Posts by Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

May 26, 2020

Photographer Captures Magical Photos of the Same Cherry Tree in Four Different Seasons

A morning ritual turned into something much more for Slovakian photographer Jozef Morgoš. Morgoš lives in the central Slovakian region of Turiec and, each morning, he loves to take a wander at sunrise while he sips on a coffee. Inevitably, his journey takes him to his favorite landscape, which is punctuated by a beautiful cherry tree. Inspired by the nature around him, the picturesque tree has become his muse. The result?

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May 21, 2020

All Adults in England Will Automatically Be an Organ Donor From Now On

Thanks to campaigning by one young boy, more people in England may see their lives saved due to organ transplants. Max and Keira’s law, which went into effect on May 20, changes England’s organ donor system. Now, instead of having to opt-in and sign up with the NHS Organ Donor Register, adults will all be considered organ donors unless they opt out of the system.

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May 20, 2020

New Guinea Has Rare and Beautifully Haunting Creatures Called ‘Dracula Parrots’

There are some beautiful birds in the world but perhaps none with a name quite as frightening as one species found in New Guinea—the Dracula parrot. This is the nickname for the Pesquet’s parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus), which is endemic to the island’s hill and montane rainforest. With rich black feathers and a scarlet red underbelly, it has all the coloration of Count Dracula’s cape, but looks can be deceiving.

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May 18, 2020

These Cute Pint-Sized Birds Perform Expert Splits to Keep Themselves Balanced

Anyone up for a little gymnastics? These little birds are. Measuring just 6.5 inches long, the bearded reedling, or bearded tit, is a stout bird found across Europe. Living in wetlands, they’re experts at balancing on the thin reeds that sprout from marshes and perform incredible splits to keep themselves balanced. This songbird, though found in abundance, is actually quite unique and there are no living species that seem closely related to it.

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