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Weekly Webcrawl: January 17, 2014

This fantasy landscape sits in Cappadocia, Turkey, the Göreme National Park to be specific. The cones, pillars, and pinnacles you see resulted from eons of wind and water carving a 10-meter thick layer of volcanic ash that covered the area a couple millennia ago. In the 19th century BC the area was inhabited by people who further carved out these crazy sites and called them home. For more info check out this National Geographic article. Photo by Tiberio Frascari via Flickr Creative Commons.
This fantasy landscape sits in Cappadocia, Turkey, the Göreme National Park to be specific. The cones, pillars, and pinnacles you see resulted from eons of wind and water carving a 10-meter thick layer of volcanic ash that covered the area a couple millennia ago. In the 19th century BC the area was inhabited by people who further carved out these crazy sites and called them home. For more info check out this National Geographic article. Photo by Tiberio Frascari via Flickr Creative Commons.

This fantasy landscape sits in Cappadocia, Turkey, the Göreme National Park to be specific. The cones, pillars, and pinnacles you see resulted from eons of wind and water carving a 10-meter thick layer of volcanic ash that covered the area a couple millennia ago. In the 19th century BC the area was inhabited by people who further carved out these crazy sites and called them home. For more info check out this National Geographic article. Photo by Tiberio Frascari via Flickr Creative Commons.

 

By now you’ve probably heard of the chemical spill in West Virginia, but you may have had to wade through some of the Chris Christie news to get there. A though provoking commentary on  US media coverage from the UK’s Guardian.

Ever wonder why and how birds fly in a V? Ed Yong has some answers for you.

Here’s a cool thing: contact lenses that allow people with diabetes to check their blood sugar levels, no pricking necessary.

Also, some researchers are one step closer to curing lupus.

 

 

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