12 January 2010

If you ever get mauled by bears, I hope they stay away from your face because I think you’re cute.

Tineye revealed that the original image contains the text “©youyesyou.net“, but the site with that name appears to be down.


1 November 2009

story behind photo of grieving chimps dorothy dead

The story behind a photo of grieving chimps


14 October 2009

Meow mix

Omglog is not an outlet for cat videos. This one has a twist to it, though.


17 September 2009

Color blindness in monkeys cured with gene therapy


7 September 2009

Cotton-top tamarins grew calmer after they heard music compositions based on their own calm, friendly calls. But the monkeys became more agitated when University of Wisconsin-Madison psychology professor Charles Snowdon played music that contained elements of their own threatening or fearful calls.

Tamarins respond to music expressing monkey feelings: deep evolutionary roots for the musical elements of speech?

The catch is that they don’t care for “human” music. Tamarin optimized music samples are included with the article.

“…music based on soothing, friendly monkey calls tended to calm cotton-top tamarins, a species native of South America. Music based on fear and threat calls stimulated anxious behavior.”


Streetlight Manifesto – Would you be impressed? (animated music video)

Animated music video for Streetlight Manifesto‘s song “Would You Be Impressed?” from the record “Somewhere In The Between“. Follow the link for HD video.



1 September 2009

Chrysaora melanaster is one of the largest Arctic jellies, living in the top layer of water at depths of between 20m and 40m

New knowledge on arctic jellyfish

See also: accompanying photos.


28 August 2009

Stray dogs learn how to ride subway

“Scientists in Moscow say stray dogs have learned to use the subway to travel into the city’s center in search of food.

Biology professor Andrew Poyarkov said he has seen dogs exhibiting commuting behavior, as the dogs travel into the center of the city where they can more easily find food each morning, then travel back to where they live each evening.”

[via:Robert Wiblin]

19 May 2009


That’s not whacking…


13 September 2008

‘Water bears’/Tardigrades are first animal to survive space vacuum

“Water bears, also known as tardigrades, are known for their virtual indestructibility on Earth. The creatures can survive intense pressures, huge doses of radiation, and years of being dried out.”


23 July 2008

Sweden: Drunken elk meets sorry end after toddler attack

“Three-year-old Nova was playing in her backyard sandbox when a young elk calf attacked and bit her.”

Hee hee.

11 July 2008

The island where “Jaws” was filmed had a real-life shark scare

9 July 2008

Rabbit decapitations shock Germany

25 June 2008

Snail powered e-mail service

“Our snails are equipped with a miniaturised electronic circuit and antenna that enables them to be assigned messages from hardware located within their enclosure. The moment you click ‘send’ your message will travel at the speed of light to our snail server where it will await collection by a snail agent.”

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