Petrichor, the smell of rain (VIDEO)

PETRICHOR This word stands for the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry grounds. The word is composed by the combination of two Greek words: petra, that is to say stone, and ichor in Greek mythology the eternal essence that was supposed to be the blood of gods. The term does not date back […]

Five houseplants to that suck the toxins out of your indoor air

Quiz: What do you think is more polluted? Indoor or outdoor air? If you said outdoor, well unfortunately various studies showed that you are wrong. In fact, air in our offices and houses is usually far more polluted than outside. Here comes the second quiz of the day: are trees good only for producing oxygen […]

Centenary Tree Canopy Lets You Walk Above Trees in South Africa

Tree canopy walkway built in South Africa[/caption] Your dream was to be an astronaut but you failed? Well, do not despair! There is still a way for you to watch the world from above. In fact, there is a “strange snake” in South Africa that will bring you to the top of the world, or […]

Greenification

How does a city look like? Considering that half of the world population lives in urban centers, we will reasonably think at a city as an overcrowded and polluted space dominated by a grey sky. However, if you look better around you, you may see a yellow wheatfield. At least this is what happened in […]

This Bottle Garden Hasn´t Been Watered In Over 40 Years and Is Thriving

David Latimer Hasn’t Watered His Sealed Bottle Garden In Over 40 Years And It’s Still Alive Do you love plants but lack a green thumb? If you answered yes to the question and you still don’t have plans for your next Easter holidays, you should absolutely read the story of David Latimer hereafter and take inspiration from it for your […]

‘Wind Tree’ Uses Leaf Turbines To Generate Electricity From Wind

It is known that trees produce oxygen. What we did not expect is that they can be used to produce energy too!  That  is the idea behind French start-up NewWind. New Wind has designed a wind turbine which takes the form of a tree.  The name of this new tree species is “WindTree” or using the […]

The people on trees

When we were children, we all had a common dream: a tree house. Based on the success that tree houses have on airbnb, a popular website for people to rent out lodging, this desire is still present in many grown-up children. In a forest near the Italian city of Turin, there is a child who […]

The Vertical Forest Growing in the Middle of Milan´s City Center

There are many kinds of forests in this world, but have you ever thought about or heard of a vertical forest? The studio led by Italian architect Stefano Boeri thought this was the “way to combine high-density residential development with tree planting in city centers”. Thus, one has been planted and is growing in Milan since October […]

Interesting Burial Practices and Ways of Burying in the Past

The majority of people in the Western world plan on being buried or cremated when their earth life will come to an end. However, if you think that everyone has always done that, you must read this post and get ready to be surprised. Traditions that nowadays may seem “weird” were the norm in the […]

Some of the Creepiest Forests Found All Over The World

While images of the forest generally invoke a sense of calm and wonder, there are several forests around the world which do the opposite. Forests are nature’s playground, teeming with life in it’s most pure form. While most are beautiful there are some in the world which are thought of or believed to be “haunted.” […]