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Google's satellite timelapses show the inconvenient truth about our planet

Google’s new Timelapse project allows you to see how anywhere in the world has changed in the last 32 years; from evaporating lakes to exploding cities, it’s a document of recklessness<p>The image of the Earth from space is so seared into human consciousness that it is hard to conceive what it was …

Time-lapse Photography

Perfect Paradise: Phuket

This December marks the tenth anniversary of the devastating tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. But <b>Phuket</b>, Thailand’s largest island, refuses to be defined by the tragedy. On a recent visit there, I discovered what makes this beach retreat so special and why, a decade after enduring one of the …

What Makes a Good Personal Statement?

The Best Beaches In The World

27 reasons to drop everything and book your summer vacation now.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South …

South Beach

Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.<p>Pilot Bertrand Piccard completed a …

Pacific Ocean

Death Plunge Of Venus Spacecraft Reveals Surprisingly Cold Temperatures On The Hottest Planet

Space Photo credit: Venus Express began entering the Venusian atmosphere in June 2014. ESA/C. CarreauIn December 2014, the European Space Agency’s …

Astronomy

This Solar Power Plant Can Run All Night

More than 10,000 billboard-size mirrors encircle a central tower at the facility<br>Jamey Stillings<p>1 of 11<p>Crescent Dunes looks and sounds a bit like an …

Renewable Energy

www.themindblow.in

Notice: This domain name expired on 01/14/18 and is pending renewal or deletion<p>Welcome to<p>www.themindblow.in<p>This domain registration expired on …

11 years ago I sat for a #Polaroid portrait with my beautiful wife Kristin at #MountainFilm, Telluride. #PakistanZindabad!

Photo of the Day: Best of March

One of the most important attributes a good photograph can have is mood. Mood can mean a lot of different things, but when you see it for yourself, it’s undeniable. This month’s photographs oozed with mood. Scenes such as a misty walkway in Poland, the excitement of foxes on the chase in Japan, …

A Long Love Affair With the Scottish Isles, in Pictures

For photographer Jim Richardson the remote islands of northwest Scotland have become like home.<p>From the deck of the boat, the cloud-raked island of Boreray beckoned me, flanked by fanged stacks rising out of the sea. Odd, perhaps, that I should find this welcoming. But I do.<p>Boreray is part of the …

The First Android Phone That (Almost) Beats the Apple iPhone

I almost converted, but a few nagging reasons to stick with the iPhone remain.<p>It's been a long, long time.<p>I've been using an Apple iPhone for years--since the original model debuted, in fact. I use it for the latest and greatest apps, I have an extensive archive of music in iTunes, and I rely …

Android Phones

Photographer Reveals How Much Online Images Are Photoshopped (13+ pics)

Taking a good picture isn't easy. Taking an awesome picture is even harder. And taking an impossible picture is, well, impossible. Unless you use …

Photography

End of the line?: The last cormorant fishermen of Guilin, in pictures

10 Powerful Foods To Help Lower Blood Sugar Quickly

Blood sugar is a sneaky health issue, but there are many powerful foods that can help you lower blood sugar levels efficiently and quickly. First, in …

Nutrition

Ribbons of light

MoD gravity sensor breakthrough to 'see underground or through walls'

A scientific breakthrough in a Ministry of Defence research project could pave the way for a scanners that one day could see underground or through walls.<p>A team of scientists including experts at the MoD’s Porton Down labs have developed a new device that can detect tiny fluctuations in gravity.<p>The …

Donnie Isaacs - banff national park

Photographer Spends Hours in Open Waters to Capture Exquisite Moments of Glass-Like Waves

Wearing only a bathing suit and a pair of fins, Tahiti-based photographer Ben Thouard encapsulates the beauty and power of the ocean’s waves. Gorgeous images of crystal-clear waters and picturesque sunsets are the result of him spending countless hours navigating the waters with his camera. “The …

Prince Harry travels to Nepal to repay a 200-year-old 'favour'

Prince Harry will visit the heartland of the Gurkhas and trek in the Himalayas to shine a light on the country that was devastated by an earthquake last year<p>Prince Harry will try to repay the “favour” he says Britain owes Nepal when he arrives in Kathmandu on Saturday to thank the Gurkhas for their …

Dog Found Alive After Being Lost at Sea for 5 Weeks

A dog who was presumed dead after she went missing in the Pacific Ocean five weeks ago has been found alive.<p>Luna, a one-year-old German Shepherd, was …

Rowing

Readers' travel photography competition – February winners

Drama and mood are to the fore in your best February shots. Scroll to see the winner, judged by Mick Ryan of fotovue.com. Each monthly winner gets their shot displayed at the year-end exhibition at the Guardian’s London HQ and stands a chance of winning a fantastic Secret Fjords’ self-drive holiday …

Travel Photography

This River Kills Everything That Falls Into It

Legend or fact? A young explorer traveled deep into a remote jungle to find out.<p>It sounds like a Jules Verne tale: a boiling river that seems to flow from the center of the earth and kills anything that falls into it. Andrés Ruzo, a National Geographic Young Explorer, first heard about it from his …

Climbing On Mount Denali

How Scott Kelly’s Body Changed in Space

Bone loss, kidney stones, skin soreness, vision problems. Returning from space isn’t an easy trip.<p>Scott Kelly, U.S. astronaut and famed Instagrammer, …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Dreams

#5: Discover who the ‘strangers’ in your dreams really are<p>Scientists aren’t sure why we dream.<p>No one has cracked the “dream code” yet, says Patrick McNamara, Ph.D., a dream researcher and associate professor of neurology at Boston University. It’s still a mystery.<p>But scientists have discovered …

A Year in the Wilderness: What Cold Can Teach Us – Week 23, Post 10

Snow swirled across the lake with every frigid gust as we loaded our toboggans in the shelter of our campsite nestled in a thick stand of red pines. The dogs barked and lunged with excitement as we prepared to leave our protected campsite and head north into the biting wind. “Let’s go dogs, let’s …