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It’s a spider. Rather, a spider’s abdomen. Regularly photographed in Singapore, the creature's pulsating designs are proving a tricky puzzle to solve. Scientists don’t know how the arachnid, in the genus Cyrtarachne, produces the internal movements, let alone what purpose it might serve. NorthStar Bison - Playful Bison , 2.27.15. Peacock spider. Why these colored water droplets seem to be alive. 15+ Sea Slugs That Prove Aliens Already Live On Planet Earth. Earth's Mysterious Hum Explained. Even planets can get a bad case of tinnitus, according to a new study that explains Earth's mysterious, never-ending hum.
Scientists have long known that earthquakes can make the Earth sing like a bell for days or months. Untamed Americas - Gigantic School of Rays. The Aurora. The Mountain. The Arctic Light. How Whales Change Climate. New NASA 3D Animation Shows Seven Days of Simulated Earth Weather.
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The crickets sound like they are singing the most beautiful chorus in perfect harmony. Though you may think it is human voices, everything you hear in this recording is in-fact crickets themselves! This recording contains two tracks played at the same time: The first is the natural sound of crickets played at regular speed while the second is the slowed down version of crickets’ voices. The Coolest Nature Video Ever!! WTF Is This Weird Web-Tower Thing? We Asked Around. No One Knows - Wired Science. So far, no one knows what’s crafting these enigmatic structures.
Update, 1 p.m.: We’ve added comments from several more experts, below. Weird & Wild. Blood Falls, a "bleeding" glacier, is a natural time capsule containing a unique ecosystem. Atlas Obscura on Slate is a new travel blog.
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Quirky News Article. A mouse has been given its freedom after it tackled a poisonous snake in a bid to save a fellow rodent at a zoo in China.
The two mice were served up as a live dinner for the snake at Hangzhou Zoo in Zhejiang province, eastern China. Keeper Wen Shao said: "We always give the snakes live food and we put the two mice into the snake enclosure, but instead of trying to hide like they usually do one of the mice attacked the snake when it saw it trying to eat the other mouse. "I have never seen anything like that before, usually the mice keep as far away from the snake as possible but this one caused a lot of damage. Hacking Salmon's Mental Compass to Save Endangered Fish. One of the animal kingdom’s enduring mysteries — the sea-spanning return of salmon to their home stream — may be explained by in-brain GPS systems calibrated to Earth’s magnetic field.
Scientists hope to program the navigation systems of captive salmon to help the species survive in the wild. If they can figure out how to mimic the magnetic signature of a stream, they can train fish to go there when released. As hatchlings, says University of North Carolina biologist Ken Lohmann, the fish are biologically imprinted with local geomagnetic coordinates. Cattle, Deer Graze Along Earth's Magnetic Field. August 25, 2008 Cattle and deer all over the world tend to align themselves with Earth's magnetic field, according to new research.
Both types of animals appear to graze in a north-south direction that aligns with magnetic north, not geographic north, according to European researchers who scrutinized thousands of Google Earth images. Birds, turtles, and fish are known to use magnetic guidance in migration. And among small mammals, a handful of rodent and one bat species have been shown to possess a magnetic compass. 4 Ordinary Animals with Superhero Abilities. Just like Clark Kent looks like a normal guy until he puts on the blue and red outfit comes, these seemingly-ordinary animals possess some extraordinary abilities.