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.

look at these fucking pack-hunting hawks

Friday, June 15, 2012

look at this fucking pitiful cat

old, but classic photo.

look at this fucking eight-legged underdog

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

look at this fucking motherly gorilla

Older gorillas baby-talk with the young, just like humans do.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

look at this fucking unsettling toad birth

Friday, May 18, 2012

look at this fucking nocturnal feast

Photograph by Beverly Joubert

Monday, May 14, 2012

look at this fucking gorgeous leopard

Photograph courtesy Deon De Villiers

look at this fucking goblin shark

look at this fucking white whale

Photographs courtesy E. Lazareva, Far East Russia Orca Project

Friday, February 10, 2012

look at this fucking oxymoron

Your move, Jumbo Shrimp.
Photograph courtesy Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen

Monday, February 06, 2012

look at this fucking helpful hare

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

look at this fucking prickly handful

Courtesy of Casadilla

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

look at this fucking insect war

Monday, January 09, 2012

look at this fucking biblical shark birth

Photograph by Rodger Klein, Getty Images
A captive female zebra shark has displayed asexual reproduction for the fourth year running.
Read National Geographic's article about this astoundingly common process.

Friday, January 06, 2012

look at this fucking mimicry arms race

An octopus mimicking a fish becomes the background to another fish's mimicry. My head hurts.