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How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

'You'll never get your head around how big the universe is,' warns astronomer Pete Edwards of the University of Durham in this film about measuring astronomical distances. 'There are as many stars in the universe as there are grains of sand on the Earth.' So how far is a light year? And supposing …


If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Heartwarming Elephant Photography

A couple of weeks ago we've featured a fantastic set of giraffe photographs, and people really liked it. Nature is fulfilled with lovely animals, so …


Fujitsu supercomputer simulates 1 second of brain activity

Harnessing more than 82,000 processors on the world's fourth-ranked supercomputer, scientists run an experiment that represents 1 percent of human brain activity.<p>Is it really possible to simulate the human brain on a computer? AI researchers have been investigating that question for decades, but …

The Brain

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Meet Sheldon the Playful Serval Cub at Point Defiance Zoo

Meet Sheldon, Point Defiance Zoo's baby Serval. In addition to little Sheldon, there are a few other young cats at the zoo right now - Kali the Tiger …

Run! It's the last day to see Dinosaur Revolution at the Zoo! Plus, today moms who bring their kids get in free. Happy Mother's Day to all. Photo by May Woon

HERE'S TO THE MOMS: Three cheers for Leanne, our 10-year-old female Sumatran tiger who shows us every day what it takes to be a great mom. Bring your great mom to our Mother's Day BikeAbout: Photo by Garrison Wu

SF ZOO PRIDE: In a recent (unofficial) comparison, we learned that our male lion Jahari is 75 pounds heavier than any other male lion in the United States. Not that we're keeping track or anything... Photo by Marianne Hale

Got some cub cuteness to share? Tag it #sftigercub! Photo by Garrison Wu

From 2-4pm today our cub will be enjoying some fresh air and sunshine. Come on by! Photo by Garrison Wu

Researchers in the Amazon have noted that some wild cats can perform amazing vocal mimicry. By imitating the distress calls of a baby monkey, the cats are able to lure in a helpful adult as their next meal. The cries of a baby pied tamarin, a monkey the size of a squirrel, and other small primates have been replicated by big cats such as jaguars and pumas. More info: Photo credit: Bjørne Christian Tørrisen

Priceless Photos of the Lion Whisperer Show Docile Side of Wild Animals

Jackson Galaxy can surely tame the nastiest felines, and Caesar Millan is no doubt the undisputed “Dog Whisperer.” But, “The Lion Whisperer”? Well, …



Puppy, on a sidewalk

Bowl of cuteness. #cutepic

Help Name Busch Gardens Tampa's New Lion Cubs

A trio of Lion cubs are the most recent addition to Busch Gardens Tampa. They came all the way from South Africa, arriving on May 18. The two little …

Endangered Snow Leopard Cub Born in Denver

Photo Credit: Denver Zoo<p>Though summer has just begun, the Denver Zoo just received a wintery resident, a baby Snow Leopard. Born on May 13th, the …