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Planet Earth
 
A time-lapse of Planet Earth, created from images produced by the geostationary Electro-L Weather Satellite
Sonar Harms Whales
 
Lethal Sounds - The use of military sonar poses a deadly threat to whales and other marine mammals.
Mr. Pinketon the Lynx
 
rescued from a fur farm as a kitten.
Deep Ocean Mysteries
 
marine biologist David Gallo explores the wonder and beauty of marine life.
Polar Bear Headstand
 
polar bear doing a handstand with his hind paw sticking out of the water.
Glacier Collapse
 
part of a glacier collapsed and generated a pretty big wave.
Just Label It
 
contacting the FDA to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
Did Climate Change Shape Human Evolution?
 
scientists are studying how changes in climate may have influenced early human evolution in Africa.
Yosemite Range of Light
 
Yosemite National Park, the High Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra
Sculpting waves in wood and time
 
Sculpture inspired in equal parts by math and nature.
A 50-year plan for energy
 
steps we must take to end the world's dependence on oil
A Battery
 
inexpensive, incredibly efficient, three-layered battery using liquid metal
Iceland Reevaluates Mortgages
 
Iceland. Some mortgages are being (and some have been) revalued..
The Wild Dolphin Project
 
Two-Way Communication Between Dolphins and Humans
Dolphins and Mirrors
 
researchers at the Baltimore Aquarium discover amazing new data about dolphins and self-recognition with mirrors.
Cycle-Skating
 
The precursor to rolling blading.
Water & Powder
 
Not Green! And all that plastic and time!
Wood Burning El Camino
 
A Finnish politician has converted his American-built El Camino to run on woodgas.
Northern Lights
 
In The Land Of The Northern Lights timelapse by Ole C. Salomonsen
Baboons Spot Words
 
Baboons Can Learn to Spot Printed Words
 




Here's a powerful provocation from artist Jae Rhim Lee. Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? Naturally -- using a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms.

Jae Rhim Lee is a visual artist and mushroom lover. In her early work, as a grad student at MIT, she built systems that reworked basic human processes: sleeping (check out her it-just-might-work vertical bed from 2004), urinating and eating (and the relationship between the two). Now she's working on a compelling new plan for the final human process: decomposition.

Her Infinity Burial Project explores the choices we face after death, and how our choices reflect our denial or acceptance of death’s physical implications. She's been developing a new strain of fungus, the Infinity Mushroom, that feeds on and remediates the industrial toxins we store in our bodies and convert our unused bodies efficiently into nutrients. Her Infinity Burial System converts corpses into clean compost. She was in residence at the MAK Center in Los Angeles this fall working on the project. And if this vision of life after death appeals to you, sign up to become a Decompinaut yourself.

 

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Additional Posts
Planet Earth
 
A time-lapse of Planet Earth, created from images produced by the geostationary Electro-L Weather Satellite
Sonar Harms Whales
 
Lethal Sounds - The use of military sonar poses a deadly threat to whales and other marine mammals.
Mr. Pinketon the Lynx
 
rescued from a fur farm as a kitten.
Deep Ocean Mysteries
 
marine biologist David Gallo explores the wonder and beauty of marine life.
Polar Bear Headstand
 
polar bear doing a handstand with his hind paw sticking out of the water.
Glacier Collapse
 
part of a glacier collapsed and generated a pretty big wave.
Just Label It
 
contacting the FDA to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
Did Climate Change Shape Human Evolution?
 
scientists are studying how changes in climate may have influenced early human evolution in Africa.
Yosemite Range of Light
 
Yosemite National Park, the High Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra
Sculpting waves in wood and time
 
Sculpture inspired in equal parts by math and nature.
A 50-year plan for energy
 
steps we must take to end the world's dependence on oil
A Battery
 
inexpensive, incredibly efficient, three-layered battery using liquid metal
Iceland Reevaluates Mortgages
 
Iceland. Some mortgages are being (and some have been) revalued..
The Wild Dolphin Project
 
Two-Way Communication Between Dolphins and Humans
Dolphins and Mirrors
 
researchers at the Baltimore Aquarium discover amazing new data about dolphins and self-recognition with mirrors.
Cycle-Skating
 
The precursor to rolling blading.
Water & Powder
 
Not Green! And all that plastic and time!
Wood Burning El Camino
 
A Finnish politician has converted his American-built El Camino to run on woodgas.
Northern Lights
 
In The Land Of The Northern Lights timelapse by Ole C. Salomonsen
Baboons Spot Words
 
Baboons Can Learn to Spot Printed Words