Winter In The Land of the Rising Sun

If you’re one of those people who enjoys the beauty of winter scenery, you probably couldn’t find a better travel destination than Shirakawa-go, a small village nestled in the mountains of Japan that happens to be one of the snowiest places on Earth. From The Smithsonian:

The picturesque mountain village of Shirakawa-go — which literally […]

Tuesday Open Thread

A raccoon in the swamps of Louisiana.

Friday Open Thread

Cave-diving in Mexico.

Saturday Open Thread

Northern lights in Oulu, Finland

Under The Milky Way Tonight

Suren Manvelyan is an Armenian astronomy and physics professor, as well as a very talented photographer. His latest project is taking pictures of Armenia’s rural landscape at night. The result is a breathtaking look at a rarely-explored part of the world.

Harichavank Monastary:

A Hurricane Of Stupidity

Nope, not even close to accurate

So conservative Christian actor Kirk Cameron is all over the mainstream media today, due to a video he posted Thursday in which he discussed Hurricane Irma and the other recent storms and offered some Biblical context to them. Cameron has been the liberal media’s favorite whipping boy ever […]

Felines of Adventure

We all know the stereotypes about cats: they’re lazy homebodies who sit around the house all day waiting to be fed. There’s a fair amount of truth to that, at least among the housecats I know, but not all cats are the same, and a recent trend has been challenging that stereotype. Cat owners have […]

Just Another Day At The Office

Astronaut and Air Force test pilot Jack Fischer shares a time-lapse video of what the Aurora looks like from the International Space Station. Truly breathtaking.

People have asked me what a “burrito of awesomeness smothered in awesome sauce” is… Well folks, it looks like this…awesome sauce is green.

— Jack Fischer (@Astro2fish) […]

Sunday Open Thread

The Ganges River at sunrise.

Thursday Open Thread

Tuscan Farm