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Paper Art of the Human Microbiome Mimics Textures Found in Coral Reefs

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Artist Rogan Brown's Surprising Exploration

Many of nature’s objects feature recurring patterns and motifs described as fractals, which can be seen repeating themselves at increasing levels of magnification. Inspired by this phenomenon, artist Rogan Brown creates intricately cut paper art that mimics and compares various organic formations such as cell structures, microbes, shells, and fossils. His latest series,......read more

Jeremy Underwood: Human Debris

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Site-specific trash installations challenge viewer to consider humanity's impact on the natural world

Jeremy Underwood, a Houston-based photographer who earns a living shooting weddings, has some interesting personal work in his portfolio that investigates our relationship with the natural environment. Human Debris is one such project. For the series, spotted on ignant, Underwood built site-specific sculptures using trash collected from Houston's waterways. Situated along the shore with water and......read more

Experience Human Flight

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How does it feel to fly?

If you've ever wondered how it feels to fly (who hasn't?), here's your answer. Experience Human Flight was shot on a GoPro camcorder by Aussie creative duo Betty Wants In on behalf of the Melbourne Skydive Centre, who said: "Hopefully this video will give everyone a different perspective of what skydiving can offer. Hopefully it will provoke some necessity to learn to......read more

Human Collages Encased In Layers Of Glass

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From Our Good Friend Dustin Yellin

SHFT's second art pop up in New York several years ago featured an orange tree encased in resin and placed on a pedistal we made of a found tree trunk. His pieces of nature or simulated nature encased in resin were a unique and beautiful thing to behold. As all artists evolve and expand, Dustin has now moved on to the the human form. Psychogeographies, his newest exhibition commissioned by the......read more

Pesticide Studies Won E.P.A.’s Trust, Until Trump’s Team Scorned ‘Secret Science’

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Backed by agrochemical companies, Trump administration and Congress are moving to curb the role of human health studies in regulation.

SALINAS, Calif. — José Camacho once worked the fields here in the Salinas Valley, known as “the Salad Bowl of the World” for its abundance of lettuce and vegetables. His wife still does. But back in 2000, Mr. Camacho, who is 63, got an unusual phone call. He was asked if he wanted to work for a new project studying the effects of pesticides on the children of farm......read more

Smile Squared Toothbrush

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The buy-one-give-one kids' toothbrush, crafted from sustainable bamboo $5.95

This kids' toothbrush from the newly launched Smile Squared comes with an array of feel-good benefits. The toothbrush itself is made of biodegradable,  BPA-free bamboo, so it won't contribute to the estimated 50 million pounds of toothbrushes tossed in American landfills every year. Even cooler perhaps is the buy-one-give-one program, in which Smile Squared donates an eco-friendly toothbrush......read more

When Humans Declared War on Fish

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By Paul Greenberg and Boris Worm

ON Friday we humans observed V-E Day, the end to one part of a global catastrophe that cost the planet at least 60 million lives. But if we were fish, we would have marked the day differently — as the beginning of a campaign of violence against our taxonomic classes, one that has resulted in trillions of casualties. Oddly, the war itself was a great reprieve for many marine species. Just......read more

Human Nature by Anna Mia Davidson

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Crowdfunded photo book documents sustainable farming communities in the Northwest $60.00

A while back we posted some Anna Mia Davidson images of small scale farming activities in the Pacific Northwest. Now that series of photos is being collected in a book, Human Nature: Sustainable Farming in the Pacific Northwest, alongside an essay from the photographer: "Davidson’s photographs highlight over ten small farms throughout the region; the book opens with an honest and......read more

The 3B Printing Project

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80,000 bees and a handful of humans collaborate on honeycomb sculptures

In what is being called the "3B printing project," creative agency The Ebeling Group deployed 80,000 bees to create two sculptures from beeswax: a Dewar's bottle and a bust of Dewar's founder John Dewar. Since bees build honeycomb inwards, the team had to start with inverse scaffolding to give the insects a framework to work with. A rubber tube connected to the neck of the bottle provided a......read more

Water in the Anthropocene

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Eye-opening video illustrates humanity's effect on the global water cycle

We know that human activities have powerful effects on the physical environment, but visualizing and explaining these effects is not always easy. Take the water cycle, for example. It's obvious that things like damming, extraction, and irrigation are affecting the global water supply (on which all life depends), but it's difficult to see the whole picture. This new video from The Global Water......read more

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