1 November 2009

story behind photo of grieving chimps dorothy dead

The story behind a photo of grieving chimps


10 October 2009

An Alien God (on evolution)

“In a way, Darwin […] discovered a strange alien God – not comfortably “ineffable”, but really genuinely different from us. Evolution is not a God, but if it were, it wouldn’t be Jehovah. It would be H. P. Lovecraft’s Azathoth, the blind idiot God burbling chaotically at the center of everything, surrounded by the thin monotonous piping of flutes.”

[via:Hacker News]

23 September 2009

Photo by tomhide on Flickr, Luna Park, Sidney, Australia during a Red Dust Storm, September 2009

Selected Apolyptic Scenes From Red Dust Struck Sidney

BBC describes the event. Direct link to photo used above.


7 July 2009

Ant mega-colony takes over world

A single mega-colony of ants has colonised much of the world, scientists have discovered.

Argentine ants living in vast numbers across Europe, the US and Japan belong to the same inter-related colony, and will refuse to fight one another.

2 April 2009

Michael Schnabel

Photography by Michael Schnabel

Subtle night images of mountain scapes from German photographer Michael Schnabel.

27 July 2008

High-definition nature footage from Death Valley

If your machine is up to the task of displaying high-resolution flash video, make sure you click the HD button.

Currently, there’s a lot of similarly relaxing HD stuff on Vimeo’s HD channel, such as this fine summery sample of the Danish coast.


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