There Is Nothing Pretentious About Being a Vegan | VICE United States

This brings up some pretty common occurrences I feel like i have encountered as I am trying to switch over to full blown vegan.  People can be dumb, small minded and frustrating some times. 






Jellyfish Lake in Palau. Apparently the jellies have lost their ability to sting because of lack of predators in the lake and you can swim with them!


WAIT BUT THAT’S NOT EVEN THE COOLEST PART: These jellyfish carry small populations of algae inside their bodies and derive much of their nutrition from the sugars that the algae produce. The jellyfish follow the sun across the lake each day and rotate continuously, so that the algae are always getting maximum sunlight exposure for photosynthesis. Then at night they dive to deeper parts of the lake so the algae can absorb nitrogen. It’s one of the best examples of endosymbiosis in action and it’s KICKASS.



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The Day We Set the Colorado River Free


Chinese Artist Exhibits Gorgeous ‘Sculptures’ Built By Bees /

Ren Ri

The Beijing-based artist and beekeeper Ren Ri is a focused man. His new three-part series — titled “Yuansu” in reference to the Chinese word for “element” — turns bees into his collaborators. Yuansu II features sculptures made by bees, of beeswax.

The sculptures are housed in transparent plastic polyhedrons. At the center of each is the queen bee, positioned thusly so as to enable the worker bees to build around her. They build symmetrically, due to the even planes of the polyhedrons. Every seventh day, Ren changes the gravity of the structure by rotating the box onto a different side. The act is in reference to the biblical concept of creation, but introduces a random element. Ren determines how to shift the box by the roll of a dice. Each time, there’s no telling how the bees will react to their new environment.

Ren is concerned with the ways of nature. He’s also interested in cutting out human intervention. One of the purposes of Yuansu II is to “eliminate the subjectivity of the artist” via “the mediation of bees,”



El artista y apicultor Ren Ri es un hombre con sede en Beijing . Su nueva serie de tres partes - titulado “Yuansu” en referencia a la palabra china para “elemento” - convierte las abejas en sus colaboradoras. Yuansu II cuenta con esculturas realizadas por las abejas,con  la cera de abejas.

Las esculturas se encuentran en poliedros de plástico transparente. En el centro de cada uno es la abeja reina, colocado a fin de que las abejas obreras para construir a su alrededor. Ellos construyen simétricamente, debido a los incluso planos de los poliedros. Cada séptimo día, Ren cambia la gravedad de la estructura mediante la rotación de la caja en un lado diferente. El acto es en referencia al concepto bíblico de la creación, sino que introduce un elemento aleatorio. Ren determina cómo cambiar la caja por el lanzamiento de un dado. Cada vez que, no se sabe cómo las abejas reaccionan a su nuevo entorno.

Ren se ocupa de las formas de la naturaleza. Él está interesado en cortar la intervención humana también. Uno de los propósitos de Yuansu II es “eliminar la subjetividad del artista” a través de “la mediación de las abejas”

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