San Francisco’s Cascading Fog


This stunning time-lapse video shows Frisco’s famous fog banks cascading over the rolling hills around the bay like a waterfall. It is probably the coolest thing you’ll see all day.

Thanks to Leslie at Gizmodo for posting this video.

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The Five Colors River


For most of the year Caño Cristales, located in central Colombia, looks like any other nice, pure mountain river flowing with crystal clear cool water over smooth river rocks and brilliant beds of green moss and algae.  Then, for a couple weeks of the year, Caño Cristales turns into undoubtedly one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. During a brief period between the Colombian wet and dry seasons (from Sept. – Nov.), the water level evens off and allows its unique Macarenia Clavigera plant to bloom like gorgeous fields of underwater red roses among golden wheat.  The bloom accentuates the yellows and greens of the algae, moss and sediments on the river bottom and the deep browns and blacks of the river rocks and shelves that have formed over the ages.  The result is an array of colors that looks more like an artistic swirl of Skittles or melted Crayola Crayons than a naturally occurring event below a few feet of river water.  It is truly stunning.

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How the World Will End (Pt. 3)


Isn’t the Apocalypse pretty?

This is part three of a series (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 4) (Part 5) covering several ways that humanity’s time on Earth could conceivably come to an end. The study of the apocalypse, known as eschatology  has been a pervasive force in religion, science, and popular culture since the development of the first cultures on Earth. Some of the theories about the end of days are more plausible than others, but all are thought-provoking nonetheless. In Part Three, I describe some of the ways our world could end due to Natural Disasters Caused by the Earth. Cheers to the end!

Two days left people. In less than 72 hours, our world will come to an end. Probably not actually (unless you’re a Jets fan and Tebow requests a trade) but I couldn’t resist a little drama! In Part One of this series, I talked about why the Maya think that the world will end on Friday. In Part Two, I described several deadly (and highly unlikely) natural disasters from space that could end our time on Earth. Now, I will talk about a few natural disasters originating from Earth that would end human civilization; however, unlike some of the rare cosmic disasters described before, we know that some of these have definitely occurred before…and we expect them to occur again very soon.

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Hotels at the Edge of the World


Want to get away? These hotels will help you do that. In fact, they will get you away from almost everything – not just people, towns, and traffic, but also any luxury of the modern world. Still, if you desire serenity and a one-of-a-kind experience, think about taking a trip to stay at some of these hotels on the edge of the world.

Longitude 131°, Australia

Situated close to the famous landmark Ayers Rock in the middle of the Australian Outback, Longitude 131° is one of the most unique experiences available to outdoor enthusiasts and travelers alike. It is accessible only be a three to four hour flight from Sydney, Perth, or Cairns, followed by a four-wheel drive to the property. Comprised of 15 bungalow-like huts and a main pool-side building, this destination resort offers luxury dining under the stars, camel riding, and even private Harley tours.

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