Here’s what’s been happening with the Corpse Flower over the past six days. Getting closer to bloom time!
“One imagines an angry spouse slamming a spoon on the table, shouting, ‘I’m leaving for Belgium!’ And then walking one step to the left.”
The Gouldian finch are small, brightly colored birds with green backs, yellow bellies, and purple breasts with a light blue uppertail and a cream undertail. Sometimes called lady gouldians, their facial color can vary, but black is the most common. Gouldian finch chicks are equipped with blue phosphorescent beads along their mouths, making it easy for the parents to feed them in the darkness of the nest cavity.
Photo credit: Greg Grall/National Aquarium
“At a talk at the National Hydropower Association, I hit play on the video and the first fish goes flying out, and the audience is dying. I had to say, ‘It’s okay to laugh, this is utterly ridiculous.’”
Behold, the fish cannon. (via Mr. Alexis Madrigal)
“Who notices moss? It’s just…there, doing whatever it does — so slowly, so terribly slowly, that nobody bothers to think about it.”