Don’t lie to the flowchart.
The Okefenokee Swamp is a shallow, 438,000 acre (1,770 km²), peat-filled wetland straddling the Georgia–Florida border in the US. A majority of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee Wilderness. The Swamp is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia. It is the largest “blackwater” swamp in North America. Via FB
From space, the aurora is a crown of light that circles each of Earth’s poles. The IMAGE satellite captured this view of the aurora australis (southern lights) on September 11, 2005, four days after a record-setting solar flare sent plasma—an ionized gas of protons and electrons—flying towards the Earth. The ring of light that the solar storm generated over Antarctica glows green in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum, shown in this image. The IMAGE observations of the aurora are overlaid onto NASA’s satellite-based Blue Marble image.
Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.
Julia Randall, Lick Line (2002-2004)
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If you are any good with those old “magic eye” posters and interested in anatomy, check out vovel123’s incredible gallery of stereogram CT scans. There are nearly 700 incredibly cool stereograms waiting to be seen in all their 3D glory.
These take a little practice to get right, but luckily after several years of reading biochemistry papers I can do stereograms in my sleep (you biochemists and crystallographers out there know what I’m talkin’ about, right?).
Click the images to make them big, for starters. If you allow your eyes to cross a little, then the two outside images will cross over in the center. Relax your eyes there and don’t fight the weirdness. You’ll be seeing 3D before you know it!
Renndølsetra, Norway with the Innerdal tower in the background. Norwegians have been planting greenery atop their houses for hundreds of years. Some have flowers mixed in with grass, and a few even have small trees. The verdant roofs have many advantages like the fact that they help stabilize homes, provide good insulation and are long-lasting.