Jon Webb

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Masters of Disguise—Amazing Insect Camouflage

To avoid becoming prey, insects use mimicry to blend into their surroundings.<p><b>When it comes to biology, mimicry is everywhere. Lions use camouflage to blend in with the savanna. Frogs use mimicry to match their green environment. Most famously, chameleons will even change color to blend in with</b> …

“First Ever” Photos of Rare Albino Marlin

On March 11, an angler hooked a rare fish: a 300-pound albino blue marlin. The animal was released alive, and photos of the encounter may be the first recorded images of an albino blue marlin, according to the Billfish Report.<p>It was about 1 pm, during a charter fishing trip on the 42-foot boat</i> …

How Big Is The Universe? Fun New Video Gives Easy-To-Understand Explanation

The universe is really, really big. How big? Well, if you sent a text message to the nearest galaxy, Andromeda, it would take 2.5 million years to get there. Mind. Blown.<p>And that's just one of many mind-boggling facts in a new Vimeo video from Beakus, an animation studio on a mission to explain …

According To Science, Thor's Hammer Would Destroy The Earth

Thor's hammer is clearly one of the coolest superhero weapons of all time, but what if it's actually too good to be true?<p>Many Marvel fans incorrectly believe that Thor's hammer, Mjölnir, was forged from a dying star. Now, this isn't true (it was forged <i>within</i> a dying star), but what if it were? Is …

Watch octopus squeeze through tiny hole

It’s just cool, that’s all. Watch this 40-second video of an octopus squeezing through a tiny hole to escape a box.<p>Octopuses have an amazing ability …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Incredible Critter That’s Tough Enough to Survive in Space

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.21.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>More absurd creatures:<p>The Anglerfish and the …

Why Earth has 4 seasons

Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case, for Earth.<p>Nearly everyone …