A Series Of Photos Show The Frogs Hitched A Lift On A Passing Crocodile

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Photo by Tanto Yensen/Media Drum World Photo Agency

A group of frogs hitched a lift on a passing crocodile. The multi-coloured group of five amphibians appeared to thumb down a passing croc after getting tired on a long hop. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: A River Of Smoke Passing Over The Greenland Sea

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The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of a river of smoke passing over the Greenland Sea. The smoke most likely arose from fires in Canada and Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Schmaltz/NASA/LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC)

“Passing Cloud” Reimagines What 21st Century Travel Can Be

Architect Tiago Barros proposes an intriguing new travel concept that would really slow things down: “The Passing Cloud.”

For those who saw the Pixar hit “Up,” the concept may sound familiar. Passengers float up into the sky and drift over the Earth. In a world where everything operates at hyper-speeds, Barros has come up with a luxurious form of slow travel: a giant inflatable cloud that can travel from place to place, riding on the predominant winds. Oddly enough, the design proposal was an entry in a competition for a high-speed rail network, called Life at the Speed of Rail, promoted by the Department of Cultural affairs of New York City. Continue reading »