Common kestrels fighting
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Common kestrels fighting


The name "kestrel" is derived from the French crécerelle which is diminutive for crécelle, which also referred to a bell used by lepers. Archaic names for the kestrel include windhover and windfucker, due to its habit of beating the wind (hovering in air)

 



MRI of a rambutan. Bon appetit!
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MRI of a rambutan. Bon appetit!


 



Fibonacci pigeons!
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Fibonacci pigeons!


 



This is a 10 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 carats diamond
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This is a 10 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 carats diamond


Two reasons why it's unavailable (for now): first, BPM 37093 is a star about to die, and we're talking about its cristallized carbon nucleus. Second, it's 50 light years away from earth.

 



Newton's cradle with magnets
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Newton’s cradle with magnets


 



The brain's arteries visualized with a scanner
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The brain’s arteries visualized with a scanner


 



Gene therapy
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Gene therapy


 



A timelapse of Jupiter, created by amateur astronomers from 1000 images
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A timelapse of Jupiter, created by amateur astronomers from 1000 images


 



Hi, I'm the world's smallest known vertebrate!
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Hi, I’m the world’s smallest known vertebrate!


Paedophryne amauensis is 7.7 mm long. This frog from Papua New-Guinea was first described in 2012

 



The horsehead nebula, photographed by Hubble in 2013
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The horsehead nebula, photographed by Hubble in 2013


 



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A whale peacefully feeding in a cove in Alaska!

 



To infinity and beyond ! The sugar glider taking off
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To infinity and beyond ! The sugar glider taking off


 



Return to base confirmed, over.
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Return to base confirmed, over.


 



These are the oldest human blood cells: Otzi, 5300 years old
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These are the oldest human blood cells: Otzi, 5300 years old


The man found momified in the ice in 1991 is thought to have been killed by an arrow in the shoulder, at age 45

 



The Venus flytrap in action
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The Venus flytrap in action