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Northern lights over Caithness, Scotland. Photo by Maciej Winiarczyk. Life on a Small Island blog.

from the Guardian

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 nominations – in pictures

Northern lights from Judy W … More

from The Telegraph


Aliens on Earth: macro photographs of insects by Igor Siwanowicz A flower praying mantis A flower praying mantis Picture: IGOR SIWANOWICZ / BARCROFT MEDIA

i think petri dish cultures of bacteria can be so lovely. (yes, i know, i'm quite strange...)

A mysterious arc of light found behind a distant cluster of galaxies has turned out to be the biggest, brightest and hottest star-forming region ever seen in space. The so-called Lynx Arc is one million times brighter than the well-known Orion Nebula, a nearby prototypical 'starbirth' region visible with small telescopes. The newly identified super-cluster contains a million blue-white stars that are twice as hot as similar stars in our Milky Way galaxy.

from Playbuzz

How Much Do You Know About Outer Space?

The Milky Way, our small little section of the vastness that is the universe...


Aix en Provence, France: a cultural city guide

On Aix's Cours Mirabeau, canopied by plane trees, sprinkled with fountains, hemmed with cafés, I lose my sceptic's heart forever to the street labelled unblushingly "Europe's most captivating". And in the art de vivre city this is only the hors d'oeuvre.


Animal photos of the week: 4 July 2014

An inquisitive squirrel was spotted taking time to smell the daisies in this photo taken by Austrian photographer, Julian Ghahreman-Rad, 23,...

Symmetry And Silence In Round Mirror Reflections by Sebastian Magnani