Category Archives: Nature

Why Some People Don’t Have A “Mind’s Eye” | Random Thursday

[…] What do you “see” in your mind’s eye? Is it as real as looking at a photo? Or do you not see any images at all? It turns out there are 3-5% of the population who don’t have the … Continue reading

Posted in Nature | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Witness the majesty of moths taking flight at 6,000 frames per second | Aeon Videos

The incredible biophysics of moths taking flight is a spectacle to behold – especially at 6,000 frames per second ‘Whose day isn’t gonna be better after watching a pink and yellow rosy maple moth fly in super-slow motion?’ You might … Continue reading

Posted in Nature | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Meteor, Mount Merapi, Indonesia | Green Earth

Posted in Nature | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The genes you don’t get from your parents (but can’t live without) – Devin Shuman

Dig into the essential role that mitochondrial DNA played in the evolution of living things on Earth, and find out why it’s still evolving. — Inside our cells, each of us has a second set of genes completely separate from … Continue reading

Posted in Nature | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

America’s Most Dangerous Volcano Is Erupting Again

Kilauea is erupting — yet again. It’s just another reminder of the power of one of the most active volcanos on Earth. And to many people this place of destruction, in the path of lava, is home. […]

Posted in Nature | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Daintree: World Heritage rainforest handed back to Aboriginal owners | BBC News

Australia’s Daintree region attained Unesco World Heritage listing in 1988   Australia’s Daintree – the world’s oldest tropical rainforest – has been returned to its Aboriginal custodians in a historic deal. The Unesco World Heritage site is over 180 million … Continue reading

Posted in Nature | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

What happens to balloon animals in liquid nitrogen? | The Kid Should See This

How can you fit a bunch of balloon animals into a small container? Add some liquid nitrogen into the mix, as demonstrated in this video by Real Physics Live, the YouTube channel for Texas A&M University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. … Continue reading

Posted in Nature | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Extraordinary Power of the Hive Mind

[…] Credits: Narrator/Writer: Stephanie Sammann Writer: Ashleen Knutsen Editor: Dylan Hennessy (https://www.behance.net/dylanhennessy1) Illustrator/Animator: Kirtan Patel (https://kpatart.com/illustrations) Animator: Mike Ridolfi (https://www.moboxgraphics.com/) Sound: Graham Haerther (https://haerther.net) Thumbnail: Simon Buckmaster (https://twitter.com/forgottentowel) Producer: Brian McManus (https://www.youtube.com/c/realenginee…) Imagery courtesy of Getty Images References: [1] https://grammarist.com/new-words/hive…. … Continue reading

Posted in Nature | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Mystery of Earth’s Disappearing Giants | IN OUR NATURE

[…] Seemingly distant ecosystems, even half a world apart, are connected in surprising ways. In this special limited series, Emily Graslie and Trace Dominguez join me as we explore the universal rules of life that tie together Earth’s living systems. … Continue reading

Posted in Nature | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Looking into a Volcano

Posted in Nature | Tagged , , | Leave a comment