Monday, October 29, 2012

look at this fucking real-life horror movie

Photograph courtesy Audrey Dussutour
Neither slime nor mold, these single-celled organisms use a kind of external physical memory when navigating, much like a trail of breadcrumbs. Read about some creepy experiments.

Monday, October 22, 2012

look at this fucking black devil

Photograph courtesy Edith Widder, ORCA
A female angler fish known as the Humpback Black Devil sports a glowing lure. See more bioluminescence in the abyssal Caribbean.

Monday, October 15, 2012

look at this fucking unique turtle

Photograph from FLPA/Alamy
The Chinese soft-shelled turtle pees out of its mouth. I don't want to know how this will help people with kidney failure.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

look at this fucking helpful father

Photograph by Holger Hollemann, European Pressphoto Agency
Male marmosets in South America not only carry, feed, and groom their twin babies, but also may act as "midwives" during birth, grooming and licking the newborns.
Marmoset dads may be so involved in parenting because of the high cost of birth for the mother: While in the womb, the babies eventually make up 25% of her body weight—equal to a 120-pound woman giving birth to a 30-pound infant.

look at these fucking lethargic fatties

Monday, June 18, 2012

look at this fucking demon

Photograph courtesy NIWA
Female black dragonfish—such as this newfound specimen of the Idiacanthus genus—are "fierce predators" of small fish. But "interestingly, male dragonfish lack teeth and a functional gut, and are thought to live only long enough to breed," biologist Malcolm Clark said.