Often called the resurrection plant, the Rose of Jericho is thought to be one of the strongest plants in the world, as it can survive almost complete desiccation by collapsing into itself when lacking moisture and uncurling once the plant receives it. Spanish friars actually used the rose to teach natives the concept of rebirth. Oddly enough, it eventually turns into a tumbleweed, the cinematic prop of choice for dilapidation and decay. Learn more about this wondrous plant by watching the video above.
While Montreal is Quebec’s largest city, the densely populated locale is much more than a concrete jungle. In fact, the Canadian city is home to one of the world’s most beautiful gardens,…
If this composition and its colors don’t get you in the mood for a good old-fashioned brood, we don’t know what will.
Using incredible aerial photography techniques, Sarah Martinet presents Iceland’s landscapes like no photographer has ever done before. Her aerial photos of Iceland—which were taken from an open-window airplane—display curling blue streams, snowy mountains and effortless waterfalls from an entirely new perspective. Check out these surreal aerial photographs of Iceland, then head to the Martinet’s website to purchase some prints.
Don’t feel too badly if you missed last night’s supermoon, or the so-beautiful-it-seems-fake moment when the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth during its orbit around us. In spite of all that divides us, millions of people from Madrid to Rio to Beijing took a minute or so yesterday to engage in a collective ogle at the luminous sphere whose daily spotting is one of the few experiences we all share.
During the supermoon–which by the way isn’t exactly a scientific term–the moon appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when it is at its farthest distance away from Earth.
Here are 21 of our favorite shots: