Nature

January 16, 2020

This Giant “Corpse” Flower Found in Indonesia Is the World’s Largest Bloom

Deep in the forest of West Sumatra, a strange parasitic flower bloomed just as the year came to an end. Measuring in at nearly 44 inches in diameter, this giant Rafflesia tuan-mudae is the largest bloom ever recorded. Also known as a corpse flower, it is one of 28 species in the Rafflesia genus. Its nickname comes from the incredible stench the plant gives off as it blooms.

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November 17, 2019

30+ Garden-Themed Gifts That Are Perfect for Plant Lovers

As Christmas nears, picking the perfect presents may have you feeling stumped. If you have a plant lover in your life, however, you can nip your holiday shopping in the bud with these garden gift ideas. Featuring creative, plant-themed products, this selection of gifts is sure to please any nature enthusiast.

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October 18, 2019

Kind Divers Spend Hours Helping an Octopus Trade a Plastic Cup for a Protective Shell

It’s no secret that the ocean is becoming more and more contaminated with plastic waste. And while humans are to blame, it’s the sea creatures that have to cope with the consequences. In a recent video shot by diver Pall Sigurdsson, a tiny coconut octopus (aka veined octopus) swimming in the waters of Lembeh, Indonesia was captured taking shelter inside a disposable plastic cup.

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