The Invisible Tree House Hotel

If you’ve ever wanted to leave the hustle and bustle of the city life behind and completely disappear into your surroundings, I have a hotel for you. I have only one requirement. You must be ok with climbing a rope ladder to get to your room. A new hotel in Lapland, Sweden is a box made of aluminum and covered in mirrored glass that’s stuck 50ft up a tree. (Ok, second requirement is that you can’t be afraid of heights and third is that you aren’t claustrophobic.) It’ll be unlike any experience you’ve had! Owners Britta and Kent Lindvall wanted to bring guests closer to nature and turn away from the normal concept of luxury hotels. Said one local in Harads, Sweden. “If the guests can actually find it it should be very successful.”

Austrian Times



January 17, 2017

Zebra Shark Living in Isolation for 4 Years Gives Birth Without a Male Partner

It started like a typical love story. Two zebra sharks, living happily together for 12 years and producing 24 pups. Then, circumstance ripped them apart, leaving the female in her own, isolated tank. But here’s where the story takes a twist. After living alone since 2012, Leonie the female zebra shark give birth to three pups in early 2016. Just how was this possible?

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January 17, 2017

Photographer Uses UV Light to Capture Shimmering Shots of Fluorescent Flowers

Enchanted by the luminous splendor of nature, California-based photographer Craig Burrows captures one-of-a-kind photos of glowing flora. Burrows uses ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence—a fancy term for a photographic process that employs high-intensity ultraviolet light—to produce pictures of plant-life that appears to glow. Shimmering with light and beaming with color, his series of fluorescent flowers conveys the underlying beauty of the natural world. Each floral photo features a single plant bursting with radiant blooms.

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