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a road that goes where all roads should by (Zeb Andrews) | Website

a road that goes where all roads should by (Zeb Andrews) | Website

natgeofound:

Victoria Falls in Zambia.Photograph by Walter Meayers Edwards, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

Victoria Falls in Zambia.Photograph by Walter Meayers Edwards, National Geographic Creative

nubbsgalore:

photos of sakurajima, the most active volcano in japan, by (click pic) takehito miyatake (previously featured) and martin rietze. volcanic storms can rival the intensity of massive supercell thunderstorms, but the source of the charge responsible for this phenomenon remains hotly debated.

in the kind of storm clouds that generate conventional lightning, ice particles and soft hail collide, building up positive and negative charges, respectively. they separate into layers, and the charge builds up until the electric field is high enough to trigger lightning.

but the specific mechanism by which particles of differing charges are separated in the ash cloud is still unknown. lightning has been observed between the eruption plume and the volcano right at the start of an eruption, suggesting that there are processes that occur inside the volcano to lead to charge separation.  

volcanic lightning could yield clues about the earth’s geological past, and could answer questions about the beginning of life on our planet. volcanic lightning could have been the essential spark that converted water, hydrogen, ammonia, and methane molecules present on a primeval earth into amino acids, the building blocks of life.

(see also: previous volcanology posts)

36 Things You Obviously Need In Your New Home

beben-eleben:

A Fire Pit IN THE POOL

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A Door That Turns into a Ping-Pong Table

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Chilled Produce Drawers in the Kitchen

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A Wine Cellar Trap Door

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 A Sleepover Room

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A Door Handle That Automatically Turns Off Electricity and Gas When You Leave

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A Swing-Set Dining Table

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A Built-In TV for the Bathtub

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A Glass-Encased Fireplace

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 A Loft Hammock

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A Hot Tub That Flows from the Inside to Outside

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A Huge Round Bedroom Window

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A Stained-Glass Door

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A Library Staircase/Slide

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A Bone-Shaped Pool for Your Dog

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itscolossal:

Sliced Glass ‘Paintings’ and Portraits by Loren Stump


escape from an ordinary world by (stocks photography)

escape from an ordinary world by (stocks photography)

compoundchem:

(Above images from http://thecraftychemist.tumblr.com/)

Craving more chemistry between Compound Interest posts? Check out The Crafty Chemist’s tumblr! Highlights include the above series of excellent images on characteristic smells, which concisely detail a particular compound for each.

Pair these with the Aroma Chemistry series on the Compound Interest site, further additions to which are coming soon, and you’ve got all the smell chemistry knowledge you’ll ever want (unless your appetite for aroma chemistry is insatiable).

almaraye:

Fear Not - 
Larry Andreasen Photography 
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almaraye:

Fear Not -

Larry Andreasen Photography

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50 posts!

50 posts!