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Rachel Sussman: The Oldest Living Things in the World

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Exploring the living past in the fleeting present

For nearly a decade, Rachel Sussman has been researching and traveling the globe in search of it's oldest inhabitants. Sussman begins at 'year zero' and works back from there. Working with leading scientists, she has captured everything from multi-millenial trees to half-million-year-old bacteria. Traveling from Antarctica to the Australian Outback, Sussman has artfully catalogued these ancient......read more

Fireflies Shimmer in Long-Exposure Photos

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Magical time-lapse photography by Tsuneaki Hiramatsu

When digital photos look too good to be true, they usually are. That's the assumption, anyway. So when we first ran across these incredible images of fireflies sparkling in the Japanese night, we assumed they had been touched up by a heavy hand. Not so, apparently. The man behind the camera -- Tsuneaki Hiramatsu, a hobby photographer from Okayama City -- used long-exposure and time-lapse......read more

Matt Molloy: Smeared Sky

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Stacked time-lapse images create incredible painterly effect

From his home in Ontario, Canada, Matt Molloy takes sky photography to a whole new level of awesome. After shooting single-spot, time-lapse images of rural landscapes around his home, he stacks the images atop one another to create an amazing painterly effect. Each picture in his “Smeared Sky” series is a result of combining from 100 to 200 photographs. How many he uses depends on a......read more

SHFT Sampler 10-01-10

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Weekly links: A milk carton castle, Vancouver time-lapse amazingness, and the best chicken coop ever.

How do you break the world record for largest sculpture made of recycled materials? Get a bunch of kids to do the work for you! Inhabitat reports on 5,000 Spanish elementary kids collecting 50,000 containers to make a record-breaking castle of milk cartons. You've seen Simon Christen's stunningly epic time-lapse portrait of San Francisco. Now check out a similarly amazing video that......read more

Berta Caceres, Honduran Indigenous Environmental Leader Assassinated

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She Had Won Goldman Environmental Prize

Honduran indigenous and environmental organizer Berta Cáceres has been assassinated in her home. She was one of the leading organizers for indigenous land rights in Honduras. In 1993 she co-founded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). For years the group faced a series of threats and repression. According to Global Witness, Honduras has......read more

Dream Paintings Of Women and Animals In Nature

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From 16 Year Old Painter Dimitra Milan

Four years ago, 16-year-old artist Dimitra Milan began painting when her parents opened Arizona's Milan Art Institute, allowing her to take any class that caught her attention. Since then, she's worked to cultivate her own style.  From classical oil techniques to contemporary mixed media, Milan's skill set grew along with her desire to paint. She then started homeschooling so she could......read more

The Living Beauty of Wicken Fen

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The Oldest Nature Reserve in Britain Says A Lot About Us Today

ON NATURE By Helen Macdonald for The New York Times On a foggy morning last spring, I took my brother and 11-year-old niece for a long walk in one of Britain’s oldest nature reserves, Wicken Fen, a tiny fragment of a lost marshland ecosystem that once covered around 2,500 square miles of eastern England. We spent hours walking through a mosaic of grassland and sedge, past wet fields cut......read more

Say Goodbye to Food Waste

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Scientists want to turn your old sandwich into an indestructible wonder material

Suzanne Jacobs for Grist Hold on to your food scraps, people! Anaerobic digestion is very in right now, and you know what that means — your self-righteous compost bins might not be the only game in town anymore when it comes to reducing food waste. What’s anaerobic digestion, you ask? Simple — let a bunch of bacteria feast on your unwanted food (or any organic matter, really)......read more

Just Discovered: 31 Rolls Of Film From WWII

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Shot by unknown (super talented) soldier

Founded by photographer Levi Bettweiser, the Rescued Film Project works to recover and develop unclaimed rolls of film from the 1930s to 1990s in an effort to reveal hidden memories and significant moments from past decades. In late 2014 at an auction in Ohio, Bettweiser came across one of his biggest finds yet: 31 rolls of film shot by an unknown soldier during World War II. Labeled with......read more

By Madeleine Thomas  for Grist Turns out the secret to better climate models could be hiding in the dreaded storage closet of many a weather station around the world. Members of the International Environmental Data Rescue Organization (IEDRO) — a nonprofit organization that works with meteorological centers to digitize their climate data — think weather reports of yore......read more

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