Video: This is Our Planet

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Nature, Video | No Comments

Stunning time-lapse video take by Tomislav Safundžić, an 18 year old Russian, from the International Space Station (ISS).

I Guess They Used The Vatican Playbook

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 in Nature, Opinion | No Comments

Via the New York Times today: Joe Paterno appears to have played a greater role than previously known in Penn State’s handling of a 2001 report that Jerry Sandusky had sexually assaulted a boy in a university shower, according to a person with knowledge of aspects of an independent investigation of the Sandusky scandal. E-mail […]

The End Of Fish, In One Chart

Posted by on May 27, 2012 in Nature | No Comments

Via the Washington Post Wonkblog: Want to see how widely humans are scouring the oceans for fish? Check out this striking map from the World Wildlife Fund’s 2012 “Living Planet Report.” The red areas are the most intensively fished (and, in some cases, overfished) parts of the ocean—and they’ve expanded dramatically since 1950:

Villagers Create ‘Living” Bridges

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Nature | No Comments

Amazing, just amazing. Folks “training” roots go grow across a river. Deep in the rainforests of the Indian state of Meghalaya, bridges are not built, they’re grown. Ancient vines and roots of trees stretch horizontally across rivers and streams, creating a solid latticework structure strong enough to be used as a bridge.