Lesli Ann Furo

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Auckland Zoo Goes Batty!

New Zealand's Auckland Zoo is celebrating the successful breeding and rearing of Lesser Short-tailed Bat twins. It's the first time this threatened …

Astronauts Beam Down an Epic Christmas Eve Spacewalk Portrait

Well, if you’re gonna put a portrait of your mug on Instagram for the whole world to see, this is the way to do it. Taken from outside the ISS during …

Awesome The Hobbit Fan Art

Since the release of the new trailer for the sequel of The Hobbit I think any J.R.R. Tolkien fans are just dying to see it. But since we gotta wait …

The Hobbit

10 photo highlights of the day

Each day the picture editor of the Guardian brings you a selection of top photographs and today the focus is on portraits<p><b>•</b> For more from the Guardian picture desk today see our live blog

New to Nature No 102: Lobariella sipmanii

A new species of lichen was found growing on lower to mid-height stems and small trunks of <i>Diplostephium revolutum</i>, a composite, in Bogotá, Colombia. …

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Historic Maps of the Day: The Louisiana Purchase's 210th Birthday

The Adorable, Weird and Somewhat Scary World of Gary Baseman

Los Angeles-based artist Gary Baseman has been one of the busiest and most successful commercial artists for almost three decades. His illustrations for major magazines along with his toys, advertising, TV series and animated films, have made his adorable cartoonish figures immediately recognizable …

Black Classical Musicians: A Case Study In Beating The Odds

Black men and women have built practically every musical tradition in the West: jazz, blues, rock and roll, funk. But when it comes to classical music, both onstage and in the crowd, they're few and far between.<p>Probing the question of why this is inevitably leads to the odds-defying stories of …

Awesome Photos Of Buddy Holly And Waylon Jennings In A Photo Booth

Buddy Holly is still way cooler than I could ever hope to be.

Buddy Holly

Inside The Mind Of A Scientist Who Made Up More Than 50 Studies

Cheating in science<p>When you hear about well-regarded scientists making up data in their studies, it's easy to wonder, <i>What were they thinking?</i><p>A New York Times Magazine piece has one answer. The magazine profiled Diederik Stapel, a psychologist, former dean of the School of Social and Behavioral …

The Most Exciting Google Service In Years, Google Now, Comes To iPhone and iPad

Google's awesome/creepy personal assistant lands on iOS.<p>Google Now, the service that's made us say "holy crap" out loud more than just about anything else over the past year, is finally leaving its warm Android nest for less familiar climes: iOS. Starting right now, iPhone and iPad owners can get …

Where The World Lives, By Latitude [Infographic]

Most of us live 27 degrees north of the equator, give or take.<p>We live in a world divided by a coordinate grid, which means data visualizers can do cool things like plot population by distance from the equator. Below are two such maps, by Bill Rankin, that overlay population of the world with the …

Killer Sign Language: Fish Use Gestures To Help Other Sea Creatures Commit Murder

Grouper and coral trout signal giant moray eels and octopuses to hunt prey.<p>Here's a nice image for you. Fish swimming through the sea, making little fishy head gestures to communicate with each other. It's like <i>Finding Nemo</i>, right? Wait! Better: they have little sea creature friends, like an …

The Scientific Reason You Won't Throw Your Stuff Away

Emerging research on hoarding classifies it as its own distinctive disorder, separate from OCD.<p>When my great-grandmother died in the mid-90s, we found a number of questionable collections in her house, including a paper bag filled to the brim with meticulously cleaned-out egg shells and a very …

Warming Causes Plants To Release Gases That May Mitigate Global Warming

A newly identified negative feedback loop could counteract global warming, by a teeny, tiny amount.<p>Plants could help cool down the warming world through their own climate change response, according to a new study. Trees and other plants are known to emit volatile organic compounds in response to …

Big Pic: The Prettiest Aerial Shot Of Phytoplankton You've Ever Seen

NASA captures blooming marine microorganisms off the coast of France.<p>When conditions are just right in the Bay of Biscay, the body of water nestled in the elbow crook between western France and northern Spain, huge blooms of phytoplankton begin to emerge. The marine microorganisms live in the bay …

DARPA Wants To Build A Better Battlefield Internet

War waits for no router setup. Functioning internet takes time to set up, which is not a luxury a military on the move usually has, and it's definitely not an option when troops get ambushed. Mobile ad hoc networks (MANET), a system of communication without major infrastructure, provides a way …

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