Posts tagged "nature"

This Timelapse Video Of Flowers Blooming Is Amazing

Nature, you sexy beast. This timelapse video of various flowers blooming -- including my beloved PEONY, which is in season right now, YIPPPPPEEEEE -- is downright sensual and I NEVER use that word. It's actually from 2009 and is promotion for a cool-seeming app called Bloomclock which shows the passage of time via the blooming of variou…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 16, 2014

To Combat Big Cats, Aussies Deploy Bad Dogs

This just in: Australia's been taken over by enormous cats. Well, sort of: The country's Northern Territory is apparently overrun with feral cats that weigh up to 45 lbs; to smaller creatures, they're basically killing machines, Vice reports, alongside a pretty stunning image. It's posing a threat to the area's biodiversity. "Even a small cat…

By: Newser / September 1, 2013

No Photoshop Here: This Plant Really Has A Hot Pair Of Lips

It's OK to be jealous of a plant. The Psychotria Elata, also known as Hooker Lips or the Hot Lips Plant, has a better pout than you. These plants with the perfect lips can be found driving hummingbirds and butterflies wild in the rain forests of Central and South America. With some luck, MAC will start…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 9, 2013

Cornell University Lays Down The Lawn In The Library

Cornell University might have just earned itself a prominent place in my higher education fantasies, thanks to some lush new lawns they installed ... in the library. Two different libraries, to be exact, plus three other locations around campus, were equipped with real patches of grass to help students get a taste of nature and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 25, 2012

We Want To Go To There: 6 Gorgeous Places To Ponder The Meaning Of Life

On my recent trip to Hawaii, I spent pretty much every night watching the sun set over the bright blue ocean and just, you know, thinking about life. There are certain places in the world--Maui, for example--that invite you to slow down, take a breath, and consider this amazing world we live in and our…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 16, 2012

How To Get Back In Touch With Your Sensuality: 5 Tips From A Nature Girl

I rolled out of bed to pee. I shuffled past the roaring wood stove, into my snow boots and towards our one and only bathroom—the outdoors. After leaving New York City, my fiancé and I moved to Montana and built a traditional yurt from scratch. It was a bitch of a task, but the outcome…

By: Molly May / January 26, 2012

Nature As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Yeah, yeah, nature is beautiful, and all that … but have you really seen it up close? The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, according to their website, "honors the world's most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects," and extraordinary they are. This year's winner, Charles Krebs, photographed the feeding of Rotifer Floscularia ringens, with…

By: Rachel Krause / November 17, 2011

Crave: Made By The Algorithms Of Nature

We love it when smarty-pants people, like MIT grads Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg, use their brilliance for things like curing disease and/or making jewelry. This "Full Moon" necklace from their "Nervous System" line is a "one of a kind composition born from the intersection of rapid prototyping and pattern generating algorithms." Yeah, we don't…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 25, 2008