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Apr 23, 2015

Jaw-Dropping Timelapses of Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupting

Jaw-Dropping Timelapses of Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupting

For the first time in over 42 years, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted on 22 April 2015, sending huge plumes of smoke and ash into the air. A second eruption occurred later that night, projecting red-hot rocks skyward as volcanic lightning lit up the skies. The entire spectacle was heavily documented by amateur and professionals…

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Apr 23, 2015

This Book from 1908 is Dedicated to Blackboard Art and it’s Amazing

This Book from 1908 is Dedicated to Blackboard Art and it’s Amazing

In 1908, Frederick Whitney, an artist and teacher in Salem, Massachusetts published Blackboard Sketching, a book dedicated to the art of blackboard chalk drawings. As the book’s forward states: Ability to draw easily and well on the blackboard is a power which every teacher of children covets. Such drawing is a language which never…

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Apr 22, 2015

Simple Chart Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO Affect Your Photos

Simple Chart Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO Affect Your Photos

Here’s a great chart for beginners that want to get a basic understanding of how aperture, shutter speed and ISO affect your photos. The chart doesn’t go into great detail and doesn’t explain why someone might use a higher ISO (e.g., in low light situations where you need a fast shutter speed), or how…

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Apr 22, 2015

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with 26 Jaw-Dropping Images of Our Planet

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with 26 Jaw-Dropping Images of Our Planet

In celebration of Earth Day, NASA released a breathtaking gallery of some of the most incredible images of our planet ever taken. The images were captured from a variety of sources including satellites, research modules and astronauts onboard the International Space Station. Below you will find highlights from the jaw-dropping 76-image gallery. To see…

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Apr 21, 2015

Picture of the Day: Banyan Tree

Picture of the Day: Banyan Tree

Photographer Unknown via leewdo on reddit A Banyan is a fig that starts its life as an epiphyte (a plant growing on another plant) when its seeds germinate in the cracks and crevices on a host tree (or on structures like buildings and bridges). “Banyan” often refers specifically to the Indian banyan (Ficus benghalensis),…

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Apr 21, 2015

For Children in Need, this Shoe Grows as They Do

For Children in Need, this Shoe Grows as They Do

The Shoe That Grows started when founder Kenton Lee was living and working in Nairobi, Kenya in 2007. One day while walking to church, he noticed a little girl in a white dress next to him who had shoes that were way too small for her feet. That led to questions about why. And…

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Apr 20, 2015

Revolutionary Beehive Invention Delivers Honey on Tap

Revolutionary Beehive Invention Delivers Honey on Tap

Flow Hive is a revolutionary beehive invention, allowing you to harvest honey without opening the hive and with minimal disturbance to the bees. The ground-breaking project launched on Indiegogo earlier this year with a modest goal of $70,000 USD. The project became a worldwide sensation and Indiegogo’s most successful crowdfunding campaign in history, raising…

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