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Massive 16th Century Sculpture of a Guardian Colossus. "Atlas of Beauty" Photographer Provides a Rare Look at Women in North Korea. Over two years ago, Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc embarked on an ambitious quest to document diverse examples of beauty around the world through stunning portraits of women from more than 37 countries.

"Atlas of Beauty" Photographer Provides a Rare Look at Women in North Korea

Her journey has taken her to a diverse range of lands, including Tibet, Iran, Brazil, and the US, but her latest destination is particularly noteworthy—none other than North Korea, the isolated and rarely photographed East Asian nation. Traveling to cities like Pyongyang, Sinuiju, and Wonsan, Noroc had the remarkable opportunity to expand her series The Atlas of Beauty to include the women of North Korea.

Her subjects range from waitresses to students to factory workers, providing a unique look at some of the 24.9 million people who live in the country. Stunning Photos Of The Abandoned Fukushima Exclusion Zone Turning Into Wilderness. Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011 left one long lasting scar: the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

Stunning Photos Of The Abandoned Fukushima Exclusion Zone Turning Into Wilderness

Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski got the permits to enter the area of the nuclear disaster to take pictures. Chilling photos show nature slowly crawling back in. Disturbing Stories Of Feral Children Told With Dark Photos. Children are wild enough – but what if they grew up around animals?

Disturbing Stories Of Feral Children Told With Dark Photos

Julia Fullerton-Batten brings them to our attention with her photo series “Feral Children”. The 100 Best Lesbian Movies Of All Time. Films aimed at lesbian, bisexual and queer women have never exactly been noted for their universal excellence.

The 100 Best Lesbian Movies Of All Time

Hollywood is a notoriously sexist machine and it’s hard enough to get a solid film about women made, let alone a solid film about women who prefer the company of other women. Interview: Playful Photos of Polar Bears Frolicking in Flower Fields During Summer. Although we're used to seeing polar bears inhabiting snowy, icy landscapes during the winter, we rarely think about these majestic beasts in any other environments as the seasons change.

Interview: Playful Photos of Polar Bears Frolicking in Flower Fields During Summer

As summer rolls around, though, it can be amazing to see the kind of shenanigans the furry creatures get themselves into. Polar bears in Northern Canada's Hudson Bay can be found playing in gorgeous flower fields, munching on freshly caught fish, and hunting beluga whales. While staying at lodges run by Churchill Wild in Manitoba, Canada, wildlife and nature photographer Dennis Fast captured these incredible shots of polar bears frolicking in fields of fireweed.

21 Terribly Translated T-Shirts That Will Make You Facepalm. You'd think that if you were planning on selling t-shirts with various slogans in a foreign country, that you might spend a little bit of money to make sure they were translated correctly right?

21 Terribly Translated T-Shirts That Will Make You Facepalm

At the very least you'd attempt to use spellcheck or find someone familiar with the language to check them over before you went into mass production. 11 People You'll Find in Every Queer Scene as Illustrated by Adventure Time. The Smiths - The Stories Behind All 27 Of Their Provocative Album And Single Sleeves. Unstoppable Blog About Great Music.

29 Wonderfully Cute And Quirky Japanese Mascots. What can you say about Japan that hasn't already been said?

29 Wonderfully Cute And Quirky Japanese Mascots

As a nation they are obsessed with colourful characters, Manga comics & anything that's even slightly left of centre. Which goes a long way into explaining the existence of these Japanese mascots. Designed to represent national parks, suburbs, airports, TV stations, popular streets, historical landmarks and even cities themselves. When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person. A 17th-Century Stanchi Painting Reveals the Rapid Change in Watermelons through Selective Breeding. Giovanni Stanchi (Rome c. 1645-1672).

A 17th-Century Stanchi Painting Reveals the Rapid Change in Watermelons through Selective Breeding

Oil on canvas. 38 5/8 x 52½ in. (98 x 133.5 cm.) / Courtesy Christie’s Old master work paintings are frequently cited for their depiction of historical events, documentation of culture, or portraiture of significant people, but there’s one lesser known use of some paintings for those with a keen eye: biology. One such instance is this Renaissance still life of various fruits on a table by Giovanni Stanchi painted sometime in the 1600s that shows a nearly unrecognizable watermelon before it was selectively bred for meatier red flesh.

Exclusive: THE COLLECTED WORKS OF HAYAO MIYAZAKI Coming to Blu-Ray. The 20 best detective games. DeepDream - a code example for visualizing Neural Networks. Posted by Alexander Mordvintsev, Software Engineer, Christopher Olah, Software Engineering Intern and Mike Tyka, Software Engineer Two weeks ago we blogged about a visualization tool designed to help us understand how neural networks work and what each layer has learned.

DeepDream - a code example for visualizing Neural Networks

In addition to gaining some insight on how these networks carry out classification tasks, we found that this process also generated some beautiful art. We have seen a lot of interest and received some great questions, from programmers and artists alike, about the details of how these visualizations are made. We have decided to open source the code we used to generate these images in an IPython notebook, so now you can make neural network inspired images yourself! Dreamscope Photo Filters. Inceptionist Painting Salvia Art Deco Painting.

Dreamscope Photo Filters

oHkC3LT.gif (GIF Image, 276 × 220 pixels) Maps Have Been Lying To You Your Entire Life. The truth is that every map tells a lie, but they don’t all lie about the same thing. If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system. Mercury Venus Earth You Are Here Moon Mars Jupiter.