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Johnathan Yesson32,565TO GAIN MORE G+ CIRCLES DO THE FOLLOWING:1.) +12.) RE-SHARE3.) ADD PEOPLESIMPLE!#circle #circleshare #circles #circlesharing #SuperCircle #sharepubliccircle #sharedcircles #shared #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #googlecircleshare #ShareThis #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addtoyourcircles #engagerscircle #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #megacircle #plus1 #plus1this #plus1it #plusonethispost #getmorefollowers #followme #addme #circlesdiscovery #epiccircle2014-09-09 09:24:3050114628
Anil Thomas991Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss  OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #engagersshowcase  2014-08-29 16:12:01261012
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001
Nick Warner645Follow these awesome friends!2014-08-07 16:03:15500307
Johnathan Yesson30,544TO GAIN MORE G+ CIRCLES DO THE FOLLOWING:1.) +12.) RE-SHARE3.) ADD PEOPLESIMPLE!#circle #circleshare #circles #circlesharing #SuperCircle #sharepubliccircle #sharedcircles #shared #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #googlecircleshare #ShareThis #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addtoyourcircles #engagerscircle #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #megacircle #plus1 #plus1this #plus1it #plusonethispost #getmorefollowers #followme #addme #circlesdiscovery #epiccircle 2014-07-29 13:59:14501302137
Bill Perry19Bill's Circle ShareBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#circleoftheday  #circleshare  #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharedcircleday  #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles  #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles  #circle #circles  #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint  #sharewithyou  #ShareYourCircle '2014-06-22 13:06:43251525
Maulida Madura111Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post2014-06-17 17:06:154965117
Maulida Madura68Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-10 02:14:55497609
Johnathan Yesson28,755****VIP #SuperCircle  Must Add + Reshare****#topsharedcircle   #facciamolastoria   #leonardo   #deroplus   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social   #socialnetworking   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #googleplus  #communities   #topsocialcircle   #influencers   #influencer   #socialnetworking   #betrustable   #trustinme   #popularitycircle   #trustablesharedcircle   #cerchiacondivisa   #circuloscompartidos   #smiletolife   #circlesharing   2014-05-27 16:14:48501271036
kiza baric0I am sharing my #Humor circle, if you wish to be part of this circle just follow instruction. Thanks to this week's active engagers, those who’ve enriched my G+ experience. For more plusses, shares, and comments, consider adding them to your circles.If you received a notification via this post or the attached comments, you're included. If you received a notification, please consider resharing to your circles..If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: ·         +1 this circle·         Share this circle·         Add this circle to your circles·         Comment on this post, showing that you’ve completed the steps above Thanks to everyone, and have a great weekend.2014-05-02 22:08:08144000
Johnathan Yesson27,263The #SuperCircle is back again, you know the rules:+1, Reshare, Add People, lets get as many as we can!#topsharedcircle   #facciamolastoria   #leonardo   #deroplus   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust #circles  #circleshare  #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social   #socialnetworking   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #googleplus  #communities   #topsocialcircle   #influencers   #influencer   #socialnetworking   #betrustable   #trustinme   #popularitycircle   #trustablesharedcircle   #cerchiacondivisa   #circuloscompartidos   #smiletolife   #circlesharing   2014-04-29 08:51:07501282644
economy0#add   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #share  2014-04-21 12:28:01498206
Shinta putri anggun201please1.share2.click +13.comment thank you #artists   #indonesia #circlesharing   #circleshare #adult   #tourism #facebookmarketing   #facebook #googleplustips  2014-04-19 13:16:385010121
Correa Mirti0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2014-04-12 10:20:445016010
Jessica Anggoela0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2014-04-06 08:15:27501217
Thibaut Delp22,406Time for some  #CircleShare   This is my  #Awesome  Circle! Awesome people for an awesome Google+ experience! Enjoy folks :)+Nothing but Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +Full Circle +Circles (CircleHub) 2014-03-07 19:15:572389713
Carms Perez47,102Here's a circle with amazing women to follow on G+! My most recent find is+Kristen Macready  who is very engaging and always has a positive and uplifting word to say! Do you know any other amazing G+ women that I'm missing in this circle? Please mention them in the comments! :) #ns  2014-02-26 23:30:07425809
John Nuntiatio27,774#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  2014-02-19 07:36:39496312133
Canada Buy South Real Estate Network0Great Circle of Active  #RealEstate  Professionals!Share on:1)  Add +Canada Buy South Real Estate Network to your circles to get added to this growing Real Estate #circleshare  2)  Share the circle3)  Stay active and engage on G+! #realestateagent   #realestateinvesting   #realestatenews   #mortgage   #mortgagerates   #mortgagebroker   #mortgagenews   #circle   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #circleshareoftheday  2014-01-28 01:05:46501243
Mikhail Petrovsky63,455Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-27 02:27:20435411768
Artur M.35,787A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2014-01-22 15:20:15423382357
Circle Share0Tech People2014-01-20 07:05:5450112721
Mikhail Petrovsky61,618Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-11 03:25:48437361163
Andrew Wisniewski37,207Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-12-20 09:32:31426462167
Линк-Сервис157Лучшие друзья!#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles  #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles  #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle  #findcircles #circlemeup #hyperballmaster #hyperballcircle 2013-12-19 14:26:395013011
Константин Вишневский37,633Circle of people, with active life position in Google+Simple To be added PLUS the post Share the post and Add the circle. Once you have done this let me know in the commentsКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+Просто быть добавлены PLUS сообщению Share пост и добавить круг. После того как вы сделали это, дайте мне знать в комментарияхIf you agree that this is a great circle, please re-share!#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-12 14:38:43469503372
Vladimir Samsonov23,645Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-07 14:41:42475452769
Jan Havrda20,092Deep Thinkers.2013-11-15 00:06:31141216
Laura Bandiera1,202My top #GoogleEngagers #topengagers  Please do these steps to be included:1) Do plus 1 to the post (+1)2) Comment the post3) Include the #sharedcircle among your circles.4) Share the circle and include yourself (obviously).Thanks to my friends of +ESO SrlEnjoy their website: http://www.eso.itKisses, Laura2013-07-04 05:40:5948713620
Laura Bandiera762Top Engagers my friends #sharedcircle   get many followers through these simple steps: +1, comment this post, share it and include yourself in the shared circle. That's simple ! #sharedmycircle  2013-06-20 04:22:0748511412
matthew rappaport165,364Fun, Funny, Techy and Random #awesomesauce  +Shared Circles on G+ In this circle, YOU+ will find Amazing Plussers to circle that will lead you to everyone that is Epic  and not in this #sharedcircle  through comments, +Reshare s and +mention s!Also, circle anyone that comments below that they weren't inthis circle and Add them to a circle named Oopsy Daisies FTW!+G+ Achievement Unlocked :P2013-06-04 08:41:55450512864
Thibaut Delp19,470Add it, Share it, Enjoy :DI would like to share with you guys some of the most interesting, interactive and smart people of Google+!If you need fun, informations, beautiful photos, lots of humour, great musics, to be able to discuss on topics with people that think and if you want to be part of a community for whom human rights matter, well this is the circle you are looking for :D. Have fun!I may have forgot some of you guys.... Sorry for that! I will add you to this circle next time :) #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #AwesomeCircle   #HumanrightsCircle   #HumourCircle   #Funcircle   #Googlepluscircle   #Circle   #circles  2013-05-29 16:16:2423613217
Lee Smallwood23,038This is my #dunbar  circle  - people's content I can't do without... #CircleShare   #FollowFriday  2013-05-17 17:19:4616121419
Lee Smallwood22,777Outstanding Contribution to G+ CircleActions [sometimes] speak louder than words - spoken or otherwise...Which is why I want to share this circle in particular. It contains people that go beyond the norm and their contributions to G+ are second to none.There maybe some familiar faces contained within it and some not so well known... However, together they create an entertaining and thought provoking content stream that I can't do without on a daily basis.Seriously consider adding them to your circles :) #circleshare  2013-05-10 10:51:3613625219
Zbynek Kysela6,148AWESOME PLUSSERS - APRIL 2013============================This is a public circle of awesome plussers on G+! If would like to be included here in next update please follow these steps:HOW TO BE PART OF IT===================1. Add this circle to your circles (Click Add circle)2. Re-Share This Post Publicly (Click Share Button Next To +1 Button)3. Click +1 and Comment to support the circle!Done ツMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchacFeel free to connect.=====================#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle   #CircleShare   #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle   #QSC   #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #awesome     #awesomesauce #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #awesomesauce  #круг   #círculo     #サークル     #cercle     #دائرة   #xeeme2013-04-24 09:25:05494421734
