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We're teaming up with Art of Visuals for this week's Mashable Photo Challenge. We want you to explore new environments, experiment with unique compositions and create images that are visually striking. Art of Visuals' Instagram account has grown an audience of more than 200,000 followers. They offer Lightroom presets, have an app that connects photographers from around the...

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Astronaut Scott Kelly has had a yearlong mission in space. So, he decided to break out the gorilla suit. The suit, a care package courtesy of Scott's twin brother and retired NASA astronaut Mark, was likely a birthday present for Scott. But, it may just as likely have been an early homecoming gift, as NASA said Scott will be...

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Last week, Mashable teamed up with Lipton to give our Instagram community an uplifting challenge: share photos of things that brighten the season. The submissions we saw included beautiful sunsets, portraits of significant others, pops of color in white and wintery scenes, favorite foods and more. Congratulations to the five contestants featured below, who will be receiving Lipton...

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Snapchat and the Tribeca Film Festival are partnering up to help filmmakers tell big stories on small screens. The program, called Tribeca Snapchat Shorts, "encourages creativity, humor, and imagination through Snapchat with the goal of spotlighting the next generation of mobile storytellers," according to the news release. The Tribeca Film Festival, now in its 15th year, has long been...

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Uh oh. A heart carved into an ancient red rock formation is drawing the attention of authorities in Arizona, who are investigating to see if Vanessa Hudgens is the culprit. The High School Musical star posted a photo of the carving, bearing the names Vanessa and Austin (Butler, her boyfriend), on her Instagram page Sunday, but later removed it....

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It's hard to believe we're already more than a month into 2016. January flew by in a flash, and February greeted us with candy hearts. Our next photo challenge, brought to you by Mashable and Lipton, is all about sharing the things that brighten the season. Is it the beautiful orange sunset that adds color to an otherwise cold,...

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Mayor Everett has arrived in office and he is putting his paw down — no ifs, ands or puppy butts. Lucky rescue dog, Everett, became the mayor of Reno, Nevada, for one day Feb. 11. He was bestowed with the unique position as part of a special SPCA's “An Affur to Remember" event. Everett's adopted parents attended the...

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Say what you will about WeChat — there’s really no disputing that it’s China’s top social app, and as such it owns Spring Festival. But China’s other major social platform, Weibo, celebrated Chinese New Year too. And just like last year, activity on the site broke records as the clock wound down. Specifically, Weibo parent company Sina says that Feb. 7 saw: The top post...

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A monkey, spotted roaming a quiet neighborhood of Minerva, Ohio, seems all set to start his new suburban life. The primate, who has been identified as a howler monkey, according to Columbus's WSYX, was noticed poking around the side of a road Monday night. Soon, a photo of the monkey was posted to Twitter, confirming that a monkey was...

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Thomas Davis' team may not have won the big game, but he'll have one heck of a trophy scar to remember this season. The Carolina Panthers linebacker broke his arm during the Jan. 24 NFC championship against the Arizona Cardinals and got surgery the next day, ending up with a metal plate and 12 screws. But with the help...

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