8/04/14 10:40pm

This render is so realistic that you might think mermaids are real

The guys at Lightfarm Studios tell the classic impossible love story between a mermaid and a human in this impressive 3D composition. Everything but the model—the corals, the diver, the tail of the mermaid, the shipwreck—is made in 3D. I could spend hours watching these guys work. NSFW-ish. » 8/04/14 7:33pm 8/04/14 7:33pm

Rare view of the ocean glowing blue against the Milky Way

Today's Earth Picture of the Day is extraordinarily beautiful and rare: Fine art and landscape photographer Fefo Boouvier captured a large population of bioluminescent noctiluca glowing against the Milky Way in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of the little town of Barra de Valizas, Uruguay. » 8/02/14 12:15pm 8/02/14 12:15pm

This alien world is not a frame from Guardians of the Galaxy

This isn't a Cassini photo of a Saturn moon against an asteroids field or a frame from Guardians of the Galaxy. This beautiful alien landscape is right here on Earth, a microscopic world hidden inside a gemstone, photographed by Danny J. Sanchez. He told me about the process behind his work here. » 8/01/14 6:41pm 8/01/14 6:41pm

Don't watch this if you don't want to freak out about your life choices

Filmmaker Paul Trillo takes a look at the infinite options that fill our daily lives and how the consequences of our actions can transform the multiple paths that we can take, combining over a lifetime to define us as people. Some choices we think we can affect, others seem too small to contemplate. » 7/29/14 10:04pm 7/29/14 10:04pm