25 stunning photos that prove just how enormous our world is

25 stunning photos that prove just how enormous our world is

No matter what challenges you face, being out in the wild can help you realise just how small and insignificant your cares and worries truly are. Vast forests, challenging peaks, raging seas and scorching deserts — today, we decided to prove that it is only out in the heart of nature where you can find real strength and power. © (с) Marsel Van Oosten © (с) Przemyslaw Kruk © (с) Robert White © (с) Stephen Emerson © (с) Peter […]

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January 31 | Facts

January 31 | Facts

1606 Guy Fawkes, a co-conspirator in the Gunpowder Plot, was executed. 1865 The House of Representatives approved the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery in the United States. 1940 The first social security check was issued to Ida Fuller for $22.54. 1958 The first U.S. earth satellite, Explorer I, was launched. 1990 The first McDonald’s opened in Russia. Share This:

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More than 60 percent of primates are at risk for extinction

More than 60 percent of primates are at risk for extinction

Endangered nonhuman primates include the black and white snub-nosed monkey, the ring-tailed lemur, the golden snub-nosed monkey, the mountain gorilla and the northern white-cheeked gibbon. We’re going to see mass primate extinction in the next few decades if we don’t take conservation efforts more seriously now, say researchers who conducted the most comprehensive review of primate status so far. For a study published in the […]

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January 30 | Facts

January 30 | Facts

1649 King Charles I of England was beheaded. 1933 Adolf Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany. 1948 Gandhi was assassinated. 1968 North Vietnamese forces launched attacks against the South Vietnamese, beginning the Tet offensive. 1972 British troops opened fire on civil rights marchers in Northern Ireland, sparking the “Bloody Sunday” massacre. 1979 The Iranian civilian government announced that the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini would be allowed […]

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This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

This is the future of farming – AeroFarms, a massive indoor vertical farm in Newark, New Jersey. Crops are stacked more than 30 feet high inside this 30,000 square foot space. They are grown using aeroponic technology. AeroFarms says the root misting system allows them to use 95% less water than a regular field farm. They also use no pesticides or herbicides. Instead of soil, […]

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January 29 | Facts

January 29 | Facts

1802 John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress. He was paid $2 a day. 1845 Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven was published. 1850 Henry Clay introduced the Compromise of 1850 to the Senate. 1861 Kansas became the 34th state in the United States. 1886 Karl Benz received a patent for the first successful gasoline-driven car. 1936 Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, […]

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January 28 | Facts

January 28 | Facts

1547 King Henry VIII of England died and his nine-year-old son, Edward VI, assumed the throne. 1915 Congress passed legislation creating the U.S. Coast Guard. 1916 The first Jewish Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis, was appointed. 1986 U.S. shuttle Challenger exploded 72 seconds after lift off, killing all seven crew members aboard, including school teacher Christa McAuliffe. 1999 The creation of Element […]

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This is the first image of the Samsung Galaxy S8

This is the first image of the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will be unveiled on March 29th, according to a new report from Venture Beat that also includes the first photo we’ve seen of the coming flagship. The back of the device is very similar to last year’s Galaxy S7 (with the exception being a relocated fingerprint sensor), but the front marks a fairly radical departure from Samsung’s typical design. Gone are the […]

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January 27 | Facts

January 27 | Facts

1880 Thomas Edison was granted a patent for his incandescent light. 1944 The Soviets announced the end of the two-year siege of Leningrad. 1945 The Russians liberated Auschwitz concentration camp, where the Nazis had killed over 1.5 million people, including over 1 million Jews. 1951 The U.S. Air Force started atomic testing in the Nevada desert. 1967 The Apollo I fire killed astronauts Grissom, White, […]

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20 Best Modern Fireplace Design Ideas

20 Best Modern Fireplace Design Ideas

A fireplace can be a fantastic addition to a home. With new design elements gaining popularity, it’s no problem to find a fireplace that not only fits your budget but also blends seamlessly into your decor. Not only does a contemporary fireplace instantly become a breathtaking focal point for any room, but with new advances in energy efficiency, they have never been so cost-effective. If you’ve […]

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