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Tour de France 2014 | Stage 21

Bravo aux 4 porteurs de maillots / Congrats to the 4 leaders @vincenzonibali @petosagan @rafalmajka @ThibautPinot (via Twitter / letour: Bravo aux 4 porteurs de maillots …)

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 27: Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Astana Pro Team celebrates victory in the yellow jersey on the podium following the twenty first stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 138km stage from Evry into the Champs-Elysees, on July 27, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) (via Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Astana Pro Team celebrates victory in… News Photo 452791246 | Getty Images)

2013 Tour de France cycling race winner Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling in Paris, France, Sunday July 21 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) (via Cycling - Photo Gallery - Yahoo! Sports)

Tour de France 2013
Your jersey winners!
Chris Froome - maillot jaune.
Peter Sagan - maillot vert.
Nairo Quintana - King of the mountains! Nairo has won both the best climber’s jersey and the young rider’s jersey, being kept warm here - and still proudly worn - by Andrew Talansky.
(via Team Sky)

Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins of Britain, 2nd left, best climber Thomas Voeckler of France, 2nd right, best sprinter Peter Sagan of Slovakia, left, and best young rider Tejay van Garderen of the US, on the podium of the the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, Sunday July 22, 2012. (via Photo from AP Photo)

What does space smell like?
It’s strange to think that the near-vacuum of space could have a smell, and stranger still that humans—atmospheric creatures—can actually experience it. Astronauts have consistently reported the same strange odour after lengthy space walks, bringing it back in on their suits, helmets, gloves and tools. It’s bitter, smoky, metallic smell—like seared steak, hot metal and arc welding smoke all rolled into one. NASA have asked a chemist, Steve Pearce, to reproduce the smell to use during acclimatization training, mapping out the likely chemistry using natural materials to mimic the odor for accuracy. It’s believed that the smell is caused by high-energy vibrations in particles that mix with the air when brought inside. In the future, we might even recreate the smell of the moon, Mars, Mercury or any place in the universe, provided we have the right chemical information. In fact, we can even recreate the smell of the heart of the galaxy—astronomers searching for animo acids in Sagittarius B2, a vast dust cloud in the middle of the Milky Way, have reported that due to a substance called ethyl formate, it smells and tastes of raspberries and rum—much more pleasant than seared steak and metal.
Read an interview with Steve Pearce

a perfect world

Tour de France 2012 | Stage 4
Fabian: “The Tourminator you say, son?”
(via Photo from Reuters Pictures)