“It begins with this obvious observation: Whales poop. In fact, they poop mightily.”
A delightful quiz from Nautilus: Can you identify these cities from their light signatures?
Bumbling bumblers from my hive mind.
“I’ve always been very interested in loving things that required defense.”
“Mars rises in the east at sunset, and soars almost overhead at midnight, shining burnt-orange almost 10 times brighter than a 1st magnitude star.”
“The mosquito can live a pretty normal life. It can mate, reproduce and buzz to its heart’s delight. But the whole time, the sneaky fungus is slowly spreading itself around the mosquito’s vital organs.”
the remote and little known rice terraces of yuanyang county in china’s yunnan province were built by the hani people along the contours of ailao mountain range during the ming dynasty five hundred years ago. the terraces, once planted during the early spring season, are then irrigated with spring water from the forest above, which reflect sunlight to create the images seen here.