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Antarctic Sunset
Posted in Earth Sciences
This beautiful sunset photo was taken on an expedition to the antarctic in 2009. The silhouettes of icebergs can be seen bobbing low in the dark waters.
Chinese False Viper (Macropisthodon Rudis)
Posted in Plants & Animals
While these are false vipers, they still possess a highly venomous bite. This photo shows a macropisthodon rudis exposing its huge rear fangs, a prolific characteristic of the genus.
Juvenile Komodo Dragon
Posted in Plants & Animals
This young Komodo Dragon (varanus komodoensis), photographed in its native habitat, is already larger than most species of reptile. Fully grown, it will weigh up to 70 kilograms (150 lb) and reach up to 3 meters in length.
Australia's Thorny Devil
Posted in Plants & Animals
Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus) is an Australian lizard with a unique skin texture that allows it to channel water from any part of its body to its mouth.
Leaf Or Insect?
Posted in Plants & Animals
This stunning example of biomimicry showcases an insect whose wings have evolved to closely resemble leaves. When stationary, this piece of evolutionary camouflage renders this insect nearly invisible.
Stunning Moth Mimics A Wasp
Posted in Plants & Animals
This unidentified moth species (in the genus Macrocneme) has evolved to physically mimic a wasp. By appearing to be a potentially dangerous species, it is less likely to be attacked by its predators.

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1. Solvay Conference - 1927
1. Solvay Conference - 1927

(The International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, are located in Brussels. They were founded by the Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay in 1912, following the first world physics conference. - 1911 Conseil Solvay.

This photo was taken on October 1927 during the Fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Photons, where the world's leading physicists met to discuss the newly created quantum theory. The leading figures were Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr.

Einstein, disenchanted with Heisenberg's "Uncertainty Principle," remarked "God does not play dice." Bohr replied, "Einstein, stop telling God what to do.")

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2. Australian Sunrise
2. Australian Sunrise

(Captivating sunrise seen from Nudgee Beach, Queensland, Australia.)
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Category: Earth Sciences
3. Drug Classification Chart
3. Drug Classification Chart

(This image breaks down the majority of common drugs and stimulants into tranquillizers, depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens and shows you how much it falls into each category.)
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4. Iberian Lynx
4. Iberian Lynx

(Although not targeted by hunters the Iberian Lynx is a category 1 endangered species which means that there are less than 100 in the wild. Their main staple diet is the hare. Most of the ones killed, lose their lives in traps set for other animals. )
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5. Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel
5. Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel

(Its body is 14-20cm long and the tail length is 10-14cm. It weighs 150-220g. It is nocturnal, and during the day it rests in holes in trees. It eats seeds, fruit, tree leaves, buds and bark. It faces threats from habitat destruction. )
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6. Supermassive Black Hole
6. Supermassive Black Hole

(In 1987, a 30-million-Sun black hole was found independently by Canadian astronomer John Kormendy and US astronomers Alan Dressler and Douglas Richstone. Many more have been found since then. This is a simulation of a black hole.)
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7. Tornado Rainbow
7. Tornado Rainbow

(In this spooky shot, a massive tornado is seen forming just behind a scenic rainbow.)
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8. A Rose For You
8. A Rose For You

(Even the squirrels stop to smell the roses.)
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9. Albert Einstein
9. Albert Einstein

(It is a picture of Albert Einstien's head.)
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10. Purple Spiny Flower Mantis
10. Purple Spiny Flower Mantis

(A flower mantis in Kololo, Kampala. )
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1. Optical Fiber
1. Optical Fiber

(An optical fiber (or fibre) is a glass or plastic fiber designed to guide light along its length by total internal reflection.)
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Category: Technology
2. Arc Welding
2. Arc Welding

(The arc welding process.)
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3. Sun compared to Earth
3. Sun compared to Earth

(The Suns size compared to the Earths.)
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Category: Astronomy
4. 15 Fun Facts About The Universe
4. 15 Fun Facts About The Universe

(There are 15 cool pieces of space trivia for you to amaze your friends with!)
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5. Classified Satellite Launch
5. Classified Satellite Launch

(A classified satellite climbs into space on Minotaur rocket. Liftoff was at Feb. 6th 2011 at 4:26 AM (PST) from Vandenberg Air Force Base Calif.)
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6. Expedition 27 - Soyuz Launch
6. Expedition 27 - Soyuz Launch

(Expedition 27 is the current, 27th expedition to the International Space Station, which started on 16 March 2011.)
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7. Space Walker
7. Space Walker

(A close up photo of an astronaut in the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle. Click here for the high-resolution.)
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8. Edison And The Phonograph
8. Edison And The Phonograph

(Thomas Edison and his early phonograph.)
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9. I Love Math
9. I Love Math

(How do you show you love math. Simple, plot it in 3D.)
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10. Roadrunner Feeding Fledglings
10. Roadrunner Feeding Fledglings

(Brilliant image of a roadrunner feeding a grasshopper to her fledgling young.)
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Category: Plants & Animals