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our souls are made of stardust

Project info<p>"We are a way for the universe to know itself. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff." - Carl Sagan

LensCulture - Contemporary Photography

Just Released!<p>The Best of LensCulture, Vol 2<p>Here are 162 award-winning photographers you should know. These exciting contemporary photographers come from 38 countries on five continents, and they are making remarkable work right now in diverse cultures around the world. It’s fresh, inspiring, …

Animal Imago

Project info<p>How do we, urban animals of the 21st century, relate to "other animals"? Whatever the relationship, the dominant idea is that man is a superior species. However, increasingly it appears that we have abused our position as "top species". What can we learn if we really try to listen to, …

The Forest & Seen and Not Seen - Photographs byKen Rosenthal | LensCulture

Ken Rosenthal turns his lens toward the world in a bid to illuminate the ineffable. His work is an ongoing meditation on the principle of “as within, so without,” harnessing the potential of imagery to convey what he terms “internal physical and psychological states.” The ethereal, veil-like …

Behind a Little House

Project info<p>Photographed over a two-year period "Behind a Little House" is an intimate participatory art project focusing on the notion of our place in the world beneath one sky. Place, both actual and imagined, plays a key role within identity. Behind a Little House references the landscape as one …

Sit Silently

Project info<p>The series “Sit silently” explore the area in time and space, where I try to take a rest from the necessity to leave an impression, "to be an image or object" myself. The pictures portray small towns/outskirts of Latvia and capture the search for a slower time zone with more vivid and …

Getting Better at Photography

Not a lot, just a little bit.<p>Last week, my friend Paulo reached out about some tips on getting better at photography. He broke his issues down into …

An Up Close and Personal Survey of the Tiny Critters in American Backyards

I was attracted to Joshua White’s project, <i>A Photographic Survey of the American Yard</i>, upon first glance, but I really fell in love with the …

The Light of Japan: Poetic Japanese Nightscape Photography by Takehito Miyatake

Award-winning photographer Takehito Miyatake is known for his beautiful long-exposure photographs of volcanos erupting, beaches adorned with …

By the Silent Line: Beautiful Photos of a Parisian Railway Being Reclaimed by Nature

Photographer Pierre Folk has spent 3 years documenting the same, 20-mile long stretch of Parisian railway with his 4×5 view camera… but he’s not …

The top 10 self-portraits in art

David Hockney – Self-Portrait With Charlie (1995)<p>Hockney is ruthless in his self-portraits; he never poses or tries to look good. What he does is to record the act of self-portraiture – the fact of a painter looking in a mirror and trying to record what he sees – and give it a deliberately awkward …

New Lure Will Help Almond Growers Battle the Navel Orangeworm

New Lure Will Help Almond Growers Battle the Navel Orangeworm<p>An adult navel orangeworm moth. Females lay eggs on almonds, and the larvae that hatch …

Searching for the real Francesca Woodman

Betty Woodman remembers with perfect clarity the day her daughter Francesca took the photograph. It was in La Specola, Florence’s museum of natural history. “Francesca was fascinated by La Specola,” she says. “She wanted to work there, but it wasn’t going to be straightforward. So she made friends …

A Bee that Weaves her Nest!

Wildlife<p>On a recent visit to Kakamega Forest in Western Kenya I noticed one of my favourite bees (a bee called Pseudoanthidium, also known as Carder Bees for their nesting habits) buzzing about near the windows. It was flying back and forth from the edge of the forest.<p>This pretty bee is marked in …

Wingless Fly has the Smallest Insect Genome Known to Science

Wingless Fly has the Smallest Insect Genome Known to Science<p>Scientists have sequenced the genome of the Antarctic midge (<i>Belgica antarctica</i>), which …

New Dung Beetles are Coming to Australia

New Dung Beetles are Coming to Australia<p>Australia, home to nearly 23 million people, is also home to 28 million head of cattle. Besides producing …

Cyborg moths to the rescue!

This week in news that's simultaneously terrifying and awesome, researchers have developed methods that could allow the flight muscles of live moths to be controlled remotely.<p>Scientists have attached electrodes to muscle groups in the moths that allow them to monitor the electric signals the moths …

Moths

Cyborg Moths Can Be Controlled Mid-Flight by Scientists

Researchers have designed a method to control moths in flight by implanting electrodes.<p>Moths are way cooler than butterflies for a lot of reasons. For one, they're fuzzier and hence cuter. Also, they can be implanted with electrodes and controlled en masse to surveil swaths of land for people in …

Ohio fireflies back in big way

This summer of 2014, frequently cool, sometimes even chilly, has not been ideal for taking a dip in the pool or hanging out at the beach, but the …

Art, Science, and Butterfly Metamorphosis: How a 17th-Century Woman Laid the Foundations of Modern Entomology

At a time when women in science were a rarity, German-born naturalist and illustrator <b>Maria Sibylla Merian</b> (April 2, 1647–January 13, 1717) did for the study of insects what pioneering fossil-hunter Mary Anning did for paleontology and egg collector and scientific illustrator Genevieve Jones did for …

Some Moths are Actually Butterflies According to DNA Sequencing Study

Some Moths are Actually Butterflies According to DNA Sequencing Study<p>By tracing nearly 3,000 genes to the earliest common ancestor of butterflies and …

Three New Species of Gall-inducing Moths Found in the Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest

Three New Species of Gall-inducing Moths Found in the Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest<p><i>Palaeomystella fernandesi, Palaeomystella rosaemariae,</i> and</i> …

New to nature: No 130 Anniella grinnelli

A legless lizard in California is the latest example of a 'cryptic species'<p>Legless lizards of the genus <i>Anniella</i> are found only in western North America, roughly from the San Francisco Bay area south to northwestern Baja California, Mexico. These lizards are found burrowing in sandy soils, often in …

Yard MD blog: A moth's night out

On a recent warm, summer night, I had the one of a kind opportunity to join moth researcher Dr, Rich Merkhofer and Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin …

Scientists at work: capturing beautiful millipedes in Ohio

I stumbled through the forest, attempting to find a path I knew was there. It didn’t take that long to find the decaying bridge, now being overtaken …

Nature

Devices from Silkworm Silk Could Offer a Better Way to Repair Broken Bones

Devices from Silkworm Silk Could Offer a Better Way to Repair Broken Bones<p>When a person suffers a broken bone, treatment calls for the surgeon to …