Category Archives: Good to Know / Science

Costume Designer Repairs Broken Wing of Butterfly

Professional costume designer Romy McCloskey used her skills to help save the life of an injured Monarch butterfly. “I fell into raising butterflies by accident when I found 3 caterpillars on a bush in my front yard,” she told Bored Panda. So … Continue reading

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A Rare and Incredible Jellyfish Filmed by the E/V Nautilus: “A Burst of Deep Sea Fireworks”

Exploration Vessel Nautilus, an underwater exploration organization, offering live exploration of unknown regions of the ocean seeking out new discoveries in biology, geology, and archaeology. The team of researchers aboard the E/V Nautilus said: “We’re starting this year with deep sea fireworks, and … Continue reading

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Strange Reflections

“As an airliner approached its landing at Chicago’s O’Hare airport a rare glimpse of a reflected upside down city leapt forth from a break in the dusk time clouds, looking like something that should belong in the land of Faerie. … Continue reading

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Sola Cube Shop & Minerals as Beautiful Food

-An edible rock and mineral specimen meal that was offered last year- “3.8 billion years ago life began on earth. And over millions of years multicellular life evolved into land plants and forests. The colors and shapes of flowers, fruits … Continue reading

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Bökh by Ken Hermann – Gem Fletcher

“Bökh was shot in the Grasslands on Inner Mongolia, an area of Northern China that has a strong Mongolian population. The Grasslands are vast open spaces that run from the mountains of Inner Mongolia to the border of Outer Mongolia … Continue reading

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Full Trailer for “Loving Vincent” the World’s First Feature-Length Painted Animation

The full trailer for Loving Vincent, a feature-length film animated by 62,450 Oil Paintings, has finally been released after nearly six years of creative development. Loving Vincent is an investigation delving into the life and controversial death of Vincent Van … Continue reading

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Crows on Snow by Walker Berg

“Forensic Evidence Division Criminalist Walker Berg took this amazing photo from the 12th floor of the Justice Center. We’re calling it “Crows on Snow.” Taken with a Nikon D-700, ambient light, aperture mode, F16.”  Portland Police Bureau

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How Special Effects Were Done in Silent Films

With these incredible animated GIFs, Reddit user Auir2blaze explained how movie effects from the Silent Film era were done. You can see the entire album on Imgur. Reddit / Twitter Harold Lloyd hanging off a clock in Safety Last! (1923) When Safety Last … Continue reading

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Glowing Flowers Photographed With Ultraviolet-Induced Visible Fluorescence

These photos were taken by Craig Burrows with ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence lighting. All these photos were taken of the flowers being irradiated by a 365nm light source, causing the flowers’ materials to fluoresce. Most, if not all illumination used to create … Continue reading

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Close-Up Portraits of Birds Shot in a Backyard

Northern Cardinal Bird Photo Booth is the world’s first bird feeder and photo booth combo, designed for your iPhone, iPod touch, and GoPro cameras. Place your device into Bird Photo Booth’s high quality, all-weather enclosure. Then step away and watch … Continue reading

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