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Daisugi, the 600-Year-Old Japanese Technique of Growing Trees Out of Other Trees, Creating Perfectly Straight Lumber

Image by Wrath of Gnon We’ve all admired the elegance of Japan’s traditional styles of architecture. Their development required the kind of dedicated craftsmanship that takes generations to cultivate — but also, more practically speaking, no small amount of wood. By the 15th century, Japan already faced a shortage of seedlings, as well as land on which to properly cultivate the trees in the first place. Necessity being the mother of invention, this led to the creation of an ingenious solution: ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Japan, College, History, Nature, Architecture, Seoul, Kyoto, Facebook Twitter, China Japan, Jessica Stewart, Colin Marshall, Wrath, Tamago, 21st Century Los Angeles

What gun for...wait, I know this one.

 As is often pointed out, one of the most dangerous animals in North America is good ol' Odocoileus virginianus, the white-tailed deer, aka the hoofed rat. Once extirpated over much of its natural range, it was inexplicably brought back from the brink of extinction to menace the crops and rural highways of America.Deer kill a lot more people than sharks every year, usually by leaping through Camry windshields or causing Buicks to swerve off the road and into the trees.However they will also, und...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, America, Nature, Bad Ideas, North America, Tam, Life In The Monkey House

Amazed kayaker encounters several humpback whales

While kayaking in the waters off Northern Norway, Kari Schibevaag had a close encounter with several humpback whales. Berthold Hinrichs, who captured the footage, told Storyful the "whales were playing around after a good meal herring…then they are open to make contact to other — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Wow, Nature, Ocean, Whales, Storyful, Northern Norway, Kari Schibevaag, Berthold Hinrichs

Fascinating time-lapse security cam footage of a spider spinning a web

There are many time-lapse security cam clips around of spiders building webs but this one is particularly striking to me because of the angle, lighting, and sound. It feels like an avant-garde art film from the 1960s or an industrial band's music video from the 1980s. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Nature, Time-lapse, Security Cameras, Spiders, Arachnids, WEBS

Eagles of Europe's alpine lakes are absolute units

Europe's alpine lakes are often very clear, very cold, and very deep. Many weird and wonderful creatures have evolved to bear the conditions, including very scary eagles, and lots of weird fish and amphibians. Originally titled Kühle Schönheiten: Alpenseen [Cool Places: Alpine Lakes] by Sigurd Tesche. — Read the rest
Tags: Europe, Video, News, Delightful Creatures, Nature, Lakes, Sigurd Tesche

Watch this vicious single-celled predator hunt and devour another single-celled organism

From the wonderful, weird "pond scum" Instagram account of Jam's Germs: Lacrymaria olor is a beautifully named single-celled organism, its name means "tears of a swan". So poetic, and if my fiancée agrees I wanna name my daughter, Jane Lacrymaria. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Biology, Nature, Microbiology, Food Chain, Microscopy, Circle of Life, Jane Lacrymaria Read

A mammoth find near Mexico City

A team of scientists has discovered the largest collection to date of mammoth skeletons in one place, just outside Mexico City. The researchers have counted more than 200 individual mammoths to date—and believe there are still more to discover.In 2018, the government announced the development of a new Mexico City airport at the Santa Lucía Air Force Base, north of the city. People have found mammoth remains in the northern part of the city and the wider region since the 1970s. So, Pedro Francisc...
Tags: Science, Mexico, Animals, History, Nature, Canada, United States, Mexico City, Innovation, Evolution, Siberia, Archeology, ND, Valley, Sánchez, Sapiens

Viewing nature in VR or on television boosts wellbeing, study finds

Previous studies have shown that spending time in nature can lead to a variety of mental and physical health benefits.The new study involved exposing people to a high-definition nature program through one of three mediums: TV, VR and interactive VR.The results suggest that nature programs may be an easy and effective way to give people a "dose" of nature, which may be especially helpful during pandemic lockdowns. Spending time in nature can bring you well-established health benefits, from lower...
Tags: Psychology, Environment, Bbc, Mental Health, Nature, Innovation, Vr, Virtual Reality, Google Cardboard, University of Exeter, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Mathew White, Nicky Yeo, University of Exeter News With, University of Exeter News But

