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Pic of the Day – The Afar Triangle

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The Afar Triangle in eastern Africa is one of the most active geological areas in the world. Here, volcanic underwater mountains can be seen above water. Sulfur and algae color the warm water pools, filled with condensation of hot gases which escaped from magma chambers. When the water has evaporated a yellow crust of salt and minerals remains. Source: National Geographic Photographer: George Steinmetz


Video – Flying Over Planet Earth

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Every week should start with a breathtaking reminder of how wonderful the world can be. That or a cool view of this crazy planet. This one comes to us from the International Space Station, taken during expedition 28 and 29 last year. Source: OK Periodicals Photo: NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY / FLickr


Inspired by Science: Transparent Specimens by Iori Tomita

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Artist Iori Tomita takes working with the natural world to a new level. The Japanese ex-fisherman transforms science into art with his collection of see-through animals, preserved in jars and dyed with colourful chemicals to give a 3-dimensional look into each specimen. The extensive production of each specimen takes five months to a year and goes   …Continue Reading


Video: the Sun Compared to Larger Stars

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This excerpt from ‘How the Universe Works’ shows us, with great CGI effects, how tiny the sun is when compared to larger stars such as the Betelgeuse or the VY Canis Mayoris.   .


Pic of the Day – Rescued Baby Owl

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Photographer and wild animal rescuer Gavin Parsons – in collaboration with UK rescue centres – created a photo collection of baby birds that were bought in for care. The Baby Bird project serves as both an art and scientific project, highlighting the annual influx of juvenile birds through creating larger than life detailed images to   …Continue Reading