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Why is Lake Hillier pink?

Fly over Lake Hillier, a stunning pink lake on Middle Island, off the south coast of Western Australia. The footage was filmed by Jaimen Hudson, who captures Australia's natural wonders by drone. Lake Hillier is a...

Crystallization2, a 4K macro time lapse

The subjects of this project were droplets of saturated aqueous solutions containing various inorganic salts (e.g. table salt, sodium sulfate etc.). The evaporation of water initiated the crystallization processes ins...

The Basics of Freshwater + Water, Water, Everywhere?

With around 326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons (326 million trillion gallons) of water on Earth, covering 71% of the Earth's surface, you'd think it would always be easy to find water we can drink. In fact, only arou...

Fresh Homemade Pasta, Made Simply

The next time the kids ask for pasta, try making a fresh batch together with this adaptable and simple pasta recipe: 2 1/4 cups of “00” flour, 3/4 teaspoons of salt, 2 whole eggs, 3 egg yolks, and 1 tablespoon (or mor...

Reflections from Uyuni –  Water across the world’s largest salt flat

Reflections from Uyuni, a collection of surreal scenes from Bolivia, South America that showcase the Salar de Uyuni. At 10,000 km2 (just under 4,000 square miles), it's the world's largest salt flat. The reflection...

Lemon bars with olive oil and sea salt

Savory, tart, bitter, and sweet from The New York Times: Melissa Clark demonstrates how to make lemon bars with a sophisticated twist by adding olive oil and flaky sea salt. She writes: My mother wasn’t a baker, b...

Antarctica’s Ice Formations: Volcanic ice caves & undersea brinicles

The caves of Mount Erebus, Antarctica's only active volcano, hide fragile and sparkling secrets: spectacular ice stalagmites, stalactites, shards, and feather-like crystals that form from the volcanic steam and gases ...

Celebrating Crystallography – An adventure in structural analysis

One of the great innovations of the twentieth century is likely not well-known, but this video from the Ri Channel is looking to change that: This is X-ray crystallography.  Discovered in 1913 by William and Lawren...

Butterflies that drink turtle tears for the salt content

Watch a butterfly drink turtle tears from a Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtle (Podocnemis unifilis). Wait, what? It’s true: butterflies and bees will drink turtle tears as a source of sodium and minerals. In ...

In search of water on Mars – Seasonal dark streaks on the Red Planet

Watch the spring thaw of seasonal dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) on Mars, brought to us by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Related update, September 2015: From The New York Times, "Researchers studying the surfac...

Wild South America: volcanoes from up high and “dancing” Flamingos

From the BBC’s Wild South America, fly above the phenomenally massive volcanoes high up in the Andes mountain range in South America’s Altiplano. Plus, witness the region’s flamingos as they “...

24/7 Concentrated Solar Thermal Power + Molten Salt Storage

Turning light into heat 24 hours a day, Concentrated Solar Power plus molten salt storage technology (CSP+) works like a typical steam turbine/electrical power generator system on the inside, but on the outside, it is...

Motoi Yamamoto’s intricate, temporary salt installations

Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto creates intricate temporary installations using salt — an essential material for both the human body and the ocean. He pours the tiny grains into images that look very different fa...