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The Missing Links: These Two Colors Rule Your Life

How the Blues & the Reds Run Your Life And I’m not talking political parties here. I mean that the actual colors red and blue might be ruling your life. (NSFW Language) * They’re Starting With the Man (Or Woman) In the Mirror Film characters get a good look at themselves. * What Does Panda Meat Taste Like? [...]

How an 18th-Century Mutiny May Help Explain Migraine Headaches

Jupiterimages On April 28, 1789, Fletcher Christian and 18 other sailors aboard the HMS Bounty wrested control of the ship from their commanding officer, Lieutenant William Bligh. The mutineers sent Bligh and the members of the crew loyal to him off in a lifeboat in the South Pacific, then set sail to some nearby islands for [...]

Visit the Great Barrier Reef via Google

Google Street View allows you to travel through the Amazonian Rainforest, The San Diego Zoo, even a few buildings, but come September 2012, you can even swim along the perimeter of the Great Barrier Reef just as though you were looking at the Street View of a place around your hometown. Obviously, they didn’t drive their [...]

Fish photographed using tools for first time

The first ever pictures of a fish using a tool have been taken at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Proffessional diver Scott Gardner was diving at the …

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 [...]

A Globe-Trotting Whiskey Mystery: Update!

Last May we told you about a cool treasure hunt competition that Canadian Club whiskey was putting together to find cases of whiskey hidden around the world between 1967 and 1991 — They hid 25 cases of whiskey in spots around the world, like a jungle in Africa, a hole in Death Valley, a slope [...]

Nature Heart Shaped Landscapes

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air – and it’s all over the earth too.In these spectacular aerial pictures giant hearts can be seen in the unlikeliest of places.From the mangroves of the River Amazon to islands in French Polynesia and heart-shaped coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, love’s [...]

Strange Geographies: Almost the Outback

Last spring, a friend and I took a trip to Australia and Vanuatu. Our main reason for being in Australia was to go diving on the Great Barrier Reef — mission accomplished — but even though we were in the humid, tropical northeast portion of the country, I’m a desert lover and made it my [...]

"Best Job in the World" is No Picnic

Remember how envious you were of the lucky person who got the best job in the world? Ben Southall, who beat 35,000 job applicants to live in a luxury island home in Australia and blog about the Great Barrier Reef was stung this week by an Irukandji jellyfish. Australia is well-known for its myriad deadly creatures, [...]

Strange Geographies: Cape Tribulation

When most people picture Australia, the endless brown wastelands of the Outback come to mind; after all, it is the world’s driest country. But there’s a lesser-known landscape nestled far in the country’s remote northeast that’s anything but dry and barren; through the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland run mighty rivers and dramatic waterfalls, [...]