The Hopi, an Indian tribe, have a language as sophisticated as ours, but no...– Jeanette Winterson (Sexing the Cherry) [we often interpret the world through the filter of our language, there are cultures where there are fewer, or more words for colours, which has been shown to alter their perception of the differences between colours]
The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.– Voltaire (via ellobofilipino)
Is Wi-Fi Radiation Making Trees Sick? →
I’ve also heard it isn’t too hot for us either. What with our cells being somewhat squishier. Particularly kids.
Copying photosynthesis →
A MIT researcher has demonstrated a reaction which resembles the photosynthesis process that plants make each day which means that from now on solar power
Darwin was a permaculturist! →
In his days globetrotting aboard HMS Beagle, Darwin set in motion the transformation of a dead, volcanic island rock – Ascension Island, described by nearby islanders as “a cinder” – into a green, rain-creating oasis. How did he do it? Click the link and see :)
Fungi shown to dispose of BPA laden plastics. →
Scientists studying the decay of polycarbonate exposed the plastic to three different fungi, including white-rot fungus, known for their remediation abilities. Half of the plastic was pretreated with ultraviolet light exposure and heat. At the end of a 12-month trial the untreated plastic showed almost no signs of decomposition. The treated plastic, however, was almost completely decomposed,...
Let's get dirty!
Children who play in dirt and the like can grow to be smarter adults. A bacteria found in soil: Mycobacterium vaccae, when come into contact with, increases serotonin levels in the brain which lowers anxiety levels and depression; creating room in the brain for fresh knowledge and behaviours. (I’d also argue that happiness, therefore increased serotonin, comes with play, and from being...
Americans spend $450 billion on Christmas every...
Yup. Imagine what we could do if we focused our collective wealth on providing free, fresh water, and free, fresh food, reforestation, on reversing desertification, investing in One Laptop Per Child, and in sustainable aquaculture. Something like heaven would dawn and we could live in abundance on this earth, not one human excluded, for eternity.
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.– Edward Abbey (via envirolutionary)
You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of...– Chief Seattle (via nativeskins)
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.– Jim Morrison (via slychedelic)
The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules,...– Banksy (via slychedelic)