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Polia condensata berry showing blue iridescence owing to light refraction, not blue pigment,

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"The micro-structure of a scale from a butterfly wing. Moth and butterfly wings use pigments to make some colours but physical structures, that affect the behaviour of light itself, to make others. The holes are around 1 micrometre across, about the size of a bacterium. Scanning electron microscopy by Dr Bronwen Cribb, University of Queensland."

The Butterfly nebula, NGC 6302, lies about 4,000 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius.

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32,000-Year-Old Plant Reborn From Ancient Fruit in Siberian Ice

32,000-Year-Old Plant Reborn From Ancient Fruit Found in Siberian Ice (Jurassic Park, here we come?)

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The Natural Splendor of the Jaboticaba tree, native to Central and South America. The fruit grows out of the trunk! Amazingly Beautiful.

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