Postage stamps, the tiny adhesive labels which prove that adequate postage has been paid have also become a venue for story-telling via pictures. Over the years, they have tugged the hearts of nature lovers with pleas from endangered birds and even brought a smile on the fans of the Simpsons who helped make it the longest running television show ever! None however, have told the entire story literally, until now.
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Given that the moon already has a pockmarked surface, one would think that an additional crater would not really be cause for much excitement - But as it turns out, this latest one is, because according to scientists it is the biggest explosion observed on the lunar surface since 2005 - One so large, that the bright flash of light that resulted from the impact, could have been observed from earth without a telescope, had a stargazer been looking up at that precise moment.
Though the US tornado season usually in begins in earnest from March and continues till June, things had been a little quiet this year, thanks to a cooler spring that lasted all the way through mid-May, keeping the twisters at bay. But as the temperatures and humidity have risen, the tornadoes have emerged with a deadly vengeance.
Ever wondered what life would be like if we did not have artists or musicians? There would be no art galleries to stroll into on slow summer days or concerts to look forward to, on hot summer nights. While we all have our favorites, there are some that have garnered universal appeal, probably because they were all pioneers in their respective art forms. Here are a handful that you have probably heard of, but may know very little about.
With his runway model-like looks and incredible soccer skills, David Beckham stole the hearts of millions of fans all over the world. On Saturday, May 18th, the 38-year old brought down the curtain on his storied 20-year professional soccer career with one final game as honorary captain of the Paris St. Germain (PSG) team.
New York City streets are jam-packed with similar-looking yellow cabs. Some however, are better than others. In the past some lucky people have struck it rich with the Cash Cab. While that is history, there is now a sweeter kind of jackpot waiting to be claimed thanks to the Candy Cab - A free candy store on wheels filled with all sorts of delights, ranging from Skittles to Milky Ways.
On Sunday, May 19th over 30,000 official competitors and thousands of unofficial ones, took to the streets of San Francisco, to participate in 102nd Bay to Breakers, the city's most famous road race. Started in 1912 to bring some cheer to the residents following the devastating 1906 earthquake, the unique event celebrates not only athleticism, but also, the fun-loving spirit of the residents of San Francisco.
With their beautiful colors, upright swimming abilities and curled up tails, seahorses are magical creatures. Now it turns out, that these seemingly fragile fish are tough enough to weather impact that would destroy most living creatures - So much so, that researchers are planning to mimic their body structure to solve a problem that has been eluding them for many years.
On Thursday, May 9th, 2013, Federal scientists overseeing the oldest greenhouse gas monitoring system situated in Hawaii, reported that worldwide levels of carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming had reached 400 parts per million, a milestone never been encountered by humans before.