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Chinese authorities have come up with a six year plan to grow grass in an area of the Tengeri desert, and make it green. It’s the fourth largest desert in China, but the country...
In the early days of the space race, agency researchers in Russia and at NASA really weren’t sure all what would happen to an astronaut in space. They didn’t know if a human mind could handle actually seeing Earth or what would happen to the human body when exposed to long periods of weightlessness. Would their blood forget which way to pump? Would their eyeballs shift or their inner ears wig out? They sent up mice and monkeys and dogs, to see what happened, and in 1961, the Russians strapped a man to a rocket headed for orbit. Yuri Gagarin was the first person in space. The ultimate human guinea pig, he survived, becoming an international hero.
After being chased down by two falcons in Lake Michigan, an owl goes for a leisurely breast stroke in the water. A photographer in Chicago has managed to capture some remarkable footage of a great horned owl swimming. Yes, swimming.
These are pictures from orld War II combined with pictures from the present. See more on ghostsofhistory.co.uk (prints available)
Uruguay might soon become the first country in the world to sell legal marijuana for recreational use – but here are a few more surprising facts about the South American nation.