Slavo Herman180I'd like to share with you the circle in which a little surprisingly I discovered my name. It is a circle with people who got one nomination to "Best of Google Plus 2012" created as the Circle No. 3 by +Kurt Smith.(He also created two more circles, No. 1 and 2, containing people with more nominations - you can find them at http://goo.gl/tAePD and http://goo.gl/7IBkV respectively :)2013-01-07 16:40:4448423115
matthew rappaport147,898499 +Google+ ers that are RELEVANT to me according to the PLUSarithmPart 2[Part 1 of Relevant +Shared Circles on G+  :https://plus.google.com/111048918866742956374/posts/5QvAYUjxhW1]This 2nd MEGA +Shared Circles on G+ is literally the 2nd 499 names that are listed when RELEVANCE is selected and 'Your Circles' is clicked under https://plus.google.com/circles (very close to it!)There are 41 that I didn't include in the circle but made the cut that are celebs or pages that I will list below as I wanted to share more users overall in this #sharedcircle  which is almost entirely full of WIN.The 41 +mention ed referenced above are:Pages:+Schemer, +HangoutParty, +G+ Live Hangout Events , +Kickin' and Plussin' , +Funny Pictures & Videos, +Having said that , +1000 zombies , +Handmade , +Mashable , +Animated Gifs! , +First Friday Art Walk , +2013-01-04 20:38:55500331732
Trever McGhee18,273+Take2seconds to click the add button on this circle!Last week +Kurt Smith asked people to name 5 people they thought should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'.  He received 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.We were honored to be among them, so we've created two circles to honor those chosen.This is the second of 2 circles from that list.Their all worthy of a follow .. a circle  to see what they bring to your stream.Check them out for a week...keep the ones that you like at the end of the week and then put the rest aside for another time :-))))People always ask me to add them or another person to the next circle when I share circles from other people to help them connect with others...Well I can't add you to their circle but what I can do is create another circle for you.So if you would like to be in the next one or would like to recommend someone,1st. please leave a comment of why you or they should be in the next circle, why people should circle you back.2nd. please share this circle to the public stream to help these people connect with others.I'll create a circle once a week with your suggestion.P.S. if your in the above circle and would like to be in the next one, just let me know. #bestofgoogleplus   #bestofgoogleplus2012   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedmycircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publicshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomecircle   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle  +Circles 2013-01-02 20:58:1649052430
Kurt Smith21,124Here's The 'Best of Google Plus 2012' Circle Share (Circle 3 of 3)Last week I asked other plussers to name 5 Plussers they think should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'. They nominated others based on what they think makes a really good Google Plusser - original & quality content; makes you think, laugh, & enjoy Google Plus more; engages with others; shares and helps others; etc. We got 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.This is the third of 3 Circle Shares of those named the 'Best of Google Plus' - this circle contains those who got 2-3 votes. These are plussers other plussers think are among the Best on Google Plus and I believe we should all circle and consider following them because other quality plussers we can trust recommend following them.Like the other circles I've curated ('Thought Provokers' & 'Plussers Who Give A Boost') you can only get in these circles on the recommendation of another plusser (no "add me" going on here). So this is a quality group that should be recognized for making Google Plus better for all of us.Let's encourage quality on G+ and the best way we can do that is to Add & Share these circles. It took some work to put this together, so the best 'thank you' you can give me (and the nominees) is to add, share and encourage your followers to do the same.Circle 1 (those who got 4+ nominations): http://goo.gl/tAePDCircle 2 (those who 2-3 nominations): http://goo.gl/7IBkVWondering who nominated you? Here's the original post to find out: http://goo.gl/0gHFk#bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus2012 #circle #circles #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #addmetoyourcircles #awesomecircle #awesomeness #awesomepeople 2012-12-31 15:55:53486535266
Lee Smallwood19,523This is my #Christmas   #SharedCircle  These people have made me laugh, think, cry and run around the room like an overwound toy...Getting to know them has really made my year and I'm looking forward to getting to know them more in 2013 - and you should too!2012-12-25 08:48:5815617318
Carms Perez29,721Another 500 spectacular people that you should know!2012-12-12 06:59:3850117514
Lynne Raynes2,220#Steelers circle share. If you aren't in it and you want to be...leave a note. Help this circle grow Steeler Nation. Share it2012-12-03 07:03:43255101
Lee Smallwood17,450For my Friday #CircleShare  this week, I wanted to intro you to a small circle of people I couldn't be without here on G+. They not just a bunch of typical people, but are personalities that have fantastic opinions and ideals.Some you may know already and some you might not ... but either way you should get to know them better. They enrich my stream here on G+ and I know that the engagement you'll have with them will brighten up your day.The only thing I would like to increase is the amount of time I have to spend with them... #dunbarCircle  2012-10-26 15:31:1515730319
Lee Smallwood16,997This is the first time I'm sharing this circle - It's my #Dunbar  circlehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar's_numberThey're quite an eclectic bunch (which is why I can't do without their content and banter) on a day-to-day basis.If you haven't met them on G+ yet - be sure to say hello to them :)As a follow up to this, create a #DunbarCircle  and add a link in the comments below - for the people you couldn't do without.NOTE No precise value has been proposed for Dunbar's number. It has been proposed to lie between 100 and 230, with a commonly used value of 150So you can decide how many plussers are in yours :) #circleshare  2012-10-12 16:18:1715048525
John Kellden10,222Social Curation, part 6: Social Curators v3"...what watch? Ten watch. Such much?"Subterranean Homesick Blues:+Bradley HorowitzPearltrees:+Oliver StarrSocial curation - an evolving set of buckets:1. Social media - which to me boils down to getting your story, your brand straight in this new networked, participatory, two-way market.2. Social business - including a large part of the startup scene, and also things like hackerspaces, 3D-printing, large companies struggling to adopt a new more social culture...3. Social signal - the whole analysis/symthesis thing, where we'll help each other understand what is going on, whether deeper learning, social learning, peer learning, informal learning, a quiet pervasive revolution happening as we speak.4. Social practices - where we share success stories, business cases , hangouts and experiential stuff, assessing what works and what doesnt.5. Social innovation and transformation - the difficult, complex, slightly less accessible corner - how global and local intersect, design thinking, narrative, sensemaking, semiosis, patterns, culture, transitions. I wouldn't be at all surprised if you all would find the odd post from me here. :)Social cocreation is da shiznitMy intention here is to honour two principles - one, the cocreated nature of this circle, since it is all about social curation. Two, if at all possible, provide an as rich and diverse signal as possible, for the benefit of all other Google plussers in need of our various social curation insights.Social curation: how we shape our content and how it shapes us in returnThere is quite probably as many different takes on social curation as there are people in this circle, and then some.Whither Dunbar? - What size circles?Keeping this circle under two hundred people thereabouts, might be a good size for new google plussers should they want to derive benefit from the gathered collective intelligence from this bunch of social curators.2012-09-26 07:52:4314620522
Karen Elaine27,963I haven't done a circle share in foeva! I thought I'd share some super cool, super smart, super entertaining ladies with you ... this my friends is my Cool Chicks circle.2012-08-23 21:13:0722824227
Irefenia Salgonda2,053You love to read fantasy tales like Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit? Join and re-share this circle and check out: Crossbow Isle -  This novel is for those who love Magic, Action, Mystery, Adventure, with a healthy dash of Science and Horror.Have a magic Sunday!! http://www.crossbow-isle.com/English/CBI_home_eng.html2012-08-05 14:07:4550012213
Irefenia Salgonda1,882Are you a fantasy lover and enjoyed Lord of the Rings? You can join this circle and have the latest news about the fantasy novel Crossbow Isle. Please re-share - Thank you!2012-08-02 09:55:545006510
Carmelyne Thompson40,709My Top99. Does it notify them if I share this circle of under 100? I dislike notifying people. I treat notifications as if they're 911 calls.2012-07-26 01:38:379910017
Dan Soto43,748From the Everyone Else Is Doing It files.  Here's Google's ranking of my 100 most relevant followers according to them.  If you've been notified, then you're in it.2012-07-24 22:33:0910095549

