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Watch amazing video of lightning in slow motion!

Zeus is pissed.

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Bear Belly Flop over Alaska waterfall

Captured at Katmai National Park in Alaska.

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Colorado bear with munchies breaks into pie shop, eats all pies but one

The bear was kind of a slob. Photo: Colorado Cherry Company


The bear was kind of a slob. Photo: Colorado Cherry Company

“Outside the store there is a trail of sugar. And a clump of cherries,” reports a Denver, CO TV news station, dramatically.

A hungry bear in Colorado broke into a local pie shop, and helped himself to some pie. In fact, he helped himself to all of the pie. He ate every last pie in the place, except for one flavor.

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WATCH: You probably need more cute sea slugs in your life

Jorunna are colorful sea slugs with what appear to be a puffy tail and rabbit ears (actually rhinophores). They have many variations in color and markings.

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WATCH: Weird pale parasitic ghost plants contain no chlorophyll

These parasitic corpse plants (Monotopa uniflora) don't need chlorophyll for energy, so they are white or pale pink. Krik & stony of Black Owl Outdoors found some in the wild.

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You probably need more baby quolls in your life

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Quolls are marsupials native to Tasmania and Australia, though very few live in the wild in Australia due to decimation by foxes and feral cats. Perhaps the cutest pics are from Craig Borrow of the Herald Sun:

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WATCH: Cool Welsh dog helps save baby dolphin

Leia is a beautiful dog whose sharp eyes spotted a struggling fellow mammal on the beach. Leia's owner recorded his rescue of the little guy.

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WATCH: Emergency moth surgery

YouTuber Eric Nordrum found a beautiful cecropia moth being attacked by a robin, then used online instructions to repair the moth's damaged wing before releasing it.

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Procedurally-generated moths are wonderfully haunting, plausible

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There's something striking and lawless about the bodies of moths, isn't there? Their patterns of howling eyes, bark-like patterns, haloes of bright, thin hair seem almost accidental, like fractals gone all wrong. Now, a new procedural generation bot pays tribute to the morbid maths of moths, and it's compelling.

Poet and artist Katie Rose Pipkin and multi-talented game maker Loren Schmidt (their stark, demanding 'retro'-style work Star Guard was an Independent Games Festival design finalist) have collaborated on Moth Generator (lepidoptera automata, of course). It makes moths, tweets and names them.

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A dark sort of beauty wings out of such a simple idea: Sometimes there is one tiny pearlite body pinned to a slate-gray scientific sheet, and at other times, it manifests a whole board with a array of spectacular forms pinned side by side. You feel lots like you're wandering the collection of some mad biologist, skirting the line between artifice and nature. Follow @mothgenerator on Twitter to watch the dusty, incandescent life forms unfold.

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If you like the project, you can buy Katie Rose Pipkin's work on itch.io, or support Loren Schmidt's ongoing work via Patreon.

Icelandic fog waterfall

“Captured this whilst hiking the cliffs in Látrabjarg [Iceland]. This came across as an anomaly where it seems that the fog was flowing down like a waterfall.” Reginald Schmidt via r/videos.

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Waves of Grass

Beautiful video of air currents rippling through grassy knolls in Norway.

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You probably need more pollen-covered bats in your life

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The undisputed king of cute pollen-faced bat photography is Merlin D. Tuttle of Bat Conservation International. If you like tequila, thank a bat!

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Watch: Michael Bay style Bat vs. Crocodile warfare with bombs and lasers

“What would a nature documentary be like if the animals were armed with our favorite weapons?”

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Watch these plants explode

Violets, touch me nots, and squirting cucumbers employ an impressive ballistic seed dispersal mechanism. (Smithsonian)

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Short film: "Denali"

“There's no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they've supported you through your darkest times.”

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The many inglorious deaths of my virtual fish

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WATCH: BioBots, remote-controlled iBionic insects

North Carolina State University researchers are wiring up Madagascar hissing roaches with remote-control steering, with a long-term goal to use roaches, moths, and other insects as data-gathering vehicles in inaccessible places like disaster sites.

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