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I Want To Live In This Magical Microscopic Ice World

I Want To Live In This Magical Microscopic Ice World

The microscopic world loves to deceive us. This image, for instance, looks like an icy landscape on an alien planet, but it’s actually a thin film of wax, sandwiched between two glass microscope slides and illuminated using linearly polarised light.

You Can See The Olympic Flame From Space

You Can See The Olympic Flame From Space

Astronauts on board the International Space Station have been able to photograph Sochi at night, completely free of clouds. The result is this 600mm straight-down image that shows the Fisht Stadium — the bright white circle. That yellow dot is the Olympic Flame.

These Beautiful Natural Landscapes Are Actually Aquariums

These Beautiful Natural Landscapes Are Actually Aquariums

According to Colossal, aquascaping is an incredibly competitive art. I didn’t even know aquascaping existed, but I have to admit that some of these winners from the Planted Aquarium Design Contest 2013 are beautiful and — when you see fish flying over mountains, deserts, and forests — they feel quite…