Tuesday, October 16

Tag: awesome-nature

Humans Are Good At Building Cool Things, But These Wasps Might Be Even Better

Humans Are Good At Building Cool Things, But These Wasps Might Be Even Better

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Because we construct cities from the ground up and send skyscrapers farther and farther into the clouds every day, we often forget that nature is full of equally skilled builders. Oddly enough, those critters are usually of the invertebrate variety. They may be small, but these tiny contractors create some of the most incredible structures in the world.Take these wasps, for example. We all know that bees and wasps build themselves intricate lodgings, but wait until you see what happened when Italian researcher Mattia Manchetti gave a few wasps some colored paper. When it comes time to breed, wasps build complex nests to house their little ones. European paper wasps -- the bugs used in this experiment -- are no different. Mattia Manchetti via Notula Zoologica ...
These 14 Colorful Bodies Of Water Look Too Cool To Be Real, But They Are

These 14 Colorful Bodies Of Water Look Too Cool To Be Real, But They Are

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); Nature is pretty incredible, isn't it? Sometimes, we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget that there's a whole world out there to explore. Although every city, town, and country has its fair share of man-made tourist attractions, natural landmarks really pique my interest. Maybe I just find beauty in the simple things, but I could spend hours looking at photographs of gorgeous bodies of water. There's just something so majestic about them that puts my mind at ease. It doesn't hurt that some of the lakes, oceans, and lagoons across the world are so breathtakingly beautiful that you almost have to look twice to make sure they're real. For that reason, I've co...