October Curiosity Report

As the seasons change around the globe, we’re exploring the deep seas, fascinating landscapes and above all – connection in the natural world. Nature’s desire…

October Curiosity Report

As the seasons change around the globe, we’re exploring the deep seas, fascinating landscapes and above all – connection in the natural world.

Nature’s desire for calm and compassion shines through here.

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The bizarre deception of orchids for pollination purposes, explained in this article.“I’ve even had the wasps fly in through the car window at the traffic lights and start making love to the orchids specimens on the front seat. The floral signals can be so persuasive that insects attempt copulation and may even ejaculate,” Dr Phillips said. Weird.
David Gruber is the focus of this interview and exploration from The Newyorker. David is on a pioneering endeavour to undersatand whale sound and communication using AI. What would you say if you spoke whale? Read the full interview on their page by clicking the image above.
“The more we look to other worlds in search of signs of life, the more we realize how rare Earth is, how rare life is, how rare we are.” Marcelo Gleicer’s written sense of urgency and passion encapsulates how only when we work together we will survive. Biocentrism, he pleads, is the answer to the meaning of life. “This old narrative of the human has reached its end.” A must-read.
The world’s greatest chocolate is alive in Ecuador, but for how long? Chocaholics unite… how long will these ancient cocoa trees be able to produce the basis of your favourite sweet treat?
Germany and Portugal have reaffirmed debt-for-nature swaps with kenya and Cabo Verde, respectively. Ridding developing countries of their national debt to aid conservation efforts is a relatively new agreement – read more here.
The leaves have legs… Seven new ‘walking leaves’ have been recently discovered by scientists. “There are around 3,500 known species of stick and leaf insects and there are currently just over 100 described species of leaf insect. Although they only make up a small fraction of this diverse family of insects, their spectacular and unexpected appearance makes them unique.”
The Architectural Digest takes inspiration from Nature all the time, but here they’ve compiled some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. Nine places to visit – add them to your list now!
The health of our marine creatures are a signifier of the health of our waters, and our planet. First recorded with Polar Bears in the 90’s, we’re now discovering that seals and other water animals are losing their fur. But why?
They sing, have dialects, reserve special tones for their pups. Head inside the caves of Mozambique and enter the wonderous, almost unbelievable secret world of our nocturnal furry friends.
We’ve heard of freezing eggs, embryos, corpses and larvae – but when our world is changing so rapidly, we’re experimenting with freezing mature sepcies to save them from extinction. Science fiction… now reality.
Since our cultures turned digital, we’ve been able to recreate sights and sounds through technology. The other senses, especially smell, has alluded scientists… until now.
Can we reduce or even reverse climate change through capturing carbon in our seas? More than 200 scientists have signed a letter, agreeing it’s time to find out.


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