The dark paintings of Martin Wittfooth depict a beautiful yet frightening world – only animals, no humans, but with a desolate landscape likely caused by our species. We see a world of animals suffering, desperately trying to adapt to the scorched world that we’ve created – much like we’re seeing now, in the real world. Their suffering is masked by
“Skypunch” is the colloquial name of a phenomenon known as a Fallstreak hole – a large circular or elliptical gap that can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds.
The Diphylleia Grayi flower is also known as the Skeleton Flower and while at first glance it may appear an ordinary bloom, there is actually something quite extraordinary about it. This rare flower’s petals are usually white, but turn translucent (their “skeleton” form) when exposed to water. Being completely clear and of striking, glass-like beauty while wet, they turn white
What drives us to create these intricate systems of tales, beliefs and myths, who starts them and why do they propagate? Is it just the need to explain the unexplainable? Is there a deeper need for order nestled in our brain that makes us pin rain and drought, life and death on some higher, but purposeful, being?
I don’t know. But what i can show you is what we know about how religion appeared, spread, and thought us up till today.
The world (and especially the internet) is riddled with false information and misconceptions – it’s time to set this straight. Here, we’ll debunk some of the most common misconceptions and also cite the real, scientific information. So, here are things which most people believe, but are actually wrong: The Vomitorium was a room in which the Romans vomit Sure, it
A stray dog followed a Swedish racing team through 430 miles (688 km) of jungles and rivers just because one of the team members gave him a meatball during one of the early halts. A small good deed can have huge effects – this was proven by an extreme racing team and a stray dog. The heroic and heartwarming story
If you ask someone to name an animal they find cute, chances are “sea slugs” won’t come up too often. That is, unless you’re from Japan. Konnichiwa! Japan’s Twittersphere has just rediscovered (and is loosing its collective mind over) what is probably the cutest sea slug ever – Jorunna parva, a sea slug that looks like a fluffy bunny. The slugs
I’ve been recently flooded with emails, questions and Facebook posts with the algae street lamps that not only light up without any electricity, but also suck up a lot of carbon dioxide (200 times more than a tree). This is just such a big thing that I had to see if this actually works. So here’s the deal: Pierre Calleja
It is similar to the asteroid belt, in that it contains many small bodies, all remnants from the Solar System’s formation. But unlike the Asteroid Belt, it is much larger – 20 times as wide and 20 to 200 times as massive. In order to catch a better glimpse of these remote leftovers from the birth of the solar system, NASA places its hopes in the success of the New Horizons mission.
Robbie Shone is one of the most talented and hard working cave photographers in the world. Over the past ten years, Robbie’s passion has taken him to China, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Uzbekistan, Sudan, the Picos, the Alps and Crete. He has also worked closely with scouting groups in California, and documented scientists in Portugal, Switzerland and Austria, but more than