Lightning tears the sky apart above the glow of the Chilean volcano


Flames reach up to the heavens as lightning flashes criss-cross the sky.
These extraordinary images show the full force of Mother Nature as a Chilean volcano erupts for the first time in 50 years.
Ash has been thrown six miles up into the sky and the South American government has ordered the evacuation of thousands of residents.
Winds fanned the ash toward neighbouring Argentina, darkening the sky in the ski resort city of San Carlos de Bariloche, in the centre of the country, and its airport has also been closed.

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Red Bull Stratos – freefall from the edge of space

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Felix Baumgartner will undertake a stratospheric balloon flight to more than 120,000 feet / 36,576 meters and make a record-breaking freefall jump in the attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound in freefall (an estimated 690 miles / 1,110 kilometers per hour), while delivering valuable data for medical and scientific advancement

Portugal’s Stone House

What do you think of this crazy  tucked into the Fafe Mountains in ?  Constructed between two giant stones and linked with a concrete mix, the house is rumored to be inspired by the popular American Flintstones cartoon.  Although quite unusual, the prehistoric-looking residence does feature some traditional components such as windows, a front door, and even a shingled roof.  As you might expect, the house’s design attracts thousands of tourists each year.

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Snake Venom Might Actually Be a Better Painkiller Than Morphine

Morphine—glorious, glorious morphine—is among the world’s most potent painkillers, able to make you forget about that broken leg or split open skull. But what if something that generally causes death could be transformed into something that aided the body in recovery? Scientists believe they’ve discovered the element in Black Mamba venom that does just that.

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