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Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

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Winter: Photos by Joni Niemela

The Most Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Around the World

One of the best known symbols of spring in Japan are the magnificent pink Japanese cherry trees, also called sakura. Starting in mid-March, the …

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold | Colossal

<p>Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images …

The Wonderful World Of Whisky Art

Ernie Button was putting a Scotch glass left out overnight into the dishwasher when he noticed something — a white, chalky film on the bottom of the glass. He held it up to the light and, upon closer inspection, could see a series of fine, lacy lines running along the inside of the glass.<p>As a …

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.

WVIL, A Glimpse At The Future Of Photography After Cameras Die [Video]

With pro-level digital cameras continually shrinking, and cellphone cameras getting better, WVIL images a future when the two finally merge.<p>As digital cameras have outgrown their bulky origins and continued to miniaturize, some photographers and cinematographers joke that soon the “camera” itself …

Dreamy Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

I've been making plans for a big trip through some nice places around the world, and it's always great to see some pictures to inspire me to go to …

Watery Gecko Grip Could Lead to Stickier Tape

The reptiles can stick to wet surfaces that are water resistant, study says.<p><b>Scientists have long known that geckos can scurry up walls, Spider-Man style.</b><p>But less well understood is how these reptiles cling to wet surfaces, which are common in their rainy tropical habitats.<p>The answer, a new study …

The Cosmic Gallery - in pictures

Amazing pools (especially in Winter).

African Daisy Macro by *andras120 on deviantART

Contact 1: A 200,000 Piece Sci-Fi LEGO Masterwork by Mike Doyle | Colossal

<p>From the brilliant mind of New Jersey artist Mike Doyle (I’ve previously featured his spooky victorian houses), comes Contact 1 the first in a …

New clues into the existence of dark matter

For Chris Hadfield and other astronauts aboard the International Space Station, the high-energy particles that come flying at them from deep space and pass through their equipment and their bodies like subatomic bullets are a hazard and a menace.<p>For scientists, they are cosmic gold.<p>Now researchers …

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Invasive pests cost Americans millions

Each year invasive pests destroy cropland and forest. Some are new, some we've been fighting for decades. To fight them, a change in how we interact with our environment is starting to take place.<p>A snail as big as your foot, an insect the size of chocolate sprinkles and a mold related to the one …

Photos: What an oil spill looks like in your backyard

Over the weekend, an ExxonMobil spill leaked thousands of barrels-worth of crude oil and forced 22 households to evacuate in Arkansas. Exxon spokesman Alan Jeffers said some homes “appear to have small amounts of oil on their foundations.” These photos were submitted to Arkansasmatters.com, the …

Oil & Gas Industry

Arkansas pipeline leak fires up Keystone opponents

As clean-up crews scraped up the gooey Alberta heavy crude that fouled a small Arkansas town after a pipeline rupture, anti-Keystone XL groups said the spill underscores the dangers posed by the controversial project to get Canadian oil to refineries on the Texas coast.<p>"This latest toxic mess is …

Heavy snow knocks power out for 100,000 in Poland

Over 100,000 people in Poland have been left without power as the country battles with a paralysing blanket of snow that also brought chaos to its transport system.<p>Heavy snow falls dumped as much as 10 inches across the country on Sunday, and more is forecast for Monday as an unusually prolonged …

If You Think China's Air Is Bad, You Should See The Water

REUTERS/China Daily The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year, capturing international media attention, is not the only visible sign of China's rapid economic growth and the resulting environmental hazards.<p>Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby …