Breathtaking Views Of Earth From Above

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Bauxite waste from aluminum production. Aluminum is the largest industrial consumer of electricity and produces large quantities of “red mud” bauxite waste which contains significant amounts of heavy metal contamination. (Photo by J. Henry Fair/Industrial Scars/Papadakis Publisher)

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An aerial view of watermelon terraces in Xibeile Village under Yongle Township in Baise City, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on March 14, 2016. Yongle Township is the hometown of watermelons in Guangxi. The planting there covers an area of 15,000 mu (about 1,000 hectares), with an output of 28,000 tons of watermelons annually. (Photo by Huang Xiaobang/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire)

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Hurley, New Mexico US. This copper mine has for centuries been the trigger for violence between Native American people and the Spanish, then Northern European immigrants. It is now worked as a large open-pit mine, where ore-bearing rock is fractured by blasting to form levels called benches, before then being removed with large diesel-electric haul trucks. Diagonal ramps carry utilities into the mine pit, bringing electricity in and pumped water out. (Photo by J. Henry Fair/Industrial Scars/Papadakis Publisher)

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Luling, Louisiana, US. New evidence contradicts previous claims of the relative safety of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, which is manufactured here. It is often used in conjunction with seeds that have been genetically modified to tolerate its application, meaning that anyone consuming these crops is eating a genetically modified plant, and whatever residue of the pesticide that remains. (Photo by J. Henry Fair/Industrial Scars/Papadakis Publisher)

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Hurley, New Mexico, US. Copper ore leaching pad at El Chino mine. A network of pipes drips dilute sulphuric acid which percolates through massive heaps of low-grade ore, leaching a solution collected at the bottom for refining to metallic copper in the solvent extraction and electrowinning process. (Photo by J. Henry Fair/Industrial Scars/Papadakis Publisher)

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A narrow slot canyon is seen from the air at Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. (Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters)

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Children play on a terraced paddy field during the new rice season in Vietnam’s northern Mu Cang Chai district, 360 km (225 miles) northwest of Hanoi June 6, 2016. (Photo by Reuters/Kham)

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Workers stand among pools of salt at the Maras mines on a mountain at the Urubamba valley in the Andean region of Cusco, Peru, September 28, 2016. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)

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Farmers have started planting rice seedlings in the terraced fields of Honghe county in Yunnan, China on April 14, 2016. (Photo by Xinhua/Barcroft Media)

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Fort McMurray, Canada. The first step in the oil sands process after extraction is “upgrading”, in which particulate matter is removed from the bitumen and its viscosity reduced so that refineries can process it. This is a photograph of the top of a petroleum tank, with a walkway out to the covered inspection hatch in the centre. This tank stores 400,000 to 500,000 barrels of the world’s dirtiest oil, obtained by excavating large areas of Canadian tar sands. (Photo by J. Henry Fair/Industrial Scars/Papadakis Publisher)

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Kiruna, Sweden. Waste impoundment at the Kiruna iron mine. The mine draws on the world’s largest underground deposit of magnetite, a rich ore containing 60% iron as well as unwanted rock that is separated and disposed of in large waste impoundments. (Photo by J. Henry Fair/Industrial Scars/Papadakis Publisher)

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An aerial view shows a pond surrounded by trees in a field near Sieversdorf, Brandenburg, Germany, 14 April 2016. Such natural environments form ecologically valuable habitats in heavily used agricultural areas. (Photo by Patrick Pleul/EPA)

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An Iditarod musher crosses a frozen pond between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014. (Photo by Bob Hallinen/AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News)

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An aerial view image taken with a drone shows steam rises in the morning, shortly after sunrise, from the water of the German-Polish border River Oder near of Reitwein im Oderbruch, Brandenburg, 06 May 2016. (Photo by Patrick Pleul/EPA)

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People ride boats on the waters of Lake Eibsee, in Grainau, Bavaria, Germany, 10 July 2016. (Photo by Sven Hoppe/EPA)

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A bleached “bathtub ring” is visible on the rocky banks of Lake Powell on March 28, 2015 in Lake Powell, Utah. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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An aerial view shows a boat making its way on the Scharmuetzelsee near Bad Sarow, eastern Germany on April 29, 2014. (Photo by Patrick Pleul/AFP Photo/DPA)

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Aerial view taken on May 12, 2016 shows cars driving on the winding L401 country road past rapeseed fields near Nienstedt close to Bad Muender am Deister, central Germany. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/AFP Photo/DPA)

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Hot air balloons float over Lake Burley Griffin during the Balloon Spectacular in Canberra, Australia, Saturday, March 8, 2014. (Photo by Rob Griffith/AP Photo)

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New Roads, Louisiana, US. This coal ash power plant is the 27th worst carbon emitter of US power plants, one of the 50 worst mercury polluters, and is known to be contaminating the groundwater around it with selenium which is leaching from its ash waste ponds. Coal ash is known to contain a variety of toxins including lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, boron, selenium. (Photo by J. Henry Fair/Industrial Scars/Papadakis Publisher)

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Springville, Pennsylvania, US. Collection pit for drilling waste containing ground rock, drilling muds (the lubricants and chemicals used during drilling), and in some cases radioactive material existing in the target shale layer. The overspray at the top is a violation and a danger to any water bodies downhill. (Photo by J. Henry Fair/Industrial Scars/Papadakis Publisher)

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Gulf of Mexico, US. The failed BP Macondo well emitted natural gas as well as liquid hydrocarbon contaminants of different composition and viscosity. The gas percolated into the atmosphere invisibly. The liquids, which contained suspended solids, were of different densities which floated at different levels. The oil was treated with Corexit, a dispersant chemical designed to mix with and alter surface tension of the oil and ultimately break it up and sink it. The oil in this photo is floating just under the water’s surface. (Photo by J. Henry Fair/Industrial Scars/Papadakis Publisher)

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This picture taken on July 12, 2016 shows flowers in bloom including lentil fields and poppies near Castelluccio, a small village in central Italy’s Umbria region. (Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP Photo)

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Gramercy, Louisiana, US. Red mud waste material is pumped on to the upper surface of a massive waste impoundment in a water slurry. The impoundments are essentially very large shallow bowls, engineered to de-water the slurry through evaporation and an internal drainage system fed by an arrangement of funnel-like decant points where water collects in pools. (Photo by J. Henry Fair/Industrial Scars/Papadakis Publisher)

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This spectacular landscape may look like something from another planet – but it is in fact colourful salt ponds which stretch for miles. (Photo by Caters News)

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In this aerial image, fully bloomed cherry blossoms form a spiral at Konpira san in the Chuo Park in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. (Photo by 2014 The Asahi Shimbun)

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「アビガン」治験中止か 致死率が11.6%に達し「有効でない可能性、さらに有害な可能性」

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薬害オンブズパースン会議は、新型コロナウイルスに対して藤田医科大学が実施中の抗インフルエンザ薬「アビガン」の観察研究について、軽症者の死亡率が高いとして、新たな患者登録をいったん中止するよう求める意見書を公表した。


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クトゥルフ感が凄い。オウムガイの触手にズームイン!

オウムガイの触手をクローズアップ

ピロピロと触手を動かすオウムガイ

 生きた化石として知られている、殻に入った頭足類「オウムガイ」の魅力は、やはりなんといっても90本もある触手だろう。

 たくさんの触手を、ピロピロとしなやかに動かすその様は、まさに生命の神秘。架空の神性、クトゥルフのようでもある。

 今回は、オウムガイの触手および口回りをクローズアップした映像と、その触手を使って餌を食べる映像を見ていこう。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52292588.html

Honest Advice On Relationships And Life In General By This Balloon Artist

We all have that friend who pollutes our Facebook or Instagram feed. Now the actual toxic waste they spill might differ, but whether it’s cringy boomer comics or their very, very amateur nature photos, even the most mundane posts can become poisonous in huge amounts. We usually try to distance ourselves from these people without actually confronting them; we unfollow them.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/07/honest-advice-on-relationships-and-life-in-general-by-this-balloon-artist/

【動画】 「胸の感触が良く」 駅構内で女性に次々と体当たりした男を逮捕 そのご尊顔が公開される

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胸に肘を押し当てるため、駅ですれ違う女性にわざと体当たりを繰り返していたとみられる45歳の男が逮捕されました・・



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Cool Vintage Photographs That Show People Riding Zebras From The Late 19th And Early 20th Centuries

Mr. Hardy with zebra coach in London, 1898. Zebras are beautiful, wild animals native to Africa. However, as many European colonizers learned in the early 20th century, despite their similarity to horses, zebras are just a bit too wild to completely tame. h/t: vintag.es In the year 1898, in one of the many mews just off Cromwell Road, Kensington, lived Mr. Hardy, who was a noted horserider and...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/07/cool-vintage-photographs-that-show-people-riding-zebras-from-the-late-19th-and-early-20th-centuries/

四万川ダム下流の川で女性の遺体を発見 沢登りで不明の女子大生か

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8日、群馬県中之条町の川で沢登りをしていて流され、行方がわからなくなっている横浜市の女子大学生について警察が捜索した結果、現場の川の下流で女性の遺体が見つかり、警察は女子大学生とみて確認を進めています。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10258948.html

カラスのヒナの救助をしようとしたら…カラスのママがアタックしてきたわけよ

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 カラスのヒナが巣から落ちてしまった…。そんなシーンに遭遇したらマランダー読者ならば、きっと救助しなくては!と意気込むはずだ。

 アメリカ合衆国カリフォルニア州にて、心優しいご夫婦が木から落ちたカラスのヒナを助けようと近づいた。しかし、木の上の方にはしっかり者のカラスママが待っていて…事態は思わぬ方向へ向かってしまう。

 

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Dutch Artist Dre Wapenaar Creates Unique Tear-Drop Tent Stays In Borgloon, Belgium

Reuters Rather than take a summer holiday abroad during the coronavirus pandemic, some Belgians are trying a novel camping experience at home, spending a night in a tear drop-shaped tent hanging from a tree. More: Dre Wapenaar, Instagram h/t: traveller Reuters The idea of Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar, the tree tents double as an art installation and are considered sculpture...

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【動画】 コロナより致死率が高い「原因不明の肺炎」がカザフスタンで発生 すでに1700人超が死亡

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中央アジアのカザフスタンにある中国大使館は現地メディアの報道として、カザフスタンでウイルス性の肺炎が発生し、この半年で死者1700人を超え、先月だけで628人が死亡したと発表しました。


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メキシコの水中洞窟で1万2000年前の鉱山が発見される(ユカタン半島)

水中洞窟で1万2000年前の鉱山発見

水中洞窟で鉱山発見image by:Sam Meacham/CINDAQ. A.C. SAS-INAH

 メキシコ、ユカタン半島は「セノーテ」という天然の陥没穴がぽっかり口を開いていることで知られている。

 底に溜まった地下水からはまるで迷宮のような水中洞窟ネットワークが広がっており、内部からは数千年前の人骨やマヤ文明に関係する遺物などが発見されている。

 迷ってしまえば二度と出てこられないだろう迷宮のような洞窟に、古代人がわざわざ足を踏み入れた理由はこれまではっきりしなかったが、どうもそれが解明されたかもしれない。

 南北を含めたアメリカ大陸でおそらく最古の鉱山跡が発見されたようだ。そこではマヤ文明が興るよりもずっと以前から黄土が掘られていたようだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52292584.html