Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural world, physical world, or material world. "Nature" refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. It ranges in scale from the subatomic to the cosmic.
The word nature is derived from the Latin word natura, or "essential qualities, innate disposition", and in ancient times, literally meant "birth".Natura was a Latin translation of the Greek word physis (φύσις), which originally related to the intrinsic characteristics that plants, animals, and other features of the world develop of their own accord. The concept of nature as a whole, the physical universe, is one of several expansions of the original notion; it began with certain core applications of the word φύσις by pre-Socratic philosophers, and has steadily gained currency ever since. This usage was confirmed during the advent of modern scientific method in the last several centuries.
Within the various uses of the word today, "nature" often refers to geology and wildlife. Nature may refer to the general realm of various types of living plants and animals, and in some cases to the processes associated with inanimate objects – the way that particular types of things exist and change of their own accord, such as the weather and geology of the Earth, and the matter and energy of which all these things are composed. It is often taken to mean the "natural environment" or wilderness–wild animals, rocks, forest, beaches, and in general those things that have not been substantially altered by human intervention, or which persist despite human intervention. For example, manufactured objects and human interaction generally are not considered part of nature, unless qualified as, for example, "human nature" or "the whole of nature". This more traditional concept of natural things which can still be found today implies a distinction between the natural and the artificial, with the artificial being understood as that which has been brought into being by a human consciousness or a human mind. Depending on the particular context, the term "natural" might also be distinguished from the unnatural, the supernatural, or synthetic.
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Searching for the origins of human music this doc traces its connections to the musical sounds that other animals make: the beauty of the wolf's howl, the complexity of the bat's cry.
Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman's kooky collaboration about a man raised as an ape
Faustino Barrientos has lived alone on the shores of lake O'Higgins since 1965.
Animals love music, in fact, they WANT to shred!
What could be scarier than a tornado or a volcano, meteor shower or a giant man-eating crocodile?
Get ready for some REAL ROCK MUSIC (groan..)
One can only be sure of their own mind's existence...
Warlords, soldiers, and child laborers all toil over a mineral you've never even heard of.
Robot Animals are creepy but also shockingly cool. Get ready for Skynet...
Is Second Life reality? Well yes, for some nerds it is...
Cool, psychedelic animation from 1970 by the director of Yellow Submarine, George Dunning
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
Great style, great music, and plenty of ZAZZ!
Bhutan, where for generations locals have reported sighting of the Migoi, a beast unknown to scientists and commonly known in the west as the Yeti.
Air can be A LOT of different things
Dr. Heinz Haber, a noted scientist in the field of atomic energy, hosts this look at the possibility of an exciting new power source. The 50s ... but very informative and with great animation!!
More Saturday morning psychedelia for kids from the minds of Sid & Marty Krofft!
Fire is probably one of the most basic concepts in human history, I wonder if there are any songs about it?
Photographer Patrick Brown documents the illegal trade of animals in China.
Art project by Sabina Keric and Yvonne Bayer
Cold-war era animated film produced by the American Petroleum Institute in which Martians (Communists) come to Earth and discover the wonders of a free economy and cheap oil
If Orson Welles is telling you how epic "Quest for Fire" is....then it is EPIC!
Time is compressed to reveal the way geological forces such as volcanic eruptions and huge floods shape our planet.
quintessential short by the wonderful Eamesesses.
classic french animation series explaining history
Water parks are really artificial mountains
Water is sort of hard to make music with, but somehow people still manage