Tag Archives: Nature

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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Circumhorizontal arc – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumhorizontal_arc Nature is so magnificent.

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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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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://ziza.ru/2008/11/14/velikolepnye_momenty_iz_mira_zhivotnykh_60_foto.html While I try to avoid thumbing-up these pages of Russianly*-randomly-assembled images, but this one was just too good to ignore. *is it just me, or is the entire Russian Internet experience themed photoblogs?

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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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English, Irish, Scots: They’re All One, Genes Suggest – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/05/science/05cnd-brits.html?em&ex=1173502800&en=5939111973945e32&ei=5087%0A Britain and Ireland are so thoroughly divided in their histories that there is no single word to refer to the inhabitants of both islands. Historians teach that they are mostly descended from different peoples: the Irish from the Celts, and the English from the Anglo-Saxons who invaded from northern Europe and drove the Celts […]

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http://www.jokeroo.com/extremevideos/invisible_octopus.html My dislike of Valentine’s Day is inversely proportional to my delight of octopi… You see now why sappy cards don’t work on me. Here, an octopus recreates a scene from Runaway Bride, where Julia Roberts gets cold feet and jets off in a cloud of ink. (It’s possible I’m remembering that wrong.)

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