Hubbub Finds a Brilliant Way to Keep London’s Streets Litter Free

Environmental charity Hubbub is running a campaign in collaboration with Commonworks to get litter off the streets of London. Their campaign has gone viral, especially the image of the cigarette voting ashtray you see at the top of this post. The creative ashtray asks people to Vote with their Butt – the cigarette butt that is, and has garnered a hell lot of attention (and votes).

Artist Photographs the Oldest Living Things in the World

Spruce Gran Picea #0909 – 11A07 (9,550 years old; Fulufjället, Sweden)

Ours is a world of wonders. Among these are several ancient organisms, that have existed for thousands of years. However, several of these are now endangered as human settlement and climate change put pressure on their ecosystems. Of course, serious attempts are also being made to preserve these wonderful organisms.

Slow Life: A Macrophotography Timelapse of Coral, Sponges and Marine Life

Slow Life is a beautiful look in macrophotography at the growth of marine life like coral and sponges. Created by University of Queensland PhD student Daniel Stoupin, the video was made using more than 150,000 photographs. The photographs were initially captured to study various elements of coral and sponge behavior, and after some months the photographer realized the images could be used to show the beauty of microscopic reef “landscapes.”

Via Colossal