You're not dreaming, this is an actual place located in the southern Pacific Ocean, on the island of Bora Bora. Sure, it may take a lottery windfall to afford a weekend at this particular Four Seasons, but one can daydream, right? Featuring 100 breathtaking over-water bungalows, you'll also find infinity pools, fine dining restaurants, a holistic spa, bars, and even a gym at this luxurious resort. Don't fancy lazing around all day? Kayaking, paddle boating, and even the chance to feed sharks are also available. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for viral videos showing how to make several cool Asian desserts at home, including boba bubble tea at home.
Researchers have discovered an "alien plughole" on Mars with an enormous slab of water ice just beneath the crater, measuring 130-feet thick, that defies explanation. "There have been a lot of climate changes between now and the tens of millions of years ago when we suspect the ice was put there. But it shouldn't be stable today, and other past climates of ice instability in this region mean the ice should've sublimated away into the dry Martian atmosphere by now. So, that's what we need to investigate.
What kept the ice around all this time? There's no climate model that we have now that explains this," according to Shane Byrne, associate professor in University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. Continue reading for another video of Mars anomalies.
Most dogs do not look like their owners, but after seeing these portraits by German photographer Ines Opifanti, you might think otherwise. "I photographed the dogs first, letting them sit on a small podium. Owners had to interact with them, telling them phrases they know the dogs will react to. Of course they got lots and lots of praise and treats so they quickly stopped caring about the lights or the camera. It's important that dogs are calm and relaxed, so they can show their natural behavior and are not frightened. After the dogs were photographed, the owners have to interpret and mimic. I noticed that dog people get really good in interpreting their own dogs. It's really a fascinating thing because we're two completely different species after all," said Opifanti. Continue reading for more pictures.
UK-based initiative Cafe Art wanted to connect the homeless with their community through art and photography. So, they dispersed 100 disposable cameras to homeless people around London, gave them a photography training course with the Royal Photographic Society, and then asked them to shoot photos with a "My London" theme. Currently, 80 of the cameras have been returned, and over 2,500 photos were developed. Continue reading to see some of the highlights, along with a video explaining the project.
There are normal wedding photos captured at chapels, and then these stunning images, which are all winners in Junebug Weddings "Top 50 Destination Photos" contest. They've been hosting photography contests for the past 7-years, and their second annual "Best of the Best Destination Photography" category brought in over 4,000 image submissions this year from photographers in over 40 different countries. Above, we have a beautiful photo from Bandung, Indonesia. Continue reading for more.
Beach goers at South Carolina's Isle of Palms spotted an extremely rare "fire rainbow," which lit up the sky for nearly an hour. "Fire rainbows, which are technically called circumhorizontal arcs, occur in high-level cirrus clouds made up of tiny ice crystals. To produce the rainbow colors, the sun's rays must enter the ice crystals at a precise angle to give the prism effect of the color spectrum. In addition, the sun must also be at an altitude of at least 58 degrees above the horizon," according to meteorologist Justin Lock. Continue reading for more pictures.
It's not everyday that you see a polar bear, even as a wildlife photographer, but Dennis Fast stumbled upon something truly remarkable near the lodges run by Churchill Wild in Northern Canada's Hudson Bay: a group of polar bears playing in a field of fireweed flowers. "[I]t's not just their color that makes them a favorite target of my camera. They have a slow, ambling gait as they drift about looking for anything that moves. It looks like they don't have a care in the world, and that there is nothing they are afraid off. It's not arrogance, exactly, but a quiet confidence that we often respect in humans and that translates well to the polar bear," said Fast. Continue reading for more pictures.
Say goodbye to overexposed photos, and hello to the Modulo Camera. Developed by MIT researchers, this camera captures a high dynamic range photo with every exposure. "No more will photographers or even ordinary people have to fumble with aperture size and exposure length. The algorithm would enable people simply to click the camera button and let the computer deal with exposure problems. The modulo camera can potentially transform the way everyday photography works," writes lead scientist Hang Zhao. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the 24-hours of endless sun those stationed in Antarctica get to experience every summer October - February.
Mad Max: Fury Road gets a modern day makeover filled with go-karts, golf carts, paintball guns and lots of actors. Devin "Super Tramp" Graham's, best known for his YouTube clips of cliff-jumping, jet surfing and urban kayaking, latest project is definitely no slouch. Filmed in the Utah desert using professional stunt actors, the team really nailed the look and feel of the original movie using carts and paintball guns. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes clip.
Not just any time traveler, this one has been dubbed the "Time Traveling Hipster" by internet users. The image in question shows a mysterious man photographed in 1940 wearing what seems to be modern-day clothing and carrying a camera. While the identities of photographer and subjects depicted in the image are unknown, the location and year was noted on the back of the photograph: "Reopening of the South Fork Bridge after flood in Nov. 1940. 1941 (?)". The image belongs to the virtual collection of the Bralorne Pioneer Museum in British Columbia, Canada. Continue reading for more fascinating historical photographs.