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Dig Into an Enormous Archive of Drawings Unveiling the Complex Root Systems of 1,180 Plants

 History Illustration Science #botany #drawing #plants #roots January 10, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Wageningen University & Research It’s generally understood that terrestrial plant life evolved from algae, one key to its successful adaptation being roots that sprawled underground to absorb important nutrients and water. Billions of years later, the fibrous networks …

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In ‘Wild Design,’ Vintage Illustrations Expose the Patterns and Shapes Behind All Life on Earth

 Illustration Science #biology #birds #books #mushrooms #nature #pattern January 5, 2022 Grace Ebert Ernst Haeckel, Kunstformen der Natur, 1904. Gotha: Bibliographisches Institut. All images from Wild Design: Nature’s Architects by Kimberly Ridley, published by Princeton Architectural Press, shared with permission of the publisher Focusing on the patterns and shapes that structure the planet, a …

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Spectacular Footage Captures a NASA Probe as it Touches the Sun for the First Time

 Science #sun #timelapse #video December 20, 2021 Grace Ebert  NASA marked an impressive milestone when its Parker Solar Probe was the first ever to touch the sun and return earlier this year, and footage from its historic mission offers a stunning glimpse at the massive star’s upper atmosphere. The black-and-white timelapse shows a …

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Exceptionally Slow-Motion Footage Documents Tropical Butterflies Bursting from Their Chrysalises and Taking Flight

 Photography Science #butterflies #insects #video December 15, 2021 Grace Ebert  In an extravagant display of evolutionary tricks and mating rituals, new footage by Adrian Smith of the wildly popular Ant Lab YouTube channel focuses on six tropical butterflies. The extremely slow-motion montage zeroes in on a trio of tropical creatures as they crack …

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A Rare Encounter with the Elusive Giant Phantom Jellyfish Captures Its 33-Foot Billowing Limbs

 Photography Science #jellyfish #underwater #video December 7, 2021 Grace Ebert  Back in August, we shared news of a previously undiscovered jellyfish so vibrant that its brilliant red body was a stark contrast to its deepwater environment. Now thanks to researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, we can add another similarly spectacular …

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78,846 Photos of the Sun Are Stitched Together into a Mesmerizing Timelapse of Its Movements

 Photography Science #NASA #sun #timelapse #video November 19, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, filmmaker Seán Doran composed an entrancing timelpase of the sun’s glowing coronal loops during a month-long period. The video project compiles 78,846 ångström-171 photographs from August 2014 that show the bright, curved structures, which …

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Project Stardust: A Photographer Scours Rooftops Across the Globe for Minuscule Cosmic Particles

 Photography Science #macro #meteors #space October 22, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Jon Larsen and Jan Braly Kihle, shared with permission According to Olso-based photographer and researcher Jon Larsen, the most exotic particles from across the universe are likely hiding in a rain gutter or scattered among debris on rooftops. Larsen, who works …

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Tainted with Manufactured Objects, Slime Molds and Spores Grow Into Unnaturally Striking Compositions

 Photography Science #fungi #mold September 24, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Dasha Plesen, shared with permission Moscow-based artist and mold enthusiast Daria Fedorova intervenes in natural decomposition processes, accentuating textures and colors and pushing the boundaries of science and art. The artist, who works as Dasha Plesen, laces petri dishes with various bacterias …

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A Spectacularly Colorful Shot of an Oak Leaf Tops Nikon’s 2021 Photomicrography Competition

 Photography Science #animals #contests #fungi #plants September 13, 2021 Grace Ebert By Jason Kirk, trichome (white appendages) and stomata (purple pores) on a southern live oak leaf. All images coutesy of Nikon Small World, shared with permission Unless they were under a microscope, it would be difficult to see the shimmery barbs of a …

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A Short Film Dives into the 15-Year Process Behind the Documentary ‘Fantastic Fungi’

 Documentary Photography Science #film #mushrooms #nature #plants #timelapse #video September 1, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] We shared footage of the mesmerizing mycelium networks pulsing underneath our feet back in 2019 to mark the opening of Louie Schwartzberg’s Fantastic Fungi, and now the dedicated director takes viewers behind the scenes to show his painstaking …

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