If you caught the flu, what would you do? I would lay in bed and feel miserable. Some people are way more ambitious. And after seeing these photos, you’ll understand why. In 2009, swine flu became a global pandemic, infecting over half a million people across four continents. Governments wereRead more
Woman Discovers 2000 Year Old Green Blob. That Was Just the Beginning. You Won’t Believe Else She Found.
The green blob, known as llareta, is a flowering plant found in the Andes mountains. It is famous for its death-defying lifespan. What’s even more mind blowing is that this plant is just one of many plants whose lifespans span over millennia. Over the past 10 years, artist Rachel SussmanRead more
You may have heard of the golden ratio, better known as the divine proportion. This ratio is the mathematical basis behind some of the most beautiful things in the world, both natural and man-made. While it can take many forms, the golden ratio is most often seen in the shapeRead more
You normally see rainbows just when it stops raining and the sun comes peeking out from behind the clouds. This series of photographs, however, captures a very strange weather phenomenon – rainbows during a lighting storm. What causes rainbows and lighting to appear together? Coincidence. This isn’t a special weatherRead more
Nicknamed the “ball-cutter,” the pacu is a South American freshwater fish most commonly found in the rivers and streams throughout Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. While related to the meat-eating piranha, the pacu mainly uses its human-like teeth to chomp on floating fruits and nuts that drop from the trees in theRead more
For years, underwater photographer and marine conservationist Octavio Aburto traveled to Cabo Pulmo National Park off Mexico’s Coast with one goal: photographing the unique spectacle known as a “fish tornado.” According to Mr. Aburto, “In the afternoon, these fish congregate to form a large spawning aggregation around the reefs ofRead more