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Lightning by Summit42

Summer. I wish there would be thunderstorms. 

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homedesigning:

(via Sleek Italian Apartment in Lucca)

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aros:

Biblitoteca y Mediateca Aimé Césaire / G+ Architectes

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laboratoryequipment:

Scientists Solve a 14,000-Year-Old MysteryAt the end of the last Ice Age, as the world began to warm, a swath of the North Pacific Ocean came to life. During a brief pulse of biological productivity 14,000 years ago, this stretch of the sea teemed with phytoplankton, amoeba-like foraminifera and other tiny creatures, who thrived in large numbers until the productivity ended — as mysteriously as it began — just a few hundred years later.Researchers have hypothesized that iron sparked this surge of ocean life, but a new study led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists and colleagues at the Univ. of Bristol, the Univ. of Bergen (Norway), Williams College and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia Univ. suggests iron may not have played an important role after all, at least in some settings. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, determines that a different mechanism — a transient “perfect storm” of nutrients and light — spurred life in the post-Ice Age Pacific. Its findings resolve conflicting ideas about the relationship between iron and biological productivity during this time period in the North Pacific — with potential implications for geo-engineering efforts to curb climate change by seeding the ocean with iron.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/07/scientists-solve-14000-year-old-mystery

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Few people know that Roger Ebert was an ardent Anglophile, so much so that in 1986 he wrote an obscure little book, The Perfect London Walk, in which the lifelong film critic laid out his preferred walking path through the city. Over at Slate, Katie Engelhart reviews the book, which apparently still functions as a guide to a decent stroll.

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woodendreams:

(by David C. Schultz)

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aros:

Fujiwarramuro architects | House in Nada

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homedesigning:

(via Modern Lake House by John Robert Nilsson)

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nybg:

A flood hit parts of New York in February of 1936, leaving spots in and around the Garden partially submerged. I pass over this photograph in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library archive every so often. I can’t get over the otherworldly drift of it—how the road slips off into the mirror of trees and fog. —MN

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vurtual:

Fire and Ice (by AndersonImages)
Laguna Torre, Patagonia.
 

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infiniteforests:

sleeping among the giant redwoods

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