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How to Tie Dye: Concentric Circles (GIFs)

Tie dyeing is a cheap and easy way to zhoosh up some old plain clothes. It's also a great crafty activity to do if you're stuck at home bored (which we all are these days). This tutorial will teach you the classic concentric circle style of tie dyeing. Check out our other tutorials for the spiral style and the crumpled style.

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How to Tie Dye: Spiral Style (GIFs)

Tie dyeing is a fashion trend that keep on coming back, and right now it's back strong (some would argue it never went out of fashion). Whether you're a die-hard tie dyer or have never done it before, tie dyeing is an awesome way to make your clothes unique and funky. It's also something you can do at home, with only a few materials. If you're interested in funking up some bland clothes, check out our tie dyeing tutorial below, or see our tutorial for the crumpled style.

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How To Sew a Face Mask (Step by Step GIFs): Style One

So you've decided to make your own face mask! This is awesome for three reasons: 1) it's WAY better for the environment than using disposable masks, 2) you can make your mask super stylish or to match your outfits, and 3) doing a little DIY project is good for the soul. Now let's get started. 

Keep in mind that this is one of two styles, so check out this tutorial if you prefer the second style. Now let's get sewing! Or if sewing isn't your thing, you can make a no-sew mask from a t-shirt (see here for style one or style two). To see all tutorials for making face masks, check out our complete guide.

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Tumblr Breaks Down Color Theory

Yay, the big brains at Tumblr take us down a rabbit hole where we learn more about what's going on with this crazy thing called color theory. 

Tumblr breaks down color theory | memewhore So our local children's hospital re- cently redecorated, but not too sure they really thought things out gildatheplant Literally any other colour would've been better choice guys.
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Amazing Works By Vincent van Gogh In A New Perspective.

Tilt-shift photography became a new big thing on the web a couple years ago but now it's coming back. What is it exactly? Well, a special lens that gives a real-world scene the illusion of being a miniature model. The same effect can be simulated in Photoshop, by adjusting contrast, color saturation and depth of focus. It works well with photographs, but this time they decided to use this technique with actual paintings. They decided to use Vincent van Gogh's famous paintings and this is what happened;


a beautiful picture of one of vincent van goghs paintings in tilt effect
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Congrats to Mas Sumbramanian and his team out at Oregon State University for the discovery! He said the following in an official OSU press release:

"It was serendipity, actually; a happy, accidental discovery.

The basic crystal structure we’re using for these pigments was known before, but no one had ever considered using it for any commercial purpose, including pigments.

Ever since the early Egyptians developed some of the first blue pigments, the pigment industry has been struggling to address problems with safety, toxicity and durability."

space science image The Hubble Took an Image of a 'Blue Bubble' That Is Actually a Nebula
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The Hubble Space Telescope took this image of a star that looks like it's inside a blue bubble. NASA says the blue bubble is actually a nebula formed around 20,000 years ago. This is how it's described on the Hubble's website:

The distinctive blue bubble appearing to encircle WR 31a is a Wolf–Rayet nebula — an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other gases. Created when speedy stellar winds interact with the outer layers of hydrogen ejected by Wolf–Rayet stars, these nebulae are frequently ring-shaped or spherical.


According to NASA, these type of stars don't last very long (in terms of bodies in space at least). It'll only be around for a "few hundred thousand years".


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The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world, and it also puts on one of the biggest firework displays for New Year's Eve.

This year they broke a world record for "largest LED-illuminated facade" with 70,000 LED panels wrapped around the tower, according to The Arabian Gazette.

On New Year's Eve last year, the city broke the record for biggest pyrotechnics display in the world with around 500,000 fireworks.

For another look at the display, you can check out Downton Dubai's YouTube page where you can watch from various camera angles, including drone, helicopter and fountain views.

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If you have dreams of someday traveling into space, this video might make you drool with anticipation.

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst put together this amazing timelapse using 12,500 images taken during his six-month Blue Dot mission aboard the International Space Station.

During his time up there, he had a number of major accomplishments. According to the ESA, these included "installing ESA's furnace that can suspend and cool molten metal in mid-air, a spacewalk to maintain and improve the Space Station, and the docking of Europe's last Automated Transfer Vehicle – the largest spacecraft to supply the research centre."

Gerst would often set up cameras to take photos while he conducted his work, and you can check out his full feed of images on his Flickr page.

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Science is Beautiful of the Day: Perfectly Preserved Aquatic Life Made Beautiful Through Embalming

These photographs were staged by Adam Summers, a University of Washington researcher who used old-school preservation techniques to die the cartilage and bones of his specimens to give them a new life after death. Check them out below!

Hat tip to Wired.

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