Torino Dazzles At Dusk

June 30, 2014

Turin Italy

The northern city of Turin–or Torino in Italian–has a rich, regal heritage. The nation’s first capital city in 1861, it was also home to the House of Savoy, or Italy’s royal family. By World War II, its influence had begun to fade. Today, the city still has a significant economic impact, and is home to some of the country’s most prestigious universities.

Painted Typography That Will Blow Your Mind

June 28, 2014

It would be hard to explain Pawel Nolbert’s painted typography to a friend. The images flaunt characteristics of a painting—brushstrokes, paint drips and sometimes even the paint canisters themselves—and yet they the painted typography images from Nolbert’s Atypical series are mixed-media masterpieces unlike anything you have ever seen before.

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Poplar Trees Light Up Northern Oregon

June 26, 2014
Poplar Trees Northern Oregon

Source: 500PX

Growing quickly and dying relatively young, the poplar tree is the James Dean of trees. What’s with the name? Back in Roman times, the trees were frequently planted around public–or popular–meeting places, giving rise to its scientific genus name of Populus.

The Gorgeous Contours Of Antelope Canyon

June 24, 2014

Antelope Canyon Arizona

Don’t let “127 Hours” scare you; slot canyons can be pure beauty. Case in point: Arizona’s Antelope Canyon. At first blush, its Navajo name, Tsé bighánlílíní or “the place where water runs through rocks” doesn’t make sense given the barren backdrop. But upon looking at its geological history and discovering that the canyon was primarily formed due to flash flooding-induced erosion, the Navajo name makes worlds more sense than its contemporary English one.

The Buzz On Sam Droege’s Macro Bee Photography

June 24, 2014

There are literally thousands of different bee species flying around out there, and it is biologist Sam Droege’s job to identify and document them, as head of the USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program. Located in Maryland, the program collects and carefully archives every detail of each species, including those so tiny that they can’t be discerned by the naked eye. Luckily, Droege is an extremely talented photographer, and is able to capture these fuzzy subjects in a manner that brings out their inner beauty. This initiative has been helping researchers and students identify bee species since 2010.

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Mount Nyiragongo And Its Bubbling Hot Lava Lake

June 22, 2014
Crater of Mount Nyiragongo

Source: GCSE Wiki

Few volcanoes are as spectacular as Mount Nyiragongo. Known for its active lava lake and (relatively) frequent eruptions, this incredible volcano has the potential for widespread disaster. Unfortunately, political unrest prevents the scientific community from studying the dangerous volcano in depth. But as seen in these breathtaking images, scientists and photographers have still been able to capture the bubbling, fiery lava that churns within the mountain’s lava lake.

Lava Up Close

Source: Boston.com

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