Soil Cross Section is a new YouTube channel specializing in time-lapse videos of interesting things going in soil. There are two videos posted so far, and both are equally happening. Above, grass grows. Below, corn.
The silver-breasted montle is on the brink of extinction in this pitch-perfect parody of self-important nature shows. Narrated by Sir Adam Sandler. Image: YouTube / Kevin James READ THE REST
Nature photographer Peter Maier captured this magnificent time-lapse video of a downburst over Lake Millstatt in Carinthia, Austria. Maier called it a "Tsunami from Heaven." (Posted by Tamsin_Bailey in the Boing Boing BBS's Odd Stuff thread.) READ THE REST
Insect photographer Andreas Kay shot this remarkable golden tortoise beetle. They are not only beautiful, but they also have a number of impressive evolutionary traits. Their feet are really good at gripping leaves, so they can seal their elytra (their hard wing coverings) so they are flush to the leaf's surface, making it hard for… READ THE REST
If you read through text composed by inferior writers, rife with spelling errors, grammar problems, fractured syntax and haphazard punctuation and you aren't appalled, then you might be the target audience for the services that WhiteSmoke provide. Rather than let writers continue scribbling out copy packed with linguistic landmines, the WhiteSmoke Grammar Checker is like… READ THE REST
Scientists have found there's a danger just as impactful on your health as killers that everyone talks about like obesity or smoking. This one, though, is a lot more subtle. Researchers say that the threat posed by sitting for eight hours a day with little physical activity is just as harmful as some of the… READ THE REST
Your brain really is every bit the supercomputer that you think it is. Scientists found that over the course of your life, your modest human brain will hold up to 1 quadrillion pieces of information. You also have an average of 70,000 thoughts per day. Considering that, it's really no surprise that we can all… READ THE REST