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Everyone knows about the "Man in the Moon." Few realize there is another man trapped in the sun, and that he is furious andterrible to behold.
A NASA space probe caught a rare glimpse of the agonized prisoner last week, peering from his hellish confinement with fire-spewing eyes and a demented leer.
The space agency says about the image:
Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. 8, 2014. The image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which watches the sun at all times from its orbit in space.
The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy.  They are markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. This image blends together two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths at 171 and 193Ångs... more »

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2014-10-15 19:17:17 (17 comments, 8 reshares, 174 +1s)Open 

Everyone knows about the "Man in the Moon." Few realize there is another man trapped in the sun, and that he is furious andterrible to behold.
A NASA space probe caught a rare glimpse of the agonized prisoner last week, peering from his hellish confinement with fire-spewing eyes and a demented leer.
The space agency says about the image:
Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. 8, 2014. The image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which watches the sun at all times from its orbit in space.
The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy.  They are markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. This image blends together two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths at 171 and 193Ångs... more »

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2014-10-15 19:17:17 (17 comments, 8 reshares, 174 +1s)Open 

Everyone knows about the "Man in the Moon." Few realize there is another man trapped in the sun, and that he is furious andterrible to behold.
A NASA space probe caught a rare glimpse of the agonized prisoner last week, peering from his hellish confinement with fire-spewing eyes and a demented leer.
The space agency says about the image:
Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. 8, 2014. The image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which watches the sun at all times from its orbit in space.
The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy.  They are markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. This image blends together two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths at 171 and 193Ångs... more »

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2014-10-22 18:19:52 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Colombian wingsuit flyer Jonathan Florez (left) is pictured with his cameraman during a jump from a helicopter some 3,280ft above the sanctuary of Monserrate, in Bogota in 2013.
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Colombian wingsuit flyer Jonathan Florez (left) is pictured with his cameraman during a jump from a helicopter some 3,280ft above the sanctuary of Monserrate, in Bogota in 2013.
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2014-10-22 18:18:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

American wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss flies through the cave on Tianmen Mountain near Zhangjiajie, Hunan province in September 2011. Corliss succeeded on his second attempt.
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American wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss flies through the cave on Tianmen Mountain near Zhangjiajie, Hunan province in September 2011. Corliss succeeded on his second attempt.
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2014-10-22 18:02:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

© DEA / G. SIOEN via Getty Images BOLIVIA: The North Yungas Road leading from La Paz to Coroico, Yungas Region, Bolivia. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
Daredevils are always up for something scary when they travel, whether it involves doing a handstand on a sheer cliff, going rope jumping on a Greek isle or "just" zip lining over a pit of alligators.
But there's something scarier than doing any of those activities, and it involves something most people do every day without thinking twice-- driving.
If you're on North Yungas Road in Bolivia, driving is something totally different because it involves what most people consider the most dangerous road in the world.
North Yungas Road is nicknamed El Camino de la Muerte ("The Road of Death"), a name that is, of course, fitting for the accidents and unfortunate incidents that occur regularly on the road.more »

© DEA / G. SIOEN via Getty Images BOLIVIA: The North Yungas Road leading from La Paz to Coroico, Yungas Region, Bolivia. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
Daredevils are always up for something scary when they travel, whether it involves doing a handstand on a sheer cliff, going rope jumping on a Greek isle or "just" zip lining over a pit of alligators.
But there's something scarier than doing any of those activities, and it involves something most people do every day without thinking twice-- driving.
If you're on North Yungas Road in Bolivia, driving is something totally different because it involves what most people consider the most dangerous road in the world.
North Yungas Road is nicknamed El Camino de la Muerte ("The Road of Death"), a name that is, of course, fitting for the accidents and unfortunate incidents that occur regularly on the road.
But despite its dire nickname, the road remains invaluable for getting from La Paz to a part of the Amazon rainforestand for its own kind of extreme tourism -- it has apparently gained notoriety among adventure-seeking cyclists.
The road itself has a 2,000-foot drop on one side and mountain on the other. As the road is incredibly narrow, passing cars must negotiate with other cars, crazy cyclists and the extreme weather.
And just as a reminder that you're not going on any regular road trip, some drivers pray before they begin their route. One thing's for sure -- easily distracted drivers, watch out!___

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2014-10-22 17:56:26 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A monster solar flare erupted early on Oct. 19 from a huge sunspot that may just be getting warmed up.
The sun fired off an X-class solar flare — the most powerful type — that peaked at 1:01 a.m. EDT (5:01 GMT). NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured photos and video of the intense sun storm, which researchers classified as an X1.1 flare.
The flare erupted from a sunspot called AR (Active Region) 2192, which has since grown to become 78,000 miles (125,000 kilometers) wide, according to Spaceweather.com — almost as big as the planet Jupiter.

SEE ALSO: Solar Flares: A User's Guide (Infographic)

"Since [Sunday's flare], the sunspot has almost doubled in size and developed an increasingly unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field," Spaceweather.com's Tony Phillips wrote in an update. "It would seem to be just a matterof ti... more »

A monster solar flare erupted early on Oct. 19 from a huge sunspot that may just be getting warmed up.
The sun fired off an X-class solar flare — the most powerful type — that peaked at 1:01 a.m. EDT (5:01 GMT). NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured photos and video of the intense sun storm, which researchers classified as an X1.1 flare.
The flare erupted from a sunspot called AR (Active Region) 2192, which has since grown to become 78,000 miles (125,000 kilometers) wide, according to Spaceweather.com — almost as big as the planet Jupiter.

