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Giant woodwasp (Urocerus gigas) oviposits on a cut down pine (Pinus sylvestris).  

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During launch attempt of a Falcon 9 rocket with SpaceX CRS-7, the rocket was seen to disintegrate during first stage flight, it is not known what caused this yet.

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English : During launch attempt of a Falcon 9 rocket with SpaceX CRS-7, the rocket was seen to disintegrate during first stage flight, it is not known what caused this yet.

2

Freshwater shrimp (Paratya compressa) filmed in a fish tank in Tokyo, Japan.

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English : Freshwater shrimp (Paratya compressa) filmed in a fish tank in Tokyo, Japan.

3

Example of cleaning symbiosis: Bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) cleaning the gills of an elongate surgeonfish (Acanthurus mata). Video taken in the Gijon Aquarium, Spain.

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English : Example of cleaning symbiosis: Bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) cleaning the gills of an elongate surgeonfish (Acanthurus mata). Video taken in the Gijon Aquarium, Spain.

4

Stone of Tizoc, or Sacrificial Stone is a large, round, carved stone in the Aztec cultural heritage, created in 1480s, and rediscovered on 17 December 1791. It is thought to have been a quauhxicalli, in which the hearts of victims of sacrifice were placed. Located in the National Anthropology Museum, Mexico City.

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English : Stone of Tizoc, or Sacrificial Stone is a large, round, carved stone in the Aztec cultural heritage, created in 1480s, and rediscovered on 17 December 1791. It is thought to have been a quauhxicalli, in which the hearts of victims of sacrifice were placed. Located in the National Anthropology Museum, Mexico City.

5

American folk song "Darlin' Nellie Gray", sung by the Metropolitan Male Quartet in 1909

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English : American folk song "Darlin' Nellie Gray", sung by the Metropolitan Male Quartet in 1909

6

Remarks on the Signing of the Voting Rights Act (August 6, 1965) by President Lyndon Baines Johnson

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English : Remarks on the Signing of the Voting Rights Act (August 6, 1965) by President Lyndon Baines Johnson

7

Stack of microscopic images of a rockcress (Arabidopsis) leaf.

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English : Stack of microscopic images of a rockcress (Arabidopsis) leaf.

8

Mexican gray squirrel (Sciurus aureogaster) seen in Chapultepec Park, Mexico City

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English : Mexican gray squirrel (Sciurus aureogaster) seen in Chapultepec Park, Mexico City

9

Vesuvius in eruption, newsreel (1944).

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English : Vesuvius in eruption, newsreel (1944).

10

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have detected a stellar-mass black hole much further away than any other previously known. The newly announced black hole lies in a spiral galaxy called NGC 300. This video zooms in onto the position of the system containing the stellar-mass black hole, and finishes with an artist’s impression of the system.

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English : Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have detected a stellar-mass black hole much further away than any other previously known. The newly announced black hole lies in a spiral galaxy called NGC 300. This video zooms in onto the position of the system containing the stellar-mass black hole, and finishes with an artist’s impression of the system.

11

Latte art in practice.

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English : Latte art in practice.

12

Demolition of HNA Development Building, city Haikou, provincie Hainan, China, at exactly 10:30, December 25, 2012.

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English : Demolition of HNA Development Building, city Haikou, provincie Hainan, China, at exactly 10:30, December 25, 2012.

13

Typical nightly street scene in Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip.

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English : Typical nightly street scene in Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip.

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Two old Hurtigruten ships still in active service: "Lofoten" (1964), photographed in Hurtigruten service in 2006 and 2011; "Nordstjernen" (1956), photographed in Hurtigruten service in 2006 and cruising Svalbard (Spitsbergen) in 2007, Norway.

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English : Two old Hurtigruten ships still in active service: "Lofoten" (1964), photographed in Hurtigruten service in 2006 and 2011; "Nordstjernen" (1956), photographed in Hurtigruten service in 2006 and cruising Svalbard (Spitsbergen) in 2007, Norway.

16

Time-lapse video of Milky way from Japan with music.

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English : Time-lapse video of Milky way from Japan with music.

17

Red lionfish (Pterois volitans). Video taken in the Gijon Aquarium

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English : Red lionfish (Pterois volitans). Video taken in the Gijon Aquarium

18

Cuauhxicalli, an altar-like stone vessel used by the Aztecs to contain human hearts extracted in human sacrificial ceremonies. National Anthropology Museum, Mexico City

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English : Cuauhxicalli, an altar-like stone vessel used by the Aztecs to contain human hearts extracted in human sacrificial ceremonies. National Anthropology Museum, Mexico City

19

Western bluebird (Sialia mexicana) in Mather Campground, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA.

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English : Western bluebird (Sialia mexicana) in Mather Campground, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA.

20

Zooming in on a rather empty patch of sky in the huge constellation of Hydra.

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English : Zooming in on a rather empty patch of sky in the huge constellation of Hydra.

21

The feeder ship Containerships VIII inbound on the Elbe.

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English : The feeder ship Containerships VIII inbound on the Elbe.

22

Angel and the Badman is a US western movie from 1947 directed by James Edward Grant (copyright not renewed).

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English : Angel and the Badman is a US western movie from 1947 directed by James Edward Grant (copyright not renewed).

23

View of Berlin (the capital of Germany) from unmanned aerial vehicle (drone).

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English : View of Berlin (the capital of Germany) from unmanned aerial vehicle (drone).

24

European otters (Lutra lutra) eating frozen fish. Video taken in the Gijon Aquarium, Spain

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English : European otters (Lutra lutra) eating frozen fish. Video taken in the Gijon Aquarium, Spain

25

Chemical reaction called Blue bottle which take place in aqueous solution containing glucose, sodium hydroxide and a methylene blue.

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English : Chemical reaction called Blue bottle which take place in aqueous solution containing glucose, sodium hydroxide and a methylene blue.

26


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English : Interactive architectural visualization (ArchViz) using Unreal Engine 4.

27

Lännakatten (Upsala-Lenna Jernväg) in Almunge (2015)

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English : Lännakatten (Upsala-Lenna Jernväg) in Almunge (2015)

28

Rye sourdough starter culture rising (75 grams of 100% rye culture at 100% hydration from 1 minute after mixing for 10 hours, at 1200x speedup).

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English : Rye sourdough starter culture rising (75 grams of 100% rye culture at 100% hydration from 1 minute after mixing for 10 hours, at 1200x speedup).

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Giant woodwasp (Urocerus gigas) oviposits on a cut down pine (Pinus sylvestris).

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English : Giant woodwasp (Urocerus gigas) oviposits on a cut down pine (Pinus sylvestris).

30

Two German Army tanks Leopard 2A5 (393rd Armoured Battalion) demonstrate deep-wading.

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English : Two German Army tanks Leopard 2A5 (393rd Armoured Battalion) demonstrate deep-wading.

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Long-spine porcupinefish (Diodon holocanthus) breathing. Video taken in the Gijon Aquarium

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English : Long-spine porcupinefish (Diodon holocanthus) breathing. Video taken in the Gijon Aquarium


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