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Coron Palawan: The most beautiful island in the world

With a population of 51,803 people, Coron island in the Philippines is considered one of the most beautiful island in the world. And it looks like paradise. On a historical note, Japan used the island as a refueling base during World War II.  Capture breathtaking images 📷 Advertisements

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Speculative biology

In 1981, Scottish geologist Douglas Dixon wrote a book about what creatures may evolve to look like 50 million years from now post humans. The book entitled entitled After Man, came with drawings of biomorphs to illustrate his vision. Check out the ‘flunkey’ above, a flying monkey that glides like a squirrel. From Evolution After […]

The longest straight line you can walk without hitting the ocean

If you were the next Forest Gump and wanted to walk Earth in a straight line without hitting the water, here’s your guide. The path starts east in China and ends in Liberia. Lace up those walking shoes, we’ve got a project for you. An intrepid cartographer has, with the help of Google Earth, tracked down the […]

Watch Volcano Calbuco Erupt in Chile 🌋

This is a timelapse of the Volcano Calbuco in Chile that erupted 3 times in 8 days between April 22–23, 2015. One of the eruptions lasted 90 minutes, sending a plume of ash 6 miles into the sky. While climate change deniers might point the finger at mother nature for these CO2 emissions, as one […]

Free the animals 🦁🐘🦓

The design for Animal crackers just got an update. Due to mounting pressure from animal rights group PETA, Nabisco removed the cages from its iconic cracker box. The updated version shows the animals roaming free. The redesign of the boxes, now on U.S. store shelves, retains the familiar red and yellow coloring and prominent “Barnum’s […]

This bird-sized moth is gorgeous

Introducing the Cecropia silkmoth, North America’s largest native moth, with a female wingspan reaching six inches. These striking moths live all across the Eastern United States and are one of over 1,860 species of Lepidoptera (Moths and Butterflies) found in the park! You can protect these beautiful insects by capturing them only in photographs. Apparently, […]

Nature’s flying jewels

If you liked the video of the dead leaf butterfly, then you’ll want to check out this video of the beautiful Archduke (Lexias pardalis dirteana) butterfly in its baby caterpillar state. Full of spines, its next stage will be chrysalis before shedding and breaking into a restless butterfly. 

The link between rainfall and the duration of Roman emperors

There’s an interesting piece in The Economist about the link between rainfall and the rise and fall of Roman emperors. One such lesson is how drought affected the stability of the Roman empire 1,500 years ago. In a new paper published in Economics Letters, Cornelius Christian of Brock University and Liam Elbourne of St Francis Xavier University identify […]

Setting sun

Whether you set the route or leave it open-ended, you can discover things along the way. Constraints produce their own magic. They make you innovate based off what you have to play with. But so too do indefinite destinations. Out of curiosity blooms everything. The more we know, the more we want to know. We […]

How spiders use silk to ride the wind

    Sometimes spiders ride the wind. They spin out lines of silk that are caught by the breeze and carry them aloft. They have been reported to rise a mile or two above the earth, and perhaps even to cross oceans. It’s called ballooning. Watch the spider raise the leg to test the wind […]

To get lost, on purpose

Nothing is more abandoned than the desert. Yet, there is nothing more stimulating than letting the imagination fill in the empty space. The blank page work the same way. We fill it in with fiction and truth, recasting observations and thoughts about our surroundings. Curiosity is the best book. As more land becomes visible, we […]