Alternative headline: Tree takes a lightning strike and is somehow still standing? I don’t know who the actual winner is here. The lightning bolt that struck the tree and rocked half of the trunk away while flooring all of its branches or is it the tree that takes the bolt’s best shot and hangs in there quite…
Cities have been kicking out cars to curb pollution and boost the well-being of their residents. But Madrid has proposed something even smarter. It’s not only banning cars from its downtown, it’s adding more green space. This is an important part of the equation that many cities don’t get right.
Carbon fiber is one of the strongest and most resilient materials on the market, used in everything from car frames to body armor. It's also incredibly expensive to make. But one plant biologist says that in fifty years, we'll be growing it on trees.
When a freak storm blew a gigantic tree on this guy's Toyota 4Runner in the middle of nowhere, he didn't just sit around and wait for a tow. He drove the thing right into town.
An extremely unlucky driver happened to be in just the wrong place at just the wrong time to get a tree right on his hood. Oddly, he was less vocal about it than you might think.
What's the first thing that occurs to a man when he comes across a tree twenty feet in diameter? Does he experience a sense of awe at being in the presence of a gigantic, ancient living thing whose scale makes him question his own significance? Hell no! He hacks a great big hole through the trunk at ground level and…