Browsing: Nature

What is the most reliable source of beauty in photography? If you believe Instagram users and what they upload, then apparently it’s good meals. Many others would probably argue that it’s the human body. Sculpture and architecture are both pretty good contenders, too. But here at Toptenz, nature is the real best model a photographer…

Black holes were first theorized by John Michell in 1783, and the theory was pushed forward in 1915 when Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, in which he theorized their formation. Their existence wasn’t confirmed until 1971. Since then, research has continued into these mysterious regions that are sprinkled throughout the known universe.…

Recently, scientists have found evidence that the plants around us behave more like creatures rather than inanimate objects. Once considered to be at the bottom of the food chain, plants are slowly rising to the status of a legitimate living thing. Just like animals, they have genuine characteristics that imply a real life experience. Plants…

Every year when summer rolls around, people do their best to beat the heat. For some this means turning on the AC and going to the pool occasionally, but for others heat is more than just an inconvenience and summer is not a fun time to romp around and play. In some parts of the…

Emerging from the clear blue sky often without warning, meteors have been thought to be both harbingers of doom (sometimes with good cause) and up until the 19th century, a source of heated controversy over whether they even existed. The Earth is pockmarked by sites of devastating strikes. Yet whenever someone gets lucky enough with…

It can often seem as though nations are permanent fixtures on the landscape, immovable, unchangeable, and enduring. If history has taught us one thing, it’s that nations are perfectly capable of disappearing. A number of top countries disappeared in the 20th century alone, including nations such as Astro-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and superpower U.S.S.R. Anyone…

A problem with dying on Mount Everest is that there’s a good chance you’ll stay on the mountain, as it’s simply too hard and dangerous to retrieve dead bodies. This is especially true near the summit, which is also the most dangerous leg of the climb. That means when climbers attempt to scale the world’s…

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