Tree Strikes Back – Falls On Guy Shooting At It. [Video]

After many shots fired, a lone tree fires back. Let the coup d’trees begins. [V]

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Shark Rescue: Divers Remove Elastic Cord Around Shark’s Gills. [Video]


YouTube: Amazing shark rescue

Shark rescued by diversWhat’s awesome about this video is that these divers cared enough to rescue a grey nurse shark with a elastic cord noose around its gills. What’s amazing about this video is how the divers figured out a safe way to cut the elastic cord around the shark’s gills without harming the shark.

Fortunately, this shark didn’t suffer the same waste-induced fate as the birds on Midway Island. [Arbroath]

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Annual Final Score: Sharks Kill 12 Humans, Humans Kill 100,000,000 Sharks.

Crazy infographic from Joe Chernov and Robin Richards that shows, through finning and other wasteful practices, how we kill more sharks in 4 seconds than humans are killed by sharks in one year. Whether or not the actual number is 100 million, the final score is definitely not in the shark’s favor.

Shark Attack Stop Finning Infographic

[Laughing Squid]

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Scientists In Uruguay Genetically Engineer The World’s First Glow-In-The-Dark Sheep.

Glow-in-the-dark sheep.

Glow-in-the-dark sheep: Flock of the Damned or Sheep of the Corn?

Alejo Menchaca and his team at the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay are messing around with the green fluorescent protein (GFP) again and this time it’s in sheep. From io9:

“Menchaca’s sheep – which were born last October and, apart from their corporeal glow, appear to have developed just like an unmodified flock – express the protein in tissues throughout their bodies, causing them to glow under ultraviolet light. Menchaca says that, in this particular instance, the sheep were modified merely as a proof of concept.”

I think a Dr. Ian Malcolm quote would best sum up what I think about glow-in-the-dark sheep:

“Genetic power is the most awesome force the planet’s ever seen, but you wield it like a kid that’s found his dad’s gun.”

Welcome to the Genetics Park. [io9]

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Bingham Canyon Open-Pit Mine Landslide Is L’il Brother To 1993 Oceanside Tin Mine Collapse In Malaysia.

The April 11th landslide at Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon open-pit copper mine was huge; the 1993 landslide at the coastal Malaysian Pantai Remis open-pit tin mine was Gi-freakin-normous3! [Boing Boing]

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Watching A Zoo’d Koala Bear Trying To Climb Up A Painted Tree Is The Saddest Video You’ll See Today. [Video]

“Maybe this koala bear is trying to send us a Happy Feet type message.

[Crapasaurus]


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