Archive for ‘nature’

April 24, 2018

Hold on Tight

by duncanr

you need nerves of steel to drive along the Besisahar-Chamé Road in the Manang District of Nepal at the best of times, but even more so during the rainy season when waterfalls cascade over the road . . .

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April 17, 2018

The Botanist

by duncanr

a pity some of the subtitles are so hard to read

nevertheless, this is a fascinating glimpse into the life of an incredible, resilient, and resourceful, man – a botanist, engineer, and teacher living in Tajikistan before, and after, the collapse of the soviet union

March 26, 2018

It Works for Me

by duncanr

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March 25, 2018

Lifelong Male/Female Bond

by duncanr

during mating, the tiny male anglerfish bites into the body of the much larger female, and never lets go, eventually becoming fused with her body in a mutually advantageous arrangement – she provides nutrients that keep him alive, while he provides sperm for her eggs.

March 23, 2018

Someone funded this

by allthoughtswork

1219. Ants on Stilts-Scientists attached stilts to the legs of ants to prove that they return to their nests by counting their steps. The ants on stilts overshot their nest by roughly 50% due to the increased length of their steps.

March 21, 2018

When you’re hungry enough to eat a–

by allthoughtswork

March 21, 2018

Bean Time-Lapse

by duncanr

Kidney bean time lapse with soil cross section. Showing how roots ant upper part of plant grow

March 20, 2018

My rhododendrons: Gardener recommended, Mallard approved

by allthoughtswork

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Note: Most of my rhodies are thick and hale, it’s just that this one is quietly hidden under a camellia tree and doesn’t see a speck of direct sun, hence its spindly, yet duck-friendly aspect. Can’t wait for the ducklets!

Update: Evidence of two ducklets detected.

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March 20, 2018

Live webcams around the world

by allthoughtswork

Need a new internet addiction? I’m here to help, check these out.

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March 17, 2018

This explains that woman in the check out lane yesterday

by allthoughtswork

shroom head

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