SEE ALSO: Solar Flares: A User's Guide (Infographic)

"Since [Sunday's flare], the sunspot has almost doubled in size and developed an increasingly unstable 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field," Spaceweather.com's Tony Phillips wrote in an update. "It would seem to be just a matter of time before another strong explosion occurs."
AR 2192 has been pointing away from Earth, so its outbursts to date have not affected the planet much. But that could change soon; the sunspot is now rotating around toward Earth, Phillips added.
Solar flares are bursts of energetic radiation that can cause temporary radio blackouts and affect the precision of GPS satellite measurements. Scientists classify strong flares into three categories, with C being the weakest, M medium-strength and X the most powerful.
Flares are often accompanied by coronal mass ejections (CMEs), clouds of super-hot solar plasma that rocket through space at millions of miles per hour. Earth-directed CMEs can cause geomagnetic storms that can disrupt power grids and radio communications, and also amp up the beautiful auroral displays known as the northern and southern lights.
The flare on Oct. 19 was far from the strongest of the year; the sun blasted out an X4.9 flare in February. (X4 flares are four times more intense than X1 flares.)
The sun is currently near the peak of its 11-year activity cycle, which is known as Solar Cycle 24. But the current solar max is the weakest one in a century or so, scientists say.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this ultraviolet-light image of an X1.1 flare erupting from the sun on Oct. 19, 2014.___

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2014-10-22 17:42:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Before the sunrise, the captain of "Bar" hot air balloon ignites the flame on one of the world’s largest balloons over a camel farm in the Margham desert about 60 kms south east of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Oct. 21, 2014.
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Before the sunrise, the captain of "Bar" hot air balloon ignites the flame on one of the world’s largest balloons over a camel farm in the Margham desert about 60 kms south east of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Oct. 21, 2014.
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2014-10-20 20:42:02 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Oriental Chicken Salad
From Applebee’s: Grilled chicken breast, salad greens, fried noodles, cabbage, onion, almonds, carrot, Oriental dressing
Calories: 1,290
Fat: 81 grams
Saturated Fat: 12 grams
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Oriental Chicken Salad
From Applebee’s: Grilled chicken breast, salad greens, fried noodles, cabbage, onion, almonds, carrot, Oriental dressing
Calories: 1,290
Fat: 81 grams
Saturated Fat: 12 grams
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2014-10-20 20:41:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Coleslaw
From KFC: chopped cabbage, carrot, onion, mayo-based dressing
Calories: 232
Fat: 14 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
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Coleslaw
From KFC: chopped cabbage, carrot, onion, mayo-based dressing
Calories: 232
Fat: 14 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
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2014-10-20 20:40:15 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Caprese Salad
From Olive Garden: Fresh mozzarella, roasted tomato, bell pepper, basil, kale, olive oil
Calories: 340
Fat: 24 grams
Saturated Fat: 13 grams
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Caprese Salad
From Olive Garden: Fresh mozzarella, roasted tomato, bell pepper, basil, kale, olive oil
Calories: 340
Fat: 24 grams
Saturated Fat: 13 grams
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2014-10-20 20:38:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Chef Salad
From Beef O’Brady’s: mixed greens, sliced turkey and ham, bacon, Cheddar jack cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, ranch dressing
Calories: 554
Fat: 32 grams
Saturated Fat: 12 grams
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Chef Salad
From Beef O’Brady’s: mixed greens, sliced turkey and ham, bacon, Cheddar jack cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, ranch dressing
Calories: 554
Fat: 32 grams
Saturated Fat: 12 grams
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2014-10-20 20:37:57 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Caesar Salad
From Carraba’s Italian Grill: Romaine lettuce with Caesar dressing and grated parmesan
Calories: 612
Fat: 55 grams
Saturated Fat: 11 grams
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Caesar Salad
From Carraba’s Italian Grill: Romaine lettuce with Caesar dressing and grated parmesan
Calories: 612
Fat: 55 grams
Saturated Fat: 11 grams
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2014-10-20 20:34:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Cobb Salad
From Outback Steakhouse: Mixed greens, grilled chicken, hard boiled eggs, bacon, shredded cheese, tomatoes, ranch dressing
Calories: 683
Fat: 46 grams
Saturated Fat: 14 grams
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Cobb Salad
From Outback Steakhouse: Mixed greens, grilled chicken, hard boiled eggs, bacon, shredded cheese, tomatoes, ranch dressing
Calories: 683
Fat: 46 grams
Saturated Fat: 14 grams
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2014-10-20 20:33:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Beef Taco Salad
From Hardee’s: Shredded lettuce, ground beef, shredded Cheddar, salsa, and sour cream in a crispy tortilla bowl
Calories: 1,050
Fat: 62 grams
Saturated Fat: 19 grams
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Beef Taco Salad
From Hardee’s: Shredded lettuce, ground beef, shredded Cheddar, salsa, and sour cream in a crispy tortilla bowl
Calories: 1,050
Fat: 62 grams
Saturated Fat: 19 grams
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2014-10-20 20:32:05 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Waldorf Salad
From California Pizza Kitchen: Baby greens with grapes, apple, celery, candied walnuts, gorgonzola, chicken breast, and balsamic Dijon dressing.
Calories: 1,230
Fat: 87 grams
Saturated Fat: 18 grams
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Waldorf Salad
From California Pizza Kitchen: Baby greens with grapes, apple, celery, candied walnuts, gorgonzola, chicken breast, and balsamic Dijon dressing.
Calories: 1,230
Fat: 87 grams
Saturated Fat: 18 grams
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2014-10-20 20:31:15 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Diet Wrecker: The Unhealthiest Salads You Can Eat
Salads, with their bounty of fresh vegetables, are the standard-bearers for healthy food, the go-to when someone doesn’t just want to eat healthy, but wants everybody to know it, too. But some salads are far unhealthier than others, and some are even among the unhealthiest items on the menu.
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Diet Wrecker: The Unhealthiest Salads You Can Eat
Salads, with their bounty of fresh vegetables, are the standard-bearers for healthy food, the go-to when someone doesn’t just want to eat healthy, but wants everybody to know it, too. But some salads are far unhealthier than others, and some are even among the unhealthiest items on the menu.
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2014-10-20 20:28:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
The oldest evergreen rain forest in the world can thank communist guerrillas for its virgin state. From 1975 to 1982, rebels occupied what is now a national park, keeping loggers at bay. After the insurgency ended, the Thai government imposed strict environmental protection laws here. Fossil hunters love the place for its diversity of finds: During the last ice age, a land bridge opened up, allowing critters from Malaysia, Borneo and some of the Indonesian islands to migrate to Khao Sok. Today, outsiders come by elephant trek, canoe, raft and on foot to see the park’s splendid waterfalls, which cascade down towering limestone cliffs, and to explore the area’s vast system of caves. 
© Jeff Diener-Aurora Photos-Corbis               

Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
The oldest evergreen rain forest in the world can thank communist guerrillas for its virgin state. From 1975 to 1982, rebels occupied what is now a national park, keeping loggers at bay. After the insurgency ended, the Thai government imposed strict environmental protection laws here. Fossil hunters love the place for its diversity of finds: During the last ice age, a land bridge opened up, allowing critters from Malaysia, Borneo and some of the Indonesian islands to migrate to Khao Sok. Today, outsiders come by elephant trek, canoe, raft and on foot to see the park’s splendid waterfalls, which cascade down towering limestone cliffs, and to explore the area’s vast system of caves. 
© Jeff Diener-Aurora Photos-Corbis               ___

