Category Archives: Nature

Suckle-free Honeysuckle

Thanks to the wonderful weather, and the recent run of cold winters, my garden honeysuckle is glorious this year.  The evening air is delicately perfumed by it, with the scent even wafting through the bedroom window at night. There are … Continue reading

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Shedding New Light on Clouds

The source article for yesterday’s post Life in the Clouds, which dealt with microbes catalysing freezing of water droplets in clouds, jogged something in my memory.  The paragraph in question said: A little mineral crystal can act as a template, … Continue reading

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Life in the Clouds

Yesterday I found myself dreaming of clouds at 30,000ft while stuck on the ground waiting for a badly delayed flight. Discover Magazine (April 2012) held an article on new ideas about clouds and how they develop rainfall.  A research group … Continue reading

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Slo-mo Wonder

Got to love this Plant Porn posted at Maggie’s Farm (h/t Smokey on WUWT).  It’s from a TED Talk about pollination so I thought I’d repost the whole thing.  The hi-res film clip starts at 4:24.

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