Entries Tagged as 'Science and Nature'

Wolves

George Monbiot does nature documentary narrations? How Wolves Change Rivers The most important thing you can take away from that video is that deer are jerks (no but seriously didn’t someone once describe deer as being the pigeons of the wilderness or something?) no but seriously wolves are cool. Curtsy: Vanderleun

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Tsunami, Death, and All That Stuff Westerners Don’t Get

The LRB – Ghosts of the Tsunami, by Richard Lloyd Parry An early representative snippet: A cab driver in the city of Sendai picked up a sad-faced man who asked to be taken to an address that no longer existed. Halfway through the journey, he looked into his mirror to see that the rear seat […]

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Happy (One-Day Belated) Australia Day!

(Even if to Australians it’s been at least two days by now but never mind all that)

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Why Can’t We Burn Trash?

(And pave the roads with the greasy soot residue?) Sweden imports waste from European neighbors to fuel waste-to-energy program

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Peter Recommends CXLIII

Who here remembers the waterspout above Batemans Bay last November, as sent in by the intrepid Brett McS? Now we have: The birth of the May 20, 2013 tornado at Newcastle, OK. It Moved from there to Moore where it turned into an F4. God be with its victims. It’s very loud. At the beginning […]

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Absolutely the Most Wonderful Item of the Day

Commander Chris Hadfield, of the Canadian space agency, who has probably done more for space exploration than anyone this side of the moon landing, has recorded a revised David Bowie to commemorate his time on board the International Space Station: Space Oddity Watch it big, and up the quality.

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Southern Africa Doing a Bang-Up Job at Animal Conservation

National Post – All of Mozambique’s remaining rhinos killed by poachers Johannesburg – The last known rhinoceroses in Mozambique have been wiped out by poachers apparently working in cahoots with the game rangers responsible for protecting them. The 15 threatened animals were shot dead for their horns last month in the Mozambican part of Great […]

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In Which Some Corners of the Internet Are Vastly Superior to Others

It’s a funny old world. One must never, never, never read the comments of a news article, a newspaper opinion article, a youtube video, a post on a political blog (unless independently run and strictly moderated); even amazon and yelp reviews will mostly only serve to cause confusion and anguish (best to stick to the […]

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Trains! Steam Edition

Obviously I sat on this till it was too late to be of any actionable interest to anyone, BUT STILL! Look out for four steam trains in London this Saturday And then I’ve had this sitting on my desk, from the October issue of WIRED (I can’t find it online), page 48: BACK ON TRACK […]

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Gold

In honour of: There’s this (curtsy: vanderleun): Gold Bullion Vault – Periodic Table of Videos From the Periodic Table of Videos project.

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Freaky Australian Weather Correspondent Brett McS Sends Us the Following Video

Giant Waterspout Batemans Bay Australia Brett files the following report: “Dude!” a) One wonders if it’s an entirely good idea to keep driving towards it. b) It’s funny how freaked out I got getting the rear-passenger POV on a right hand drive car. It kept making me nervous that they were turning into the wrong […]

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Puggle! Puggle! Puggle!

Echidna Puggle at Taronga Zoo Curtsy: io9, after the video, click through for the punchline.

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Lightning!

It’s raining here (finally!) and it looks like it’ll rain all week (and good lord we need it!), so this is kind of timely (even if there isn’t actually any chance of thunder here): Video of a lightning strike, one tenth of a second in real time drawn out to 33 seconds of video. Lightning […]

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So Here’s What An Underwater Atomic Bomb Explosion Looks Like

I’d like to see what the ship looked like (or where it went) after the wave settled. Curtsy: xkcd’s What If? blog (in which he explores the repercussions of exploding a nuke in the Marianas Trench).

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Giddy-Up, Hoss

Cowboys! Horses! Photos of! Daily Mail – The last cowboys: Stunning black and white images show a rugged and romantic piece of Americana as it clings on for survival Click through for the rest of ‘em.

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