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Congrats to Mas Sumbramanian and his team out at Oregon State University for the discovery! He said the following in an official OSU press release:

"It was serendipity, actually; a happy, accidental discovery.

The basic crystal structure we’re using for these pigments was known before, but no one had ever considered using it for any commercial purpose, including pigments.

Ever since the early Egyptians developed some of the first blue pigments, the pigment industry has been struggling to address problems with safety, toxicity and durability."

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nature image Sunset Causes a Stunning "Firefall" in Yosemite National Park
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This picture was taken at Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park. Apparently this happens every year but it's hard to catch a picture at just the right moment. Photographer Sangeeta Dey explained this on a post about her own picture on Facebook:

Every year for two weeks in February, the sun sets at a certain angle and illuminates the waterfall in luminescent orange and red, making it look like a fluid fire. I’ve met photographers who said that they have been coming for 11 years only to see this happen 2 or 3 times.



via Sangeeta Dey

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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (20 images)

There are certain pictures that, when you look at, you feel absolutely speechless. Those pictures, a lot of times, are the most incredible ones. They make you think, they make you wonder about all the details that led to that weird, funny, beautiful, or simply wholesome moment. And words, even 1000 words, are not enough to describe them.

Those kinds of pictures are some of our favorites because they truly get our imagination running. So, every single week, we bring you a new collection of pictures like that in the hope that they inspire you as much as they inspire us, that they give you the creative energy that we all thrive on. 

Fun tip for this week's list: not everything that is a leaf is a leaf. 

collection of pictures worth more than 1000 words thumbnail includes two pictures including a deer and a cat snuggling and another of someone's hand covered in insects that look like leaves
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Pretty Women Making Not So Pretty Faces

A lot of us have our daily fears about if we're looking at least presentable. We all have our angles, and some of us more than others put a whole lot of effort into making sure no one sees our bad side. These ladies go to show that every nice looking face has some potential to be at least awkward and at most straight-up freaky.

pretty women making ugly faces | attractive girl posing and same girl crossing her eyes and making a silly face
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