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More than 100 humpback whales surrounds boat off coast of Australia

A "megapod" of more than 100 humpback whales has been filmed surrounding a boat off the coast of Australia -- an incredibly rare event an expert says has only ever been captured once before in the country's waters.The whales skirted the boat near Bermagui, about 236 miles (380 kilometers) from Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, as they fed on a large bait ball -- a tightly packed school of […]

todaySeptember 15, 2021

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50 fascinating comparison photos

What we have come to know so far is that perspective is everything and it is quite right. You can truly appreciate something by looking at it with the help of your existing knowledge and then comparing it with other parameters. So, we have gathered the most interesting comparison photos on the internet and they are sure to amaze you and maybe even give you a new perspective. 1. Same […]

todaySeptember 10, 2021

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Twitter begins testing Communities, a new feature for connecting people

Twitter announced Wednesday it is testing a new feature called Communities that will allow users to talk about specific topics with others who share the same interest. Users who join a community can tweet specifically to others in that community as opposed to all of their followers, and the only people who can reply to community tweets will be other members of those communities. The new feature is similar to Facebook […]

todaySeptember 8, 2021

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Götheborg II: Replica 18th century ship plans to re-sail

Nearly 200 years after it sank into the sea, the galleon Götheborg is retracing its path around the world. Well, sort of. The original Götheborg, a trading vessel that belonged to the Swedish East India Company, sank in 1745.Despite going down in the Göta älv river near Gothenburg harbor, divers were first able to explore its wreck in the 1980s. A full-scale replica, dubbed Götheborg II, now stands proudly in […]

todaySeptember 5, 2021

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Artist breathes new life into old black and white photos by colorizing them

Photographs effortlessly capture a moment in time, distilling it into one static picture that we can appreciate again and again. And while the high-definition images of today are absolutely stunning to see in their sharp detail and vivid color, there is something so fascinating about looking at old black and white photos. It’s as if they offer an exclusive peek back in time, into moments in history that reveal what life was like in […]

todayAugust 28, 2021

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Why the Olympic athletes don’t march behind their own flag at the Closing Ceremony

When the Olympics end, athletes don't repeat the highly regimented parade of the opening ceremony. For the closing, they sort of wander in, mingling with other nationalities. It's all part of a plan hatched 65 years ago by a teenager. Despite being credited with saving the Games from disaster, for decades, few people knew his name. In the closing ceremony, the athletes walk "en masse and in no particular order," […]

todayAugust 9, 2021

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Olympics ceremony uses music from Japanese video games

The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics were greeted by a few familiar notes Friday night. Those video game songs that get stuck in your head. An orchestral medley of songs from iconic Japanese video games served as the soundtrack for the parade of countries at the opening ceremony. The arrangement included songs from games developed by SEGA, Capcom and Square Enix. Video game themes are often maligned as annoying earworms, […]

todayJuly 24, 2021

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Pierce Brosnan to hold art exhibition after selling a Dylan portrait for £1.1m

The James Bond star took to Instagram on Sunday to share a number of pieces with his 1.6m followers, writing: 'I do ponder at times whether to show the work slowly practiced since one dark night in 1987 when I first began to paint.  'However as my darling wife Keely says, you're only going to paint so many in your life time. So come year's end I shall have my first art […]

todayJuly 19, 2021

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Greek police recover Picasso and Mondrian paintings stolen in museum heist

Missing artworks by Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian have been recovered by Greek police almost a decade after they were stolen in a daring museum heist. The two paintings, which had been taken from the National Art Gallery in Athens, were discovered Monday, with one suspect arrested in connection with the theft, a Greek police spokesperson confirmed. Picasso's "Head of a Woman" and Mondrian's "Landscape with a Mill" were among three artworks […]

todayJune 29, 2021

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