The Glowing Gazania Flower

November 8, 2012
Gazania Flower

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Why settle for one color when you can have several?

The Salty “Art” Of Yellowstone National Park

November 7, 2012

Mineral Salts In Yellowstone National Park

No, this isn’t an abstract painting; this is the mineral salt of Yellowstone National Park.

The World’s Smallest Mammals

November 7, 2012

The World’s Smallest Mammals: Kitti’s Hog-Nosed Bat

Depending on whether you measure by weight or size, Kitti’s Hog-nosed Bat (aka the Bumblebee Bat) is one of the two top contenders for world’s smallest mammal. At an average of 2g (0.071oz), this diminutive species is found in limestone caves along rivers in western Thailand and southeast Burma.

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Meghalaya’s Amazing Living Bridge

November 7, 2012

In the heart of Meghalaya state in India, villagers have realized an astounding engineering feat by ‘training’ roots and branches to cross waterways to form structurally strong bridge and pathways. With heavy rainfall throughout the state, the living bridges actually grow stronger over time and unlike wood bridges, don’t rot. For more information and pictures, see How to grow your own bridge: Villagers create ‘living’ crossings by training roots across a river.

Visualizing The World’s Most Devastating Hurricanes

November 7, 2012
Devastating Hurricanes Hurricane Katrina

Credit: Uyirvani

The World’s Most Devastating Hurricanes: Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

Credit: Uyirvani

Forming on August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina rapidly grew into a Category 5 hurricane within days of its creation. Katrina made landfall in the United States on August 29th and caused over $81 billion in damages while also claiming the lives of well over 1,500 people. It is perhaps most infamous for the incredible amount of damage the city of New Orleans suffered thanks to the hurricane’s intensity.

Most Devastating Hurricanes

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The Majesty Of Niagara Falls

November 6, 2012

Niagara Falls

Can you imagine crossing this? Well, this guy did, and on a tightrope.