Calling videogames "a compelling avant-garde performance space, activated by artists and players alike" (catchy!), the Smithsonian said that Halo 2600 and Flower would be joining the national collection of American art as part of an art of videogames exhibit — and they're just the beginning.
Earlier this month, a titan arum (a.k.a. "corpse flower," a.k.a. amorphophallus titanum, a.k.a. "large, misshapen penis") bloomed for the first time in over half a decade at the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington D.C. In this quick video from BytesizeScience, the USBG's public science educator Todd Brethauer…
For the first time since 2007, a titan arum has bloomed at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. Also known as a "corpse flower" for the smell of rotting flesh that it emits, the massive blossom is expected to reach "peak smell" early this morning. Hooray for peak smell!(?)
It's not as cute as a snow-leopard, but this corpse flower has a webcam! Here's your chance to watch one bloom in real-time.
Countless people — myself very much included — can't get through the day without regular intake of coffee, soda, and other caffeinated drinks. Now it turns out bees love the stuff too... and it's actually good for them.
The amorphophallus titanum has perhaps the least charming nickname of any flower: it's known as the corpse flower because it smells like rotting flesh. And yet its latest bloom this weekend is expected to bring over 10,000 eager admirers.