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.”

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Python and Crocodile Battle for Five Hours, Victor Devours Loser

Ever wondered what a fight between a python and crocodile would look like? Well wonder no more, the video here shows the results of a five-hour battle between a snake and a crocodile. The python emerged victorious and made a nice, fat meal of the vanquished crocodile. The incident was captured by Tiffany Corlis at Lake Moondarra in Queensland, Australia; because that’s where all the weird shit happens.

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There’s Plenty of Room In This 221 Square Feet Abode

Speaking of general wisdom, a space of 221 square feet would likely not be enough for comfortable living. Intelligent design and use however can come to the rescue in these situations, making ample use of the available space to get comfort from it. This tiny house has dimensions of just 8′ by 6′, and yet manages to pack a lot of living.

Vampire Appliances That Suck the Life Out of Your Wallet in Utility Bills

Appliances we use at home are mostly just at “sleep” when not in use, rather than being completely powered off. While in their sleep state the appliances and gadgets don’t consume as much power and electricity as they would while working, they do consume small, yet very well noticeable amounts of power. This is generally given the name of vampire power or standby power.