Watch A Blue Sunset On Mars [animated GIF]

“The colors come from the fact that the very fine dust is the right size so that blue light penetrates the atmosphere slightly more efficiently,” Lemmon said in the statement. “When the blue light scatters off the dust, it stays closer to the direction of the sun than light of other colors does. The rest of the sky is yellow to orange, as yellow and red light scatter all over the sky instead of being absorbed or staying close to the sun.”

Read more about it at USA Today.

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From Construction To Destruction – Chernobyl’s Story In Photos

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An incredible set of photos, with some explanation, that tell the story of the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl. It begins with the construction and concludes with the accident that destroyed the plant. Long, but worth it.

Check it out HERE.

 

Acquaintance Cards Helped Victorians Hook-up

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From Mental_floss –

These overtly flirtatious calling cards used in America in the 1870s and 1880s “were handed out by young men who waited outside after church or dances, hoping to escort a certain person home,” according to a 1992 book by the women’s lifestyle magazine Victoria. 

Continue reading HERE.

 

Berlin in July 1945 [HD color video]

Our Attention Span Is Shorter Than A Goldfish’s

yawnAccording to BetaNews –

The results of a recently conducted study have shown that our attention span is… oh wait, I lost you. That’s right. Our attention span has dropped from 12 seconds back in 2000, to an alarming eight seconds today. To put things into perspective, a goldfish’s attention span is nine seconds. So yes, a goldfish can read this article longer than you do without getting bored to death and opening Facebook.

Continue reading HERE.

Pakistan’s Makeshift Amusement Parks Are Pure Happiness On Earth

pakistan-amusement-parkPhoto essay from photographer, Muhammed Muheisen, tells the story of –

On the outskirts of the Pakistani twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, several makeshift amusement parks have arisen as places where children are free to laugh, play, and enjoy their youth with their friends and family. The neighborhoods that these parks are built in house thousands of refugees who have fled homes from regional conflict. But for less than 5 cents per ride, these children are free to do what they do best — be kids.

Go to photos.

Number 2 Pencil [video]


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