Archive for the ‘nature’ Category

Hawks that hunt in packs

Hawks that hunt in packs

By Ben | animals, nature

Tweet Most birds of prey are solitary hunters. Not Harris's Hawks. "Harris's Hawk" by Alan [&hellip

3D Laser Scans of China's Supercave

3D Laser Scans of China's Supercave

By Ben | nature, science, technology

Tweet Southern China is home to some large caves, featuring some amazingly large chambers. A [&hellip

Islands of the Four Mountains

Islands of the Four Mountains

By Ben | nature, photography, science

Tweet I love volcanoes. And their (not entirely) subtle reminder to us all that this [&hellip

What is Sea Level?

What is Sea Level?

By Ben | nature, science

Tweet I'd never given too much thought to how the elevation we call "sea level" [&hellip

Whales Almost (Accidentally) Eat Divers

Whales Almost (Accidentally) Eat Divers

By Ben | animals, nature

Tweet Note: When you suddenly find yourself surrounded by a school of panicked tiny fish, [&hellip

Beautiful Maps: American Rivers in the Contiguous 48

Beautiful Maps: American Rivers in the Contiguous 48

By Ben | maps, nature

Tweet   Nelson Minar created this amazing map of the rivers in the contiguous 48 [&hellip

Supercell near Booker, Texas [gif]

Supercell near Booker, Texas [gif]

By Ben | nature

Tweet by Head Like an Orange (UPDATE: the full video from which the gif was pulled [&hellip

Slow Motion Rattling- Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Slow Motion Rattling- Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

By Ben | animals, nature

Tweet Rattlesnakes can vibrate their tails with a frequency of 90 cycles per second. Try [&hellip

Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year: 2012

Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year: 2012

By Ben | animals, art, nature, photography

Tweet Out of the 988 featured pictures on Wikimedia Commons in 2012, the five below [&hellip

Insect Portraits

Insect Portraits

By Ben | animals, nature

Tweet   via the Flickr Blog, where they have links to even more insect portraiture. Tweet

A Forest Year

A Forest Year

By Ben | nature

Tweet "A Forest Year was made from 40,000 still images taken from my front window [&hellip

The American Government's Advice to Yeti Hunters, 1959

The American Government's Advice to Yeti Hunters, 1959

By Ben | funny, history, nature

Tweet "Item #2: In case "Yeyi" is traced it can be photographed or caught alive, [&hellip

Lava Fountains vs the Empire State Building

Lava Fountains vs the Empire State Building

By Ben | infographics, nature, science

Tweet Lava fountains are impressive. Recently Mt. Etna has been throwing up lava fountains that [&hellip

Cute NOVA cartoon; Gross tongue-eating parasite

Cute NOVA cartoon; Gross tongue-eating parasite

By Ben | animals, nature, science

Tweet Parasites seem to have some of the craziest & most interesting life cycles. Also [&hellip

Compilation of videos showing the shockwave from the Chelyabinsk Meteor

Compilation of videos showing the shockwave from the Chelyabinsk Meteor

By Ben | nature, science

Tweet I'm assuming if your co-workers understand Russian this video is NSFW. Chelyabinsk Meteor Shockwave [&hellip

Weather Forecast for the week of December 21, 2012

Weather Forecast for the week of December 21, 2012

By Ben | funny, nature

Tweet image source unknown- this iteration was found at facebook1st.com Tweet

Tennis-ball-sized Hail

Tennis-ball-sized Hail

By Ben | nature

Tweet YouTube link via TYWKIWDBI Tweet

Beautiful Maps: Total Precipitable Water

Beautiful Maps: Total Precipitable Water

By Ben | maps, nature

Tweet From tropic.ssec.wisc.edu via What If? "Air holds water. If you walled off a column [&hellip

It's Not Global Warming, It's Really Just Ice Getting Wimpier. I swear.

By Ben | maps, nature

Tweet "The National Snow and Ice Data Center announced today (August 27th, 2012) that the [&hellip

Arctic Sea Ice Drops below 2007 Record

By Ben | nature, science

Tweet via earthobservatory.nasa.gov "By early July, Arctic sea ice melting was three weeks ahead of [&hellip

Hurricane Locations & Intensities Since 1851

By Ben | infographics, maps, nature

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Sarychev Volcano Eruption as seen from the International Space Station

Sarychev Volcano Eruption as seen from the International Space Station

By Ben | nature

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Fire Ants Love Electricity. Bees do not.

Fire Ants Love Electricity. Bees do not.

By Ben | nature, technology

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Amazing facts about the Carboniferous (a.k.a. Geology is cooler than you think)

By Ben | nature, science

Tweet TIL, upon the advent of wood [400mya], it took fungi 50mil yrs to evolve [&hellip

'Brinicle' ice finger of death

By Ben | animals, nature

Tweet via bbc.co.uk The brinicle is pretty awesome, but any timelapse of star fish moving [&hellip

Crater Lake Under the Stars

Crater Lake Under the Stars

By Ben | nature, photography, space

Tweet via vimeo.com Beautiful time-lapse. Suddenly I have an urge to go West this winter.... [&hellip

Toowoomba Flood 2011.01.10

Toowoomba Flood 2011.01.10

By Ben | nature

Tweet via youtube.com Crazy flash flooding. A little reminder of how powerful a bit of [&hellip

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