10 great free plant identification apps and sites

In every place where you find nature you can learn something about plants, even in the city. But with an estimated 400,000 plants on Earth, it’s hard to know all of them or to be able to distinguish similar plant species. Even with a botanical encyclopedia, you’d be hard pressed to identify exactly which plant it is you have just stumbled upon if you don’t know it. Continue reading “10 great free plant identification apps and sites”

The new cyborg: the controversial truth about life with a smartphone

Rereading my post title I just realised that “life with a smartphone” sounds just like “life with an alcoholic husband” or “life with a bearded woman”. It raises the smartphone to the status of life partner, which is precisely not exactly what I’ll be talking about. But I’m certainly not going to discourage you from having this impression, we’ll see why. Continue reading “The new cyborg: the controversial truth about life with a smartphone”