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Can this picture of a frog riding a beetle be real or is it fake?

Petapixel has republished a great article about fake nature photos written by a group of nature photographers who are denouncing the abuses of some of their colleagues. Here it is, reproduced in its entirety. It answers the question—can this picture of a frog riding a beetle be real—and much more.

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Jesus Diaz

March 5th

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The USAF Thunderbirds in a perfect formation

If this hadn't been published by the US Air Force, I would think it's a fake and those F-16s from their Thunderbird exhibition team weren't real but cloned and perfectly aligned in Photoshop to form a delta formation. It was shot at the Daytona International Speedway during a practice flight for the Daytona 500 February 21, 2015.

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Jesus Diaz

March 4th

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New spectacular photo of a very special star

The Universe is a truly incredible place. This spectacular new photo by the Hubble space telescope—showing a young star known as V1331 Cyg, 1,800 light years away from Earthis proof #251,603,995,874. It's a special star.

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Jesus Diaz

March 4th

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Quadriplegic woman flies F-35 with nothing but her thoughts

Arati Prabhakar—director of the Pentagon's advanced research arm DARPA—has revealed a breakthrough achievement in machine mind control. Jan Scheuermann, a 55-year-old quadriplegic woman with electrodes in her brain, has been able to fly an F-35 fighter jet using "nothing but her thoughts."

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Jesus Diaz

March 3rd

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This is the real color of that goddamn white and gold dress

In what may be the biggest case of mass hysteria ever experienced in the history of the internet, everyone in the planet speculated tonight about what's the color of a stupid dress. Some people even claimed it changed color.* Others looked for Photoshop analysis or scientific explanations. None of that matters. Here is the real color.

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Jesus Diaz

February 27th

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First images of the world’s largest airplane

Holy crap, it's real! Behold the first glimpse of Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen's crazy space venture: The largest airplane in history, a 385-foot (117-meter) wingspan beast designed to carry and launch a giant rocket to space, with a combined weigh of 1,200,000 pounds (540,000 kg)! Check out the mind-blowing photos.

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Jesus Diaz

February 25th

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Check out the new (and coolest) Mars Curiosity panorama selfie

Bravo NASA f0r capturing this new cool Mars Curiosity selfie on the surface of Mars at its new research site, the Mojave. NASA made this image by combining dozens of photos taken during January 2015. Here is the annotated version, so you can see the sites that the rover visited before reaching this point.

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Jesus Diaz

February 25th

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Spectacular photo of a missile launch from a Russian fighter jet’s wing

Very cool high resolution shot of a missile launch from the wing of a Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker. According to Cenciotti at The Aviationist, it's an R-73, a "heat-seeking, short-range missile with a sensitive, cryogenic cooled seeker that can "see" targets up to 40° off the missile's centerline."

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Jesus Diaz

February 24th

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Beijing’s new airport terminal looks more like a gigantic spaceport

Check out Beijing's new airport terminal by Zaha Hadid: 700,000 square meters (173 acres!) in total, with an 80,000-square-meter ground transportation centre. It kind of looks like the mother of New Mexico's spaceport, from where Virgin Galactic operates:

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Jesus Diaz

February 24th

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China used more concrete in 3 years than the US in 100 years

Bill Gates has an incredible statistic: According the USGS' cement statistics, China has used more concrete from 2011 to 2013 (6.6 gigatons) than the United States in the entire 20th century (4.5 gigatons). It blows my mind but, then again, as Gates point out, look at Shanghai's evolution...

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Jesus Diaz

February 22nd

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