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Tagar an extension of Sakti village on the outskirts of Leh town in Ladakh Jammu and Kashmir. July 2008.  Ladakh is a high altitude desert as the Himalayas create a rain shadow generally denying entry to monsoon clouds.  The main source of water is the winter snowfall on the mountains.  The sheer grit of the local people creates these isolated patches of farming.  Greening initiatives can go wrong primarily because of lack of prior experience.  The Defense Research and Development…

Tagar an extension of Sakti village on the outskirts of Leh town in Ladakh Jammu and Kashmir. July 2008. Ladakh is a high altitude desert as the Himalayas create a rain shadow generally denying entry to monsoon clouds. The main source of water is the winter snowfall on the mountains. The sheer grit of the local people creates these isolated patches of farming. Greening initiatives can go wrong primarily because of lack of prior experience. The Defense Research and Development…

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Wildlife photographer of the year competition – 2013 commended entries

Death's Valley's Rolling Rocks | From MSN.com - Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have photographed these "sailing rocks" being blown by light winds across the former lake bed.  Cousins Richard Norris and James Norris say the movement is made possible when ice sheets that form after rare overnight rains melt in the rising sun, making the hard ground muddy and slick.

Pictures of the year 2009: crop circles, UFO sightings, ghosts and unexplained phenomena

Death's Valley's Rolling Rocks | From MSN.com - Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have photographed these "sailing rocks" being blown by light winds across the former lake bed. Cousins Richard Norris and James Norris say the movement is made possible when ice sheets that form after rare overnight rains melt in the rising sun, making the hard ground muddy and slick.

Racetrack Playa Sailing Stones | Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have photographed these "sailing rocks" being blown by light winds across the former lake bed.  Cousins Richard Norris and James Norris say the movement is made possible when ice sheets that form after rare overnight rains melt in the rising sun, making the hard ground muddy and slick.

Racetrack Playa Sailing Stones | Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have photographed these "sailing rocks" being blown by light winds across the former lake bed. Cousins Richard Norris and James Norris say the movement is made possible when ice sheets that form after rare overnight rains melt in the rising sun, making the hard ground muddy and slick.

Racetrack Playa Sailing Stones | Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have photographed these "sailing rocks" being blown by light winds across the former lake bed.  Cousins Richard Norris and James Norris say the movement is made possible when ice sheets that form after rare overnight rains melt in the rising sun, making the hard ground muddy and slick.

Racetrack Playa Sailing Stones | Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have photographed these "sailing rocks" being blown by light winds across the former lake bed. Cousins Richard Norris and James Norris say the movement is made possible when ice sheets that form after rare overnight rains melt in the rising sun, making the hard ground muddy and slick.

Racetrack Playa Sailing Stones | Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have photographed these "sailing rocks" being blown by light winds across the former lake bed.  Cousins Richard Norris and James Norris say the movement is made possible when ice sheets that form after rare overnight rains melt in the rising sun, making the hard ground muddy and slick. ..

Mystery of Death Valley's 'Sailing Stones' Solved

Racetrack Playa Sailing Stones | Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have photographed these "sailing rocks" being blown by light winds across the former lake bed. Cousins Richard Norris and James Norris say the movement is made possible when ice sheets that form after rare overnight rains melt in the rising sun, making the hard ground muddy and slick. ..

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organization, just announced that photographer Ami Vitale made the shortlist of winners for 2017.   Seen by few, but beloved by billions, the giant panda is one of the most recognised animals on the planet. It’s hard to imagine, but these animals, who roamed the earth for eight million years, were only discovered in the last century. Unknown, and hidden from the western world for millions of years, even…

Pandas Gone Wild

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organization, just announced that photographer Ami Vitale made the shortlist of winners for 2017. Seen by few, but beloved by billions, the giant panda is one of the most recognised animals on the planet. It’s hard to imagine, but these animals, who roamed the earth for eight million years, were only discovered in the last century. Unknown, and hidden from the western world for millions of years, even…

Charles Dickens' manuscript of Great Expectations. The verb 'to hang out' appears in the novelist's work. Photograph: Cambridge University P...

11 words that are much older than you think

Charles Dickens' manuscript of Great Expectations. The verb 'to hang out' appears in the novelist's work. Photograph: Cambridge University P...

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organization, just announced that photographer Ami Vitale made the shortlist of winners for 2017.   Seen by few, but beloved by billions, the giant panda is one of the most recognised animals on the planet. It’s hard to imagine, but these animals, who roamed the earth for eight million years, were only discovered in the last century. Unknown, and hidden from the western world for millions of years, even…

Pandas Gone Wild

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organization, just announced that photographer Ami Vitale made the shortlist of winners for 2017. Seen by few, but beloved by billions, the giant panda is one of the most recognised animals on the planet. It’s hard to imagine, but these animals, who roamed the earth for eight million years, were only discovered in the last century. Unknown, and hidden from the western world for millions of years, even…

New York City Times Square, 1943, colorized. Tail of a Third Avenue Railway System #trolley on right.

New York City Times Square, 1943, colorized. Tail of a Third Avenue Railway System #trolley on right.

Honokohau Falls, Puu Kukui in the West Maui Mountains, Maui, HAWAII..... Often mislabelled New Zealand.

Honokohau Falls, Puu Kukui in the West Maui Mountains, Maui, HAWAII..... Often mislabelled New Zealand.

The Nobel laureate Peter Higgs enjoying the Large Hadron Collider exhibition, held at London's Science Museum. Photograph: Andy Rain

Higgs would not find his boson in today's 'publish or perish' research culture

The Nobel laureate Peter Higgs enjoying the Large Hadron Collider exhibition, held at London's Science Museum. Photograph: Andy Rain

Children at the University of California, Davis', Tahoe Environmental Research Center run their hands through the sand in the "Shaping Watersheds Interactive Sandbox," an augmented reality sandbox in which users can form mountains, lakes and rivers while a 3-D camera and digital projector allow them to create virtual topography in real time, even making it "rain." Photograph by Jim Markle

Children at the University of California, Davis', Tahoe Environmental Research Center run their hands through the sand in the "Shaping Watersheds Interactive Sandbox," an augmented reality sandbox in which users can form mountains, lakes and rivers while a 3-D camera and digital projector allow them to create virtual topography in real time, even making it "rain." Photograph by Jim Markle