February 5, 2022

8 Fascinating Facts About Japan’s Mount Fuji

Japan’s Mount Fuji is an iconic symbol of the nation. Its distinct conical shape, often half-covered by snow, is a well-known silhouette that can often be seen in ukiyo-e (woodblock prints). Artist Hokusai made the landmark famous in his series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, which included the famous piece The Great Wave. However, there's more to know about this stunning mountain than meets the eye.

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December 12, 2021

Dramatic Time-Lapse Video Reveals the Tiny Terrifying Worlds of Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants have captured the imagination of many thanks to depictions in popular culture. But you might not know much about them beyond what's seen in Little Shop of Horrors. French video artist Thomas Blanchard is shedding some light on this unique type of plant through timelapse macro photography. His latest project titled The Green Reapers features carnivorous plants in action and the lifecycle of butterflies, all captured in incredible microscopic detail.

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November 20, 2021

Japanese Waterway Is the Night-Time Hang Out Spot for Hundreds of Luminescent Jellyfish

From cherry blossom festivals (hanami) to “firefly season” (hime-hotaru), Japan is home to many breathtaking natural phenomena. And just when we thought the country couldn’t be any more magical, there's another attraction that looks like something from another world. Overlooking the Sakurajima volcano in a corner of Kinko Bay in Kagoshima city, the Yojirougahama waterway is a gathering place for hundreds of luminescent jellyfish.

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