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Images of leaves from trees found in the Northeastern United States and Canada

High-quality images taken of pressed leaves, from the Smithsonian collection

“Leafsnap: A Computer Vision System for Automatic Plant Species Identification,”
Neeraj Kumar, Peter N. Belhumeur, Arijit Biswas, David W. Jacobs, W. John Kress, Ida C. Lopez, João V. B. Soares,
Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV),
October 2012

Have you seen funny Capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica?

Funny Capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica

Go away humans! The Capuchin Monkeys are aggressive when it comes to their territory:-)

Riddle: What’s large on Saturday and Sunday and Small on Tuesday, Wednesday

Question: What’s large on Saturday and Sunday. Small on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and disappears on Monday and Friday?

Riddle: What's large on Saturday and Sunday and Small on Tuesday, Wednesday

Answer: Letter S

I never was, am always to be

I never was, am always to be. No one ever saw me, nor ever will. And yet I am the confidence of all, To live and breath on this terrestrial ball. What am I?

I never was, am always to be. No one ever saw me, nor ever will.

Tomorrow or the future.

What always runs but never walks

What always runs but never walks, often murmurs, never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats?

What always runs but never walks

A river.

I am the beginning of the end

I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?

I am the beginning of the end

The letter e. End, timE, spacE, Every placE

It walks on four legs in the morning

It walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three legs in the evening. What is it?

It walks on four legs in the morning

Man

Who is Santa Claus?

The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. 

Santa Claus is generally depicted as a portly, jolly, white-bearded man—sometimes with spectacles—wearing a red coat with white fur collar and cuffs, white-fur-cuffed red trousers, a red hat with white fur and black leather belt and boots and who carries a bag full of gifts for children.
Did you know that Rudolph and Santa’s other reindeers might well be all girls!? Only female reindeer keep their antlers throughout winter. By Christmas time most males have discarded their antlers and are saving their energy ready to grow a new pair in the spring.

WHAT IS BREAKTHROUGH JUNIOR CHALLENGE?

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science. Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit original videos (3 minutes in length maximum) that bring to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics. The submissions are judged on the student’s ability to communicate complex scientific ideas in engaging, illuminating, and imaginative ways. The Challenge is organized by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.

2018 POPULAR VOTE TOP SCORER AND REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

Breakthrough Prize
The Breakthrough Prize was created to honor important advancements in the categories of Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics. The Breakthrough Prizes were founded by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. The Breakthrough Prize aims to celebrate the best scientific work and inspire the next generation of scientists.

NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Brought you by NASA APOD!

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