This is a single Chrysanthemum with 991 blooms, measuring 11 feet in diamater. It's the largest plant of its type ever grown in North America. Here's how a master horticulturalist and a metal fabricator teamed up to make it happen.
First it was birds over New York City and US Airways flight 1549. Now, it's deer over Charlotte airport's runway 36C and US Airways flight 1950:
As if they weren't scary enough, scientists have discovered that sharks can become invisible to prey/you using an optical trick. Not scared yet? Well, one of the invisible shark species is nicknamed the phantom hunter of the fjords. Run. Now.
Patagonia's Down Sweater is the classic jacket for the cold and dry climate. In Fall comes the special edition with ripstop, water-resistant, nylon half the weight and twice as strong as previous. It's so thin, feathers show through the shell.
Tonight's the Men's Olympics Snowboarding Halfpipe event. Have you heard of Shaun White's personal superpipe in which he compressed the training equivalent of years into a day, mastering insane new tricks that I can't even wrap my brain around?
This illustration—showing the diversity of mechanical species in the rain forest—manages to make all these metal animals beautiful. Too bad that these terrible beasts spend their lives feeding on trees, and destroying everything in their paths. [Thanks David]