Irwin Simon built the world's largest natural foods company -- and hit an economic home run for New York State. Now he plans to spend more than $100 million a year on acquisitions to double Hain Celestial's U.S. sales to $2 billion. Juice cleanse, anyone?
By Sarfaraz A. Khan: The U.S natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy (CHK) has been offloading its assets to pump up its balance sheet. The company has been struggling due to the weak natural gas pricing environment, a mounting pile of debt...Show More Summary
Based on combined enterprise value, Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) is the third largest energy company in North America. We tend to associate the giant with its 75,000 miles of pipelines, but in reality, its operations are incredibly diverse. Over the next few days, I’ll take a closer look at each of the midstream company’s five [...]
A closer look at the midstream giant's nat-gas segment.
Based on combined enterprise value, Kinder Morgan is the third largest energy company in North America. We tend to associate the giant with its 75,000 miles of pipelines, but in reality, its operations are incredibly diverse. Over the next few days, I'll take a closer look at each of the midstream company's five distinct business units. Show More Summary
Klaus Pichler was walking home late one night when he noticed light on in the basement of Vienna’s Natural History Museum. What he saw inside inspired a project called Skeletons in the Closet. Vienna’s Natural History Museum is one of the oldest, largest, and most important collections in the world. Show More Summary
Mother nature messes with our heads once again, delivering an unexpected surprise inside of yet another giant chicken egg. We’ll stop posting these when we get to Level 4. (Thanks Everyone!) Hat Tip Link
Here’s a video of a great talk about the evolution of whales that anatomist Joy Reidenberg gave at the recent PopTech conference. You may have seen her on the show Inside Nature’s Giants. Here’s my profile of Reidenberg this spring in the New York Times, in which I focused on what it’s like to take apart whales for a living. Joy Reidenberg: Weird whales from PopTech on Vimeo.
If you’ve ever wondered what life is like inside the the world’s most valuable company, this video will give you an insight into the inner workings of the technology giant. It is quite surprising to see a (rare) video of this nature coming from Apple, given the culture of strict secrecy Apple has adopted (for [...]
I want to dissect a giant squid. I never knew I did before I watched the Inside Nature’s Giants episode about the enormous cephalopod, but I do now. Long-time readers know I’m an unabashed fan of the anatomical UK import – a show that delights in the innards of behemoths and what those organs can [...]
One body part at a time: Zoologist John Hutchinson dissects nature's biggest beasts for the British show "Inside Nature's Giants": Hutchinson has a job that is centered around the frozen carcasses of all manner of strange (and usually rather large)...
For a segment for the Inside Nature's Giants television series several years ago, Dr. John Hutchinson of the Royal Veterinary College had the pleasure of documenting the dissection of an extremely dead elephant. He took photographs of this not-for-the-squeamish event, which involved invigorating smells and guts the size of bean bag chairs: More »
Sometimes, I get so jealous of British television. Apparently, there's a whole series over there called Inside Nature's Giants. It's basically a zoology dissection show, where scientists break down large, exotic animals in ways that help teach viewers about evolution, biology, and the science of animal locomotion. John Hutchinson is an American zoologist who works [...]
We interrupt your regularly scheduled news programming to bring you this wonderful piece of trivia about kangaroo genitals. Regular readers will know of my love for Inside Nature’s Giants, the British documentary where anatomists cut up large animals to examine how their bodies work and evolved. It’s a truly incredible show, combining unbridled joy at [...]
Too poor to afford heating oil, villagers in Shandong, China, go to nearby oil extraction facility and bring home some natural gas inside a giant balloon: On the morning of the 20th, when reporters first arrived, the oil extraction machinery was operating normally, a gas canister and large gas furnace were beside the machine with [...]
"Happy Endings" on ABC at 9:30pm ET. "Inside Nature's Giants" on PBS at 10:00pm ET. So last week's shark episode was pretty awesome, and I loved the moment where they brought the kid up close to the partially hacked up...
Carl Zimmer profiles anatomist Joy Reidenberg, who has scored a coup for public communication of science on the BBC show, Inside Nature's Giants: "From Inside Lions and Leviathans, Anatomist Builds a Following". Joy is well-known in paleoanthropology circles: For her Ph.D., she came to Mount Sinai Medical School to work with Jeffrey T. Show More Summary
For anyone in the US who likes to know what it’s like inside a giraffe (hands up, people), it frustrating to discover the show Inside Nature’s Giants airing on British TV. The best we could manage were snippets on YouTube. Now the show is here in the States. Show More Summary
Some days, I hate writing about atheism. I want to tell you why. Two weeks ago, I was watching a PBS show called Inside Nature's Giants, about a team of biologists dissecting a sperm whale that died after beaching itself on a British coast (this involved heavy machinery and a chain saw, if you... Read More
When PBS says it's going inside nature’s giants, it really means it's going inside nature’s giants. The term has become used metaphorically in general to mean doing a profile, so I went into the episode expecting a profile of the Great White Shark. Show More Summary