Plants are smarter then we thought. According to recent research, plants can calculate exactly how much food theY will need each night to make it through the long, dark hours. Not only can they plan ahead thanks to their internal clocks, but apparently plants can adapt their math equation to changing external forces such as […]
Solid Rain is a bizarre new invention in the world of water and plants. It’s a a highly absorbent polymer that comes in the form of crystals. The magic little pebbles absorb water like nothing ever invented before. Just 10 grams of this stuff can hold up to a liter of water. And when tilled into […]
Based on a design found in nature, scientists from Harvard University and the University of Exeter have recently come up with a smart fabric that will change colours when various amounts of stress are applied. Designed to mimic the colours of the seed pods grown on “bastard hogberry” plants, the fabric changes color from red to blue as pressure is […]
‘My interests in natural phenomenon (dermoid cysts, fungus, invasive flora/fauna) and my love of candied old-master opulence always seem to be present in my painting… Painting with attention to detail, I’ve become accustomed to the fact that nature in itself, or anything living really, never totally allows you to have a perfectly idealized experience. Everything is always spewing, dripping, rotting a little’.
Wow. When Kai Fagerström found out that all manners of animals like foxes and badgers had moved into the deserted houses near his family’s summer home in Suomusjärvi, Finland not too long ago, he took these stunning snapshots. As he put it, “There’s consolation in the idea that nature is reclaiming the places it has lent to people.”
Orchestra Da Camera is a musical installation in which the 40 elements of the chamber are actually mice running on their wheels. Each wheel its connected to a carillon, and when it turns, the carillon starts playing its musical note. The great number of carillons and the random actions of the live mice makes the […]
At first glance, you’d assume that these images couldn’t possibly be real. Surprisingly, they are actual mountains in China’s Danxia Landform Geological Park. The incredible colours are the result of layers of sandstone and various minerals, which the mountain range its vivid patterns.
Ants are cool. This BBC video footage showing ants creating a living raft from their naturally water-repellent bodies — just so they can sail in flooded waters — is amazing. It’s a curious and marvelous sight.
Techtomeat, a geological exploration into the texture and form of flesh, is a collaboration between geologist Clement Fay, photographer Raul Posse and musician Dylan Howells. Part of the Incubator series, curated by Michelle Hall for Artspaced Inc. and funded by RADF in Townsvile QLD; Techtomeat works across existing boundries by blending the shape, texture, colour […]
Holy flames and sticks, what is the world coming to when a waterfall gets engulfed in flames? All right, it’s an optical illusion. Apparently in February every year, sunset rays meet Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall in a way that lights up the upper bits of the waterfall, making it look like it’s on fire. Nature is […]
This fantastic wooden cow has moving gears, shoots, and ladders to simulate how cows digest food. Commissioned by the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, the mechanism is made entirely of wood. It’s perfectly interactive and kid friendly. Just place an orange ball in the mouth area and watch as it begins to be processed. Hey, digestion is probably a bit more […]
Until science creates a way for all us land-lubbers to live under the sea, we’ll just drool over these amazing photos taken underwater for the annual photo competition held by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. These are a few of the winners, but be sure to look through all the […]
‘Go home, evolution, you are drunk’. WTF Evolution is a Tumblr dedicated to all the weirdest, grimmest, most backwards results of natural selection known to science. Take for example Amazonian frogs. They can mate even when the female is dead. And that’s kind of disgusting.
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. The Pammukkale in Turkey looks like a bewitchingly tranquil place with these natural terraced pools. Apparently when earthquake activity thousands of years ago brough chalk-like water rich in calcium carbonate to the surface, the substance piled on layer after layer, accumulating to form the terraces.
I had the pleasure of meeting photographer Richard Steinberger through his wife, Heather, while I was working with the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. While Richard’s commercial photography is beyond stunning, his talent for capturing light, color, and emotion shines through in these images […]