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Photo of the Day: Assimilation

A telephone pole near Upington in South Africa is covered by nests made of twigs and grass by sociable weaver birds. Photographer Dillon Marsh’s ‘Assimilation’ project shows how the birds make good use of the manmade poles in a landscape with few real trees. We will have a gallery of his photos on the Telegraph site later today. (Dillon Marsh/Rex Features)

The IX International Festival of Poetry in Granada City

A street vendor, right, looks at a disguised reveler during celebrations marking the 9th International Poetry Festival honoring Nicaraguan poet, priest and former Nicaragua’s Culture Minister, Ernesto Cardenal, not in picture, in Granada, Nicaragua, Wednesday, February 20, 2013. The festival is attended by more than 300 poets from some 60 countries. (Esteban Felix/AP Photo) Continue »

Primitive Tool by Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow

This primitive tool set by Tel Aviv-based design studio Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow was released at the 2012 Budapest design week. The white modernized handles are a contrasting design against the natural blades of stone. Computer imaging wraps each unique cut of stone to create a perfect fit handle. The set features knives and flint starters. We are invited to explore the usefulness of these beautiful ancient tool concepts in our everyday today. Continue »

Photo of the Day: Robo Chief

A robot waiter brings dishes of food to customers at a robot restaurant in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China. (WANG JIANWEI/CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA)

Wild Foxes and a Cat

These two wild foxes were lured to the window of Igor Shpilenok’s remote log cabin by the smell of his cooking… (Igor Shpilenok / Barcroft Media) Continue »

Photo of the Day: Walk this Way!

Children react as a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator dinosaur walks through crowds along the Southbank in London. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

World’s Biggest Yacht “Eclipse” Berthed in New York City

The Eclipse, reported to be the largest private yacht in the world, is viewed docked at a pier in New York on February 19, 2013 in New York City. The boat, which measures 557ft in length and is estimated to cost 1.5 billion US dollars, is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and arrived into New York on Wednesday. Photos by Spencer Platt.

Eclipse is a luxury motor yacht constructed by Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, Germany. Its exterior and interior were designed by Terence Disdale Design and its naval architect was Francis Design. The yacht was delivered to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich on 9 December 2010. At 163.5 metres (536 ft) long, Eclipse is the world’s largest private yacht, 0.5 metres (1 ft 8 in) longer than the Dubai, which belongs to Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai. The yacht’s cost has been estimated at €340 million (approx. US$475M as of September 2011), but a September 2009 report indicated that final costs could approach €800 million (US$1.12B). Continue »

The Brighton Tattoo Convention

Jen Lovell from Swansea poses for a portrait in Brighton, southern England February 16, 2013. Brighton hosts “The Brighton Tattoo Convention” this weekend, an annual two-day gathering which attracts visitors, performers and tattoo artists from around the world. (Toby Melville/Reuters) Continue »

Crysis 3 Nanosuit

Dancing on Ice judge and ex Pussycat Doll, Ashley Roberts is painted to look like she’s wearing a Nanosuit like Phophet, the hero of the Crysis franchise, to help promote the launch of new video game Crysis 3, out from February 22 on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. (Lou Denim/MMP/PA)

Photo of the Day: The Biggest Wave

Australian surfer Marti Paradisis rides a wave near Pedra Branca Rock, south of Tasmania in the Southern Ocean. Paradisis won the ‘Biggest Wave’ section of the Australasian Big Wave Awards, which included $20,000 prize-money. Picture taken November 2012. (REUTERS/Andrew Chisholm/Big Wave Awards)

Photo of the Day: Winter Day

People shield themselves from the snow as they walk along the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. (Vit Simanek/Associated Press)

The 80th Lemon Festival in Menton, France

Big Ben, made with lemons and oranges, is displayed during the 80th Lemon Festival in Menton, France. The theme for the festival, which involves over 300 professionals working on the project and 145 tons of citrus fruits, is “Around the World in 80 Days.” (Lionel Cironneau/Associated Press) Continue »

Photo of the Day: The Emperor Penguins

Paul Nicklen of Canada won 1st Prize in the Nature Stories category for his photographs of Emperor Penguins. Scientists discover that Emperor Penguins are capable of tripling their swimming speed by releasing millions of bubbles from their feathers. These bubbles reduce the friction between their feathers and the icy seawater, allowing them to accelerate in the water. (Paul Nicklen/ National Geographic Magazine)

Chaotic Notes

Brothers Smiles studio published their latest project which explores the relation between chaos and beauty of creative process, which happens in every composers mind. Continue »

In Russia – Meteorites, at PIXERS – Whole UNIVERSE!

Fantastic “Space Odyssey” collection of wall murals from PIXERS. Continue »