16/11/2011 § 1 Comment
Okay, yes, I may be cheating a wee bit, as I already put this on my Tumblr, but this murmuration of starlings over the River Shannon in Ireland is so amazing I wanted to post it here too. The girls in the rowboat are completely adorable, as well. I’m trying to figure a way to ask/force them to take me camping in Ireland with them.
For a bit more on the surprisingly complex science behind this phenomena, which“are best described with equations of “critical transitions” — systems that are poised to tip, to be almost instantly and completely transformed, like metals becoming magnetized or liquid turning to gas,” head over to Wired.
Found via Content in a Cottage.