This ‘Flow-Motion’ Hyperlapse of Barcelona Won’t ‘Blow Your Mind’… But It’ll Get Close

We’re trying, we really are trying to stay away from the word-inflation, click-bait terms like ‘jaw-dropping.’ But dang it if this hyperlapse by photographer Rob Whitworth didn’t actually have us staring at the screen wide-eyed and slack-jawed.

As he enumerates in the video’s description, the time-lapse took him 363 total hours of work between the 75 hours of logistics and travel, 31 hours of scouting locations, 78 hours of shooting and a whopping 179 hours of post-production.

And those 179 hours were spent dealing with 26,014 Camera Raw files that totaled up to some 817GB of data.

The year’s best drone photography, from eagles to fireworks


While small “drones” have raised controversy in the US, they’ve made a lasting contribution to the world of photography. A light camera and a quadcopter can capture beautiful aerial shots that might once have been difficult or impossible for most photographers. Last year, Dronestagram launched as a place for both amateurs and professionals to upload their work. This year, it opened a contest to find the very best ones.
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The year’s best drone photography, from eagles to fireworks

While small “drones” have raised controversy in the US, they’ve made a lasting contribution to the world of photography. A light camera and a quadcopter can capture beautiful aerial shots that might once have been difficult or impossible for most photographers. Last year, Dronestagram launched as a place for both amateurs and professionals to upload their work. This year, it opened a contest to find the very best ones.

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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Real-Life Pokémon That Can Regenerate Missing Limbs


In medieval bestiaries, the salamander was a mythical creature of great power, capable of crawling leisurely through fire and even extinguishing it with its body. Leonardo da Vinci, in fact, believed that it even ate flames, though this is unlikely. Everyone knows fire is low on vitamins.
Unbeknownst to these Europeans, on the other side of the world there lives a salamander with powers far stranger than resistance to fire. It’s the axolotl of Mexico, a bizarre amphibian capable of regrowing limbs and even its spine with ease. Scientists have for decades struggled to unlock its regenerative secrets, all while our environmental meddling has nearly driven it to extinction.
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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Real-Life Pokémon That Can Regenerate Missing Limbs

In medieval bestiaries, the salamander was a mythical creature of great power, capable of crawling leisurely through fire and even extinguishing it with its body. Leonardo da Vinci, in fact, believed that it even ate flames, though this is unlikely. Everyone knows fire is low on vitamins.

Unbeknownst to these Europeans, on the other side of the world there lives a salamander with powers far stranger than resistance to fire. It’s the axolotl of Mexico, a bizarre amphibian capable of regrowing limbs and even its spine with ease. Scientists have for decades struggled to unlock its regenerative secrets, all while our environmental meddling has nearly driven it to extinction.

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According to Census 2001, Hindi is spoken by 53.6% of India’s population, mainly in the northern and western belts of the country. For 41%, Hindi is their first language. For the other 12.6%, it’s their second or third language. In other words, about half the country has no connect with Hindi. Here are four charts that drill deeper, drawing from data on second and third languages, and unravel India’s language conundrum and contradictions.