While researching the Filipiniana archive (Archivo General de Indios) in Sevilla, Spain, Carmen Cano came across a plan for a cemetery. Dated 1898, the plan had laid hidden in the archive for nearly 100 years. What was unique about this cemetery, what caught Carmen's attention, was the plan's unusual shape - an octagon. The cemetery plan also lacked the customary chapel or any reference to a nearby church.
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The Rift Valley's Lake Natron is the chosen mating ground of the endangered lesser flamingo. The long-legged waterfowl may flourish, but to any other living creature, Lake Natron is hell on earth. The lake's steeply alkaline waters are a graveyard for thousands of small birds. Wildlife photographer Nick Brandt used the corpses littering the Tanzanian lake shores as posed models for a haunting new series of photographs.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has become the first ever man-made object to reach interstellar space. When it launched back in 1977, few would have predicted that Voyager 1 would still be going strong after 36 years of traveling through space.