In 'Nature Planet,' Kevin James spoofs overwrought documentaries

The silver-breasted montle is on the brink of extinction in this pitch-perfect parody of self-important nature shows. Narrated by Sir Adam Sandler. Image: YouTube / Kevin James
Tags: Video, News, Documentary, Funny, Parody, Nature, Kevin James, Adam Sandler

Researchers discover intact brain cells of man killed by Mt Vesuvius eruption

A team of researchers in Italy discovered the intact brain cells of a young man who died in the Mount Vesuvius eruption in A.D. 79.The brain's cell structure was visible to researchers (who used an electron microscope) in a glassy, black material found inside the man's skull. The material was likely the victim's brain preserved through the process of vitrification in which the intense heat followed by rapid cooling turned the organ to glass. Almost 2,000 years ago, Mount Vesuvius — located on t...
Tags: Science, Brain, Nature, Italy, Innovation, Anthropology, Archaeology, Natural Disaster, Naples, Pompeii, Augustus, Campania Italy, Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Petrone, Ancient World

A UK model suggests school closures could lead to more deaths after lockdowns lift — but experts are wary of the prediction

A woman disinfects a school hallway. Getty A new peer-reviewed report suggests that closing UK schools may have led to more COVID-19 deaths than if schools had stayed open. But the model is based on an "unrealistic" scenario, experts say. It assumes that lockdown measures are completely lifted after three months, before a vaccine is available. Other studies show that school closures lower coronavirus transmission — potentially resulting in fewer deaths. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: School, UK, Science, News, Education, Germany, Israel, US, Trends, Nature, Shanghai, Ferguson, Graham, Getty, University of Warwick, Anthony Fauci

"Tsunami from Heaven," astounding time-lapse video of a cloudburst

Nature photographer Peter Maier captured this magnificent time-lapse video of a downburst over Lake Millstatt in Carinthia, Austria. Maier called it a "Tsunami from Heaven." (Posted by Tamsin_Bailey in the Boing Boing BBS's Odd Stuff thread.)
Tags: Weather, Photography, Video, News, Clouds, Nature, Time-lapse, Maier, Carinthia Austria, When It Rains It Pours, Peter Maier, Lake Millstatt

GPS Tracking Reveals the Secret Lives of Outdoor Cats

We track sharks, rhino, and bears, so why not Boo Boo Kitty, Peanut, and Pumpkin? The Long Island feline residents volunteered—or more accurately, were volunteered—by their human companions to participate in a domestic cat movement study as part of the international Cat Tracker project. Each beast was outfitted with a GPS tracker-enhanced harness, which they wore for a week. (Many cat owners will find that alone something of an achievement.) In total, almost a thousand households in ...
Tags: Google, Maps, UK, Science, Technology, College, US, Data, Nature, K-12, New Zealand, Long Island, Facebook Twitter, United States Australia, Roland Kays, Secret Lives of Outdoor Cats

Fall Happenings - Utah's Best Autumn Activities

The scent of fall is a harbinger of cooler times ahead for skiers and snowboarders. Hate it or love it, the pumpkin spiced latte is here to stay for a bit... While we’ve already witnessed first snowfall at a number of locations in Utah, there are a few lingering weeks to enjoy the transition times. Before the flakes begin stacking up to stay, Consider tapping into a few of our favorite fall activities. OGDEN NATURE CENTER'S WILD WEDNESDAYS 

Each Wednesday afternoon at 3:45 PM, the...
Tags: Utah, Sport, Nature, Skiing, Salt Lake City, Park City, Silver Lake, Ray, Sundance, Salt Lake County, Lexi, Utah Lake, Redwood Drive, Ogden Nature Center, Haunted Forest, Utah County Health Department Sanitation

