This beautiful starry sky is a cave full of glowworms in New Zealand

NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day features an amazing photo by Phill Round. It looks like a frame from a Spielberg movie—an humanoid figure appearing at the base of a mountain, with the unknown starry sky of an alien world behind it. In reality, it's a man getting into New Zealand's Hollow Hill Cave. » 8/30/14 9:21am Saturday 9:21am

These hyperrealistic paintings of lips are so erotic they should be NSFW

Sometimes you don't need to show much to turn people on. For me, it's the lips and the tongue (and kissing and the licking) that send me into hyperdrive. Hyperrealistic painter Hubert de Lartigue seems to share this fascination. His series of large scale lips paintings are amazing—and so erotic. » 8/30/14 8:00am Saturday 8:00am

The Arctic is such a gorgeously pure wonderland

Labor Day is near so summer is just about wrapped up which means the idea of cold and winter is just beginning to percolate. And the best part about winter is thinking about it. When you can remember the memories of holidays and taste the hot chocolate and not feel a single drop in temperature because it's not here… » 8/29/14 9:26pm Friday 9:26pm

Crash & Learn: The most important life rule in one beautiful short

This is the story of Aleksander Aurdal, a Norwegian freestyle skier who fully understands the most important rule in life: You need to crash to learn and progress. Repeatedly. In sports. In your job. In love. In life. Even Nature itself knows this—existence itself is a chain of failures and successes. » 8/29/14 1:57pm Friday 1:57pm

A rock so fantastically beautiful that it's hard to believe is real

This looks like some 3D rendering of a fantastic alien matter that can't possibly exist on Earth. But, being the amazing planet we live in, it is actually a real thing: "A bismuth crystal illustrating the many iridescent refraction hues of its oxide surface." We live in a wonderful world, people. » 8/29/14 1:33pm Friday 1:33pm

Eight of the world's prettiest women merged into one (perfect?) being

Sploid reader Marius Vibe merged eight of the most beautiful women in the world into a single person. The final result is intriguing, but the best part is the process itself—and the intermediate morphs. Who is more beautiful—the originals, the intermediate mixes, or the merging of them all? » 8/28/14 3:19pm Thursday 3:19pm

Amazing photo of the Milky Way over Yellowstone's alien hot springs

NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day has an amazing picture by Dave Lane today, a 16-photo panorama of the Milky Way arching over Silex Spring, Yellowstone National Park. The amazing pool colors—caused by bacteria thriving in the magma-heated waters—make this look like a picture from an alien world. » 8/27/14 8:48am Wednesday 8:48am

This champagne glass is shaped after Kate Moss' left breast (NSFW)

A (false) legend says that the first champagne glass was molded using the left breast of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France till her head rolled. It was actually created in England, like this new champagne glass modeled after the left breast of Kate Moss, the modern Queen of Fashion. Let's compare with the real thing… » 8/22/14 9:30am 8/22/14 9:30am

I wish these magically animated drawing journals existed in real life

Spanish illustrator Luis Pastor draws one vignette per day in his pocket-sized Moleskin journal. He put together a video that shows his tiny illustrations so far in 2014, making subtle animations using different digital tools. I wish there was a way to magically do this to my sketches in real life. » 8/19/14 11:46am 8/19/14 11:46am

This classic beauty is one of the most powerful electric cars ever made

Jalopnik will be trying the Renovo Coupé at Pebble Beach, California. I just wanted to post it here because it's a glorious thing: A modified Shelby powered by an electrical engine capable of developing an insane 1,000 lb-ft of torque, pushing the car from 0 to 60mph in under 3.4 seconds. It's gorgeous. » 8/19/14 9:15am 8/19/14 9:15am