Rebekah McMinn

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Have You Seen the Largest Picture Ever Taken?

Human Journey<p>On January 5 NASA captured a1.5 billion pixel image (69,536 x 22,230) that requires more than 4 GB of disk space. Its is an image of the Andromeda Galaxy and it was captured using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. One image contains 100 million stars and takes you to more than …

Island of Nice: Sri Lanka

Fellow travelers frequently ask me if there are any places I have been that I would go back to in a heartbeat. Well, <b>Sri Lanka</b> quickly comes to mind (I’m currently planning my third trip there). Which, of course, begs the question: Why?<p><b>Here are seven reasons Sri Lanka is on my revisit list for</b> …

Under-the-Radar Environmental Stories for 2015: The Furtive Five

Changing Planet<p>Clockwise, from upper left: The Mir diamond mine in Siberia (credit: Wikimedia-Staselnik); Volcanic island in Cocibolca Lake (credit: Aaron Escobar); Amazon deforestation (credit: NASA); Tehran smog viewed from the Tochal mountains (credit: Milad Mosapoor).<p>Between crazy weather, …

WATCH: How Carbon Dioxide Travels Around The Globe

We're a few days late on this, but it's too cool not to share.<p>Here's a NASA video made from a new model that shows how carbon dioxide moves throughout Earth:<p>NASA explains what you just watched:<p>"Plumes of carbon dioxide in the simulation swirl and shift as winds disperse the greenhouse gas away from …

Malaysia Airlines Apologizes for Insensitive Twitter Promotions

Malaysia Airlines posted an unfortunate tweet as part of its year-end promotion.<p>“Want to go somewhere but don’t know where?” read the post on …