A love letter to moths. I lied, more of an appreciation post for them. They do more for the planet than you might realise.
No, no it isn't. This post isn't worth opening as the first sentence of this excerpt is all that is in it.
Great piece by a fellow course mate on bees and their importance in the world. Follow SciHive for more pieces written by an all-lady lineup in the world of science communication yo
Surrounded by a gentle but persistent hum that reverberated from my feet to my face, I stood under the towering lattice of metal rods that broke up the sunlight into hexagonal streams. This was a few years ago, when I visited the beautiful sculpture by Wolfgang Buttress in London’s Kew Gardens: a giant 17-metre-high humming aluminium beehive. Buttress created the immersive experience to draw attention to the environmental threats that bees face from human activity and climate change.
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The feature of the artwork I remember most clearly – even though the sculpture itself was imposing, structurally impressive and beautifully lit – was the buzz of an active beehive projected through hidden speakers. The hum resonated off the 40-tonne metal structure with fascinating intensity, coming directly from a beehive elsewhere in the gardens that had been hooked up to a microphone and projected throughout the structure. The pulsing…
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