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Amazon is building giant spheres to give its employees a 'direct link to nature'

Amazon employees in Seattle will soon have access to "The Spheres" — 3 giant glass globes in the heart of the city. Inside "The Spheres" is a giant indoor park consisting of 40,000 individual plants from all over the world. Amazon wants to give its employees a "direct link to nature" with this addition to its $4 billion campus in downtown Seattle. Show More Summary

A Google-backed warehouse farm just raised $20 million to build in cities across the US

Indoor agriculture startup Bowery says it's creating the farm of the future. Unlike traditional outdoor farms, Bowery grows greens under LEDs (which mimic natural sunlight) inside a giant warehouse in New Jersey. Instead of soil, crops sprout in nutrient-rich water beds on trays stacked from the floor to the ceiling. Show More Summary

Culinary Arts: Rock Candy Geodes Hidden Inside Huge Chocolate Shells

Just like the dull rocks that often reveal geode formations in nature, one would not expect to find such a sweet surprise inside what look a bit like giant Easter eggs (or perhaps dinosaur droppings). As a final thesis project for the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Alex Yeatts and Abby Lee Wilcox spent months crafting these …

Give a Giant Sequoia Tree a Hug in Virtual Reality

Marshmallow Laser Feast's 'Treehugger: Wawona' takes you on a psychedelic journey inside nature's cathedral.

Handmade Goofy Grinning Octopus Backpack That Carries Lots of Stuff Inside Its Giant Head

last yearHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Talented materials artist Olga Kotova has crafted an incredible line of unique, nature inspired backpacks that includes a goofy grinning octopus named George, who carries a great deal of stuff inside his giant head, while his tentacles, complete with suckers, drape behind. George is made from felted wool with a zipper and glass eyes and […]

Filipino Fisherman Reveals 75-Pound Pearl He Kept Hidden For A Decade

last yearNews : The Two-Way

The fisherman's family says he found the pearl inside a giant clam by the island of Palawan and kept it under his bed. If confirmed, it would be far and away the largest natural pearl ever found.

Fisherman Hid Giant Pearl Under His Bed for Over a Decade

A fisherman from Puerto Princesa, a coastal city on Palawan Island in the Philippines, has revealed what could be the largest natural pearl in the world. The unidentified fisherman found the 34kg treasure inside a giant clam over a decade ago while fishing, but was unaware of its value and kept it in his home under his bed as a good luck charm. Show More Summary

Video: Muhammad Ali tribute from HBO Sports

The sports world lost a true giant last week after one of the greatest boxers to ever step inside the ring, Muhammad Ali, died after suffering septic shock "due to unspecified natural causes" following his battle with respiratory issues. Ali...Show More Summary

Love That Guy: David Attenborough Explores What It Looked Like Inside A Titanosaur Dinosaur Egg

2 years agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is a short clip from Raising The Giant Dinosaur on PBS in which everybody's favorite smooth talking nature lover David Attenborough examines a fossilized titanosaur egg. Then, with the help of sick computer graphics, imagines what it would have looked like inside the egg of a developing dinosaur. Show More Summary

You Haven't Truly Experienced Nature Until You've Lugged a Giant Inflatable Bubble into a Field and Sat Inside It

Here's the perfect product for people who love nature, but hate all those annoying things that come with it, like dirt, and insects, and fresh air, and a feeling of freedom, and not feeling like you're trapped inside a...

Scientists did an autopsy of a ‘T. rex’ on TV and it was awesome (and bloody)

2 years agoHealth : The Checkup

Seriously, there was a lot of blood.On Sunday, National Geographic aired a special called "T. rex Autopsy." In a riff on shows like PBS's "Inside Nature's Giants," where scientists get knee-deep in dissecting some of the world's most fascinating fauna, the special featured a 43-foot T. rex custom-built by the Crawley Creatures workshop.Read full article >>

Inside Nature’s Giants: The Giant Squid’, A Documentary About the Elusive Deep Sea Cephalopod

3 years agoHumor : Laughing Squid

In an hour-long episode of the documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants, PBS takes a look at the giant squid, a massive deep sea cephalopod believed to be one of the largest invertebrates on Earth. In the documentary, a team of scientists are afforded the rare opportunity to dissect a specimen. They learn that it has […]

Inside Nature's Giants: The Giant Squid

3 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

In this episode of the PBS documentary series, a team of scientists dissect and examine one of the ocean's rarest creatures: Architeuthis, the giant squid.

In the Future, Radiation Adds a Layer of Difficulty to Animal Dissection

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As if dealing with beached whale carcasses wasn't hard enough, now it has to be done in full hazmat gear with extra radiation proctections. Well, it'll make for an even more impressive episode of Inside Nature's Irradiated Giants. Read more...

A Giant Guy With Inflatable Arms Has Been Chasing Me All Over The Internet For A Year

About one year ago, Business Insider editor Sam Ro wanted to learn more about those giant inflatable men with flailing arms, typically reserved for car dealerships. So naturally, he turned to Google. Ro says he searched for these inflatable guys once and clicked on one banner ad. Show More Summary

Frank Gehry Nears Completion of Scalloped Glass Louis Vuitton Foundation Center in Paris

The undulating structure is made up of 3,600 panels of glass, which in turn make up giant overlapping “sails.” The angles of each sail will allow natural light inside while also protecting from direct sun and diverting rain water during the rainy season.

Titanfall, Attack On Titan, Same Difference.

Not everyone gets to ride inside the anime's titans, and we can't crunch people in half with the video game's giant mechs, but in both cases we would if we could. Polariscalls this video a mash up, but it just feels like natural progression to me. Read more...

Juiced Up: Inside $3.5 Billion Organic Giant Hain Celestial, Whole Foods’ Biggest Supplier

Irwin Simon built the world's largest natural foods company -- and hit an economic home run for New York State. Now he plans to spend more than $100 million a year on acquisitions to double Hain Celestial's U.S. sales to $2 billion. Juice cleanse, anyone?

Inside Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI): Natural Gas Pipelines – Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP), El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (EPB)

Based on combined enterprise value, Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) is the third largest energy company in North America. We tend to associate the giant with its 75,000 miles of pipelines, but in reality, its operations are incredibly diverse. Over the next few days, I’ll take a closer look at each of the midstream company’s five [...]

Inside Kinder Morgan: Natural Gas Pipelines

Based on combined enterprise value, Kinder Morgan is the third largest energy company in North America. We tend to associate the giant with its 75,000 miles of pipelines, but in reality, its operations are incredibly diverse. Over the next few days, I'll take a closer look at each of the midstream company's five distinct business units. Show More Summary

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