LIFE, UNIVERSES AND OTHER STUFF
17May/14Off

GERMINATION and GROWTH

This is wonderful high-speed video of the germination and growth of flowering plants.  Nature is a marvel of creative energy!

11Aug/13Off

UNPLANNED BREEDING

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"We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves."

-- Arnold Toynbee (14 April 1889 – 22 October 1975) was a British historian whose twelve-volume analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations, A Study of History, 1934–1961, was a synthesis of world history, a metahistory based on universal rhythms of rise, flowering and decline, which examined history from a global perspective.

16Apr/13Off

SEX WITH PLANTS

It's Springtime!!  If you're sneezing, your eyes are red and your sinuses are completely full of pollen, it's because all the trees and grasses and flowering plants are having SEX!  Here is a wonderful lecture on TED Talks given by Johathan Drori, that explains the phenomenon of plant sex.  (Ladies, be careful that you aren't impregnated by pollen floating in the wind!  :)