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Photographing the Jaw-Dropping ‘Crystal Caves’ of Iceland

If there is only one way for me to describe Iceland, it would be “Monumental Scale Shock”. The country really borders on the extreme. The entire …

Space-Grown Vegetables Are Safe To Eat, Scientists Announce

Their safety was likely verified by labs on Earth, not by adventurous diners in space.<p>Potluck time! Russian scientists have verified that several plants grown aboard the International Space Station are safe to eat, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports.<p>The space-grown edibles include peas, dwarf …

Space Exploration

World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant Starts Operating In Drought-Stricken California

Deep in the Mojave Desert northeast of Los Angeles the world’s largest solar thermal electric plant has starting operating three of its generating …

India wants to build a solar project so large (4,000 megawatts), it would dwarf all others!

It would be the world's largest<p>India currently depends on coal for more than half of its electricity production, but it also gets <i>a lot</i> of sun, giving …

Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

Photojournalist Jim Urquhart always wanted to go into space. Here he comes close to his dream, documenting a team of scientists who are using the Utah desert as a dry run for future missions to Mars

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

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