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Inside Nature’s Giants: The Giant Squid’, A Documentary About the Elusive Deep Sea Cephalopod

last monthOdd : Laughing Squid

In an hour-long episode of the documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants, PBS takes a look at the giant squid, a massive deep sea cephalopod believed to be one of the largest invertebrates on Earth. In the documentary, a team of scientists are afforded the rare opportunity to dissect a specimen. They learn that it has […]

Inside Nature's Giants: The Giant Squid

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

In this episode of the PBS documentary series, a team of scientists dissect and examine one of the ocean's rarest creatures: Architeuthis, the giant squid.

In the Future, Radiation Adds a Layer of Difficulty to Animal Dissection

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As if dealing with beached whale carcasses wasn't hard enough, now it has to be done in full hazmat gear with extra radiation proctections. Well, it'll make for an even more impressive episode of Inside Nature's Irradiated Giants. Read more...

A Giant Guy With Inflatable Arms Has Been Chasing Me All Over The Internet For A Year

About one year ago, Business Insider editor Sam Ro wanted to learn more about those giant inflatable men with flailing arms, typically reserved for car dealerships. So naturally, he turned to Google. Ro says he searched for these inflatable guys once and clicked on one banner ad. Show More Summary

Frank Gehry Nears Completion of Scalloped Glass Louis Vuitton Foundation Center in Paris

The undulating structure is made up of 3,600 panels of glass, which in turn make up giant overlapping “sails.” The angles of each sail will allow natural light inside while also protecting from direct sun and diverting rain water during the rainy season.

Titanfall, Attack On Titan, Same Difference.

Not everyone gets to ride inside the anime's titans, and we can't crunch people in half with the video game's giant mechs, but in both cases we would if we could. Polariscalls this video a mash up, but it just feels like natural progression to me. Read more...

Juiced Up: Inside $3.5 Billion Organic Giant Hain Celestial, Whole Foods’ Biggest Supplier

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?

Chesapeake's Asset Sale: A Look Inside FTS International

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

Inside Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI): Natural Gas Pipelines – Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP), El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (EPB)

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 [...]

Inside Kinder Morgan: Natural Gas Pipelines

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

Giant Toad, Angry Shark, Hungry Bear: Behind The Curtain At A World-Class Museum

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

Eggception 2

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

Why Whales are Weird: Joy Reidenberg Explains

2 years agoAcademics / Biology : The Loom

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.

Inside The World’s Most Valuable Company — Apple

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 [...]

Anatomists Explore the Inner Wonders of Giant Squid

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 [...]

How You Give A Giraffe A CT Scan

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)...

This is what the inside of an elephant looks like [Holy Crap Wtf]

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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 »

What's inside an elephant?

3 years agoOdd : Boing Boing

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 [...]

Kangaroos have three vaginas

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 [...]

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