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Release of a small herd of endangered animals in Kent is planned for spring 2022. Wild bison are to return to the UK for the first time in 6,000 years, with the release of a small herd in Kent planned … Continue reading
Yeast: the most coveted microbe during this pandemic. This week we’re taking a close look at the little guys that make up our bread and beer and the vital role they’ve had for thousands of years. Follow Journey to the … Continue reading
Mushrooms, monarch butterflies, hidden treasure and ancient plants. From Vermont to Hawaii, you never know what you’ll find when you venture into some of the world’s most spectacular forests and jungles. Up for adventure? Let’s go.
The Kalimantan Rainforest in Borneo, Indonesia is one of the most biodiverse spots on Earth. Bustling with life, the dense greenery is home to orangutans, all kinds of birds, frogs, you name it. But the rainforest won’t stay that way … Continue reading
Jarvis contemplates what might awaken us to our duty as stewards of the Earth. … Continue reading
By Sara Barnes on May 13, 2020 Venture to the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan and you’ll find a wisteria tree that’s often referred to as “the most beautiful in the world.” At around 150 years old, the massive … Continue reading
Pikumche is a male northern güiña who was orphaned and raised by people. He was a “sweetheart” during his photo shoot, photographer Joel Sartore says, even rubbing against his legs. PHOTOGRAPH BY JOEL SARTORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTO ARK The smallest … Continue reading
In an evolutionary tree, neat branches link the paths of different species back through time. As you follow the forking paths, you can trace common ancestors, winding down the trunk to see the root organism in common.[…] More: https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/dna-evolution-earth/
From spirals to spots to fractals, nature is full of interesting patterns. Many of these patterns even resemble geometric shapes. One of the most common? Hexagons. Why do we see this six-sided shape occur so many times in nature? This … Continue reading
The Golden Ratio is a mathematical construct that has been observed all throughout nature, architecture, and art. And some think it’s a universal constant, and divine. But… is it? Or are we only seeing what we want to see?