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The world’s first underwater hotel

The Muraka hotel in the Maldives is the world's first underwater hotel in the world. 

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The Muraka hotel in the Maldives is the world’s first underwater hotel in the world.

With two-story rooms submerged 16 feet below sea-level in the Indian ocean, the residency also boasts an incredible price point: $50,000 per night!

According to Archpaper, the villas were constructed with the latest technology:

The construction of The Muraka was both innovative and environmentally-conscious. Each piece of the modular structure was built in Singapore and then carefully shipped to the Maldives, before being plunged underwater and nailed into place using thick, concrete pylons. The sturdy pylons ensure that the villa does not shift or downright float away in the midst of high tides or rough waves.

Personally, I think most of us are better off going to the aquarium for the day rather than sleeping with the fishes. You can see more images of the hotel right here.

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Nature

The forest is a temple

“The forest is for me a temple, a cathedral of tree canopies and dancing light.” Dr. Jane Goodall #quotes #nature
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“The forest is for me a temple, a cathedral of tree canopies and dancing light.”

Dr. Jane Goodall 

Was it about the forest that can put us in awe?

A prescription to nature is sometimes all we need to elevate the mood. Yet the magnitude of the trees is equally confounding — as they say, one “can’t see the forest for the trees.”

One must walk through the forest but keep in mind the big-picture view.

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Science

There are different types of tears

Did you know that we shed different types of tears based on our emotions? Each type of tear is composed of unique chemicals that give them their variable structure. LEARN MORE > #Science #didyouknow #psychology #anxiety

Did you know that we shed different types of tears based on our emotions?

Each type of tear is composed of unique chemicals that give them their variable structure.

According to scientist Claire Phillips, tears of grief contain the neurotransmitter leucine enkephalin which helps relieve the body in times of stress. Maybe that’s why we feel so much better after we cry?

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Nature

Radiant Sodalite mineral rock

A rare discovery, sodalite rocks form from crystallized from sodium-rich magmas and are typically blue or violet in nature. #gif #science #earth #rock

How neat is this sodalite mineral rock?

A rare discovery, sodalite rocks form from crystallized from sodium-rich magmas and are typically blue or violet in nature.

Think of the sodalite as a normal stone with special effects that make it glow. Check out its cousin, the fire opal.

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Science Space

What the sunset looks like on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover photographed this view of the sun setting from its 956th Martian day on Mars.

The above image is actually a sequence of four images taken over a span of 6 minutes, 51 seconds. Check out the full GIF below.

Said Mark Lemmon of Texas A&M University, College Station who planned the Curiosity mission: “The colors come from the fact that the very fine dust is the right size so that blue light penetrates the atmosphere slightly more efficiently.

“When the blue light scatters off the dust, it stays closer to the direction of the sun than light of other colors does. The rest of the sky is yellow to orange, as yellow and red light scatter all over the sky instead of being absorbed or staying close to the sun.”

So cool.

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Nature

Rare ‘rainbow’ blanket octopus

Take a look at this video of these ultra-rare trippy rainbow blanket octopuses caught on camera off the coast of Romblon, Philippines.

Coincidentally, they arrive just in time for Pride month.

It’s no wonder these intelligent alien-looking creatures have “half a billion neurons, about as many as a dog.” And most of those neurons are in their arms. They may even have a consciousness.