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: Read the rest

WATCH: Cool Welsh dog helps save baby dolphin

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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. Read the rest

WATCH: Emergency moth surgery

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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. Read the rest

Procedurally-generated moths are wonderfully haunting, plausible

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Straddling the odd line between science and nature, this amazing new procedural generator pays striking tribute to the dusty, incandescent bodies of moths.

Icelandic fog waterfall

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“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. Read the rest

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! Read the rest

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

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

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Watch these plants explode

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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.” Read the rest

The many inglorious deaths of my virtual fish

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How an 'anti-nurturing sim' helps reveal the importance of mortality in games

WATCH: BioBots, remote-controlled iBionic insects

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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. Read the rest

WATCH: High-speed camera reveals path of each starling in a massive flock

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Dennis Hlynsky filmed an enormous flock of starlings at 600 frames per second, revealing the path and "personal space" of individual birds. The result turns complex mathematical order into a beautiful abstract effect. Read the rest

Watch ibex herds use a near-vertical dam as a salt lick

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Lake Cingino in the Italian Alps has a near-vertical dam that attracts ibex herds, who climb out on the dam hundred of feet up to lick minerals from the rocks. More acrophobia-inducing footage below: Read the rest

Watch the northern lights captured in real time in 4K

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This video is so beautiful. Crank the resolution way up to 4K and enjoy.

High winds blow waterfall back up

The River Kinder, in England's peak district, meets such high winds the flow is blasted back into the plateau. On better days, the Kinder Downfall drops 80 ft. Wikipedia:
Although usually little more than a trickle in summer, in spate conditions it is impressive. In certain wind conditions (notably when there is a strong west wind), the water is blown back on itself, and the resulting cloud of spray can be seen from several miles away. The Pennine Way crosses the River Kinder above Kinder Downfall.
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Houses with roof trees

Devised by Vietnam's Vo Trong Nghia Architects as a response to the nation's rapid development: "only .25 percent of the land in Ho Chi Minh City is covered in vegetation," writes Wired's Margaret Rhodes. Read the rest

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