How a 15-minute 'awe walk' drastically improves mental health

A new study found that weekly 15-minute "awe walks" have positive effects on mental health.Volunteers reported higher levels of gratitude and compassion after eight weeks of these short walks. Researchers believe this low-cost intervention could help prevent cognitive decline in older adults. Watch out forest bathers, you have competition.Perhaps better put, you have an addition to your ritual. According to a new study, published in the journal Emotion, one surefire way to improve your mental ...
Tags: Aging, Happiness, America, Nature, Beauty, Innovation, Dementia, Alzheimer's, UC Berkeley, Derek, Buddhist, Twitter Facebook, Joseph Campbell, Dacher Keltner, Sturm, UC San Francisco Memory

Why You Keep Killing Your Plants and What to Do About It

Did you know a cactus could droop? I didn’t until I killed one. Some plants are hardier than others, but if you’re anything like me, the only plant that survives under your thumb is an artificial one. It doesn’t have to be this way. You, too, can keep a plant alive indoors. All you have to do is not kill it. Habitual…Read more...
Tags: Household, Feature, Gardening, Nature, Plants, Lifehacks, Editors Picks, Indoor Plants, Houseplants, Wtfimage

How to See the Northern Lights From the US This Week

If you know anything about the Northern Lights—also known as the Aurora Borealis—it’s probably that they don’t like sticking to a schedule. Sure, scientists can predict general times of year and geographic locations where the natural light show may be more likely to occur, but there are no guarantees. (Just ask the…Read more...
Tags: Space, US, Nature, Northern Lights, Lifehacks, Aurora Borealis

The Oceans Are Turning Into a Layer Cake

The oceans are facing a host of maladies, from acidification to sea level rise. Turning them into a ginormous liquid layer cake may sound comparatively benign (and delicious). But while Earther is decidedly pro-cake, this is in fact a bad situation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Global Warming, Nature, Oceans

Japanese startup Nature launches Remo 3, its home appliance smart remote, in the U.S. and Canada

Nature, a Japanese hardware startup that focuses on IoT home devices, announced the launch Remo 3, its home appliance smart remote, in the United States and Canada today. Priced at $129, the Bluetooth-enabled Remo 3 allows people to control multiple appliances that uses an infrared remote, including air conditioners, TVs, robot vacuum cleaners and fans, with their smartphones or smart speakers. Nature claims that its Remo series is Japan’s top smart remote, with over 200,000 units sold so far. T...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Asia, Japan, Tech, Nature, Canada, United States, Smart Home, Kansai Electric, Google Home, Nature Remo 3, Haruumi Shiode, Shenzhen Shiode

As the Western US burns, a forest carbon capture monitoring service nabs cash from Amazon & Bill Gates backed fund

Pachama, the forest carbon sequestration monitoring service that tracks how much carbon dioxide is actually captured in forestry offset projects, has raised $5 million in fresh funding from a clutch of high profile investors including Amazon, Breakthrough Energy Ventures. The investment is one of several deals that Amazon has announced today through its Climate Pledge Fund. Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the firm backed by Bill Gates and other billionaires, led the round, which brings Pacha...
Tags: Amazon, TC, California, Articles, Tech, Renewable Energy, Artificial Intelligence, Nature, United States, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Deforestation, Bill Gates, Airbnb, Satellite Imagery, ESG, Serena Williams

For starlet sea anemones, more food means more arms

These anemones belong to the Cnidaria phylum that continues developing through its lifespan.The starlet sea anemone may grow as many as 24 tentacles, providing there's enough food.When deprived of the chance to reproduce, they also grow more tentacles. By now, you've probably worked out your personal go-to strategy for those times when you discover — a little bit too late — that you've eaten too much. Maybe you're the proactive type, arriving at the table in sweatpants. Otherwise, maybe a quick...
Tags: Food, Biology, Nature, Ocean, Innovation, Nova Scotia, North America, Marine Biology, Biomechanics, Nature Communications, Anemones, Aissam Ikmi, European Molecular Biology Lab Heidelberg, Ikmi

12 up-and-coming, mid-sized metros

Mid-sized cities across the country are looking attractive as people try to avoid congested cities and seek out more affordable markets amidst an uncertain economic climate.
Tags: New York City, Lifestyle, Data, Analysis, Radio, Nature, Portland, Modesto, Syracuse, Zillow, Colorado Springs, Ogden Utah, Spokane, Boise, Lancaster, Huntsville

Now the orcas are going loopy...

