Nature

Forget Coffins – Organic Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees

The idea of coming full circle and returning whence we came from is one that appeals to many of us, regardless of our faith (or lack thereof), and this is an idea captured perfectly by this beautiful new burial method developed in Italy. The Capsula Mundi project by designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel has developed an organic, biodegradable burial capsule that will turn the deceased’s body

Rare Weather Event In Finland Results In Thousands Of ‘Ice Eggs’ On Beach, See Pics

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This Fungus is Known as ‘Dead Man’s Fingers’ And Is Kind of Disturbing

When Regan Daniels from North Carolina uploaded a few pictures of a fungus that looked like a dead man’s toes to the Facebook group Mushroomcore, her snaps instantly went viral, and it’s easy to see why. Ouch, look at that! Image credits: Regan Daniels Naturally, a few people immediately cried ‘fake’, but Daniels reassured people it wasn’t the case. And, well, look

World’s Largest Bromeliad, ‘Queen of the Andes’, Blooms Only Once in a Century

Extremely rare and endangered, this ancient marvel known as the “Queen of the Andes” is the largest bromeliad in the world. Photo: Waldemar Niclevicz Among the 3,000 species of bromeliads out there, this one is definitely the king! At over 30 feet tall, Puya raimondii is the world’s largest Bromeliad, sporting one of the largest flower stalks of any plant on earth! As the photos

Guy Goes Paragliding in the Northern Lights, Creating a Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

Flying through the Northern lights is one of the most magical things that can ever happen to a human. Image credit: Frode Sandbech/Red Bull Content Pool Sighting the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, is a rare and unique experience for anyone. Spanish acro pilot Horacio Llorens, however, had an experience even more rare – viewing the phenomenon while paraglidi

These Amazing Striped Icebergs in Antarctica Look Like Candy

They might look like candy, but the stripes are actually salty. Photo: Oyvind Tangen Icebergs form when large blocks of ice break off a glacier or an ice shelf and are floating freely in open water. This ice consists of pure fresh water built up from snow falling on the Antarctic continent over millennia. The floating chunks of freshwater ice then interact with the salty seaw

48 Pics That Show Just How Hard The Dangerous Winter Storm Hit North America

The Christmas weekend was full of chaos and danger in some parts of North America. A massive winter storm hit the United States and Canada. Dozens of people have lost their lives. Thousands of flights have been canceled. And many are without power. One of the places that was the most hard-hit was Buffalo, a city of 277k in the Western part of the state of New York. Bored Panda has collec

3,000-Year-Old World’s Oldest Olive Tree on the Island of Crete Still Produces Olives Today

One day about 3,000 years ago, at a time when the Minoan civilization still ruled over Crete and long before the rise of Classical Greece, an olive fell to the ground in the area of Vouves. Or perhaps it was deliberately planted there by a human hand. Whichever the case, that olive seed sprouted and grew into a tree. And incredibly that tree is still alive today – and still producing frui

The Nature Photographer Of The Year 2022 Just Announced Their Winning Pictures (21 Pics)

Capturing nature's beauty is a task that will live on forever. Numerous breathtaking landscapes, animals, plants, and unique moments are what photographers seek when looking for the perfect shot. In this year's Nature Photographer of the Year (NPOTY) contest, judges had to choose from 20,952 images coming from over 96 different countries, making that a new record for this competition. Photo

This is the Largest Seed in the World – It Weighs About the Same as a 8-Year-Old Child

On the gorgeous islands of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean grows a legendary palm, known for producing the largest and heaviest seeds in the world. With their rather suggestive shape and impressive weight of about 25kg (55 lbs), the seeds of the double coconut, or coco-de-mer, measure up to half a metre long. This type of palm, Lodoicea maldivica, is the sole species in its family that’s