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Botany, an Extreme Sport

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Botany, an Extreme Sport

Climbing gear serving plant conservation.

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Chasing Water With Gabions

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2019

Chasing Water With Gabions

An appropriate river restoration technology.

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On Beauty, and How to See It

On Beauty, and How to See It

One of the greatest all-time thinkers on what it means to look deeply, and think deeply, about beauty. Our Video Pick of the Week.

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Which Came First, The Chicken or the Egg?

Finally, a simple answer. The egg.
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If You Were an Owl...

If you were an owl, you could rotate your head 360 degrees. Investigators at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigated the structure of an owls neck bones, muscles, and blood vessels to see how this was possible. Here's the video presented by Science Friday: I wouldn't give it a try! WHB
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Airbags on the Outside

By Reilly Capps The category is: all-time stupid ideas. Vaulting ahead of screen doors on submarines, ultralight flights with Melissa McCarthy, raising your dog to sic on command, if the command is "nice doggy," and dating Hawaiians off Twitter, comes "airbags on the outside of cars." Somehow a Dutch company has done it. A few are taking it seriously. The Dutch government gave a million euros toward developing the idea. Weed is legal in Holland. The following video is mostly worth ...
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