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Vivid Time-Lapse Footage Shows Condit Dam Bursting in Real Time [VIDEO]

This stunning time-lapse video documents the removal of the 125 foot tall Condit Dam in Washington State.

Controversy over the destruction of salmon and steelhead habitats had embroiled the dam for decades and its removal is one the three largest in American history. 100 years after its construction on the Columbia River, the 125 foot tall dam was officially demolished.

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Earth Rotates in New NASA Footage
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Watch Stunning High-Speed Footage of the Earth’s Rotation [VIDEO]

NASA just released amazing high-speed video of the Earth rotating as seen from the international space station, giving us breathtaking views as the world zooms by. In some cases, city lights and lightning in the clouds can clearly be seen. Wait, is that our house?

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NPR Explains How Human Population Has Reached 7 Billion [VIDEO]

You may have heard yesterday that the world's seven billionth living person was born, which is pretty amazing considering that just 200 years ago the world population was an estimated one billion and only 1000 years ago just 300 million. How did we multiply so quickly in such a short amount of time? Thankfully, the folks at NPR have the answer. 

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Real Life Three-Eyed Fish from ‘The Simpsons’ Caught Next To Nuclear Power Plant [PHOTOS]

A couple weeks ago, when discussing a story about a one-eyed albino shark pup, we said we'd really be impressed it there was any real life evidence of Blinky, the three-eyed radioactive fish featured in 'The Simpsons.'

And wouldn't you know a group of fisherman in Argentina have just pulled this three-eyed beaut of a wolf fish out from a lake next to a nuclear power plant.

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Watch an Amazing Time Lapse Video of Aurora Borealis Natural Light Display [VIDEO]

This stunning time lapse film consists of 239 photos of the Aurora natural light display in Alberta Canada on October 24 sped up by a factor of ten. This is a must-see for anyone who can't experience the Northern Lights firsthand.

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Fun With Nature – Guys Topple a Row of Trees Domino-Style [VIDEO]

Any good outdoorsman knows there's no wrong way to take down a tree. Sure, toppling timber has been known to land on your home or on your car, but if the tree was previously standing and in the end it's not, well it's hard to say that you're doing it wrong.

That case can definitely be made for these three Swedes and their domino-inspired approach to felling three trees.

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Popeyed Scorpionfish Is Beautiful, Freaky [VIDEO]

Despite its intimidating name, it seems like all the popeyed scorpionfish in this video does is sway in the current and look pretty. But it sure is freaky.

Watch footage of this wonder of the sea in glorious HD.

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Breathtaking View of the Auroras From Space [VIDEO]

This breathtaking new video from the International Space Station offers a rarely seen view of the Auroras from space.

The Southern and Northern Lights are one of the most beautiful natural phenomenon in the world. So you can imagine how amazing they look while floating above the Earth. You gotta see this footage after the jump.

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Swarm of Bugs Form Ominous-Looking ‘Bugnado’ – Not for the Squeamish! [VIDEO]

It's bad enough having to swat away a single bug, but an entire swarm? If you're anywhere near the Missouri River that's just something you might have to contend with – these "bugnadoes" form in areas with high volumes of water, particularly after flooding has occurred.

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Artist Brings Dead Trees Back to Life With Technicolor Paint Job

Artist Curtis Kilhorn is making it his mission to restore beauty to dead trees in the Colorado wilderness. Kilhorn paints their remains in a rainbow of bright colors, turning a dried-up tree skeleton into a technicolor conversation piece, and will install his creations in customers' backyards. He says the intention of the installations is to remind people "of the splendor of the world around us" but we think it's a righteous way to recycle. Mother Nature would be proud.

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Eco-Conscious Sneakers Biodegrade and Grow Flowers

You may wear organic cotton and carefully avoid apparel made in sweatshops, but what do you do with all those items when you're done with them? If you're wearing footwear from OAT Shoes, the answer is simple -- bury them.

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Trees Grown to Look Like People Are Way Creepy [PICTURES]

Depending on their surroundings, some trees grow abnormally, with their trunk and branches conforming to nearby debris or blockages.

Former jeweler Peter "Pook" Cook has perfected a process to replicate this himself and actually "sculpt" growing trees into specific formations. Cook began doing this in the late 80s, inspired by fig trees growing on a cliff face. It took him years to refine the method, but the Australian now turns trees into unnatural but indeniably cool shapes, including eerie, human-like figures.

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Backdrift? Strong Winds Cause Waterfalls in Australia to Flow Bizarrely Backwards [VIDEO]

It's been a battle of the elements in Australia this week, where wind gusts moving at 75 miles per hour were so strong they forced waterfalls in the Sydney area to flow upward.

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Guatemalan Woman Discovers 40-Foot Sinkhole Under Her Bed

A small sinkhole opened up overnight in the bedroom of a home in Guatemala City. Measuring 32 inches wide and 40 feet deep, neighbors heard a sound reminiscent of a gas explosion or a car crash when the hole opened up under 65 year-old Inocenta Hernandez' bed. Fortunately no one was injured.

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