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This Strange Plant Has Flowers with Petals Shaped Like Hummingbirds

Wow. Have you ever seen this flower? When Redditor Octopus Prime posted this photo of an unusual looking plant, the internet caught fire. In the palm of someone’s hand, what appears to be an origami hummingbird is actually a flower. … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of Remembering – Elemental

Cramming for the exam, repeating someone’s name: Some experts say they’re not that effective at solidifying a memory. Memories don’t just happen — they’re made. In the brain, the process involves converting working memory — things we’ve just learned — into long-term memories. Scientists have known … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Sleeping While Hanging Upside Down

RuthLesProductions2 Published on 26 Mar 2018 Watch this brief video of a Hummingbird sleeping while hanging upside down on a feeder, and then see what happens next. We had never heard of this until we saw it happen.

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An Enchanting Macro Time-Lapse of Blooms and Insects in 8K Resolution by Thomas Blanchard

In -N- Uprising, a video that is equal parts stylized and naturalistic, Thomas Blanchard (previously) documents the life cycles of insects and flowers. Time-lapse allows the viewer to see a caterpillar metamorphose into a chrysalis and then a butterfly, orchid … Continue reading

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Macro Views of British Beaches Become Abstract Textural Embroideries by Emily Botelho

Although she doesn’t live right by the ocean, artist Emily Botelho channels her passion for marine landscapes with frequent trips to explore where soil and sea meet. On these trips, she photographs the colors and textures that appear on the … Continue reading

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Powerful Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals Who Were Allowed to Grow Old

“It is nothing short of a miracle to be in the presence of a farm animal who has managed to reach old age.” Photographer Isa Leshko is terrified of growing old. After caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s disease, she … Continue reading

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Found Leaves with Delicate Crochet Embellishments by Susanna Bauer

In her series of sewn together and crocheted leaves and twigs, Susanna Bauer (previously) considers the fragility of nature and humans’ inextricable tie to its survival. The Cornwall, England-based artist combines the found elements with fine cotton thread to produce … Continue reading

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Reforestation anti-desertification in Los Monegros Desert Zaragoza Spain with Groasis

Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology Published on 9 Dec 2017 Find more info at http://www.groasis.com . The Monegros Desert is a desert in the North of Zaragoza – Spain. The soil consists of 50% stones and 50% dry sand, the … Continue reading

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Our brains appear uniquely tuned for musical pitch – ScienceBlog.com

In the eternal search for understanding what makes us human, scientists found that our brains are more sensitive to pitch, the harmonic sounds we hear when listening to music, than our evolutionary relative the macaque monkey. The study, funded in … Continue reading

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What hallucination reveals about our minds

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnet syndrome — when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon.

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