Saturday, October 19, 2019

A Knot in Time

Whether they are tied into place as the weaver's imagination wanders, or aligned in code-like calculations, the minuscule knots of a carpet narrate tales of an ancient craft and those who keep it alive.

The False Scorpion

Looking somewhere in between a spider, a lobster and a roach, the pseudoscorpion is the stuff of nightmares.

Powder Blizzard

Earth’s dust dynamics are a complex and poorly understood part of our natural world, and dust storms are merely the most noticeable phenomena.

Avalanche

Avalanche victims are more likely to perish than survive. If a glacier is a frozen river, then an avalanche is a flooding torrent that blankets the slopes.

Landslides: Inevitable Gravity

What goes up must come down. All of the massed materials in and on the hills and mountains of our planet are constantly yearning to give way.

The Great Flood

Legends and stories of waters rising high and deluging the lands are recorded and passed down through the generations by a number of cultures across Asia.

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