These Awesome Sun Facts Will Blow Your Mind

July 9, 2014

The sunrise and sunset occur so regularly that we often take their consistency for granted. Though ordinary and expected in mind, in reality the Sun is essentially the sole reason for our survival as a race. To remind you just how cool our Sun is, we’ve rounded up the 20 most incredible sun facts:

Facts About Sun Speed

Ring of Fire Facts

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Winners From The 2014 iPhone Photography Awards

June 20, 2014
Photographer of the Year

Photo by Julio Lucas, 1st Place Photographer of the Year. Source: This is Colossal

Cell phones have come a long way over the past decade. While we use them to check our email, map the closest route to the grocery store or text a friend, it (almost) goes without saying that the cell phone is absolutely king when it comes to photography. Whether you’re taking selfies or Snapchatting your lunch, many of today’s phone cameras rival professional ones. It is because of these great advances that the iPhone Photography Awards were born. Though not as polished as professional photography contests, these image entries are impeccable in their own right.

Fox Photo Award

Photo by Michael O’Neal, Source: iPhone Photography Awards

iPhone Photography Awards

Photo by Alexa Seidl, Source: Huh Magazine

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A Breathtaking Sunset Over Florence, Italy

June 14, 2014

Sunset Over Florence Italy

A living shrine to the marvels of the Renaissance, if Florence’s cultural relics don’t seduce you, its natural scenery certainly will.

The World’s Most Beautiful Spring Blooms

May 17, 2014

There are few times of the year more beautiful than spring. As the weather warms up, green fields and budding trees transform into bright, colorful expanses of daisies, wildflowers and roses. Scientists even estimate that there are between 250,000 and 400,000 flowers plant species covering the globe, many of which have yet to be discovered. From the blushing cherry blossoms that dot Japan’s landscape to the vibrant tulip fields that bring vivid color to Holland’s lush landscapes, spring blooms are one of the world’s greatest marvels.

As the countdown to summer begins, be sure to check out this gallery of some of the world’s most incredible spring blooms.

Cappadocia, Turkey’s Amazing Landscape

May 1, 2014

If visiting Cappadocia, Turkey isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. Here, history and nature collide in a landscape covered by natural columns and pinnacles that poke more than one hundred feet into the air. This bizarre yet beautiful landscape offers something for everyone, from spectacular hot air balloon flights to prehistoric caves to well-preserved Byzantine art.

Cappadocia Panorama

Source: Wikipedia

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Courtney Mattison’s Intricate Porcelain Coral Artwork

April 26, 2014
Our Changing Seas Coral Artwork

Source: Colossal

This past week, millions celebrated Earth Day 2014 by completing eco-friendly projects, planting trees and raising awareness for a number of green causes. We thought we’d add our take by featuring an artist whose love for Mother Nature has deeply impacted her work. San Francisco native Courtney Mattison has a passion for the world’s oceans. An interest in marine biology and environmental science has greatly shaped her work, providing much of the inspiration and motivation to create handmade porcelain sculptures liker her three-part series titled Our Changing Seas.

Our Changing Seas III Coral Artwork

Source: Colossal

Bleached Coral Artwork

Source: Colossal

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