Radiolab

Jul 23

[video]

Jul 21

biomorphosis:

Mudskipper is a fish which spend more time on land than in water. In fact, a mudskipper will drown if it’s never able to reach the water’s surface! Like other fish, mudskippers breathe through gills, but in addition they absorb oxygen through their skin and the linings of their mouths and throats. They are able to move over land by using their pectoral fins to pull themselves forward, or they perform a series of skips or jumps. Pokemon “Mudkip” is based on this fish.

biomorphosis:

Mudskipper is a fish which spend more time on land than in water. In fact, a mudskipper will drown if it’s never able to reach the water’s surface! Like other fish, mudskippers breathe through gills, but in addition they absorb oxygen through their skin and the linings of their mouths and throats. They are able to move over land by using their pectoral fins to pull themselves forward, or they perform a series of skips or jumps. Pokemon “Mudkip” is based on this fish.

(via cranky-old-bastard)

“This kind of eradication program was far beyond anything that anyone had ever done anywhere in the world.” — What do you do when your island is overrun by goats? Something drastic.

Jul 01

Sometimes, in the name of science, you must put tiny trousers on frogs.

Sometimes, in the name of science, you must put tiny trousers on frogs.

Jun 30

An image of Saturn’s “sponge-textured moon” Hyperion.
(Are you checking NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day on the regular? Don’t forget.)

An image of Saturn’s “sponge-textured moon” Hyperion.

(Are you checking NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day on the regular? Don’t forget.)

archivesofamericanart:

Color, meet Wheel. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Color wheel, 19—? Rudolph Schaeffer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

archivesofamericanart:

Color, meet Wheel. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Color wheel, 19—? Rudolph Schaeffer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

[video]

Jun 25

[video]

iloveoldmagazines:

Life, 1967 Vol. 62, No. 18

Yup.

iloveoldmagazines:

Life, 1967 Vol. 62, No. 18

Yup.

“If you can’t trust a fluffy towel to be fluffy — you can’t trust anything.” — CGP Grey can’t stop debunking things, and it’s kinda great.

Jun 23

A veterinary staff member of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme center conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan.

A veterinary staff member of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme center conducts medical examinations on a 14-year-old male orangutan.

Jun 18

“Then Professor Darlington tossed frogs off the roof, one by one.” — No frogs were harmed in the writing of this blog post.