Mark Ashcroft

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When You Give a Tree an Email Address

The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees.<p>"My dearest Ulmus," the message began.<p>“As I was leaving St. Mary’s College today I was struck, not by a branch, but by your radiant beauty. …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Portraits of Time: Ancient Trees - Photographs and text by Beth Moon | LensCulture

“Portraits of Time” is a series of portraits of ancient trees from around the world that explores time and survival, celebrating the wonders of nature that have endured throughout the centuries. This fourteen-year project has taken me on an exhilarating journey to many parts of the United States, …

How You Can Supercool Water at Home (And You Should, It's Fun)

Super-cooled water is super fun the first time you see it. Still in liquid state, it's actually well below zero—so when you touch it with a spoon, …

Best-Ever View of Alien Planet Birth Caught by Giant Radio Telescope

A huge radio telescope in Chile has captured the best-ever image of planets forming around a distant star, researchers say.<p>The spectacular view of …

Astronomers Caught This Amazing Stellar Pulse With The Hubble Telescope

That's exactly what a cosmic phenomenon, called a light echo, does.<p>This Hubble image to the right was taken in February, 2004 and is a consequence of the revealing power of the light echo.<p>This isn't just a pretty image, though. It's one of many that the Hubble has caught that actually teaches us …