Abandoned classic vehicles that time forgot

Abandoned classic vehicles that time forgot
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At first glance, there doesn't appear to be anything spectacular about a piece of land containing 60 broken-down vehicles.  However, get a closer look into the vehicles that are being described as "sleeping beauties" by the Artcurial auction house in Paris.  These vehicles are expected to bring in over $22 million at auction.  But what's so special about them?

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The first photographs of snowflakes

The first photographs of snowflakes
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This is Wilson A. Bentley, self-educated farmer from Jericho, Vermont, photographer and lifelong lover of snow.  Bentley spent over a year experimenting with different ways of taking photographs through a microscope, becoming the first person to successfully photograph a single crystal of snow in 1885.  Bentley photographed more than 5,000 snowflakes in his lifetime, coming to the conclusion that all snowflakes are unique.

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This artist creates unique art using banana peels

This artist creates unique art using banana peels
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Stephan Brusche, an artist from Rotterdam, Netherlands with a unique perspective on art, creates eye-catching designs using only a ballpoint pen, a kitchen knife, and banana peels.  Brusche stated that, depending on the detail of the design, they can take anywhere from 5 to 25 minutes to complete.

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Scientists discover another Earth-like planet

Scientists discover another Earth-like planet
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NASA's Kepler Space Telescope discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting a start within the habitable zone of our galaxy, Kepler-186f, approximately 500 light years away from Earth in the Cygnus constellation.  This habitable zone is the region around a star where planetary-mass objects with sufficient atmospheric pressure can support liquid water at their surfaces.  This discovery is rated the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of another star.

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This dad has been covering his arms in tattoos of his son's drawings for years

This dad has been covering his arms in tattoos of his son's drawings for years
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Photographer Chance Faulkner did an interview and portrait series with Keith Anderson, a father from Peterborough, Ontario, who has been covering his arms in beautiful tattoos of his son's drawings since his son was four years old.  Anderson has been adding one tattoo to his right arm every year since and plans to keep doing it until his son no longer wants to.

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Earth's Second Moon, 3753 Cruithne

Earth's Second Moon, 3753 Cruithne
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Everyone knows and loves the moon.  What you may not know is that it's not Earth's only natural satellite.  In 1997, another body was discovered, 3753 Cruithne, also called a quasi-orbital satellite of Earth.  This means that Cruithne doesn't orbit Earth in a nice ellipse the same way our moon does.  Instead, Cruithne scuttles around the inner solar system in what's called a horseshoe orbit.

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Stunning photos of this morning's solar eclipse

Stunning photos of this morning's solar eclipse
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A total solar eclipse occurred this morning, captured in the Faroe Islands, and Svalbard.  A partial eclipse was visible from Scotland to northern Africa.  A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun.  The moon obscures our parent start and becomes a dark silhouette edged with light.  Because the moon blocks the sun's rays, it casts a shadow of darkness over a small part of Earth beneath it.  Lunar eclipses are different in that Earth comes between the sun and the moon.

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Treehouse living in Italy is happening at this apartment complex

Treehouse living in Italy is happening at this apartment complex
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Treehouses used to be everyone's childhood dream, but now adults are taking to one of the coolest housing trends ever at this Italian apartment complex.  This apartment complex, called 25 Verde and designed by architect Luciano Pia, stands in Turin, Italy at five stories high with 63 rooms... and it is gorgeous!

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Tom DeLonge claims he will release four albums this year

Tom DeLonge claims he will release four albums this year
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Tom DeLonge shared on his Twitter page last night that he will be releasing four albums this year, surprising us with a new single called New World playing in the video above, along with two more tracks coming out in the next few weeks.

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