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Frozen gas bubbles in a Canadian lake. (Photo Credit: National Geographic, via Reddit) #science #nature #canada #ice

Frozen gas bubbles in a Canadian lake. (Photo Credit: National Geographic, via Reddit) #science #nature #canada #ice

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When fire ants are gathered into a group, they act like a fluid, as depicted above in a scene, arranged by the researchers, that could be called either whimsical or the stuff of nightmares.

When fire ants are gathered into a group, they act like a fluid, as depicted above in a scene, arranged by the researchers, that could be called either whimsical or the stuff of nightmares.

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World Said Near Tipping Point For Disastrous Breakdown

Earth is rapidly headed toward a catastrophic breakdown if humans don’t get their act together, according to an international group of scientists.

Writing Wednesday (June 6) in the journal Nature, the researchers warn that the world is headed toward a tipping pointmarked by extinctions and unpredictable changes on a scale not seen since the glaciers retreated 12,000 years ago.

"There is a very high possibility that by the end of the century, the Earth is going to be a very different place," study researcher Anthony Barnosky told LiveScience. Barnosky, a professor of integrative biology from the University of California, Berkeley, joined a group of 17 other scientists to warn that this new planet might not be a pleasant place to live.

Read the full article here.

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Another incredible macro shot by Ondrej Pakan.
More of Pakan’s amazing work here.

Another incredible macro shot by Ondrej Pakan.

More of Pakan’s amazing work here.

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Eeeevil solar eclipse.(via Reddit)
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Eeeevil solar eclipse.

(via Reddit)

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Nom nomz (Taken with instagram)
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Nom nomz (Taken with instagram)

See more of Igor Siwanowicz’s shots of insects in battle here: http://huff.to/IWp8N5

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Lightning strikes to a rainbow backdrop in Haikou, China (Taken with instagram)
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Lightning strikes to a rainbow backdrop in Haikou, China (Taken with instagram)

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Don’t mess with a mama elephant! A group of tourists at a game preserve in Botswana caught this stunning moment on film as a protective mama elephant fought off a ravenous pack of hyenas threatening her tiny calf.

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