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Architecture

Vertical Garden By Patrick Blanc in Madrid, Spain

1107 Vertical Garden By Patrick Blanc in Madrid, Spain
Green building also known as green construction or sustainable building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient.

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Travel

Eagle Huntress

These stunning photographs show the changing face of a majestic centuries old Kazakh pastime tradition that still lives in the lands of mongolia – eagle hunters. The pictures focus on 13-year-old Irka Bolen – who is being trained to work with these birds of prey (golden eagles). Set in the beautifully mountains of Bayan-Ulgii province, in the far west of the open steppes of Mongolia, the photographer centres on Irkas power over the bird. Tradition-wise, only when a boy turns 13, and he’s strong enough to carry the weight of a grown eagle, his father starts training him in the ancient hunting technique. They say, that in the Kazakh tradition, there’s over a thousand ways of training and hunting using the eagle, and each family masters their own special technique.

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Photographer Asher Svidensky, holding the camera, taking a shot of a one of the Eagle hunters fathers whilst on horseback, proudly displaying his eagle on his arm. (Photo by Asher Svidensky/Caters News)

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World Non-stop

Amateur Rope-Jumping in Russia

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A member of the “Exit Point” amateur rope-jumping group jumps from a 44-metre high (144-ft) waterpipe bridge in the Siberian Taiga area outside Krasnoyarsk, November 3, 2013. Fans of rope-jumping, a kind of extreme sport involving a jump from a high point using an advanced leverage system combining mountaineering and rope safety equipment, marked the end of the group’s jumping season and recent Halloween festivities. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

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Travel

Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, British Columbia

1104 Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, British Columbia
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The current bridge is 140 metres (460 ft) long and 70 metres (230 ft) above the river. It is part of a private facility, with an admission fee, and draws over 800,000 visitors a year.

The bridge was originally built in 1889 by George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer and park commissioner for Vancouver. It was originally made of hemp ropes with a deck of cedar planks, and was replaced with a wire cable bridge in 1903. In 1910 Edward Mahon purchased the Capilano Suspension Bridge. “Mac” MacEachran purchased the Bridge from Mahon in 1935 and invited local natives to place their totem poles in the park, adding a native theme. In 1945, he sold the bridge to Henri Aubeneau.

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Art

Jessica Stoller: Flesh, Feminism and the Sublime

198 Jessica Stoller: Flesh, Feminism and the Sublime
Fleshy, fecund figures, delicate decay, and saccharine spoilage abound in Jessica Stoller‘s intricate, evocative porcelain works. Infusing sugar with vice, frosted breast cakes and BDSM scenes adorned with swans, Rococo gilding and ruffled gowns populate tableau where spiders and snails creep beneath to feast on the sweet excess. Each exquisite piece is tempered with satire, unleashing all the glorious distortions of the female body while reflecting the fears and desires that have been projected onto the female form for millennia.

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Design

Best Wedding Present Ever? Photographer Remakes Hollywood Posters Starring Bride and Groom

197 Best Wedding Present Ever? Photographer Remakes Hollywood Posters Starring Bride and Groom
In a world where love is patient and love is kind, one couple refused to play by the rules. This summer, they’re going to the chapel and someone’s going to get … buried!

OK, so it was actually last fall, and no one died in a fiery blast. But these parodies of Hollywood blockbuster posters for the marriage of David DiCicco and Rachael Batts are still epic enough to make Michael Bay consider a second career as a wedding planner.

The posters were the work of the Virginia couple’s close friend, Nashville-based photographer and designer Andres Martinez. After helping them create a Casablanca-themed save-the-date card, Martinez spent about a month creating a series of posters starring DiCicco and Batts, who displayed them at their wedding reception.

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Fashion

What Lady Gaga’s Versace Ads Look Like Without Photoshop

196 What Lady Gagas Versace Ads Look Like Without Photoshop
Lady Gaga’s much-heralded ad campaign for Versace for Spring 2014 (and friendship with Donatella) launched several months ago. Now photos from the shoot that appear to not have been retouched have leaked online.

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Animals

Meerkats Use Photographer As Lookout

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A baby Meerkat rests on photographer Will Burrard-Lucas’ hand on January 2014 in Makgadikgadi, Botswana. These adorable Meerkats used a photographer as a look out post before trying their hand at taking pictures. The beautiful images were caught by wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas after he spent six days with the quirky new families in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana. Will has photographed Meerkats in the past and was delighted when he realised he would be shooting new arrivals. (Photo by Will Burrard-Lucas/Barcroft Media)

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Art

Castles Etched on Grains of Sand

185 Castles Etched on Grains of Sand
Artist Vik Muniz is known for his gigantic composite installations and sculptures created from thousands of individual objects. In this new collaboration with artist and MIT researcher Marcelo Coelho, Muniz takes the opposite approach and explores the microscopic with a new series of sandcastles etched onto individual grains of sand.

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World Non-stop

Chocolate Easter Bunny production at Confiserie Felicitas in Germany

180 Chocolate Easter Bunny production at Confiserie Felicitas in Germany
Children from a Polish tour group watch as employee Sandra Jaeckel prepares to take away a giant chocolate Easter bunny after showing it to them at Confiserie Felicitas chocolates maker on April 9, 2014 in Hornow, Germany. Easter is among the busiest times of year for the chocolatier, which produces Easter bunnies and eggs in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Founded by Belgian expats Goedele Matthyssen and Peter Bientsman the company will soon celebrate its 21st year. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Sport

Best Fancy Dress Runners of the London Marathon

179 Best Fancy Dress Runners of the London Marathon
A fancy dress runner during the Flora London Marathon in London, England on April 13, 2003. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Animals

2014 Underwater Photography Photo Contest Winners

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2014 Underwater Photography Photo Contest winners, Temperate Waters category, 1st place. (Photo by Jeremy Axworthy/UnderwaterPhotography.com)

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Technology

Massive Solar Electricity Plant Provides Power to California Homes

175 Massive Solar Electricity Plant Provides Power to California Homes
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is seen in an aerial view on February 20, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada. The largest solar thermal power-tower system in the world, owned by NRG Energy, Google and BrightSource Energy, opened last week in the Ivanpah Dry Lake and uses 347,000 computer-controlled mirrors to focus sunlight onto boilers on top of three 459-foot towers, where water is heated to produce steam to power turbines providing power to more than 140,000 California homes. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Photos

National Geographic Concludes What Americans Will Look Like in 2050

159 National Geographic Concludes What Americans Will Look Like in 2050

It’s no secret that interracial relationships are trending upward, and in a matter of years we’ll have Tindered, OKCupid-ed and otherwise sexed ourselves into one giant amalgamated mega-race.

But what will we look like? National Geographic built its 125th anniversary issue around this very question last October, commissioning Martin Schoeller, a renowned photographer and portrait artist, to capture the lovely faces of our nation’s multiracial future.

Here’s how the “average American” will look by the year 2050.

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Animals

Animals in Hiding

These snaps show a series of crafty critters camouflaged out of view. Many adventurous animals love to stand out from a crowd, but there are times when they need to blend in a bit more too.

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Tall story: Can you spot the giraffe? (Photo by Caters News)

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