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Polar bears and their cubs feed off the carcass of a minke whale that washed ashore
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Kawah Putih (means white crater) is situated on the top of Mount Patuha in South Bandung, wets Java, Indonesia. The color of the crater is apple green because it contains sulfur.
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At first glance this pretty cottage looks very much like any other nestled in the picturesque Welsh valleys.But this sprawling home comes with its own system of caves, and a lake brimming with trout - all for £450,000. The secluded property has a network of three caverns and natural rock pools along with 10 acres of land and a stable block big enough for 12 horses. The Coed-y-Glyn Uchaf cottage, near Glyn Ceiriog, Wales, also includes a former slate mine and has a separate annex with living area.
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Snail evolution. Snails are hatched from eggs. When they hatch, they eat most of the shell, but a small part of it stays with them and that is the beginning of their shell. As the snail grows, so does its shell — in a spiral shape. New shell is added at the opening of the shell. In the center of the spiral is the part of the shell that the snail began life with. The shell is made from several layers. The thin outer layer is made from an organic substance known as conchiolin. The thicker layer underneath is formed from three layers of crystalline calcium carbonate, similar to the chicken egg of which you may be more familiar. The color of the shell depends on the types of food the snail is eating and also the type of snail.
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What appears to be black tomatoes are actually called the ‘Indigo Rose’ and was cultivated by breeding red and purple tomato plants. The new tomato starts out as a normal green fruit, but ripens to a jet-black colour. Scientists in the US bred purple tomatoes contained anthocyanin, an antioxidant said to help fight diabetes and obesity, with normal red varieties.
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Multiple iris nevi. A nevus (plural, nevi) in the eye is a common, benign, pigmented growth, similar to a mole on your skin. A nevus can occur either in the front of your eye, around the iris or colored part of the eye, or beneath the retina in the back of the eye.
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A man carries out a coffin from an undertaker’s showroom that was recently shelled in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.
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