background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Coup de tabac sur les ruches. Les abeilles seraient accro, un peu comme vous à la cigarette Marc.

Coup de tabac sur les ruches

Vraiment. Elephant Culture. How can we not appreciate the intelligence, empathy, and wisdom of elephants? Check out this mesmerizing Hummingbird ‘color change’ illusion. This adult male hummingbird is showing off his iridescent head and gorget feathers. This is an incredible close up view of an adult male hummingbird displaying his iridescent head and gorget feathers. But how is this possible? The gorget is a shimmering patch of feathers found on the throats of males in many hummingbird species.

The Uniquely Talented and Intelligent Octopus. The octopus has advanced intelligence despite 500 million years of separate evolution from mammals, birds, insects and reptiles.

The Uniquely Talented and Intelligent Octopus

Octopus ancestors are, perhaps, the first intelligent beings on Earth. Recent research is beginning to describe their very unusual talents, behavior and brain, as well as their unique genetic makeup. The fact that such an intelligent creature has no bones or spine has upended theories of animal intelligence. This post will describe recent research about their unique brain and its similarities and differences from humans. It shows a unique genetic expansion of genes that, somewhat differently, built the human brain. Millipede Genitals, Now in Glorious 3-D! It’s blue, its name is “avatar,” and it’s virtual.

Millipede Genitals, Now in Glorious 3-D!

But it’s not a 10-foot-tall humanoid alien; it’s a new millipede species, and the first to be a “cybertype.” Ommatoiulus avatar is the first species to be described using high-resolution X-ray microtomography (microCT) 3-D images as part of its official taxonomic description. 3-D Millipede Genitals Are Strangely Fascinating Those type descriptions include some pretty spectacular images of the millipede’s junk. Description Qui singe qui ? Les végétariens tuent 25 fois plus d'animaux doués de sensibilité par kilogramme. Les végétariens tuent 25 fois plus d'animaux doués de sensibilité par kilogramme Est-ce moral de manger de la viande rouge ?

Les végétariens tuent 25 fois plus d'animaux doués de sensibilité par kilogramme

Les critiques évoquent les conséquences pour l'état de l'environnement et le bien-être des animaux. Mais si vous voulez minimiser la souffrance des animaux et promouvoir une agriculture plus durable,suivre un régime végétarienpourrait être la pire des choses à faire. L'éthicien de renom Peter Singer affirme que s'il y a de nombreuses manières de nous nourrir, nous devrions choisir ce qui cause le moins de mal aux animaux. La plupart des défenseurs des droits des animaux disent que cela signifie que nous devrions manger des végétaux plutôt que des animaux.

Attention aux morsures de la recluse brune, une araignée qui sévit en Languedoc-Roussillon - 09/07/2015 - Midi Libre rapporte deux cas de morsures de la recluse brune, dans l’Hérault et dans le Gard.

Attention aux morsures de la recluse brune, une araignée qui sévit en Languedoc-Roussillon - 09/07/2015 -

Les victimes de cette petite araignée ont dû subir une intervention de chirurgie plastique. Le bestiaire de Michel Pastoureau sur les ondes. Durant l’été, le médiéviste rend aux animaux leur dignité historique et nous conte les boires et déboires de huit des plus fameux d’entre eux, chaque dimanche à 12 heures sur France Culture.

Le bestiaire de Michel Pastoureau sur les ondes

Qui mieux que Michel Pastoureau pouvait nous inviter à découvrir l’histoire des animaux ? Médiéviste réputé pour son érudition en matière d’héraldique (la science des blasons), spécialiste de la symbolique des emblèmes et des couleurs, il a depuis toujours croisé ces créatures que l’homme craint quand il ne les domestique pas, héroïse volontiers sur les armoiries, convoque dans ces fables, sacrées comme profanes, et dont il nourrit son imaginaire pour fixer son identité. Sources antiques Du plus emblématique au plus mythique des animaux. Who's Who.

It’s not easy to get owls to mug for the camera.

Who's Who

Even in captivity the birds remain aloof, unruffled by the flash and unmoved by attempts to bribe them. Photographer Brad Wilson learned that lesson firsthand after trying to win over owls from the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis and The Wildlife Center near Española, New Mexico. Beetle. Beetles are a group of insects that form the order Coleoptera /koʊliːˈɒptərə/.


The word "coleoptera" is from the Greek κολεός, koleos, meaning "sheath"; and πτερόν, pteron, meaning "wing", thus "sheathed wing", because most beetles have two pairs of wings, the front pair, the "elytra", being hardened and thickened into a shell-like protection for the rear pair and the beetle's abdomen.

Overview[edit] 23 pollinating species in Britain have gone extinct over the last 150 years. It would appear that pollinators in Britain have been declining for a lot longer than researchers realized.

23 pollinating species in Britain have gone extinct over the last 150 years

Contrary to the belief that local bees and wasps only began to go extinct after World War II, new evidence is showing that the large-scale changes in agricultural practices that began shortly after the First World War were the catalyst for these insects’ demise. Since 1850, 23 pollinator species have gone extinct, with the first massive disappearance occurring in the early 1920s. This rapid decline could have severe consequences for the future of food security across the U.K. Actualité > Un comportement animal étonnant : des loups font la paix avec des singes. Chimpanzee Gives Jane Goodall The Best Hug Ever — And The Internet Swoons As One.

In 2014, Jane Goodall got a thank you hug from a chimpanzee, and months later, the Internet is swooning over the video that captured the moment.

Chimpanzee Gives Jane Goodall The Best Hug Ever — And The Internet Swoons As One

The chimpanzee’s name is Wounda. When she was found, the chimp was sick — underweight, weak, and near death, Animal Planet reported. The staff at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Congo took her in and cared for her. The chimpanzee did well and recovered, but that meant she had to go back into the wild, namely the protected lands on Tchindzoulou Island. This is one of three special islands developed by Goodall which offer both wild sanctuary to chimpanzees, but allow them access to continued care by staff.

About 160 already live there. 10 Fascinating Facts About Fireflies. By Amber Kanuckel | Monday, June 15th, 2015 | From: Home and Garden Many backyards are already aglow with magical fireflies – or lightning bugs, as many people call them. On warm evenings, there’s nothing better than sitting and watching them light up the night. Here are a few facts you may not know about these fascinating insects: It turns out that it’s not just the adult fireflies that light up. Among some species, the eggs glow, and the eggs of certain species will flash if you tap them gently. 8 year-old girl forms friendship with crows, and they bestow gifts upon her. Some people think crows are a bad omen, associating the dark birds with their long-held reputation of thievery. But an 8 year-old girl in Seattle has been cultivating a relationship with local crows for years, and she has some unconventionally delightful goods to show for it.

Gabi Mann has been feeding crows in her neighborhood bits of food since she was four, and as her feedings became more regular, an interesting exchange began to take place. In return for their daily “meal” and water, the crows began sporadically gifting Gabi with bits and baubles. See Gabi’s collection of treasures bestowed by the birds after the jump.