Category Archives: Nature

Lightning

Even more terrified now. imgur: the simple image sharer.

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The Biggest

And another thing that makes the Internet great: Wikipedia’s collection pages are an interesting way to kill a couple of hours. This is a list of the largest living organisms, from the Great Barrier Reef to tiny insects, with every taxonomic category in between. Fascinating stuff. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Largest_organism

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Tempest Milky Way on Vimeo

http://vimeo.com/28040685 Some amazing time-lapse, high-def movies of the night sky. Better than any TV show in the world.

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The Eagles of Hornby Island – Webcam

http://www.hornbyeagles.com/webcam.htm These eagles are smarter than any celebs on Perez Hilton: They’ve laid their new nest ON TOP OF the camera. Privacy assured!

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http://demonicious.com/20090417/tree-kangaroos/ We have a pair of these tree kangaroos in our zoo, and they’re a hoot. Any movement (generally involving food) is followed by a long snooze, sometimes mid-chew. On the wall next to them is a big sign for the visitors, reading, “SHHHH!”

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Frannyys reviews – StumbleUpon

http://frannyy.stumbleupon.com/review/31425645/ Admission: I am a very sweaty person. Genetically, it seems, as my cousin is exactly the same. Always shy of handshaking and being barefoot in shoes as I wind up sliding around in them within minutes. One year, I decided to switch from the dire-warnings aluminum-based antiperspirant to one of those natural crystal things. […]

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http://www.clickypic.com/data/004/10.1371_journal.pbio.0040302.g004-L.jpg A photo showing a newborn monkey’s mirror neurons at work. I once saw a documentary that showed human newborns have the same abilities immediately after birth, and always press my pregnant friends to try it out. (For some reason, though, they get all caught up with the “oh look at my beautiful new baby” […]

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Mammals & Brian Lean’s Blog

http://brianlean.wordpress.com/category/mammals/ The writing on this page is both puzzling and appalling, but the pictures are pretty. (I’m on a whale kick these days – thank you, David Attenborough!)

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Snowflake_300um_LTSEM,_13368.jpg Was about to thumb this down, before reading the clue in the URL. WOW.

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Each Grain of Sand a Tiny Work of Art | Earth Science | DISCOVER Magazine

http://discovermagazine.com/photos/01-each-grain-of-sand-a-tiny-work-of-art?dupe Magnified views of sand turns out to be the best Stumble I’ve seen all day. Many, many thanks, LewisGrimshaw for the speck-tacular contribution.

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