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Google Street View to answer why did the crab cross the road

There are two age old questions about chickens, one evolutionary and the other about crossing roads, but did you ever hear about the crab crossing the road?About this time every year, crabs go for a bit of a walkabout, as the crabs residing on Christmas Island make their way from the damp of the forest they normally sit in to waters nearby to have their children.Every year, it’s the same thing, and at the start of the wet season, red crabs travel en masse to the water to breed and release eggs, happening for millions…

Google takes to the stars with ISS Street View

Few of us will ever make it past the stratosphere and venture into space, but thanks to Google’s Street View, we may not need to.While the feeling of weightlessness isn’t likely to be on the cards for most of us, we can at least see what the current astronauts on board the International Space Station get to experience courtesy of the European Space Agency and Google.The latter has recently launched an addition to its world-touring StreetView service, allowing you to explore high above the Earth and presently in…

Google steps out for a walkabout to Uluru

For a nice bit of Friday fun (or any-day fun, even), step out to the middle of Australia courtesy of the Google Street View team.We all want to get out for a bit of a holiday and see the world, but between time and money, it's not always that easy. That's one of the great reasons why Google Street View makes a lot of sense, with the team of 360-capturing tourists really getting out there and sucking it all in.The team has visited some pretty amazing places you may not always have access to and some you might,…

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