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jtotheizzoe:

Ancient Aliens Debunked

Have you ever wondered about whether the “ancient aliens” theory, and the meme-tastic History Channel show of the same name, holds any water? 

Spoiler: It doesn’t.

But we don’t like unsupported claims around here. So here’s some support: Chris White, a former believer of the alien theory, put together this hours-long film that investigates and disproves each alien claim one-by-one. Instead, scientific explanations are offered for everything from Puma Punku to Giza.

We do no favor to the advanced cultures of the past by diminishing their accomplishments via the introduction of alien technologies. The human race is an ingenious one, and modern society is not the birthplace of technology. I prefer the view that humans have been making huge scientific gains for millennia, because it enriches our history instead of cheapens it.

Ancient cultures being awesome? Is such a thing even possible? You bet it is.

(by VerseByVerseBT)










terrestrialblog:

Coral Rekindling Venus a film by Lynette Walworth.

Imagine global co-operation for a global problem. Imagine corals as the barometer of climate change. Imagine we are the pivot point. Imagine rekindling Venus.

My intent is to leave the audience with a sense of wonder for the complexity of the coral community and a deep-felt longing to see it survive.

What is apparent when you watch the film is the remarkable survival mechanisms already at play in the community of coral reefs, mechanisms that will be put to the test in the coming years. We might see ourselves as two different communities interconnected in our own survival.

– Lynette Wallworth

Watch the stunning trailer.

Mesmerizing.


nprfreshair:

allieharch:

Our editorial department just discovered these Film Alphabet series and now we know what we’re doing for the rest of the day.

I was really bad at the War Movies one, but Sci Fi is more my jam.

Also, this designer has one of the coolest portfolio sites I’ve ever seen.

How many can you name?


jtotheizzoe:

Biographs

Caleb Charland is a master at crossing analog photography with scientific curiosity. He’s done quite a bit of breathtaking science-infused work, but this particular series is a nifty little accident.

For his Biographs, Caleb coats film with a layer of agar, and allows bacteria to ea through it. They soon eat down into the gelatin layer that holds the film’s silver emulsion in place, allowing distortions and nebulous patterns to form where the microbes grow. 

See more at his website below.

(via Caleb Charland)

This is beautiful in an odd, but really creative way!