Category Archives: Nature

“It can be done.” – an Earth Day message

In summer 2018, ESA joined with the musician Vangelis and the family of scientist Prof. Stephen Hawking to beam a message marking his passing to the nearest black hole. On 22 April 2020, Earth Day, we’re transmitting this poignant message … Continue reading

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The beautiful tricks of flowers

In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants — over a quarter million species — have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing ‘landing-strips’ to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building … Continue reading

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Pink Oyster mushrooms at home

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Penguin Being Chased by Killer Whales Hops on Tourist Boat

It was the chase of one penguin’s life as it scrambled to evade a killer whale making a run on it. The gentoo penguin’s dash to safety was captured by Matt Karsten and his wife Anna, who were onboard a … Continue reading

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The Secret of Synchronization

An enormous thanks to Prof. Steven Strogatz — this video would not have been possible without him. Much of the script-writing was inspired and informed by his wonderful book Sync, and his 2004 TED talk. He is a giant in … Continue reading

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Nature has learnt how to eat our plastic!

Nature always finds a way..so they say! But it looks like it may actually be true in the case of our global plastic waste dilemma. Genetic mutations have been discovered in specific natural bacteria that enable them to break the … Continue reading

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The Year Earth Changed | Kottke

Produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit and narrated by David Attenborough, The Year Earth Changed is an upcoming documentary that looks at what happened to the natural world when much of the world’s human population stayed indoors for a … Continue reading

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Scientists Find Everything In Our World Could Be Ruled By a Secret Pattern? | A Natural Code

Scientists are using Alan Turing’s theory about patterns to grasp a better understanding of nature’s hidden design; from tracking migrating birds, to conserving whale sharks across the world. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker​ » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com​ » … Continue reading

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How Humans Became (Mostly) Right-Handed

No other placental mammal that we know of prefers one side of the body so consistently, not even our closest primate relatives. But being right-handed may have deep evolutionary roots in our lineage. And yet, being a leftie does seem … Continue reading

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Corals may need their predators’ excrement: Coral-eating fish excrete symbiotic algae by the millions, may keep reefs healthy

Fish that dine on corals may pay it forward with feces. Marine biologists found high concentrations of living symbiotic algae in the feces of coral predators on reefs in Mo’orea, French Polynesia. Fish that dine on corals may pay it … Continue reading

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