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A New Species of Giant Octopus Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight

You wouldn’t think a giant octopus could hide in plain sight for decades. But researchers have now learned that the giant Pacific octopus (GPO)—the largest known octopus on Earth, ranging from California to Alaska to Japan—is actually two species. Now … Continue reading

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Wild Elephants salutes the men who rescued their baby elephant from a ditch

Wildlife Officials rescue baby elephant from a ditch. Elephant herd salutes the men before leaving.

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A new species of tardigrade was found in a Japanese car park and it’s even more peculiar than others

The newly discovered species is the 168th known tardigrade species identified in Japan. A completely new species of tardigrades, one of the most bizarre creatures found on Earth, has just been discovered. The newly discovered species was found chilling in some … Continue reading

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The weird and wonderful metamorphosis of the butterfly – Franziska Bauer

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The sound of ice

This is how 45mm new black ice sounds like. Don’t forget to put on the sound. Recorded on Lissma Kvarnsjö outside Stockholm the 5th of December.

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What’s in a Lichen? How Scientists Got It Wrong for 150 Years | Short Film Showcase

For 150 years, scientists believed lichen were defined by a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and algae. Meet the team of researchers who upended this belief in this short film by Andy Johnson, Talia Yuki Moore, Chris A. Johns, and … Continue reading

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On the Island of the Colorblind, Genetic History Affects How Residents See Color

An island in the Pacific has a unique genetic history that affects how it understands color. Pingelap Atoll, the Micronesian island in the South Pacific, sometimes goes by its other name, The Island of the Colorblind. That’s the moniker Oliver Sacks … Continue reading

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If Australian animals don’t poison you or eat you, they’ll BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE

Birds have figured out how to light fires to scare their prey into the open Source: If Australian animals don’t poison you or eat you, they’ll BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE

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A Burst of Deep Sea Fireworks: A Rare Jellyfish Filmed by the E/V Nautilus

Researchers aboard the E/V Nautilus (previously) celebrated the new year with an unlikely guest, a beautiful Halitrephes maasi jellyfish found at a depth of 4,000 feet underwater at the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California, Mexico. The vibrantly hued jellyfish looks … Continue reading

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Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

Lack of sea ice is making it more difficult for polar bears to find food. Source: Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

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