Posts from the ‘mystery’ Category

Southern Africa has their own brand of “fairy circles,” and they’re much more interesting than our homegrown mushroom ones. The dirt spots vary in size and are ringed by tall grass, and there’s no indication of nutrient deficiencies in the circles, but the real kicker is that they move. It’s believed that they are a mobile organism with a lifespan of about 60 years, and despite recent research we aren’t really sure what they are. 

I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it.

Robert M. Sapolsky (via wonderwanderpolarbear)