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2014-10-20 20:27:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Tongass National Forest, Alaska
Southeastern Alaska has been inhabited by humans for some 10,000 years, but few places on earth feel as wild; the small and large communities here are all islands within the vast sea of trees that is the Tongass National Forest. Encompassing some 17 million acres and stretching from Ketchikan to Yakutat, this temperate rain forest offers a myriad of recreational possibilities. Those who enjoy water sports canoe through spectacular saltwater fjords, or drop a line and catch everything from herring to trout to halibut. On land, there’s spelunking, hiking galore, glacier viewing and of course, many opportunities for wildlife spotting.
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Tongass National Forest, Alaska
Southeastern Alaska has been inhabited by humans for some 10,000 years, but few places on earth feel as wild; the small and large communities here are all islands within the vast sea of trees that is the Tongass National Forest. Encompassing some 17 million acres and stretching from Ketchikan to Yakutat, this temperate rain forest offers a myriad of recreational possibilities. Those who enjoy water sports canoe through spectacular saltwater fjords, or drop a line and catch everything from herring to trout to halibut. On land, there’s spelunking, hiking galore, glacier viewing and of course, many opportunities for wildlife spotting.
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2014-10-20 20:26:44 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Madagascar
Look up! About 70 percent of the animal life in this pristine island’s rain forests live in the trees. That includes the island’s famed lemurs, a species indigenous to Madagascar and found only here until quite recently. Scientists have identified nearly 100 distinct species on the island, from mouse lemurs that weigh just over an ounce to lemurs that are as large as gorillas. Sadly, this is another area where the rain forests are seriously under threat, as they are home to such precious hardwoods as ebony and rosewood (slash-and-burn agriculture is also a problem).
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Madagascar
Look up! About 70 percent of the animal life in this pristine island’s rain forests live in the trees. That includes the island’s famed lemurs, a species indigenous to Madagascar and found only here until quite recently. Scientists have identified nearly 100 distinct species on the island, from mouse lemurs that weigh just over an ounce to lemurs that are as large as gorillas. Sadly, this is another area where the rain forests are seriously under threat, as they are home to such precious hardwoods as ebony and rosewood (slash-and-burn agriculture is also a problem).
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2014-10-20 20:25:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
It’s not often that an active volcano gets upstaged, but that’s what happens in Arenal. Dense cloud cover has meant that when eruptions happen — and the volcano has been in a “resting stage” since 2010 — visitors usually can’t see the lava for the trees (well, really mist in this case). Not that anyone’s complaining. This literal “hot spot”, which encompasses the 7,000-plus acres of the park, as well as the touristy town of La Fortuna, has wonderful hot springs to soak in, forests laced with hanging walkways for canopy tours, zip lines, and more.
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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
It’s not often that an active volcano gets upstaged, but that’s what happens in Arenal. Dense cloud cover has meant that when eruptions happen — and the volcano has been in a “resting stage” since 2010 — visitors usually can’t see the lava for the trees (well, really mist in this case). Not that anyone’s complaining. This literal “hot spot”, which encompasses the 7,000-plus acres of the park, as well as the touristy town of La Fortuna, has wonderful hot springs to soak in, forests laced with hanging walkways for canopy tours, zip lines, and more.
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2014-10-20 20:24:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Borneo
Gibbons, macaques, mongoose, rhinoceros hornbills, proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, clouded leopards, orangutans, flying squirrels, flying frogs, flying lizards and (yikes) flying snakes: These and others, will be your temporary compadres when you visit this mythically fecund island, covered with rain forests and about the size of Texas. Borneo is also home to 15,000 species of plants (2,500 of which are orchids, including the world’s largest orchids) so, yes, it is the very definition of tropical paradise. One that is, alas, disappearing rapidly, due to strip mining, logging and oil extraction. The rhinoceroses here now number less than four dozen, so visit soon before this paradise is, well, lost.
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Borneo
Gibbons, macaques, mongoose, rhinoceros hornbills, proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, clouded leopards, orangutans, flying squirrels, flying frogs, flying lizards and (yikes) flying snakes: These and others, will be your temporary compadres when you visit this mythically fecund island, covered with rain forests and about the size of Texas. Borneo is also home to 15,000 species of plants (2,500 of which are orchids, including the world’s largest orchids) so, yes, it is the very definition of tropical paradise. One that is, alas, disappearing rapidly, due to strip mining, logging and oil extraction. The rhinoceroses here now number less than four dozen, so visit soon before this paradise is, well, lost.
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2014-10-20 20:23:46 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Barro Colorado, Panama
Ever wanted to get an up-close and personal look at the intense scientific research being done on rain forests today? You can do that at this 13,000-acre forested island, which is home to one of the longest-running and most influential biologic research stations in the world, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Visitors take a boat ride on Gatun Lake out to the island, hike with a naturalist for several hours and then visit the center, where they’re given a fascinating briefing on the current work being done. Some 200 to 400 scientists from across the globe conduct research at Barro Colorado each year.
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Barro Colorado, Panama
Ever wanted to get an up-close and personal look at the intense scientific research being done on rain forests today? You can do that at this 13,000-acre forested island, which is home to one of the longest-running and most influential biologic research stations in the world, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Visitors take a boat ride on Gatun Lake out to the island, hike with a naturalist for several hours and then visit the center, where they’re given a fascinating briefing on the current work being done. Some 200 to 400 scientists from across the globe conduct research at Barro Colorado each year.
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2014-10-20 20:05:49 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Hoia-Baciu Forest, Romania
If you’re a believer, the Hoia-Baciu Forest, just outside Cluj Napoca, is rumored to be a hotbed for unexplained activity and supernatural anomalies. Dubbed the “Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania,” this forest first gained international attention in 1968, when biologist Alexandru Sift captured a photo of what appeared to be a disc-shaped UFO. Since then, UFOs, apparitions, abnormalities on photos, nocturnal lights and other unusual things are regularly reported in this area.
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Hoia-Baciu Forest, Romania
If you’re a believer, the Hoia-Baciu Forest, just outside Cluj Napoca, is rumored to be a hotbed for unexplained activity and supernatural anomalies. Dubbed the “Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania,” this forest first gained international attention in 1968, when biologist Alexandru Sift captured a photo of what appeared to be a disc-shaped UFO. Since then, UFOs, apparitions, abnormalities on photos, nocturnal lights and other unusual things are regularly reported in this area.
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2014-10-20 20:03:43 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Pacific Ocean
North of the Hawaiian Islands, far from civilization at the center of a set of swirling ocean currents called the North Pacific Gyre, there is a massive buildup of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. A floating island of waste the size of Texas, this part of the Pacific is littered with bottles, grocery bags, toothbrushes and plastic junk that has drifted from the mainland. The ocean water is saturated with confetti-sized plastic particles. Fish that feed on plankton ingest some of that plastic, and the toxic trash works itself back up the food chain, onto our plates.
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Pacific Ocean
North of the Hawaiian Islands, far from civilization at the center of a set of swirling ocean currents called the North Pacific Gyre, there is a massive buildup of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. A floating island of waste the size of Texas, this part of the Pacific is littered with bottles, grocery bags, toothbrushes and plastic junk that has drifted from the mainland. The ocean water is saturated with confetti-sized plastic particles. Fish that feed on plankton ingest some of that plastic, and the toxic trash works itself back up the food chain, onto our plates.
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2014-10-20 20:02:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Jack the Ripper Tour, London
