The Dueling Nature of Intoxication

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Researchers recently got some Prairie voles drunk and introduced them to new mates to see if males were always dicks and females always clingy under the influence of alcohol. The results? Humans are not animals.

Captive Landscapes

A series by Daniel Kukla involving the interior environments for animals at 12 different zoos across the U.S and Europe.

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The Dead Zoo Gang by Charles Homans

“Over the last several years, millions of dollars worth of antique rhino horns have been stolen form collections around the world. The only thing more unusual than the crimes is the theory about who is responsible: A handful of families from rural Ireland known as the Rathkeale Rovers.”

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#Art

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French artist Abraham Poincheval will spend the next 13 days living inside a hollowed-out bear as part of his artistic performance “Dans La Peau de l’Ours – Inside the Skin of the Bear.”

“The performance piece will see him eat, drink, sleep and relieve himself within a man-made chamber, housed within the sterilised carcass of a bear, while being filmed by two cameras.”

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“I wanted to highlight the problem in an amusing way.”

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To highlight all the dog poo that wasn’t being cleaned up in her town, one Scottish lady has been decorating the turds with food stuff.

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It’s Time to Say Goodnight

For his series Pastel Deaths, photographer Emir Özşahin humanizes dead animals by showing them as if they were sleeping.

From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning

Beautiful work by Claude Cloutier

Meet the “Chicken from Hell”

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The newly discovered Anzu wyliei  was 11.5 foot long, and weighed 500 pounds. The raptor with a beak, feathers, and extremely sharp claws roamed the earth 66 million years ago.

 

Someone in Providence has a sick sense of humor

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On Monday morning, a dead seal was found curbside in an east Providence, Rhode Island neighborhood with a handwritten sign reading “Free Seal (to a good home, naps a lot, housebroken).”

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The Sad Life of Circus Elephants

From Jill Freedman’s 1971 series, Circus Days.

It’s Nature, Baby

Tortoise mating sounds are familiar

Morning Dose of the Revenge of The Lol Cat

Music by GARNIER. Directed by Émile Sacré.

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Naked, Covered in Ram’s Blood, Drinking a Coke, and Feeling Pretty Good by Andrew Solomon

One man’s journey to Senegal to investigate a tribal cure for depression.

Elephant Empathy

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The Mammoth Cometh by Nathaniel Rich

Bringing extinct animals back to life is really happening — and it’s going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad.

Picture of the Day

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Jill Freedman

Rudolph Ain’t Got Nothing on this Guy

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In Finland, Reindeer herders spray their livestock with a reflective coating to keep them from getting hit by cars at night.

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Getting Behind the Gun by Jacob Baynham

Can I kill? Have I strayed too far from the ways of my hunter-gatherer ancestors? Is my wife looking at me funny? How does this rifle work? One gun-shy man’s quest to enter the woods, and return with meat.

Morning Dose of Robohorse

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