When it comes to true friendship, animals seem have remarkable memories of the bond they create. In December of 2012, Sue Blagburn purchased a horse named Arthur after having bred and sold him years earlier. As a foal, he grew up with two others named William and Harry which arrived a year later.
From C60 to the Buckminster fullerene, our world is still being mined for its secrets which lie hidden behind one of nature's most plentiful elements. The "Buckyball" or C60 is a cage molecule with a similar pattern to a soccer ball and forms an entirely new form of carbon which stands separate from diamond and graphene. Discovered not long ago in 1996 by accident, the dynamic pattern was named after Buckminster Fuller who was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome.
Without knowing it, most Americans rely every day on a class of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs. These man-made materials have unique qualities that make them extremely useful. They repel both water and grease, so they are found in food packaging, waterproof fabric, carpets and wall paint.
It's a new, impressive experiment, but the results are exactly what we expected.
One of the persistent mysteries about our Universe is the extreme imbalance between matter and antimatter. Antimatter and matter were both generated during the Big Bang, but the Universe is now dominated by ordinary matter, and we don't know why that should be the case. To solve that mystery, an obvious place to look for clues would be in antimatter itself. If researchers could find something different about antimatter’s behavior, it might hint at an explanation for the extreme disparity.
Big data is big news these days. But most organisations just end up hoarding vast reams of data, leaving them with a massive repository of unstructured – or “dark” – data that is of little use to anyone. Given the potential benefits of big data, it’s crucial that we find better ways to gather, store and analyse data in order to make the most of it.
Any parent will tell you that flying with children is not always an easy or pleasant experience. Flying with children isn't always a pleasant experience and keeping them entertained can prove to be a challenge.
The Necronomicon mentioned by H.P. Lovecraft is more than an account of Cthulhu and a source of creepy art by H.R. Giger. The Necronomicon "book of the dead" is an ancient manual of spells and incantations which was rediscovered in the 1920's. Certain details of the text were published by Lovecraft, though he was but one of several authors of the time who mention the cursed book in their works.
A small island between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, Lasqueti is home to a little known community of off-gridders who take pride in their isolation from both mainstream culture and mainland Canada. Most of the residents live almost entirely off the land and create no carbon footprint on the environment. With its incredibly small economy, the community is a vibrant mixture of 350 residents and includes 70 children.
I’m an anthropologist who grew up in Japan and has lived there, off and on, for 22 years. Yet every visit to Tokyo’s Harajuku District still surprises me. In the eye-catching styles modeled by fashion-conscious young adults, there’s a kind of street theater, with crowded alleyways serving as catwalks for teenagers peacocking colorful, inventive outfits.
In the small town of Riverton at the bottom of New Zealand's South Island is Robert and Robyn Guyton's amazing 23-year-old food forest.
The two-acre property has been transformed from a neglected piece of land into a thriving ecosystem. By using a mixture of shrubs and trees which provide a variety of functionality to the forest ecosystem, the couple utilizes vegetation that work with each other to replenish nutrients in the soil while maintaining a healthy balance of sizes for even light distribution on the forest floor.
Health and social workers often choose their profession because they want to help people. But seeing trauma and suffering on a regular basis can have a deep impact on these workers. “Compassion fatigue” is a response to the stress of caring for people at times of crisis and is often referred to as the cost of caring.
Researchers first identified compassion fatigue in the 1970s when they recognised certain psychological symptoms among health care and social service workers. The term “compassion fatigue” was coined in the early 1990s to describe nurses who worked in emergency care and were experiencing symptoms similar to burnout.
Seb Lester is an expert calligrapher and in this compilation video he proves it again. “I find the Latin alphabet to be one of mankind’s most beautiful and profound creations,” he says. From ink and paint to water and magnets - Seb's work is precise and oddly satisfying to watch.