The world is still colossal, a gaping map of mystery our brains fill in with imagination. It’s delusional to think we know it. Thankfully, any time we traverse the planet we’re awakened by our own trained incapacity, an ignorance blind to nature’s surprises. The ever sprawling internet promises to teach us a few things, but […]
Take a look at this video of these ultra-rare trippy rainbow blanket octopuses caught on camera off the coast of Romblon, Philippines. Coincidentally, they arrive just in time for Pride month. It’s no wonder these intelligent alien-looking creatures have “half a billion neurons, about as many as a dog.” And most of those neurons are […]
Have you ever wondered what’s on the other side of the rainbow? This video reveals a stunning full rainbow in its entirety from many stories up. Rainbows — they brighten up the day. Now we just need to find out which side contains the pot of gold.
With the polar vortex sweeping the Midwest and other parts of the nation, there are some animals like alligators that welcome the freeze. Crocodiles in North Carolina take in winter by letting their body freeze while allowing their nostrils to hang out in the air. The survival mechanism is called brumation, where there the reptile […]
If you think you’re brave, think again. This skydiving chick makes a steep jump and somehow (somehow!), survives multiple crushing hits on the way down. Unbelievable. “The resilience of barnacle goose chick is extraordinary,” says the show’s commentator. Yes, indeed.
Get yourself a prescription to nature. It’ll improve your mental and physical health. That’s according to doctors in Scotland who are recommending that people in the Shetland Islands get outside. The program outlines a recommended outside activity per month. For instance, in January you can create a windsock to grasp the full power of the […]
Talk about a badass beak. This shoe-billed stork lives primarily in swamps from Sudan to Zambia. The bill itself takes 1.5 months from hatching to fully develop into its slipper-like shape. But some think it’s the most frightening bird on the planet, as chicks are known to fight each other off to the death with […]
As spacesuit design continues to become thinner and more dynamic — there are touchscreen sensitive gloves, an attached helmet and built-in ventilation in the latest uniform — it’s worth looking at how both US and Russian spacesuits have evolved over time. Start by looking at the original suit designed for the moon mission above, then […]
Nature always makes you feel small. Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa surfed a record-setting 80-foot wave in November 2017 off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal. Just look at the lighthouse and onlookers in perspective to the surfer surrounded by the mountainous wave, or shall we say avalanche. Watch it for yourself.