Eye Openers

A Bird in the Hand

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Whoooo Not Disturb!

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It’s Hard to Believe These Long-Exposure Photos of Glowing Worms are Real

  By Mihai Andrei, ZMEScience – Arachnocampa luminosa, commonly known as a glowworm is a bioluminiscent gnat larva found mostly throughout New Zealand’s caves. The species is generally widespread, although populations are isolated due to the lack of suitable habitat in areas where farming is intense and forests were cut down. The species glows both in its larval and in its adult stages. Both males and females glow, but not as bright as larvae; males grow stronger than females, presumably to attract mates. As for the larva, they glow to attract prey into their threads, perhaps luring them into believing they are outdoors. Hungry larvae glow stronger than larvae that have just eaten. Even cannibalism can occur when population densities are really high. The glowing itself is the result of a complex chemical reaction that involves luciferin, the enzyme that acts upon luciferin, adenosine triphosphate, an energy molecule and oxygen. It occurs...

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It is Grand

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The Quiet of the Desert

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Greece Rejects European Bailout Terms in Decisive Vote

Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected creditors’ demands for more economic austerity in return for rescue loans in a critical referendum Sunday, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal. Thousands of government supporters gathered in central Athens in celebration, waving Greek flags and chanting “No, No, No.” “We don’t want austerity measures anymore. This has been happening for the last five years and it has driven so many into poverty. We simply can’t take any more austerity,” said Athens resident Yiannis Gkovesis, 26, holding a large Greek flag in the city’s main square. Tsipras gambled the future of his five-month-old left-wing government on the vote. The opposition accused him of jeopardizing the country’s membership in the 19-nation club that uses the euro, and said that a “yes” vote was about keeping the common currency. Results showed 61 percent...

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Purple Mountains’ Majesty

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Rising Over Rainier

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Breathtaking Beauty

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Lost in Thought at the Lost Coast

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Sundown at the Swamp

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Flying Over an Aurora

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To Air is … Human?

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The Start of Summer

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The Colors of Nature

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Black Canyon, Bright Stars

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Another Day Ends

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Happy World Oceans Day

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Rainier on My Parade!

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That’s ‘Whoooooo,’ Not ‘Whom’

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