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Giant sinkholes and road collapses (23 pictures)

A sinkhole, also known as a sink-hole, sink, swallow hole, shakehole, swallet or doline, is a natural depression or hole in the Earth’s surface which may have various causes. Some are caused by karst processes—for example, the chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks or suffosion processes in sandstone. Others are formed as a result of the collapse of old mine workings close to the surface.




Why is glass transparent?

If you look through your glasses, binoculars or a window, you see the world on the other side. How is it that something so solid can be so invisible? Mark Miodownik melts the scientific secret behind amorphous solids.



Beautiful bamboo forests (20 pictures)

Bamboo is a grass, but many of the larger bamboo species look like trees. Grown close to each other, they make up amazing forests. Here’s a look at some of those beautiful bamboo forests found worldwide.