Tag Archives: nature

Zombies Vs. Wildlife

I’m in the process of (finally) watching Season 4 of The Walking Dead, and pretty much all I think about when I watch it is how inaccurate it is. Obviously, there are zombies, but that’s not what bothers me. It’s … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bees

Bees are vitally important insects, transferring pollen from plant to plant, ensuring their survival. They are also actually rather beautiful creatures, especially when viewed in microscopic detail. This is what biologist Sam Droege did, using photography hardware developed for the military. … Continue reading

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Rosetta

“On August 3rd, the Rosetta spacecraft’s narrow angle camera captured this stunning image of the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After 10 years and 6.5 billion kilometers of travel along gravity assist trajectories looping through interplanetary space, Rosetta had approached to … Continue reading

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Surface Detail

Surface Detail is a hauntingly beautiful evolving fractal landscape, created by subBlue. It’s very embryonic in nature, and I see cells dividing when I look at it, especially at the start. Further on, I see cocoons, insects swarming, brains, islands, … Continue reading

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Tim Webber, Visual Effects, And Gravity

Over at Nature, they have an interesting interview with Tim Webber, the mastermind behind the visual effects of Gravity. At last night’s Academy Awards, Gravity came home with seven awards: Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Original Score, … Continue reading

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365 Days: Nature’s 2013 In Review

Nature have once again released their review of the year. Last year was pretty good for science, and 2013 continued that trend, albeit with a few bumps along the way. “Shutdowns, lethal viruses, typhoons and meteorites — much of this … Continue reading

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Policy: Twenty Tips For Interpreting Scientific Claims

Science has a profound effect on many areas of policy, including (but not limited to) energy, health, environment, and education. How do you get a closer integration of science in political decision making? Get scientists more involved in politics? Doubtful, … Continue reading

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