 Who had "killer whales get cranky and attack sailboats" as their September 2020 prediction? The latest incident occurred on Friday afternoon just off A Coruña, on the northern coast of Spain. Halcyon Yachts was taking a 36ft boat to the UK when an orca rammed its stern at least 15 times, according to Pete Green, the company’s managing director. The boat lost steering and was towed into port to assess damage.   Around the same time there were radio warnings of orca sightings 70 miles south, at ...
Tags: UK, Wtf, Guns, Spain, Nature, Vigo, Ships, Tam, Pete Green, Vidjo, Taxonomy of Modern Dangers

This is where we start gene splicing, right?

 Permafrost is becoming a lot less perma in many areas of the arctic, which has already led to the discovery of some well-preserved wooly mammoths. Now the thawing of long-frozen ground has unearthed a couple of well-preserved cave bear carcasses.This has allowed the species, which was formerly known only from fossils, coprolites, and steamy historical romance novels, to be seen in the flesh for the first time.Like anyone who's read a Crichton novel, my first thought was to hope that someone was...
Tags: Books, Science, Guns, History, Nature, Tam, Crichton, Neat-o

Banff: Remembering Quiet In A Tourist Town

Banff: it is a small town in Alberta, in the Canadian Rockies. There is only one other town, near neighbour Lake Louise, which is at a higher elevation in the province. Often, as a gateway to the parks and places nearby, the town becomes a crossroads for tourists, backpackers, seasonal worker, skiers, hikers; at times it can be heaving with people. The last time I was in in the town a few years... Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Hadrian’s Wall: Guide To Exploring23 Storie...
Tags: Travel, Winter, History, Nature, Canada, National Parks, Alberta, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Parks Canada, Kerry Projects, Parks And Preserves, Hadrian, Canada Travel, Quiet Places, Banff Town

A food made from a microbe draws big-name backers in bid to be next industry disruptor

A former Procter & Gamble marketer and Kraft CEO are among those betting on Nature’s Fynd, whose key ingredient comes Yellowstone National Park.
Tags: Advertising, Nature, Kraft, Procter Gamble

Embrace Friluftsliv—Norway's Open-Air Living

Look, we’re in this pandemic for the long haul. As much as we want everything to go back to “normal” in time for the holidays, what we actually need to do is buckle up for winter. And to keep our collective sanity, it’s time to embrace outdoor living in all seasons and at all temperatures.Read more...
Tags: Winter, Happiness, Nature, Norway, Lifehacks, Pandemic Life

Wildlife In 'Catastrophic Decline' Due To Human Destruction, Scientists Warn

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years, according to a major report (PDF) by the conservation group WWF. The report says this "catastrophic decline" shows no sign of slowing. And it warns that nature is being destroyed by humans at a rate never seen before. The report looked at thousands of different wildlife species monitored by conservation scientists in habitats across the world. They recorded an average...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Bbc, Nature, Wwf, Latin America, Caribbean

Sounds of the Forest: A Free Audio Archive Gathers the Sounds of Forests from All Over the World

Some of my fondest memories are of hiking the Olympia National Forest in Washington State and the forests of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, seeking the kind of silence one can only find in busy ecosystems full of birds, insects, woodland creatures, rustling leaves, etc. This experience can be transformative, a full immersion in what acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton calls a “natural acoustic system,” the endless interplay of calls and responses that evolved to harmonize over millennia. Trag...
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The 14 most popular tiny homes you can rent in the US this fall, according to Glamping Hub

This could be your fall getaway this year. Courtesy Glamping Hub As states continue to reopen, Americans are beginning to travel again, opting for socially distanced getaways close to home. Business Insider teamed up with Glamping Hub, an online marketplace for luxury outdoor accommodations, to identify their most popular tiny house rentals in the US. Glamping Hub defines a tiny house as a living space that has elements of a traditional house, but is small enough to encourage guests to con...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Autumn, Fall, Utah, New York, Texas, Design, Camping, Colorado, Life, US, Trends, Features, Nature, Road Trips