Blakely the dog helps socialize baby animals at the Cincinnati Zoo, including Dale, the one-month-old takin.
After three weeks of hard training the sugar addicted and not so thin astronaut is ready to discover the universe. Vimeo link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer
image credit: liz west A mossarium is a container in which moss is grown. Mossariums are simple, low maintenance and fun. They're durable and will last a long time. You can get moss from your backyard, from your favorite trips, or delivered in the mail. All you need is a jar, rocks, Spanish Moss (dried moss you can get at craft stores), moss and water. The Presurfer
Until the middle of the 19th century, ships were almost always launched stern-first, the way they had been for thousands of years. But as technology improved, ships grew in size, and the space constraints of narrow waterways led to the need of new launching practices.By World War II, side launches had become common. Show More Summary
image credit Vimeo Buried deep inside the Indonesian jungle is a very odd structure, shaped like a giant chicken. The long abandoned construction is locally known as Gereja Ayam.This strange construction was designed to be a church, but according to its creator, the building is neither a chicken nor a church. Show More Summary
Using a simple yet evocative narrative this film explains the causes and effects and asks the question, 'What's the air quality like where you are today?' Vimeo link (thanks Stefan) The Presurfer
Designed in a way that makes cages (almost) obsolete, the BioParc in Valencia, Spain allows an unobstructed view of the animals, and lets you get close to them... uncomfortably close, sometimes. It feels like there are no fences and the animals roam free.Except for the areas where the Gorillas, Leopards and lions are. Show More Summary
image credit Here are 56 events of the coolest, greatest, and most important musical moments in the history of the modern six-string. The Presurfer
If you've ever wanted to talk to Stephen Hawking about the future robot uprising artificial intelligence, here's your chance.
Call me Mobias.
Last week, Mark Hamill said that he was up for voicing the Joker in Bruce Timm's upcoming adaptation of The Killing Joke.
Last week, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz revealed his top five favorite superheroes: Spider-Man, Wolverine, Batman, Iron Man, and... Rorschach. The online version of the interview doesn't include this list, perhaps because Cruz has since faced some critique for including everyone's favorite antisocial Watchmen character in his top five.
NFL players can always learn something new, especially when it comes to dancing. J.J. Watt may be the one of the best defensive players in the NFL, but he might as well have two left feet when it comes to dancing. See also: Riley Curry doing the 'Nae Nae' will give you life Watt is especially bad at the doing the Nae Nae. Show More Summary
A new body positive hashtag is making its way across Twitter: #ThighReading. Coined by Twitter user @princess_labia on July 20, the hashtag encourages people to share unretouched photos of their thighs. Stretch marks, scabs and scars...Show More Summary
At Hopes&Fears, Kristen Felicetti has tips from private dicks on how to lose someone who is following you, in a car, on foot, and on public transportation. Read the rest
David Watson directed a really great New Yorker profile of Bloomberg Radio news anchor Charlie Pellett, the voice behind New York City Subway announcements. Anyone who rides the New York City subway system is familiar with the friendly-yet-firm command to “stand clear of the closing doors, please.” This deep, sometimes vexing voice—which also apologizes for […]
A longitudinal study finds that the 13-year-olds with social cachet lose it by the time they're young adults.
Laura McClure explains how to properly use apostrophes in writing in a new TED-Ed animated lesson. It’s possessive. It’s often followed by S’s. And it’s sometimes tricky when it comes to its usage. It’s the apostrophe.