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Tag: zoology

Beautiful biodiversity graffiti by ROA

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By ROA. Photos by Jaime Rojo/BrooklynStreetArt.com (top two) and ROA (bottom one). Via Colossal.

Also, here’s my son next to one on Hackney Road!

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The Bear and the Hare. Beautiful 2D stop motion animation. #biodiversity

Wow… (also the Lily Allen Keane cover is pretty good)

By Adam&Eve/DDB. Via Colossal.

The Monkey and the Dolphin. Simultaneously bringing you feelings of awesomeness and huh?

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Illustrated by Gustave Doré (1867). Via Fresh Photons.

This is for people who don’t think Nature Deficit Disorder is a thing & don’t think folks are disconnected from biodiversity.

This.

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This.

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And, yes, even this.

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Via Buzzfeed.

Children’s hospital uses biodiversity to whimsical and playful effect

In case, you were wondering: the Boulogne (France) hospital is called the Giraffe Childcare Center.

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Designed by Hondelatte Laporte Architecte. Via My Modern Met.

Biodiversity images done the “vectorfunk” way

Beautiful…

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By Matt W. Moore, via Visual News.

Large scale whale photos: epic and beautiful.

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“Photographer and conservationist Bryant Austin captures some truly breathtaking shots of whales as a reminder of their beauty and existence in the vast oceans. The photographer manages to get full body shots of them, a feat that so few are able to achieve with such high quality, while revealing remarkable details of these aquatic mammoths. Browsing through his collection, one feels like they can actually reach out and touch the giant creatures, feeling the texture of their skin while examining the breadth of their bodies.”

By Bryant Austin. Text via My Modern Met.

Biodiversity, science and surrealism, together as lovely art by Tiffany Bozic

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By Tiffany Bozic, via Colossal.

This lizard would totally win a “look like a dragon” contest.

Or at least a very striking looking Armadillo Girdled Lizard (Cordylus cataphractus).

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For more information, check out the Wikipedia page. Bottom photograph by Steven Troter.

Who needs Pokemon cards, when you can get free CEPHALOPODA cards!

And these are just 10 of close to 500 different free biodiversity cards on the website, which are also playable as a game!

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If you want to print them out, go to Phylogame.org/cephalopoda, and click “print” (on the left sidebar). Then click on page “2” (near the top) and click “print” again. If you want to include card backs with these printouts, then download the card back (the link is on the left sidebar), flip your card printouts and print the back on the other side.

Even the domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) can be Lord of the Savannah!

(Note that even though these images are digitally manipulated, they’re still awesome)

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By George Logan, via My Modern Met

How are we ever going to evolve if you people keep pushing us back into the ocean?

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From Bizarro Comics.

Animals looking dapper, seriously dapper

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By Yago Partal, via My Modern Met.

These knitted animal heads by Jessica Dance are amazing!

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By Jessica Dance, via Notcot.org

Best physics related cat figure ever!

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Via Fresh Photons.

Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock. Amazing exhibit at the New York Historical Society #wow @nyhistory

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“On display now through May 19 at the New York Historical Society is the first of three installations in Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock, the society’s unprecedented exhibition of 474 paintings.”

From New York Historical Society, via Wired.

Beautiful character design meets the primate family

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By Justin Pervorse, via Drawn.ca

In which it is calculated that a spider’s web is actually strong enough to stop a train.

This, from the Journal of Physics Special Topics.

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ABSTRACT:
In Spiderman 2 there is a scene in which Spiderman stops a runaway train using his webbing to provide a counter-force. Using the information available this paper examines the material properties of the webbing under these conditions and finds the Young’s modulus to be 3.12GPa, a reasonable value for spider silk.

INTRODUCTION:
In the early sixties Marvel Comics first introduced Spiderman; a superhero with the abilities and scaled strength of a spider. In a recent movie incarnation, Spiderman has the ability to sling webs from spinnerets located in his wrists. These webs have been shown to be capable of taking great amounts of strain, and have displayed a high level of adhesiveness. Arguably the greatest test of these webs is found in the 2004 movie, Spiderman 2; wherein Spiderman manages to bring a runaway train to a stop by sticking multiple webs to adjacent buildings, and bracing himself on the front of the train until it comes to a rest just before dropping into a river [1]. In this paper we attempt to model the forces upon the webbing in such a situation, and compare it to measured values of the Youngs modulus and yield strengths of real spider’s web.

Download the paper here.

Holy crap! This Polar Bear Hot Air Balloon is Fantastic!

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Source unknown. From The Cool Hunter, via Thinx.

Animals created by the letters in their name. #clevertypography

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By Dan Fleming, via My Modern Met.

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