Marge, the Low-Fat Milk Cow

The world's largest dairy exporter, Fonterra, and its bioscience research team ViaLactia, have discovered a gene mutation in one of Fonterra's "cash cows." This Friesian cow, more famously known as Marge, has a genetic predisposition to produce milk that is naturally low in fat, a breakthrough in bovine history. While most cows produce milk with around 3.5 percent milk fat, Marge's milk contains only about …

From the Archive: Amorphophallus Titanum

A celebrity of the plant world, the Amorphophallus Titanum, or “the corpse flower,” is a rare bloom that’s native to Indonesia and known for the extreme smell that it emits when it opens.; Cool Hunting Video; nature; A celebrity of the plant world, the Amorphophallus Titanum, or “the corpse flower,” is a rare bloom that’s native to Indonesia and known for the extreme smell that …

Cymatics

The second edition of Jenny's 1967 seminal book on the topic is full of nature-induced mandalas

Generally the study of wave formations—specifically sound—Cymatics looks at the mesmerizing organic shapes created by invisible waves. Founded by Swiss doctor and scientist Hans Jenny who used simple sine waves to create patterns in powders, liquids and pastes, the book collects images developed over 14 years. The resulting mandalas reference art (like the work of Herwig Weiser, architecture, geometry and nature, among other disciplines. The …