Nature

January 13, 2021

Gigantic Amethyst Geodes Excavated in Uruguay Stand 22 Feet Tall

The dazzling beauty of amethyst geodes is undeniable. The enchanting crystals sparkle at any size, but when the geodes are larger than life, they suddenly seem like something out of a fairytale. Mineral purveyor Nowar Minerals, Inc., shares photos of massive amethyst geodes that are almost too incredible to be true. (But they are.)

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January 4, 2021

You Can Listen To Relaxing Sounds of Forests From All Around the World for Free Online

Research shows that spending time in nature is good for your health. Simply taking a walk in a forest can ease stress and help us think more clearly. In fact, in Japan, they have a term for doing just that—shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing.” It gets its name from the metaphoric way one can bathe in the forest atmosphere. This means experiencing the forest through our five senses.

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November 16, 2020

Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Videos Show How Much Plants Move During a Day

It might not seem like it, but plants are continuously moving throughout the day. Although many are anchored to the soil, their leaves change position as their environment changes, too.  This phenomenon is best demonstrated through time-lapse videos of the tiny movements that a plant makes over the course of a day. When sped up, it’s incredible to see just how much is happening when we aren’t looking.

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September 14, 2020

Free Audio Library Features “Sounds of the Forest” From Around the World

The free audio archive Sounds of the Forest is an interactive sound map celebrating the noises of forests around the world. This open source library of nature recordings is run by Timber Festival—a UK-based annual celebration of forests and trees. When the physical festival had to be canceled due to COVID-19, Timber Festival decided to use the power of sound to bring nature-lovers together.

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