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Articles by Rainer Falle

Hi there. My name is Rainer Falle. I am an Austrian living in the Black Forest (German: Schwarzwald) a wooded mountain range in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany. The best way to reach me is to leave a comment on this blog or to connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RainerFalle or Twitter: https://twitter.com/RainerFalle Have a great day.

7 Billion People: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

May 15, 2012 – 10:11 am | No Comment | 714 views
7 Billion People: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, …

Wings of Life: The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

May 4, 2012 – 1:39 pm | No Comment | 427 views
Wings of Life: The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

Watch this absolutely amazing & beautiful video about the seductive love dance between flowers and pollinators! To really see the details, I encourage you to watch this short film full-screen and in HD:

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the Single Best Thing We Can Do for Our Health?

May 1, 2012 – 2:31 pm | No Comment | 236 views
23 and 1/2 hours: What is the Single Best Thing We Can Do for Our Health?

Dr. Mike Evans, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, created a video to help us learn what the best …

Fantastic Fungi: The Spirit of Good

May 1, 2012 – 1:14 pm | No Comment | 214 views
Fantastic Fungi: The Spirit of Good

The following beautiful short video is an excerpt from the feature documentary by Louie Schwartzberg following notable mycologist, Paul Stamets, as he discusses the important role mushrooms play in the survival and health of the …

How the Aurora Borealis Works

April 29, 2012 – 3:22 pm | No Comment | 958 views
How the Aurora Borealis Works

The auroras also known as the northern and southern lights are some of the most spectacular skywatching experiences on the planet and never fail to delight observers lucky enough to see them. Auroras can be …

East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu

March 28, 2012 – 3:28 pm | 269 Comments | 581,293 views
East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu

The artist and visual designer Yang Liu was born in China and lives in Germany since she was 14. By growing up in two very different places with very different traditions she was able to …