"We've just come up a ridge here, and this whole little plateaux-ey thing is covered in Hecastocleis, and … while we're looking, there's a plane wreck over there"
In this video, a carnivorous pitcher plant is upended to examine the remains of an unfortunate rodent that fell in. If you don't want to see it, but want to see what it feels like to see it, here is a screenshot of a young observer at the moment of truth. READ THE REST
A huge collection of flora and fauna illustrations have just entered the public domain. Hyperalleric writes: Had he lived in our time, Thoreau would've been thrilled to know that the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), the world's largest open-access digital archive dedicated to the natural world, is now offering more than 150,000 high-resolution illustrations for copyright-free… READ THE REST
Avinoam Danin is Professor Emeritus of Botany in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He curates Flora of Israel Online. His latest book is Botany of the Shroud: The Story of Floral Images on the Shroud of Turin. Avi Solomon: What first sparked your lifelong fascination with botany?… READ THE REST
As much as you hate it, sometimes we have to search for things in places we never want to go, like the kitchen sink's drain, the dusty attic, or the spider-web-laden area underneath the house. Your shrieks might just bring music to their ears! But as much as we don't want to see what's in these… READ THE REST
Whether you have your own cookie business or run a celebrity gossip blog, having an unimpressive landing page can really slow things down. Sure, hiring a professional developer to create a website would be awesome, but their rates can be pretty steep, and that's not something you want to budget for these days. Just because… READ THE REST
How much of your Mac's storage space is actually stuff you use? Odds are good a significant portion of your hard drive is filled with untouched downloads, duplicate files, and apps you forgot existed. You may not have noticed it, but the gradual slowing of your computer could be due to all those files just sitting… READ THE REST