Picture of the Day: Pluto Says Farewell To New Horizons

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pluto says goodbye to new horizons

Photograph by NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

 

[July 23, 2015] Pluto sends a breathtaking farewell to New Horizons. Backlit by the sun, Pluto’s atmosphere rings its silhouette like a luminous halo in this image taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft around midnight EDT on July 15. This global portrait of the atmosphere was captured when the spacecraft was about 1.25 million miles (2 million kilometers) from Pluto and shows structures as small as 12 miles across. The image, delivered to Earth on July 23, is displayed with north at the top of the frame.

Text by Tricia Talbert

 

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10 Charming 8-Bit GIFs Depicting Every Day Life In Japan

Toyoi Yuuta’s subtly immersive animations perfectly capture the dichotomy of Japanese culture.

Part of the beauty of Japanese culture is the integration of the modern with the traditional. Bullet trains, robotics, and some of the most cutting-edge technology being developed in the world exist alongside feudal architecture and age-old customs. Even inside the brightly buzzing cities, there’s an underlying sense of tranquility in Japanese lifestyle and aesthetic.

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Community Unites Over Street Art Project to Paint All of Their Houses

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The Mexican government recently teamed up with Germen Crew—a youth organization and group of street artists—to revitalize Palmitas, a village in Mexico’s Pachuca district, through art.

The idea was to bring the community together by painting the exteriors of more than 200 homes, comprising a surface area of more than 20,000 square meters. Local youths pitched in to help and the project has been hailed a huge success for not only beautifying the area, but leading to a decrease in crime and violence in the neighborhood.

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Artwork and Photography by Germen Crew

 

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Artwork and Photography by Germen Crew

 

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Artwork and Photography by Germen Crew

 

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Artwork and Photography by Germen Crew

 

The Shirk Report – Volume 328

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Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 25 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com

 

25 IMAGES

Friday!
Elphie!
Congratulations to Anthony and Ally
You can find me in the tub
Commuting to work like a boss
You call this the party size?
Yoink
This is how much sugar is in a can or redbull
This buffet charges kids by height
Did you ever realize how serious the game of fetch is to your dog?
They call him… The Godfeather
Oh look, it’s Taco Belle
Landing strip is clear
Catch me if you can
#SQUAD
Meanwhile on Generic Street
Attention Drug Dealers
How to hide your chocolate treats
Science vs Humanities
They were outnumbered
Not today my friend
This is what happens when you lose your Internet connection
Some people may find this sign offensive
This cat’s chin fur makes him look forever surprised
Until next week
 

10 ARTICLES

The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle
A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning
Uber’s Phantom Cabs
A Three-Question Quiz To Test Your Rationality
The definitive guide to the recurring jokes on Arrested Development
Malcolm Gladwell: the Snapchat problem, the Facebook problem, the Airbnb problem
The man who showed Cristiano Ronaldo how to sleep (Thanks for sharing Mr. Hurley!)
“Happy Birthday” Lawsuit: Smoking Gun Emerges in Bid to Free World’s Most Popular Song
A renegade trawler, hunted for 10,000 miles by vigilantes
Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

 

5 VIDEOS + Micah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERE’S TO NEW FRIENDSHIPS THIS WEEKEND!

 

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Martin Parr: Three Kinds of Summer

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Martin Parr looks at summer with a critical eye, taking the holiday photos that don’t make it into family albums. He captures the inelegantly slipped bikini, the back fat, bald mens sunburnt pates, the congregating rubbish – the unphotogenic other half to more conventional tropes of white sand, sunsets and honed bodies. This weekend, the artist takes to the stage at Port Eliot Festival,…

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Danish illustrator Rune Fisker’s clean, windswept surrealism

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Not only is Rune Fisker one half of the independent animation studio he started with his brother, Benny Box, but when he’s not storyboarding, focusing on character design or working on title sequences for TV and advertising, the Danish Design School graduate is busy building a portfolio of distinctive drawings. Working mostly in black and white with occasional experiments in colour, each of his illustrations is like its own self-contained world where strange, suited figures with shadowed faces struggle through tilting angles and windswept interiors. The Copenhagen-based illustrator’s angular style puts an emphasis on line, playing with geometry and shading for his chaotic but clean compositions, and with their elongated shadows and strangely placeless settings, Rune’s drawings remind me of Italian surrealist Giorgio de Chirico’s haunting paintings.

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Filmmaker Alice Dunseath presents a meditative reflection on life

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If you remember Hunting for Hockney, a gentle, reflective ode to grief and to the Yorkshire moors created by Alice Dunseath a while back, I’d put money on you being equally enamoured by the newest piece to emerge from her audiovisually inclined brain. Entitled You Could Sunbathe in This Storm, the film is a mixed media animation “where space, forms, colours and sounds symbolise a recognisable world,” she says. “New beginnings put an end to familiar patterns and the viewer is left to wonder whether they shape as much as they are shaped.” As a gently rustling soundtrack lulls you into a sense of security, and a man’s timeworn voice reads out a section of The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water by W.B. Yeats, you find yourself slowly slipping into an endlessly tactile, subtly meditative alternative reality. Unsurprisingly, it’s been doing the rounds at film festivals and gallery screenings this summer – I can only imagine what it looks like projected to the size of a small house and watched in a dark room with the volume turned right up.

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