Observing the center of the Milky Way at Paranal Observatory.

Top 10 Travel Destinations for An Astronomy Geek

From the world's biggest telescopes to isolated islands, here are some of the best places to explore the cosmos

Chanel (Karl Lagerfeld), suit, pink wool and synthetic blends, white cotton, spring 1994, France, gift of Chanel Inc. Chanel (Karl Lagerfeld), necklace, gold plated metal, fall 1991, France, Gift of Depuis 1924.

Explore 250 Years of What Makes Fashion "Trendy" at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology

A new exhibit, "Trend-ology," examines the origins of fashion's hottest looks

Celebrate Carnival Italian Style, By Pelting Your Neighbors With Oranges

Carnival celebrations can get a little crazy, but in one Italian town, it gets downright messy

Child-sized gas masks in elementary school, Pripyat, Chernobyl zone of exclusion

What Would the World Look Like Without People?

Photojournalist Oleg Mastruko spent eight years photographing abandoned locations for his project "Without People"

Beautiful and Eerie Photographs of Starlings in Flight

Photographer Richard Barnes captures the mesmerizing geometric patterns created by flocks of European starlings

Depth of the canyon.

Slovenia's Ancient Skocjan Caves are Mesmerizing

These formations are some of the largest subterranean chambers in the entire world

1124 MLK Jr. Blvd., L.A. By EVOL. 2010.

The Many Faces of President Obama, As Seen in America's Murals

From liquor stores to churches, Camilo Vergara has photographed murals of President Obama in some of the country's poorest communities

A gondola, piled high with books, sits in the middle of the shop.

Why Does This Bookstore Keep Its Books in Bathtubs?

Venice's Libreria Acqua Alta keeps its books in bathtubs, gondolas and canoes—and not just for show

A damaged Olympic Symbol from the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Sarajevo's Abandoned Olympic Sites

Haunting images of a war-torn Winter Olympic venue

A pool built in an unused metro station could help compensate for a lack of sports facilities in the city, the designers say.

Could There Be Swimming Pools or Gardens in Paris' Abandoned Metro Stations?

Two architects offer fantastical designs for how to repurpose some of Paris' forgotten subway stations

United States athletes at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Who Really Composed NBC's Olympic Theme? Not Who You Think

Music for the Olympic Games has a long and complicated history—and John Williams, the Star Wars composer, is only part of it

Cat cafe in Tokyo

Pay Purr Pet at Japan's Cat Cafés

For a small fee, visitors can sip on drinks while surrounded by friendly felines

Blood Falls seeps from the end of the Taylor Glacier into Lake Bonney.

Antarctica's Blood Red Waterfall

On the southern edge of the world, a waterfall runs red as blood

Over 90 Chinese warriors will light up the University of Edinburgh's quadrangle.

Celebrate Chinese New Year With These Life-Size Warrior Lanterns

The University of Edinburgh is displaying life-size lanterns inspired by the famous army of terracotta soldiers

Stunning Bubbles Frozen Under Lake Abraham

Frozen bubbles of methane trapped beneath Alberta's Lake Abraham are beautiful, but dangerous if popped

What's Up With This Russian House? The Ceiling

As part of an art installation, the “All-Russian Exhibition Center” built a house -- the wrong way

The Spanish Entertainment, 1825, Francisco de Goya (1746-1828), c. 1816-24, Lithograph

Rare and Imaginative Drawings Reveal an Untold Chapter in European Art History

A new exhibit in Santa Fe showcases 132 drawings and prints from Spain—some of which have never been on display before

Viewed from Lake Superior, ice caves on Apostle Islands.

Deep Freeze Reveals Lake Superior's Secluded Ice Caves

For five years, the winter wonder of Lake Superior's Apostle Islands sea caves have been hiding—but recent freezing temperatures have revealed their beauty

On Jan. 16, the National Museum of Natural History unveiled “Tyrannosaurus rex: Say Hello to the Nation’s T. rex!” which features the cast of a T. rex skull

The King of All Fossils is Coming to Smithsonian in April

One of the most complete T. rex skeletons ever found will be on display at the National Museum of Natural History

Whether or not there's a shortage of Velveeta, the processed cheese's history is long and complex.

There is No Shortage of History When it Comes to Velveeta

In the event of a full-blown Velveeta shortage, here's a little history to ease your pain

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