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Japan’s Galactic Winter Light Show

The Nabana no Sato botanical garden in the Nagashima Resort has been transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, which makes visitors feel like they’re walking among the stars. Here’s more on this brilliant light display: The park features millions of LED lights spread across the vast grounds of the garden, water and plant alike…Nabana no Sato [...]

Enjoy A Sip of the Galaxy

This cocktail isn’t Photoshopped. In fact, with a blacklight and the right ingredients, you can actually make your own Aurora Jungle Juice at home. If you’re wondering how it looks so amazing, that’s because tonic water glows blue and the Roses Mojito Passion glows pink under a blacklight. Just make sure you don’t mix them together [...]

Disney Princesses As Tough Gals

What happens when Aurora becomes a wrestler, Tiana becomes a mercenary and Pocahontas becomes a warrior? Find out with the delightful art of JoshWMC. I don’t know about you guys, but I’d love to see all of these gals star in a video game. Link Via io9

There’s a Bank Robber in One of 19 Cars in the Intersection: What Would You Do?

There’s a bank robber in one of 19 cars at an intersection in Aurora, Colorado. Problem was, the police didn’t know exactly which car. So they did something a bit unusual: Police said they had [...]

Stunning Time Lapse of Earth Seen from Space Station

Do you have five minutes to see what Earth really looks like? You need to watch the time lapse video below. It shows spectacular low-Earth-orbit views of our planet — the northern (and southern) lights are patches of swirling electric-green fog, our cities look like patches of fire, and thunderstorms flicker and twinkle [...]

The End is Nigh, and It Is Beautiful

Stephanie Vetter captured this photograph of an aurora over Jökulsárlón, a glacial lake in Iceland. It won an international competition for landscape astrophotography. Link via Gizmodo

Complex Numbers: Best Explanation

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Complex Numbers: Best Explanation What’s the difference between the real and the imaginary? Link Here is another video done in the same style… hilarious! Today’s pictures & links: “This Easter Bunny donated his body to science”? Suddenly, a new twist on knitting and bunnies. See more here, and at CraftyHedgehog. (image credit CraftyHedgehog) ———— Warped Bridges (Postcards [...]

The Market

(vimeo link) The Maeklong Market has been in business for decades. When they built a railroad right through it, vendors saw no reason to move, or to even give up space for the train, which comes through eight times every day. The second part of the video shows the Damnoen Saduak floating market in central Thailand. [...]

Little Engines That Could: A Brief History of Slot Cars

For many kids growing up in the 1960s, slot cars were a regular part of Saturday afternoons. Even those who grew up after the little cars’ heyday have fond memories of the whirring sound echoing off the walls of a friend’s basement. Here’s a look back at these miniature racers that have entertained generations of [...]

Block of Wood on Top of an Iceberg: How Did It Get There?

Photo: Jodie Smith Australia’s ABC News Onlin reporter Karen Barlow (Twitter @kjbar) went aboard the icebreaker Aurora Australis on a journey to Antarctica when she came across this bit of oddity: a piece of wood sitting atop a floating iceberg. I’ve heard the Southern Ocean attracts a hardy individual but a block of wood on an iceberg [...]