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Picture of the Day: Fingerprints of Water on the Sand

Photograph by NASA

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren took this photograph on Nov. 11, 2015 from the International Space Station, and shared it with his followers… 147 more words


How Can We Write About Science When People Are Dying?

Paris was horrific. Yet as I watched that horror unfold, in a city that was once known as “The Paris of the Middle East,” dust clouds were falling onto a street streaked with blood. 78 more words


There's a Forest in Poland with Crooked Trees and Nobody Knows Why

Photographer Kilian Schoenberger recently visited the so-called ‘Crooked Forest’ in West Pomerania, Poland to see the mysterious grove of trees for himself. As he explains on his project page on… 295 more words



See how the periodic sentence uses parallel phrases to withhold its essential element; marked by suspended syntax, it places its final revelation right before the concluding period.

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New on 500px : Roll on by Farnsworth by Farnsworth

An unusual cloud formation appeared in late afternoon. Having never seen one like it, research was required finding that a roll cloud is a low, horizontal, tube-shaped, and rare type of arcus cloud. 16 more words


The Eltanin Antenna

In 1967, the Antarctic oceanographic survey ship USNS Elantin took a range photographs to the west of Cape Horn. One of these photographs, taken at a depth of 3904 metres, appears to show some sort of antenna on the sea floor. 195 more words


Know Thyself!

While the automated processes inherent in human nature serve our survival well in many situations, some of these automated reactions are all-too-often counter productive in a modern world. 380 more words