"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. If you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at." - Stephen Hawking
"When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can't eat money."
Is It Too Late?
"Planet of the Humans" is the latest and probably one of the most controversial documentaries under Michael Moore's trademark. Jeff Gibbs wrote, directed and narrated the film, while Michael Moore was the executive producer. According to the filmmakers, the production "dares to say what no one else will — that we are losing the battle to stop climate change on planet Earth because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road — selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement's answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It's too little, too late."
Is it really too late? Are we heading to the wrong direction? We will try to find out...
The Science Behind the Autumn Tree Palette
Have you ever wondered why the leaves of the trees change their color in autumn? Well, we have. As well as a group of scientists from Chicago area, USA. They are trying to find out what is the actual cause for all those vibrant yellow-orange-red-purplish colors that will warm up our eyes and our hearts in the following weeks. A team from Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL, wants to know what stays behind this amazing natural phenomenon.
Spy in the Wild
A spy. A drone. A hummingbird. In other words - a drone, "disguised" like a hummingbird, was used as a spy to watch and film half a billion monarch butterflies. The footage, directed by John Downer, has been released on PBS TV and BCC 1 and has reached almost 3 mln views on YouTube just in a few months.