While it may seem obnoxiously touristy, a nighttime walking tour following in the bloody footsteps of the 19th-century serial killer Jack the Ripper is surprisingly frightening. Creeping in the shadows, down dark alleyways to the sites where the murders took place, the tour re-creates the gruesome details of the Ripper’s unsolved crimes. Yes, you need to bring your imagination, but if you’re willing to participate (and if your guide is good), it’s a chilling look into the mind of one of the world’s most infamous murderers.
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Jack the Ripper Tour, London
While it may seem obnoxiously touristy, a nighttime walking tour following in the bloody footsteps of the 19th-century serial killer Jack the Ripper is surprisingly frightening. Creeping in the shadows, down dark alleyways to the sites where the murders took place, the tour re-creates the gruesome details of the Ripper’s unsolved crimes. Yes, you need to bring your imagination, but if you’re willing to participate (and if your guide is good), it’s a chilling look into the mind of one of the world’s most infamous murderers.
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2014-10-20 20:02:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Mercado de las Brujas, La Paz, Bolivia
Located near the Iglesia de San Francisco, in the capital city of La Paz, the Mercado de las Brujas (the Witches Market) is where Bolivians come to buy all their ritualistic needs, from medicinal herbs to stone statues of “Mother Earth” Pachamama. Buried among stalls selling hand-made jewelry and alpaca ponchos, you’ll find vendors selling a most unusual souvenir: dried llama fetuses, traditionally sold to new homeowners. Bolivians bury the package under the foundation of their new home and hope that good fortune will follow.
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Mercado de las Brujas, La Paz, Bolivia
Located near the Iglesia de San Francisco, in the capital city of La Paz, the Mercado de las Brujas (the Witches Market) is where Bolivians come to buy all their ritualistic needs, from medicinal herbs to stone statues of “Mother Earth” Pachamama. Buried among stalls selling hand-made jewelry and alpaca ponchos, you’ll find vendors selling a most unusual souvenir: dried llama fetuses, traditionally sold to new homeowners. Bolivians bury the package under the foundation of their new home and hope that good fortune will follow.
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2014-10-20 20:01:04 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Stanley Hotel, Colorado
Fans of the Stephen King novel and horror film “The Shining” will want to book a night’s accommodation at The Stanley, a heritage hotel in the Rocky Mountain town of Estes Park, Colo. Room 217 is where the author himself stayed, and it was here that he was inspired to write the spooky Redrum tale. The Stanley Hotel is said to have ghosts of its own: Children are heard playing in hallways, and on the fourth floor, furniture is said to have moved around on its own. The hotel offers a five-hour ghost hunt to some of the most paranormal spots on the property. Might as well relax and enjoy your stay-- after all, "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
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Stanley Hotel, Colorado
Fans of the Stephen King novel and horror film “The Shining” will want to book a night’s accommodation at The Stanley, a heritage hotel in the Rocky Mountain town of Estes Park, Colo. Room 217 is where the author himself stayed, and it was here that he was inspired to write the spooky Redrum tale. The Stanley Hotel is said to have ghosts of its own: Children are heard playing in hallways, and on the fourth floor, furniture is said to have moved around on its own. The hotel offers a five-hour ghost hunt to some of the most paranormal spots on the property. Might as well relax and enjoy your stay-- after all, "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
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2014-10-20 20:00:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Chernobyl, Ukraine
It happened on April 26, 1986. Reactor No. 4 exploded, releasing 100 times more radiation than the atom bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Today, tourists can visit the abandoned post-apocalyptic town of Pripyat, just a mile away from the reactor, where around 50,000 people were speedily evacuated that day. A visit here promises a bone-chilling walk through the crumbling structures, broken windows, rusted cribs and scattered children’s belongings. It’s a haunting, hands-on history lesson
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Chernobyl, Ukraine
It happened on April 26, 1986. Reactor No. 4 exploded, releasing 100 times more radiation than the atom bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Today, tourists can visit the abandoned post-apocalyptic town of Pripyat, just a mile away from the reactor, where around 50,000 people were speedily evacuated that day. A visit here promises a bone-chilling walk through the crumbling structures, broken windows, rusted cribs and scattered children’s belongings. It’s a haunting, hands-on history lesson
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2014-10-20 19:59:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Mercado de Sonora, Mexico
For locals who dabble in the occult, the Mercado de Sonora in Mexico City has all the eerie ingredients you’ll need to cook ritualistic remedies. This fascinating market is loosely organized into three parts: healing herbs, Afro-Cuban paraphernalia and black magic. You can buy live snakes for mysterious brews, animal-shaped ceramic charms, taxidermy rabbits, tribal rattles, statues of Satan and powdered potions for health, wealth and romance.
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Mercado de Sonora, Mexico
For locals who dabble in the occult, the Mercado de Sonora in Mexico City has all the eerie ingredients you’ll need to cook ritualistic remedies. This fascinating market is loosely organized into three parts: healing herbs, Afro-Cuban paraphernalia and black magic. You can buy live snakes for mysterious brews, animal-shaped ceramic charms, taxidermy rabbits, tribal rattles, statues of Satan and powdered potions for health, wealth and romance.
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Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic
Located in the suburbs of Kutna Hora, one hour outside of Prague in the Czech Republic, the Sedlec Ossuary is also known as the Church of Bones. From the outside, it’s an unassuming medieval gothic church, but enter to find a unique, death-themed interior design with the skeletal remains of 40,000 to 70,000 humans. Picture a chandelier of artistically arranged femurs and fibulas, a bony coat of arms and a ghoulish garland of skulls draping the vault of the chapel.
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Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic
Located in the suburbs of Kutna Hora, one hour outside of Prague in the Czech Republic, the Sedlec Ossuary is also known as the Church of Bones. From the outside, it’s an unassuming medieval gothic church, but enter to find a unique, death-themed interior design with the skeletal remains of 40,000 to 70,000 humans. Picture a chandelier of artistically arranged femurs and fibulas, a bony coat of arms and a ghoulish garland of skulls draping the vault of the chapel.
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Cambodia
In order to truly understand the horrors of Pol Pot’s murderous Khmer Rouge regime, one must visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum located just outside the capital city of Phnom Penh. This two-story building was once a high school, but from 1975-79 it became a secret prison called S-21, one of the country’s most notorious concentration camps, which saw the murder and torture of an estimated 17,000 prisoners. From the photo displays of victims to the first-hand artistic representations of the horrors that occurred here, a visit to Tuol Sleng is a profound, haunting experience.
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Cambodia
In order to truly understand the horrors of Pol Pot’s murderous Khmer Rouge regime, one must visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum located just outside the capital city of Phnom Penh. This two-story building was once a high school, but from 1975-79 it became a secret prison called S-21, one of the country’s most notorious concentration camps, which saw the murder and torture of an estimated 17,000 prisoners. From the photo displays of victims to the first-hand artistic representations of the horrors that occurred here, a visit to Tuol Sleng is a profound, haunting experience.
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Isla de las Muñecas, Mexico City
Located in the canals south of Mexico City, the Isla de las Munecas is certainly one of the world’s weirdest tourist attractions. Picture thousands of dismembered, decaying and decapitated dolls strung up from trees, their lifeless eyes staring blankly. Ahhh! The story dates back around 50 years, when the island’s only resident, Don Julian Santana, found the body of a little girl who drowned in the canal. Haunted by her death, he turned the island into a shrine of dangling dolls, in an attempt to free her tortured soul. When Santana drowned in the canal in 2001, locals said it was the evil spirits of the dolls that killed him. 
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Isla de las Muñecas, Mexico City
Located in the canals south of Mexico City, the Isla de las Munecas is certainly one of the world’s weirdest tourist attractions. Picture thousands of dismembered, decaying and decapitated dolls strung up from trees, their lifeless eyes staring blankly. Ahhh! The story dates back around 50 years, when the island’s only resident, Don Julian Santana, found the body of a little girl who drowned in the canal. Haunted by her death, he turned the island into a shrine of dangling dolls, in an attempt to free her tortured soul. When Santana drowned in the canal in 2001, locals said it was the evil spirits of the dolls that killed him. 
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Dune Oryx – Jim Brandenberg (1988)

