Tag Archives: Life

Plants Respond to Faraway Wind Currents in a Mesmerizing Dance Engineered by David Bowen – Colossal

Guided by the movement of a flower stalk on a breezy day, a field of indoor plants seem to move in a choreographed dance. To create this mesmerizing movement, artist David Bowen installed indoors 126 plant stalks attached to x/y tilting mechanical … Continue reading

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Why don’t most people become radicalised?

To understand what leads people into violent extremism, scientists are turning the question on its head and asking why it is that most young people don’t become radicalised. It’s part of a wave of research attempting to find ways of … Continue reading

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Surreal Paintings by Matthew Grabelsky Take the New York City Subway for a Wild Ride

New York City is sometimes affectionately (or disaffectionately) referred to as a “concrete jungle,” but for Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Grabelsky it’s more of a big cageless zoo. Using the New York City subway system as the setting for his work, Grabelsky … Continue reading

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The School of Life – ‘How to Soothe Ourselves and Others’

A short film on the topic of soothing, commissioned by The School of Life Find out more: https://www.theschooloflife.com/ Written and Narrated by Alain de Botton Animated by Caitlin McCarthy

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A Mt. Everest Time-lapse Combines a Decade of Himalayan Explorations – Colossal

Adventurer and filmmaker Elia Saikaly has attempted to scale Mt. Everest seven times. Twice he has reached the mountain’s summit, while other times he has survived avalanches, an earthquake, and other life-affirming events during his climbs. Saikaly’s latest short film is a … Continue reading

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One and done: The sperm-storing bug that settled in Florida – ScienceBlog.com

The female cactus-feeding bug doesn’t need a male…for long. After a single, quick mating session, the female cactus bug (Narnia femorata) — an insect that eats the fruit and pads of cacti — can store enough sperm inside her body … Continue reading

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Giant Humans Overtake Landscapes in Guillaume Chiron’s Clever Collages

Collage artist Guillame Chiron combines myths of the wild west and mid-century domestic life in humorous collages. Playing with scale and context, Chiron inserts oversized humans into urban landscapes, or shrinks down people to fit astride cats or on meteors … Continue reading

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The Psychosocial Toll of Our Increasingly Online Lives – ScienceBlog.com

Want to book plane tickets? Order a pizza for dinner? Check available university courses? Write a note to your Aunt Sally? Chances are you’re going to need a smartphone (or laptop or desktop or smartwatch or Amazon Echo personal assistant…) for … Continue reading

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The Beauty of China’s Bicycle Graveyards

A series of photos by The Guardian that shows an aerial view of the rental bikes removed by authorities in Chinese cities such as Beijing, Nanjing, Wuhan and Shanghai and the patterns they create. These shared bikes, which customers rent … Continue reading

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The First Black Enka Singer in Japanese History

Great Big Story Published on 29 May 2018 Jerome “Jero” White never imagined that he would one day grow up to be a star in the Japanese music scene. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was first introduced to … Continue reading

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