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10.10.14 Marina Galperina

On Thursday, a finback whale washed up on the shore of Smith Point County Park in eastern Long Island. Unlike the other mysterious animal death this week, there were no visible signs of injury. NBC reports that the 58-foot whale was in a state of advanced decomposition and was probably dead for a very long time, […]

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08.04.14 Sophie Weiner

Twitter may be the saddest social network. No other platform makes it easier to send a quick message of despair into the universe. The hugely popular account @sosadtoday demonstrates Twitter’s penchant for melancholy well, with recent tweets like “depression is now following you” and “btw it’s not going to be ok” that generate hundreds of […]

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08.20.13 Marina Galperina

No, that tree frog isn’t giving you the middle finger. According to Chinese social network  Weibo, Shikhei Goh isn’t just an amazing and lucky photographer who keeps catching finger-flipping and “dancing” geckos and going viral. He’s staging the shots by making the animals dangle off strings in Indonesia. It’s all very unnatural. As translated into English by photographer Jenn Wei: These […]

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04.08.13 Julia Dawidowicz

No one enjoys graphic materials that expose the cruel treatment of factory farm animals. Seeing little piglets crammed into dark, filthy cages on top of their dead, rotting brethren is disturbing, horrible, and makes us sick with guilt. But does that make the animal rights activists who put together these materials “terrorists”? Yes, if several […]

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09.16.11 Marina Galperina

Do not look at these photos of the saddest seal in the world, lest you want your heartstrings tugged by a chainsaw. The scrappy little ginger was found by photog Anatoly Strakhov on Tyuleniy Island, Russia — hungry, half-blind, huddled under some logs, shunned by his “black brothers.”  […]

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12.30.10 Marina Galperina

Kodachrome is no more, because there is no more Kodachrome, a.k.a. the Technics of analog photography enthusiasts. The last roll of Kodachrome film will be developed today at Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons, Kansas and the last special processing machine will be dismantled for scrap. Say good-bye to those Kodachrome blues that made you feel like […]

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