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Pictures, News Photos, Picture Slideshows & More

Pictures, News Photos, Picture Slideshows & More
Remembering Verdun 12 Apr 2014 Verdun was the site of one of World War I's bloodiest battles but yesterday’s enemies are now united on the battleground. Members of French and German historical associations, all keenly interested in the First World War and all passionate about historical re-enactments, gather in Verdun every year to take part in a commemorative march. Keeping it snappy 11 Apr 2014 Pachuco Nereidas and I had agreed to meet after I encountered him in the Los Angeles dance hall of Mexico City. Lost in time – the Cyprus buffer zone

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Science Space Photo of the Day When the lamp is shattered, The light in the dust lies dead. When the cloud is scattered, The rainbow's glory is shed. These words, which open Shelley’s poem "When the Lamp is Shattered," employ visions of nature to symbolize life in decay and rebirth. Journal home : Nature Raphael Lis, Charles C. Karrasch, Michael G. Poulos, Balvir Kunar, David Redmond, Jose G. Barcia Duran, Chaitanya R. Badwe, William Schachterle, Michael Ginsberg, Jenny Xiang, Arash Rafii Tabrizi, Koji Shido, Zev Rosenwaks, Olivier Elemento, Nancy A. Speck, Jason M. Image Gallery Martian Rock and Dust Filling Studied with Laser and Camera Scientists used the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in June 2014 to examine a Martian rock "shell" about one inch (two to three centimeters) across, embedded in fine-grained bedrock and with a dust-filled hollow interior. This graphic combines an image of the target, called "Winnipesaukee," with spectrographic results from using ChemCam's laser on a row of points including the rock, the matrix around it and the material filling it. The image merges a high-resolution, black-and-white image from ChemCam's remote micro-imager and a color image form the telephoto-lens camera of Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam). The ChemCam laser and camera atop of Curiosity's remote sensing mast were about 9 feet, 10 inches (3 meter) from Winnipesaukee when the instrument examined Winnipesaukee on the 654th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (June 8, 2014).

40 maps that explain the world Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. Here’s why the Mars Curiosity camera is so outdated When we first saw pictures from NASA’s Curosity mission to Mars, many of us asked, “That’s it?” Yes, the images weren’t as detailed as we wanted, but they were from another planet, so we happily gobbled them up. But why does the Mars rover feature paltry 2-megapixel sensors on its main imaging cameras? The decision stems from planning of the rover’s systems back in 2004, Malin Space Science Systems project manager Mike Ravine told Digital Photography Review.

The Raw Story Science ‘Hobbit’ human fossils actually normal human with Down syndrome, say scientists The so-called “Hobbit” human skeleton found in 2004 and heralded as a previously unknown human… Toledo’s algae bloom in line with climate projections Originally published at Climate Central A two-day ban on drinking water has been lifted in Toledo,… It Happened Today – June 16 Born this day: Tupac Shakur Stan Laurel Joan Van Ark, 71 1890: Comedian Stan Laurel About Pakalert ” If the Third World War is fought with nuclear weapons, the fourth will be fought with bows and arrows “—Lord Louis Mountbatten“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” —Albert Einstein Pakalertpress.com is a research project that turned out as one of most popular alternative news publishers over Internet providing news and views to public about such current affairs that the main stream media is hesitant to discuss. We provide awareness and resources to the public and help them in preparing for the worst. There are prophecies and oracles from around the world that all seem to point to a New World Age ( World is not going to end but millions of people could die in the process of New Age Transition). The ancient Mayan Calendar, the medieval predictions of Merlin, the Book of Revelation and the Chinese oracle of the I Ching all point to this specific date as the end of civilization.

Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 April 15 Mercury and Crescent Moon Set Image Credit & Copyright: Miguel Claro (TWAN, Dark Sky Alqueva) Explanation: Innermost planet Mercury and a thin crescent Moon are never found far from the Sun in planet Earth's skies. Taken near dusk on April 8, this colorful evening skyscape shows them both setting toward the western horizon just after the Sun.

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