With 22 sensitive fingers on its unique and extraordinary nose, it can hunt for food successfully above ground, below ground, or underwater, where it blows bubbles to sniff out food. Meet the star-nosed mole in this clip from the BBC’s “Life” documentary.
Geothermal activity, from the Greek geo meaning earth and therme meaning heat, seethes from cracks in the streets, steams from backyard hot pools, bursts from geysers throughout the area, and bubbles from cauldron-like mud pools.
From a sphere, to a tetrahedron, to a cube, to a dodecahedron, bubbles can build a variety of shapes as they join together. The geometry changes as the bubbles share walls to save their soapy material, creating new shapes inside the morphing spheres.
In this clip from the BBC's The Code, bubbleologist Tom Noddy demonstrates nature’s quest for efficiency to Marcus du Sautoy as more and more bubbles come together.