A lot of people consider mushrooms the “ugly duckling” of the plant kingdom, but it is a surprising world, full of colors, aromas, and flavors, waiting to be better known and explored.
In fact, mushrooms as we know them are the reproductive organ of the fungus. There are more than 100,000 types of them, many more than we are used to seeing. In fact, they are so different according to the habitat and time of the year where they grow.
Kimberley Big Hole - South Africa. Apparently the largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world, this 1097 meter deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamonds Before being closed
Glory Hole - Monticello Dam, California
A glory hole is used when a dam is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the reservoir. It is the largest spillway of this type in the world. It consumes 14,400 cubic feet of water every second.
A paradise of more than 20,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau, Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation areas in America.
Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest.
While Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States, other waterfalls in the park are Piney and Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades.
Check out these weird-looking animal
Axototl The axolotl is a Mexican neotenic mole salamander. Neotenic means that, as adults, it holds onto traits seen in juveniles. Axolotls are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate most body parts, ease of breeding, and large embryos.
Cicada With 2,500 species of cicada insects around the world, some are stranger than others.
Aye-aye The aye-aye is a rodent-looking lemur found in Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth with a long, thin middle finger to fill the same ecological niche as a woodpecker.
Declining wind speeds in parts of the United States could impact more than the wind power industry, say Iowa State University climate researchers.
Three Iowa State researchers contributed their expertise in modeling North America’s climate to a study to be published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres.
The study – led by Sara C. Pryor, a professor of atmospheric science at Indiana University Bloomington – found that wind speeds across the country have decreased by an average of .
There are times when perniciously false premises are treated as the criteria by which truth is determined. We lose the argument before it’s begun. And where does that leave us in our efforts to control mortal dangers of our own making?
An article of faith among veterinarians and epidemiologists is that large industrial farms are both biosecure and biocontained: livestock pathogens such as highly pathogenic influenza can’t check in, and if they do, they can’t check out.
Argentina was a whaling country, a wolfhound and will now be a “guanaco hunter”. Using bugs and forests to move the human economic wheel is an old idea.
Between the eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, boats loaded with hands, sticks and harpoons descended from the north, towards the southern seas; They came back up with furs and oil. They hunted whales, seals, penguins.
Not only hunting is killed industrially. Large-scale fishing does it by fishing.