Dune Oryx – Jim Brandenberg (1988)___

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At the feet of an elephant – Frans Lanting (1991)

At the feet of an elephant – Frans Lanting (1991)___

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Deadly Touch – Barrie Wilkins (1993)

Deadly Touch – Barrie Wilkins (1993)___

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Flash fight – Richard du Toit (1995)

Flash fight – Richard du Toit (1995)___

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Blue ice and Penguins – Cherry Alexander (1995)
 Cherry Alexander/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Blue ice and Penguins – Cherry Alexander (1995)
 Cherry Alexander/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014___

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Stories in white – Jan Vermeer (2007)
© Jan Vermeer/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014               

Stories in white – Jan Vermeer (2007)
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2014-10-20 18:44:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Łukasz Bożycki – Winter hang-out (2014)
Łukasz Bożycki discovered these bats in complete torpor in a freezing, abandoned World War II bunker in northern Poland. Unfortunately, Łukasz died of pneumonia shortly after capturing this image of the bats, and his work has been entered into the competition  - making the final shortlist for the Mammals category - in dedication.

Łukasz Bożycki – Winter hang-out (2014)
Łukasz Bożycki discovered these bats in complete torpor in a freezing, abandoned World War II bunker in northern Poland. Unfortunately, Łukasz died of pneumonia shortly after capturing this image of the bats, and his work has been entered into the competition  - making the final shortlist for the Mammals category - in dedication.___

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2014-10-20 18:44:21 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Jasper Doest – The elegant crowd (2014)
Jasper Doest’s image - a finalist in the Black and White category - of cranes was taken from the roof of his house in Rajasthan, India, which overlooks a feeding enclosure for these graceful creatures.

Jasper Doest – The elegant crowd (2014)
Jasper Doest’s image - a finalist in the Black and White category - of cranes was taken from the roof of his house in Rajasthan, India, which overlooks a feeding enclosure for these graceful creatures.___

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2014-10-20 18:43:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Bernardo Cesare – Kaleidoscope (2014)
A finalist in the Natural Design competition, Bernardo Cesare’s Kaleidoscope is an image of a magnified crystal formation formed half a billion years ago and found in a working quarry in Kerala, India.

Bernardo Cesare – Kaleidoscope (2014)
A finalist in the Natural Design competition, Bernardo Cesare’s Kaleidoscope is an image of a magnified crystal formation formed half a billion years ago and found in a working quarry in Kerala, India.___

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2014-10-20 18:42:24 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Some of the best entrants from this year, and previous years
London's Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the year celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. That’s half a century of stunning wildlife photography, captured in all corners of the globe. In honor, we look at four of the entrants hoping to take home a prize in this year’s competition – announced on October 21, 2014 - as well as some of the best images from previous years.
Pictured is Marc Montes' 2014 entry into the 11-14 years category - a portrait image of this one-metre grass snake - which he captured while trekking through the Val d’Aran forest in the north of Spain.
© Marc Montes/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014               

Some of the best entrants from this year, and previous years
London's Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the year celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. That’s half a century of stunning wildlife photography, captured in all corners of the globe. In honor, we look at four of the entrants hoping to take home a prize in this year’s competition – announced on October 21, 2014 - as well as some of the best images from previous years.
Pictured is Marc Montes' 2014 entry into the 11-14 years category - a portrait image of this one-metre grass snake - which he captured while trekking through the Val d’Aran forest in the north of Spain.
© Marc Montes/Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014               ___

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2014-10-20 15:53:59 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Mystery plane returns to earth after 674 days in space and the military has no explanation on its mission. The mysterious X-37B Orbital landed at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California last week.
On Friday morning, the mysterious X-37B Orbital also known as Orbital Test Vehicle or X-37B, landed at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base. The automated space plane measures over 29ft long, has a wingspan of nearly 15ft and a weight of 11,000lbs.
The return of the top secret plane has conspiracy theorists going wild. The aircraft, which looks like a small space shuttle orbited the earth for almost two years and when the military was asked what was its mission, they gave vague answers. According to a representative for the US military, the mysterious plane was testing:
“Technologies including advanced guidance, navigation and control, thermal protection systems, avionics, high temperaturestr... more »

Mystery plane returns to earth after 674 days in space and the military has no explanation on its mission. The mysterious X-37B Orbital landed at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California last week.
On Friday morning, the mysterious X-37B Orbital also known as Orbital Test Vehicle or X-37B, landed at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base. The automated space plane measures over 29ft long, has a wingspan of nearly 15ft and a weight of 11,000lbs.
The return of the top secret plane has conspiracy theorists going wild. The aircraft, which looks like a small space shuttle orbited the earth for almost two years and when the military was asked what was its mission, they gave vague answers. According to a representative for the US military, the mysterious plane was testing:
“Technologies including advanced guidance, navigation and control, thermal protection systems, avionics, high temperature structures and seals, conformal reusable insulation, lightweight electromechanical flight systems, and autonomous orbital flight, re-entry and landing.”
When the plane blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on December 11, 2012, via United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rockets, the military stated that the trip was supposed to last 9 months. So, why was the mission extended to 2 years, the military has declined to comment.
The silence from the military is giving conspiracy theorists the opportunity to come up with their own answers. Some say the plane was spying over China or Russia. Others claimed that Barack Obama‘s administration is trying to make contact with aliens in space.
Few stated that the government is using the plane to conduct weird science fiction-like experiments on soldiers in order to have the ultimate army. This is not the first time the elusive plane has created so much buzz.
In April 2010, the plane was launched in space and returned after eight months. The second launch took place in March 2011 and it remained in space for 15 months. The military had little to say on those two past missions.
The plane is scheduled to take part in several trips in the future and the dates and goals of those missions are mysteries. Below is a clip of the X-37B Orbital’s return.___

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Goliath encounter: Puppy-sized spider surprises scientist in rainforest.
The South American Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) is the world's largest spider, according to Guinness World Records. Its legs can reach up to one foot and it can weight up to 6 oz.. (Piotr Naskrecki)
Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.
"When I turned on the light, I couldn't quite understand what I was seeing," said Naskrecki, an entomologist and photographer at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology.

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A moment later, he realized he was looking not at a brown, furry mammal, but an enormous, puppy-size spider.
Known as the South... more »

Goliath encounter: Puppy-sized spider surprises scientist in rainforest.
The South American Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) is the world's largest spider, according to Guinness World Records. Its legs can reach up to one foot and it can weight up to 6 oz.. (Piotr Naskrecki)
Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.
"When I turned on the light, I couldn't quite understand what I was seeing," said Naskrecki, an entomologist and photographer at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology.

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A moment later, he realized he was looking not at a brown, furry mammal, but an enormous, puppy-size spider.
Known as the South American Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi), the colossal arachnid is the world's largest spider, according to Guinness World Records. Itsleg span can reach up to a foot (30 centimeters), or about the size of "a child's forearm," with a body the size of "a large fist," Naskrecki told Live Science. And the spider can weigh more than 6 oz., about as much as a young puppy, the scientist wrote on his blog. [See Photos of the Goliath Birdeater Spider]
Some sources say the giant huntsman spider, which has a larger leg span, is bigger than the birdeater. But the huntsman is much more delicate than the hefty birdeater comparing the two would be "like comparing a giraffe to an elephant," Naskrecki said.
The birdeater's enormity is evident from the sounds it makes. "Its feet have hardened tips and claws that produce a very distinct, clicking sound, not unlike that of a horse's hooves hitting the ground," he wrote, but "not as loud."
Prickly hairs and 2-inch fangs
When Naskrecki approached the imposing creature in the rainforest, it would rub its hind legs against its abdomen. At first, the scientist thought the behavior was "cute," he said, but then he realized the spider was sending out a cloud of hairs with microscopic barbs on them. When these hairs get in the eyes or other mucous membranes, they are "extremely painful and itchy," and can stay there for days, he said. [Creepy-Crawly Gallery: See Spooky Photos of Spiders]
But its prickly hairs aren't the birdeater's only line of defense; it also sports a pair of 2-inch-long  fangs. Although the spider's bite is venomous, it's not deadly to humans. But it would still be extremely painful, "like driving a nail through your hand," Naskrecki said.
And the eight-legged beast has a third defense mechanism up its hairy sleeve. The hairs on the front of the spider's body have tiny hooks and barbs that make a hissing sound when they rub against each other, "sort of like pulling Velcro apart," Naskrecki said.
Yet despite all that, the spider doesn't pose a threat to humans. Even if it bites you, "a chicken can probably do more damage," Naskrecki said.
Bird eater or mostly harmless?
Despite its name, the birdeater doesn't usually eat birds, although it is certainly capable of killing small mammals. "They will essentially attack anything that they encounter," Naskrecki said.
The spider hunts in leaf litter on the ground at night, so the chances of it encountering a bird are very small, he said. However, if it found a nest, it could easily kill the parents and the chicks, he said, adding that the spider species has also been known to puncture and drink bird eggs.
The spider will eat frogs and insects, but its main prey is actually earthworms, which come out at night when it's humid. "Earthworms are very nutritious," Naskrecki said.
Birdeaters are not very common spiders. "I've been working in the tropics in South America for many, many years, and in the last 10 to 15 years, I only ran across the spider three times," Naskrecki.
After catching the specimen he found in Guyana, which was female, Naskrecki took her back to his lab to study. She's now deposited in a museum.___

