Simply breathtaking: The Milky Way By Eddie Wrenn Published: 16:27 GMT, 26 June 2012 | Updated: 07:20 GMT, 27 June 2012 Occasionally an image comes along which is simply breath-taking. This, we humbly submit, is one of them, an image of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way galaxy, stretching in an immense band across the skies and giving us just the tiniest glimpse of the vastness of our universe around us. The image was taken by astrophotographer Luc Perrot on the French island of Réunion, to the East of Madagascar, who reports that he waited two years to get the perfect light conditions. But it was worth it.
Sizes of the Universe Poster Share this infographic on your site! <a href=" src=" alt="Sizes of the Universe" width="500" border="0" /></a><br />Source: <a href=" Sleuth</a> Embed this infographic on your site! Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia The stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park lies in the Lika region of Croatia. The park is surrounded by the mountains Plješevica, Mala Kapela, and Medveđak, which are part of the Dinaric Alps. The 16 blue-green Plitvice Lakes, which are separated by natural dams of travertine, are situated on the Plitvice plateau.
Lake Como Italy We visited Cernobbio, on the shores of Lake Como for a few days in June 2011. We booked a garden room at Villa d'Este, and due to low occupancy were very fortunate to have been given a lake view room. The Villa d'Este hotel is a destination in its own right, with immaculate gardens, a 500 year history, and beautiful scenery. The lake region offers many picturesque villages that can be easily accessed by boats that run through out the day. Separately, I posted a few older images taken as I was just starting with photography from a trip to Portofino taken in 2000 here.
Online Books : "Golden Guide Hallucinogenic Plants" by R.E. Schultes The Golden GuideHallucinogenic Plants by Richard Evans Schultes What are hallucinogenic plants? W is for WONDER One of the basic human responses is wonder. It's an inner state, a mood or attitude, that seems to have an accompanying emotion that can be very intense. There are also certain thoughts that go along with it. The external universe elicits these thoughts with its size, beauty, complexity, and simplicity. 11 cheap gifts guaranteed to impress science geeks Science comes up with a lot of awesome stuff, and you don't need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries. We've got a list of 11 mostly affordable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind, whether or not you're a science geek. Click on any image to see it enlarged. 1.
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DIY Solar Lamp: Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Sun Jars The principle is simple and seductively clever: solar lights that store energy during the day and release light at night. These can be purchased ready-made in a variety of colors (yellow, blue and red) but they can also be built at home. A simple, less-technical approach involves buying a conventional solar-powered yard lamp and then essentially harvesting it for key pieces to put in a jar. This is simply a way of taking an existing solar lamp design and appropriating its parts to make something more attractive for display around a house or home. A more electronically-savvy individual can take the more complex route and built a solar lamp from the ground up using small solar panels – though the aesthetic result may not be as impressive.
Zodiacal light by Noriko Tabuchi Premium Canvas Starting at just $99 Buy Now Framed Print Starting at just $89 Buy Now New comet likely to impress when it passes closest to Earth in December By Alan Pickup, The GuardianSunday, October 14, 2012 20:16 EDT A comet found recently beyond the orbit of Jupiter could well become spectacular late next year and may be a sibling of one of the most celebrated comets of all time. What is formally known as Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was not at first recognised as a comet when it was spotted as a 19th magnitude object using a small Russian telescope of the International Scientific Optical Network on 21 September. Earlier images have been found stretching back to last year, allowing its orbit to be calculated and showing that it is destined to sweep within 1.2 million km of the Sun’s surface at perihelion on 28 November 2013.