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On an expedition to the rainforest of Ecuador, students from Yale’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry discovered a previously unknown fungus that has a healthy appetite for polyurethane. According to Fast Company, the fungus is the first one that is known to survive on polyurethane alone, and it can do so in an anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment, which suggests that it could be used at the bottom of landfills.

Trolley Goes Back to the Future - Budapest


Photograph by VIKTOR VARGA
During the Christmas season, public trolleys in Budapest, Hungary are outfitted with over 30,000 twinkling LED lights. The tradition began in 2009 and has been a hit with passengers ever since. The lit up trams have become a beacon for photo ops and creative photographers have found interesting ways to capture them.
In this eight second long exposure photograph by Viktor Varga, the moving tram looks like it’s moving through space and time. Reports of Doc Brown and Mart McFly at the trolley’s helm have yet to be confirmed :)
Viktor Varga on Flickr via My Modern Met
Trolley Goes Back to the Future - Budapest
Photograph by VIKTOR VARGA

During the Christmas season, public trolleys in Budapest, Hungary are outfitted with over 30,000 twinkling LED lights. The tradition began in 2009 and has been a hit with passengers ever since. The lit up trams have become a beacon for photo ops and creative photographers have found interesting ways to capture them.

In this eight second long exposure photograph by Viktor Varga, the moving tram looks like it’s moving through space and time. Reports of Doc Brown and Mart McFly at the trolley’s helm have yet to be confirmed :)

Mount Evans, Colorado,
© Verdon Tomajko, Superior, Colorado, USA
Source:  Smithsonian Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act

Mount Evans, Colorado,

© Verdon Tomajko, Superior, Colorado, USA

Source:  Smithsonian Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act