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Sarychev volcano eruption from the International Space Station

February 1st, 2015|

The spectacular, eye popping beauty of an erupting volcano is not to be missed if it is captured from space. The ISS happened to be passing over the Sarychev volcano just as it was beginning to erupt. In the image, the plume appears to be brown ash capped with a head of white steam, a […]

The Egg – by Andy Weir

February 1st, 2015|

You were on your way home when you died.

It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust […]

Painters on the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge, October 7, 1914.

January 31st, 2015|

Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge Suspender Cables – by Eugene de Salignac

Policewoman of the future. Cincinnati, 1909.

January 14th, 2015|

The only available information about these pictures is the description in the Library of Congress:

“The woman ‘Cop’ (a dream). A Suffragette posed to illustrate the woman police concept – Cincinnati/”

Yet, as odd as it may appear, it may be possible to take them at face value. In 1910, only 12 months after these pictures were […]

Russian marines, one of them wearing a WW2 German helmet, overlooking Grozny.

January 14th, 2015|

The First Chechen War, also known as the War in Chechnya, was a conflict between the Russian Federation and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, fought from December 1994 to August 1996. After the initial campaign of 1994–1995, culminating in the devastating Battle of Grozny, Russian federal forces attempted to seize control of the mountainous area […]

Stunning Cinemagraph taken from John Hancock Building, Chicago

January 13th, 2015|

Dominic Bouderault‘s Timelapse ‘The City Limits’ showcases the contrast between the hustle and bustle of the big city compared to the slower and quieter pace of rural areas. Five different major cities in the United States and Canada were chosen to be used in the footage, with a relaxing classical music track “Time” by famous film […]

Al Capone’s soup kitchen during the Great Depression, Chicago, 1931

January 11th, 2015|

Al Capone started one of the first soup kitchens. The kitchen employed a few people, but fed many more. In fact, preceding the passage of the Social Security Act, “soup kitchens” like the one Al Capone founded, provided the only meals that some unemployed Americans had. Soup kitchens rose to prominence in the U.S. during […]

Discovery of DNA celebration on the streets

January 11th, 2015|

By wearing different colored hats, over 2,600 employees at Genentech celebrated the 60th anniversary of the discovery of DNA

The original coke dealers near their delivery truck in 1910.

January 6th, 2015|

Island in Scotland to be first 100% self-sustaining place on Earth

January 6th, 2015|

Virescent mountains, verdant valleys, and clean energy.  The one place on this planet that is about to be 100% self-sustaining – Scotland’s Eigg Island. Eigg has a pristine landscape, a broad array of sustainable strategies and gets over 90% of its energy from renewable sources. Along with its witty accent, the Scots offer an example […]