Archive for the ‘nature’ Category

Hawks that hunt in packs

Hawks that hunt in packs

By Ben | animals, nature

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

3D Laser Scans of China's Supercave

3D Laser Scans of China's Supercave

By Ben | nature, science, technology

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

Islands of the Four Mountains

Islands of the Four Mountains

By Ben | nature, photography, science

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

What is Sea Level?

What is Sea Level?

By Ben | nature, science

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

Whales Almost (Accidentally) Eat Divers

Whales Almost (Accidentally) Eat Divers

By Ben | animals, nature

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

Beautiful Maps: American Rivers in the Contiguous 48

Beautiful Maps: American Rivers in the Contiguous 48

By Ben | maps, nature

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

Supercell near Booker, Texas [gif]

Supercell near Booker, Texas [gif]

By Ben | nature

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

Slow Motion Rattling- Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Slow Motion Rattling- Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

By Ben | animals, nature

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

Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year: 2012

Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year: 2012

By Ben | animals, art, nature, photography

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

Insect Portraits

Insect Portraits

By Ben | animals, nature

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

A Forest Year

A Forest Year

By Ben | nature

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

The American Government's Advice to Yeti Hunters, 1959

The American Government's Advice to Yeti Hunters, 1959

By Ben | funny, history, nature

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

Lava Fountains vs the Empire State Building

Lava Fountains vs the Empire State Building

By Ben | infographics, nature, science

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

Cute NOVA cartoon; Gross tongue-eating parasite

Cute NOVA cartoon; Gross tongue-eating parasite

By Ben | animals, nature, science

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

I'm assuming if your co-workers understand Russian this video is NSFW. Chelyabinsk Meteor Shockwave Compilation

Weather Forecast for the week of December 21, 2012

Weather Forecast for the week of December 21, 2012

By Ben | funny, nature

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

Tennis-ball-sized Hail

Tennis-ball-sized Hail

By Ben | nature

YouTube link via

Beautiful Maps: Total Precipitable Water

Beautiful Maps: Total Precipitable Water

By Ben | maps, nature

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

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

By Ben | maps, nature

"The National Snow and Ice Data Center announced today (August 27th, 2012) that the 2007 [&hellip

Arctic Sea Ice Drops below 2007 Record

By Ben | nature, science

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

Hurricane Locations & Intensities Since 1851

By Ben | infographics, maps, nature

via infographicsonly.com

Sarychev Volcano Eruption as seen from the International Space Station

Sarychev Volcano Eruption as seen from the International Space Station

By Ben | nature

via youtube.com

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

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

'Brinicle' ice finger of death

By Ben | animals, nature

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

Crater Lake Under the Stars

Crater Lake Under the Stars

By Ben | nature, photography, space

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

Toowoomba Flood 2011.01.10

Toowoomba Flood 2011.01.10

By Ben | nature

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

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