Tag Archives: Environment

I Misunderstood the Greenhouse Effect. Here’s How It Works.

How does the greenhouse effect work? Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, prevent infrared radiation from escaping to outer space. This warms the surface of earth. More greenhouse gas means more warming. Simple enough! Alas, if you look … Continue reading

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The Astonishing Biodiversity of Fungi Blooms in Max Mudie’s Macro Photographs | Colossal

FEBRUARY 2, 2023. KATE MOTHES All images © Max Mudie Max Mudie’s foraging expeditions reveal the otherworldly elegance, diversity, and minutiae of the myriad denizens of the “wood wide web.” “I’m not the first person to say it, and I’m … Continue reading

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When Elephants Got Weird

This extinct elephant relative had the entire garden shed on its face. This is the Platybelodon. [..]

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The Agate Mystery: Why We Can’t Synthesize This Common Gem

If you know where to look, agates aren’t particularly hard to find, and people have been examining them for thousands of years — but yet, they’re one of the only major gemstones scientists can’t synthesize in the lab. Here’s the … Continue reading

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A Famed Dolphin-Human Fishing Partnership Is in Danger of Disappearing | Scientific Anerican

Credit: Lars Mik Photography/500px/Getty Images A call for help sounds to ensure survival of a 140-year-old fishing partnership pairing cetaceans and humans   People in Laguna proudly refer to their southern Brazilian city as the “national capital of fish-herding dolphins.” For … Continue reading

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Black people look like everybody. #b1

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The Sustainable Brilliance of Indigenous Design | Manu Peni | TED

When human rights advocate Manu Peni returned to Papua New Guinea from abroad, he built a home for himself using modern techniques — and promptly learned a harsh lesson on how the newest ideas aren’t always the best ideas. Peni … Continue reading

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Things Discovered By Accident

Accidental discoveries and inventions have often turned out to be some of the most important to human history. While it might seem intuitive to think that all archaeological finds were discovered by archaeologists or that all scientific discoveries were purposely … Continue reading

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Something Is Causing Mysterious Vibrations On Earth Every 26 Seconds

[…] Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about an unsolved mystery of a strange pulsation known as a microseism that comes from a certain part of our planet for unknown reasons. Original … Continue reading

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MinuteEarth Explains: Stuff That…Isn’t

[…] n this collection of classic MinuteEarth videos, we find out that lots of what we thought we knew about the world around us isn’t quite right. We originally created the videos in the “MinuteEarth Explains” series for another project. … Continue reading

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