We usually associate crop circles with a possible alien encounter. However, there’s nothing extraterrestrial about the awesome tree formations you’ll find in Japan. These gorgeous patterns are actually the result of a Japanese experiment conducted almost a half-century ago.
In 1973, an area of land in the Miyazaki Prefecture of southern Japan was used for an experiment on trees. The Japanese researchers designated the area as “experimental forestry” and began planting trees in 10 degree radial increments. These formed 10 concentric circles of varying diameters. Since then, the trees have grown and the results of the experiment are visible from the air.
Aliens aren’t responsible for these gorgeous tree crop circles.
The document from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries suggested that the experiment wanted to explore how tree density affected growth. The trees in the inner circle are visibly shorter because they need to compete for resources. However, the trees in the outer circle are taller since they get more water and sunlight.
The result of the experiment is truly stunning when you see it from the air. The concave shape formed by the Japanese cedar trees resemble the crop circles that alien hunters are familiar with.
Interestingly, the researchers had originally planned to harvest the trees only after five years of growth. However, the trees have been allowed to grow more due to the amazing sight.
The tree crop circles still look amazing even at night.
It’s no surprise that netizens have fallen in love with the tree “crop circles.” Some have joked that the trees were actually planted by the titular character in the animated classic My Neighbor Totoro. Others yet commented on how the circles look like the eyes of a chameleon. However, everyone agreed that the trees should be left alone.
It is still unclear if the tree “crop circles” will be harvested in the future since the project is over. Nevertheless, people are hoping that the trees will be allowed to stay as they could be a possible tourist attraction.
Vaccines Work, Here Are The Facts About History’s Greatest Lifesaver
All the risks, facts, and misconceptions about myths can be found here.
The debate about vaccines continues to this day. Although vaccines have been confirmed to be efficient in keeping people healthy, some are still unconvinced. In order to shed light on the truth about vaccines, an artist created a cartoon depicting everything you need to know about the immunity boosters.
A vaccine is a biological concoction that acquired immunity to a particular disease. The preparation usually contains a weakened form of the microbe that triggers the body's immunity system to recognize a threat. By making the body react to fight the vaccine, it also convinced the immune system to work against the disease itself.
The cartoon illustrates how life was before vaccines.
Groundbreaking Treatment Using Immune Cells Could Save Millions Of Lives
The new treatment can be a healthy alternative to chemotherapy!
Scientists may have found a way to beat cancer for good. A groundbreaking treatment for the disease makes use of healthy cells that could strengthen a patient's immune system without toxic side effects. Amazingly, the immune cells can come from any healthy donors ranging from a loved one to a complete stranger.
The new treatment is being developed by a team at the Francis Crick Institute in London. Although it is currently in its early days, the scientists claim that immune cells can be used to combat cancer cells. The healthy cells can be introduced to a patient's body to help strengthen their immune system. If the treatment continues to be successful, it could completely replace chemotherapy - which has toxic side effects.
The groundbreaking treatment aims to strengthen a patient's immunity to fight cancer.
10 Real-Life Inventions Of 2018 Inspired By Science Fiction Movies
The future is here!
The future is scary, exciting, and unpredictable all at the same time. However, Science fiction books, films, and TV series have long attempted to predict the future of mankind.
Indeed, there have been countless cool inventions and gadgets brought to the world’s consciousness via movies, TV shows, and popular culture in general. Case in point, here are ten real-life inventions of 2018 that are inspired by Science fiction movies.
1. Glasses that protect you from commercials.