Did you know that some crystals contain water that is millions of years old? It's actually more common than you might think. Crystals often grow in environments with water and develop at different rates. Due to this, liquid can sometimes become trapped inside the growing crystal, leaving a tell-tale air bubble visible.
Have you ever seen something in nature that made you do a double take?
We've seen some incredible storm clouds, but nothing quite like this.
Many people who grew up outside of urban centers have fond memories connected to fireflies. Seeing these magical insects light up backyards is a sign of summer and conjures up nostalgic childhood moments. But, have you ever seen billions of fireflies put on a light show so brilliant that they light up an entire forest at the same time? Luckily, Sriram Murali has—and he documented everything for the world to see.
Imagine finding an opening in the landscape and rappelling down more than 600 feet to see a thriving forest with...
If you love unusual plants and are looking to add to your garden, you may want to consider a lithops.
Spring is the season where plants come alive. And while you can find beautiful blooms in cities, you'd be hardpressed to see an entire field dedicated to flowers. That is why people in Japan travel to a spacious nature park roughly two hours south of Tokyo. Spread over about 864 acres, the Hitachi Seaside Park contains millions of gorgeous florals that bloom every year to form a dreamy, storybook setting.
In 2022, there have already been 472 confirmed tornados.
The time between the middle of April and the middle of May is a magical time to be in Japan.
Humans create language through electrical impulses which course through our neurons. Communication is universal in the animal kingdom, but plants and fungi pose a bit of a silent mystery. As it turns out, they may communicate in “language” too. A new paper published in Royal Society Open Science suggests changes in fungi electrical potential indicate language. Surprisingly, each species seems to have their own lexicon.
Acclaimed storm photographer Mike Olbinski is passionate about his craft.
Over 900 species can be identified as slime mold.