'From ice to diamonds, all crystals in the universe exhibit 14 types of symmetries — ways their atomic lattices can be rotated, translated or reflected into indistinguishable positions. Quasicrystals, in which atoms are arranged in orderly patterns that never exactly repeat, have an infinite number of possible symmetries.'



Endangered parrots and giraffes

'Giraffe's have been placed on the Red List of endangered species, after conservationists discovered there were fewer than 100,000 left in the wild.'

Giraffes endangered: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/12/08/giraffes-now-facing-extinction-warn-conservationists/


'The African Grey parrot is the single most heavily traded wild bird as recorded by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the body that regulates wildlife trade globally.'

Grey African Parrots: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/160205-african-grey-parrots-wildlife-trafficking-ghana-extinction/



'Palau is an archipelago located within the Western Pacific Ocean and is part of the Island group called Micronesia.  Palau’s Islands are made of limestone and covered by a mosaic of tropical plants that highlight the landscape with a luminous green. Beneath the surface (from an aerial point of view) tinted in shades of blue are vibrant coral reef communities that are teaming with life.'




'Watch the world change over the course of over three decades of satellite photography'



Stephen Hawking - This is the most dangerous time for our planet

'Climate change, food production, overpopulation, the decimation of other species, epidemic disease, acidification of the oceans. Together, they are a reminder that we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity. We now have the technology to destroy the planet on which we live, but have not yet developed the ability to escape it. Perhaps in a few hundred years, we will have established human colonies amidst the stars, but right now we only have one planet, and we need to work together to protect it.'



Theatre of Self

'These life-size sculptural ensembles, each worn by the artist at one time, are reflections of his multidimensional identity and are a tapestry of his journey to his true self," said president and founder of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Paula Wallace.'