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School Meal

As many already know, trends, nutritional values and economics have influenced menus. Marketing and a push for healthier meals are two major factors which have influenced school meals around the world in the past decade. In recent years, some schools have served breakfasts in the morning before school starts. Only Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic and Estonia provide free school meals to all pupils in compulsory education regardless of their ability to pay. Continue reading to see a few school meals from around the world.

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4K iPhone Camera

Vizzywig 4K app is made for those with more money than sense, as just tacking on a few hundred more dollars will get you a Panasonic Lumix GH4. This software claims that it's the "world's first mobile app that lets you capture, edit, and distribute 4K video." This is possible because instead of capturing video normally, it does so by shooting 4K-resolution photographs at a rate of 24 photos a second while recording synced audio on the side. iTunes Page. Continue reading for a actual 4K test footage shot with an iPhone and the app.

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Up Close Animal Eyes

Photo credit: Suren Manveylan

Photographer Suren Manevlyan unveils his newest macro eye close-ups in a photo series titled "Animal eyes 3." In addition to photography, Manvlyan is also teaching physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the Yerevan Waldorf School for the last decade. From 1997 to 2011, he served as a scientific researcher at the Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences. Continue reading to see more of his latest work.

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Bull Terrier Drawings

Photo credit: Rafael Mantesso

What do you get when you combine an illustrator with a Bull Terrier? An imaginative series of interactive portraits if you're talking about Rafael Mantesso - editor-in-chief of a Brazilian gastronomy marketing website - and his bull terrier Jimmy Choo. According to My Modern Met, "Jimmy Choo was more than happy to help, as he happily posed for photos after a simple "Stay" command. Using blank walls, a marker, and sometimes silly props, Mantesso turned his dog into a flying superhero, a soulful singer, an lovable convict, and even a canine version of Botticelli's Venus." Continue reading for more images.

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Marble Caves Chile

The beautiful marble cave you see above is located on a peninsula of solid marble bordering Lake General Carrera, a remote glacial lake that spans the Chile-Argentina border. It was formed by 6,000+ years of waves washing up against calcium carbonate. The smooth, swirling blues of the cavern walls are a reflection of the lake's azure waters, which change in intensity and hue, depending on water levels and time of year. Continue reading for more majestic and breathtaking caves you can actually visit.

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Stargazing

Stargazing is usually associated with viewing the night sky when most celestial objects and events are visible, but sometimes amateur astronomers also operate during the day for events such as sunspots and solar eclipses. Common tools for stargazing include portable telescopes and binoculars. People have studied the sky throughout history in an amateur framework, without any formal method of funding. It is only within about the past century, however, that amateur astronomy has become an activity clearly distinguished from professional astronomy, and other related activities. Continue reading to see some of the best places to stargaze in the US.

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Moses Bridge

Called the "Moses Bridge", this structure is located in The Netherlands and was built by Ro Koster & Ad Kil Architects for crossing the defensive fortress in Halsteren. While it looks like magic, or at least some sort of high-tech wizardry, the bridge is actually sunk into the water and slope surrounding the 17th Century Dutch fort. Continue reading for more marvelous bridges from around the world.

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Room of Rainbows

This may look like a fake movie scene, but it's a real room, created by multidisciplinary artist Kimsooja. This breathtaking installation is located at the Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, in Madrid, which was originally constructed in the late 1880s to house a collection of flora and fauna from the Philippines. Kimsooja transformed the Palacio de Cristal into a real-life room of rainbows. Continue reading for more images and information on how the illusion was created.

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Underwater Puppies

Photo credit: Little Friends Photo

Seth Casteel, a photographer who frequently travels between the New York and Los Angeles, rose to internet fame with his happy diving dog photo series that went viral online. Now, his new "Underwater Puppies" photo series takes things to the next level. All of the photos you are about to see will be published in his book, to be released on September 16th, and captures, as you'd expect, adorable puppies diving into pools. Continue reading for more.

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Amazing Thunderstorm

A thunderstorm, also known as an electrical storm, a lightning storm, or a thundershower, is a type of storm characterized by the presence of lightning and its acoustic effect on the Earth's atmosphere known as thunder. The meteorologically assigned cloud type associated with the thunderstorm is the cumulonimbus. Thunderstorms can generally form and develop in any particular geographic location, perhaps most frequently within areas located at mid-latitude when warm moist air collides with cooler air. Above, we have a thunderstorm taking place in False Kiva in Utah, shot by photographer Dustin Farrell. Continue reading for more.

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