This tiny starling didn’t stand a chance when a hungry bald eagle (the symbol of the United States of America) swooped in for a mid-air snack. The bird flies on, unaware of the enormous predator closing in behind it.
Picture: Rob PALMER
This unbelievable city piled high with trash is a real place called Garbage City, outside of Cairo in Egypt. It’s populated by a community of workers called Zabbaleen, who personally collect, sort, reuse, resell or otherwise repurpose Cairo’s waste.
Meltwater has carved a canyon 150 feet (45 meters) deep. Photograph J. Balog
A new study by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark Delucchi, of UC-Davis, analyzing what is needed to convert the world’s energy supplies to clean sources, says that it can be done with today’s technology at costs roughly comparable to conventional energy.
The image celebrates the 20th anniversary of Hubble‘s launch and deployment into an orbit around Earth. This turbulent cosmic pinnacle lies within a tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!