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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If Earth Had A Social Network Account…

like Facebook, today, it would look something like this:

Spacebook:  If Earth Had A Facebook Page Comic.

Posted with permission by “The Joy of Tech.” [via Mashable]

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Humane Society’s ‘Seals Need Our Help’ Video.

Seals Need Our Help - HSIBelieve it or not, they’re still clubbing harp seal pups in Canada. The “Seals Need Our Help” video is a reminder that even though demand for products containing seal fur is down, and even banned in many countries, the hunt continues. Calling it a hunt is a stretch; it’s more like real-life Whac-A-Mole with a hakapik instead of a padded mallet.

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