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There aren’t enough trees in the world to offset society’s carbon emissions – and there never will be

Bonnie Waring Senior Lecturer, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and Environment, Imperial College London Even if they can’t save us from climate change, society still depends on forests.   One morning in 2009, I sat on a creaky bus winding … 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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South-to-North Water Transfer Project: China’s Redistribution of Natural Resources

What should you do when all of your country’s water is in the south, but all of your country’s people are in the north? Isn’t it obvious? Move the rivers up to the north! […]

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BBC World Service – The Compass, Water: Too Much And Not Enough, Solutions

Water is at the heart of many of the most serious ecological crises we face, including the biggest one of all: the climate emergency. Alok Jha shows how water itself may offer solutions to give us hope. Alok witnesses nuclear … Continue reading

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New Evidence That Cosmic Web Feeds The Galaxies

Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about the discovery in regards to the universe spanning cosmic web and how it helps galaxies grow over time Paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2101.06273.pdf​ Images: ESO/NASA/Roland Bacon et al … Continue reading

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The incredible – and still quite mysterious – way trees trade information via their roots

While researching her doctoral thesis, Suzanne Simard, now a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia, made an astounding discovery – trees in forests seem to possess complex information superhighways in their root systems that allow them … Continue reading

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Pink Oyster mushrooms at home

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The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps.

[…] Japan’s Shinkansen doesn’t look like your typical train. With its long and pointed nose, it can reach top speeds up to 150–200 miles per hour. It didn’t always look like this. Earlier models were rounder and louder, often suffering … Continue reading

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Everyday Objects Are Sliced and Re-Assembled into Distorted Sculptures by Fabian Oefner

“Heisenberg Object VI – Cortez” (2021), leather, foam, and resin, 30 x 18 x 15 centimeters   In Heisenberg Objects, Fabian Oefner (previously) translates quantum mechanic’s uncertainty principle into a sculptural series of segmented objects. The Connecticut-based artist uses resin … Continue reading

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Artist Tightly Rolls Newspaper to Craft Incredibly Detailed Animal Sculptures

Using nothing but everyday newspaper, expert paper artist Chie Hitotsuyama crafts realistic, exquisitely detailed sculptures of the animal kingdom. To create each creature, Hitotsuyama skillfully binds rolled and twisted pieces of wet newspaper to each other. By varying the thickness … Continue reading

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