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Watch Beautiful Thunderstorms Swirl

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Cinematographer Stephen Locke took timelapse video of a series of supercell thunderstorm outbreaks near Climax, Kansas on May 10, 2014. You've probably seen these storms, but not like this; the timelapse perspective lets you see the raw power in the air (and I'm not just talking about lightning strikes). Set this to fullscreen and enjoy:

The Climax, Kansas Supercells by Stephen Locke from Stephen Locke on Vimeo.

You can read a bit more about what's going on there from Phil Plait over at Slate.

And if all this storm business has left you a little freaked out, here's a beautiful sunset photographed by the same fellow:

Neosho River Sunset by Stephen Locke from Stephen Locke on Vimeo.

(Via Kottke, via Bad Astronomy.)

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Take a Tour of Singapore's Incredible Supertree Grove
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There aren't many parks like Supertree Grove. Tucked inside Gardens by the Bay, a nature park in Singapore comprised of 250 acres of reclaimed land, Supertree Grove is a futuristic colony featuring 18 manmade tree-like vertical gardens, which are home to more than 160,000 plants, including more than 200 varieties of bromeliads, orchids, ferns, and tropical flowering climbers.

Visitors to the park are encouraged to walk from one tree to the next along a raised path overlooking the city. At night, the photovoltaic systems built into the supertrees light up with solar power, covering the area in dazzling purple hues.

Supertree Grove was commissioned by the Singapore government as a way to improve the quality of life for its residents, but they seem to have achieved more than that: the park has become a must-see site for horticulture enthusiasts and curious travelers from all over the world.

You can see more of these Supertrees in the video from Great Big Story below:

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Things You Didn't Know Came From Tennessee
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Whether you've got a sweet tooth or a caffeine addiction, Tennessee is your BFF.

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