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  • November 3, 2015
    This is a worthwhile video from Greg James's BBC Radio 1 show of David Attenborough providing narration for what's happening during the opening of Adele's 'Hello' music video. I love David Attenborough so much. I love him with all my heart and at least 3/4's of all my other o... / Continue →
  • June 29, 2015
    CanopyStair is the brainchild of designers Thor ter Kulve and Rob McIntyre and consists of modular stairs that can be attached to a tree without any tools or damage to the tree. It even has a handrail so you don't fall off and break your arm. A 7-meter (~23-foot) staircase wi... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2015
    This is a BBC nature documentary about bats and crocodiles that has been edited to give both species laser shooting capabilities. It made me think long and hard about whether I'd prefer to ride a giant laser-shooting bat or giant laser-shooting crocodile into battle. You know... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2015
    These are a series of wearable 3D printed nylon icosahedron planter necklaces and rings available from Etsy shop wearableplanter. Not into D20's? No worries, they've got wearable planters of all different shapes and sizes. Well, not actually all different sizes, they're all ... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2014
    This is the second installment of Jimmy Kimmel and Snoop Dogg's Plizzanet Earth (previously: this one). In this week's episode: a seal being eaten by Jaws. You know, somebody really needs to just go ahead and green-light a whole series of hour-long episodes of these. I could... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2014
    This is a video of everybody's favorite nature documentary host David Attenborough narrating a women's Olympic curling match. You know, David Attenborough might actually have my favorite voice of all time. It's so relaxing. Like, if he read me a bedtime story before I KNOW I... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2013
    This is a video of the proprietor of Anthill Art pouring molten aluminum down a fire ant mound to cast the shape of its tunnels to later sell on eBay. I can't imagine the ants were too thrilled about it. Apparently a lot of people weren't either, because he had to disable co... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    This is a collection of natural history museum inspired wallpapers from French companies NeoDKo and Deyrolle. Do people still put up wallpaper? I have no clue. I do still hang old movie and glow-in-the-dark mushroom posters to cover the holes I've put in my walls though. Cl... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    Scientists using an electron microscope and high-speed cameras have discovered that Mother Nature apparently invented gears long before humans did, and included them on the legs of teensy planthopper insects to help them jump straight. Tell you what, Mother Nature -- you don't... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2012
    Seen here looking suspiciously like the girl I had a crush on in high school does now (burn Allison -- I'm glad you turned me down for Homecoming!), the Japanese Otton frog has a fifth "false" finger with a hidden bone blade inside for slashing male opponents and positioning fe... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2012
    According to recent research, scientists have discovered that Neocapritermes taracua termites indigenous to French Guiana "suicide bomb" their attackers when threatened, releasing a poison toxic enough to kill their would-be overlords. Plus their guts squirt out in the process... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2012
    Wow, two insect posts in one day -- you entomologists must be rocking some serious stick insects in your pants right now. Me? I just ate the rest of my leftovers from Cinco de Mayo and made a stink bug in my shorts. *squeeaaaak -- bloop* Okaaaaaaay, I'm afraid to look but t... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2011
    Louis Armstrong: hands down one of my favorite musicians of all time. Granted he didn't actually write 'What A Wonderful World', but he is the best to perform it (with Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's coming in a very close second). You ever spent a night drinking and listening to old... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2011
    This is a newly discovered species of Yeti (NOT Batman) crab. It's similar to the other hairy-armed Yeti crabs except this one grows edible bacteria on its arms by methodically waving them around in front of deep sea methane vents. And speaking of deep sea methane vents: blue... / Continue →
  • November 23, 2011
    This is a time-lapse video from the BBC of a brinicle doing its thing. A brinicle is formed when brine (extra salty water -- both denser and colder than the sea water around it) makes its way through the ice above and falls to the ocean floor, creating a frozen hollow "sheath"... / Continue →
  • September 29, 2011
    Hummingbirds -- easily one of my favorite kind of birds. Right up there with penguins, puffins, flamingos, toucans and owls. And while albino specimens (in this case, a ruby-throated hummer) aren't unheard of, it's rare to see such high quality photos of one taken in the wild... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2011
    Not to brag or anything but I'm cleverly packaged too if you know what I mean. I mean my wiener can solve word problems all by itself. Got me through middle-school, just sayin'! The "Miswak," a teeth cleaning twig used throughout the Muslim world in lieu of modern toothbrush... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2010
    This is a streaming webcam Duke Farms set up and pointed at a bald eagle's nest somewhere in central New Jersey. It counts as your daily dose of nature so feel free to not go outside until Sunday. I've been watching it for almost 20 minutes now and the two babies just lie the... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2009
    Ever wondered what baby animals look like before they're projected out of their mothers' vaginas? Well now you do thanks to National Geographic. So yeah, thanks -- I, uh, think. Extraordinary Animals In The Womb aired last year, using advances in scanning and imaging technol... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2009
    This is a video of some stormchasers in Goshen county, Wyoming driving into a tornado (the good stuff starts around 2:20). I've got to admit, it's a pretty ballsy move -- but I've done it on foot. And yes, I was transported to Oz. Don't believe me? Then where'd I get these... / Continue →