Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Luminescence (Botany) Gorgeous pictures of plants that demonstrate their light-emitting qualities. Makes me wonder how insects see them. https://www.wired.com/2017/01/craig-burrows-fluorescence-plants-glow/ History (Fonts) The fascinating history behind a specific style of penmanship.
Scientists (Interesting People) Maria Sibylla Merian was a female scientist before the Victorian Era who, through keen observation, recorded details about plants, animals, and insects that refuted the commonly accepted beliefs of the time. She was celebrated…until the Victorian Era … Continue reading
Invasive Species (Animals) The capture of a Burmese python in the Everglades gives more data on the impact of this invasive species based on what was in its intestines. http://www.livescience.com/57028-invasive-python-ate-three-deer.html Gretna Green (History) A quick look at the reasons for … Continue reading
Publishing (History) For those who think the indie movement is a new concept, or the generally curious, here’s a quick look at the publishing options in the Regency world with Jane Austen’s experience to illustrate it. https://reginajeffers.blog/2016/11/28/jane-austens-publishing-options-or-being-a-female-writer-in-the-regency-era/ Cats (Holidays) While … Continue reading
Food (Art) Carl Warner does incredible landscapes made entirely of food. http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/surreal-landscapes-made-from-food-carl-warner/ Innovation (Housing) An ecological, low-impact floating house with solar panels. (Via Facebook)