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Category 4 Hurricane Gonzalo aims for Bermuda
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Hurricane Gonzalo barreled toward Bermuda as a powerful Category 4 storm Wednesday, prompting people in the tiny archipelago to shore-up homes and rush to clear trees and power lines knocked down days earlier by a tropical storm.
Gonzalo had top sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph) and was about 640 miles (1,025 kilometers) south-southwest of Bermuda. It was moving northwest at 12 mph (19 kph) and was expected to be near Bermuda early Friday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.
A hurricane watch was issued and would likely become a warning by late Wednesday, Dennis Feltgen, a National Hurricane Center meteorologist, said by phone.
Feltgen said it was too early to tell whether the hurricane would actually hit Bermuda, but he warned people to be prepared for severe weather.
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Category 4 Hurricane Gonzalo aims for Bermuda
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Hurricane Gonzalo barreled toward Bermuda as a powerful Category 4 storm Wednesday, prompting people in the tiny archipelago to shore-up homes and rush to clear trees and power lines knocked down days earlier by a tropical storm.
Gonzalo had top sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph) and was about 640 miles (1,025 kilometers) south-southwest of Bermuda. It was moving northwest at 12 mph (19 kph) and was expected to be near Bermuda early Friday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.
A hurricane watch was issued and would likely become a warning by late Wednesday, Dennis Feltgen, a National Hurricane Center meteorologist, said by phone.
Feltgen said it was too early to tell whether the hurricane would actually hit Bermuda, but he warned people to be prepared for severe weather.
"The eye of the hurricane does not have to go over Bermuda for them not to experience severe conditions," he said.
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AP Photo/Weather Underground___

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Everyone knows about the "Man in the Moon." Few realize there is another man trapped in the sun, and that he is furious andterrible to behold.
A NASA space probe caught a rare glimpse of the agonized prisoner last week, peering from his hellish confinement with fire-spewing eyes and a demented leer.
The space agency says about the image:
Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. 8, 2014. The image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which watches the sun at all times from its orbit in space.
The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy.  They are markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. This image blends together two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths at 171 and 193Ångs... more »

Everyone knows about the "Man in the Moon." Few realize there is another man trapped in the sun, and that he is furious andterrible to behold.
A NASA space probe caught a rare glimpse of the agonized prisoner last week, peering from his hellish confinement with fire-spewing eyes and a demented leer.
The space agency says about the image:
Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. 8, 2014. The image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which watches the sun at all times from its orbit in space.
The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy.  They are markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. This image blends together two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths at 171 and 193 Ångströms, typically colorized in gold and yellow, to create a particularly Halloween-like appearance.
© Provided by CityLab
Take a look, if you dare:___

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2014-10-15 19:12:54 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Been walking around all day singing Don't Tell Em.  lol

Been walking around all day singing Don't Tell Em.  lol___

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Search for sea life
Off the Paracas Peninsula, on the country's southern coast, the small rocky outcroppings known as the Islas Ballestas don't look like much from a distance. But hop in a boat and you'll see a riot of wildlife: honking sea lions, preening Humboldt penguins and colonies of Peruvian boobies. The islands are known as the 'poor man's Galapagos' for good reason.
© Ugo Pisani Massamormile/Travel Photographer/Getty Images               

Search for sea life
Off the Paracas Peninsula, on the country's southern coast, the small rocky outcroppings known as the Islas Ballestas don't look like much from a distance. But hop in a boat and you'll see a riot of wildlife: honking sea lions, preening Humboldt penguins and colonies of Peruvian boobies. The islands are known as the 'poor man's Galapagos' for good reason.
© Ugo Pisani Massamormile/Travel Photographer/Getty Images               ___

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Soar over ancient glyphs
One of the earth's greatest mysteries sits quietly on the arid Peruvian coast. The Nazca Lines consist of more than 70 ancient glyphs of animals and other shapes that are so big they can only be seen from the air. No one knows their purpose. For an incredible out-of-body experience, soar in a light-aircraft over these pre-Columbian pictograms in the early morning hours.
© Aaron Oberlander/Getty Images               

Soar over ancient glyphs
One of the earth's greatest mysteries sits quietly on the arid Peruvian coast. The Nazca Lines consist of more than 70 ancient glyphs of animals and other shapes that are so big they can only be seen from the air. No one knows their purpose. For an incredible out-of-body experience, soar in a light-aircraft over these pre-Columbian pictograms in the early morning hours.
© Aaron Oberlander/Getty Images               ___

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2014-10-14 20:55:53 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Descend into a majestic canyon
The Cañón Del Colca is a wonderland of Andean panoramas: a deep canyon studded with idyllic villages and mountainsides carved by ancient terraces. Oh, and did we mention the condors that soar on the wind currents? Visitors can explore the canyon on day hikes or multiday treks. But there's one thing no traveller should miss while here: the local delicacy known as chupe de camarones, a spicy shrimp bisque.
© Danita Delimont/Getty Images               

Descend into a majestic canyon
The Cañón Del Colca is a wonderland of Andean panoramas: a deep canyon studded with idyllic villages and mountainsides carved by ancient terraces. Oh, and did we mention the condors that soar on the wind currents? Visitors can explore the canyon on day hikes or multiday treks. But there's one thing no traveller should miss while here: the local delicacy known as chupe de camarones, a spicy shrimp bisque.
© Danita Delimont/Getty Images               ___

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2014-10-14 20:55:02 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Trek the Andes
The Cordillera Blanca, a majestic mountain range at the heart of Peru, can make the most devoted couch potato want to strap on a pack and go. A network of craggy peaks covered in dollops of gleaming white snow draw dedicated high-altitude trekkers who wind through alpine lakes and diminutive Andean villages. If the altitude doesn't take your breath away, the vistas certainly will.
© Escudero Patrick/hemis.fr/Getty Images               

Trek the Andes
The Cordillera Blanca, a majestic mountain range at the heart of Peru, can make the most devoted couch potato want to strap on a pack and go. A network of craggy peaks covered in dollops of gleaming white snow draw dedicated high-altitude trekkers who wind through alpine lakes and diminutive Andean villages. If the altitude doesn't take your breath away, the vistas certainly will.
© Escudero Patrick/hemis.fr/Getty Images               ___

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Sandboard giant dunes
Huacachina, a tiny oasis in the southern Peruvian desert, offers one of the country's more unusual adrenaline rushes: the opportunity to motor to the top of a dune the size of a small building, strap on a board, then fly down the face of a towering wall of sand. Not up for boarding? Take on the dunes in a buggy instead.
© Andrew Watson/Getty Images               

Sandboard giant dunes
Huacachina, a tiny oasis in the southern Peruvian desert, offers one of the country's more unusual adrenaline rushes: the opportunity to motor to the top of a dune the size of a small building, strap on a board, then fly down the face of a towering wall of sand. Not up for boarding? Take on the dunes in a buggy instead.
© Andrew Watson/Getty Images               ___

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