Tag Archives: nature

Why you can’t take a good picture of a rainbow

There’s a mismatch between the sensitivity of colour pixels in a digital camera sensor and the sensitivity of colour sensing cells in the human eye. We don’t normally notice until we try to take a picture of the whole visible … Continue reading

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Stop and Smell the Flowers: Dick van Duijn Captured a Squirrel’s Floral Delight

This summer, while traveling in Vienna, Dutch photographer Dick van Duijn captured an indelible moment of natural connection between a ground squirrel and a yellow flower. The photographer was in Vienna specifically to document ground squirrels. In an interview with … Continue reading

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REWILD: A Short Film by Splash and Burn and ESCIF Chronicles Rainforest Restoration Efforts in Sumatra

To draw attention to the ecological devastation wrought by palm oil farming in Southeast Asia, the Splash and Burn project (previously) creates and documents large and small-scale art activations. The initiative’s most recent endeavor, titled REWILD and executed with Spanish artist … Continue reading

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What If You Could See Every Wavelength Of The Electromagnetic Spectrum? | Answers With Joe

Visible light is only a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum, but some people see more of it than others. Let’s take a look at why.

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Improvisation in music: Jason Rebello at TEDxBradffordonAvon

A description of the process and background of improvisation in music. Jason Rebello – Jazz musician, session musician, teacher, worked with Wayne Shorter, Sting, Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel.

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For Forest: An Installation by Klaus Littmann

This monumental installation by Swiss curator Klaus Littmann transforms the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria into a native central European forest from September 8–October 27. The project “seeks to become a memorial, reminding us that nature, which we so often … Continue reading

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Why are some people left-handed?

Today, about one-tenth of the world’s population are southpaws. Why are such a small proportion of people left-handed — and why does the trait exist in the first place? Daniel M. Abrams investigates how the uneven ratio of lefties and … Continue reading

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Mary’s Room: A philosophical thought experiment

Imagine a neuroscientist who has only ever seen black and white things, but she is an expert in color vision and knows everything about its physics and biology. If, one day, she sees color, does she learn anything new? Is … Continue reading

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Special report: The Amazon rainforest ablaze

As the world watches fires ravage the Amazon, Sky News speaks to indigenous people living within the world’s most important rainforest.

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Andy Clark – Virtual Immortality

Closer To Truth Published on 2 Jan 2019 Virtual immortality is the theory that when the fullness of our mental selves can be uploaded with first-person perfection to non-biological media, then when our mortal bodies die our mental selves will … Continue reading

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