A scientist radio-tracking pandas in the Chinese wilderness frolics with an inquisitive cub who was left in his care by its mother: Dajun and the wild baby panda
. [more inside]
Animals have tempers. Bad tempers. And they want what they want. And there are animated gifs to prove it
Search for wildflowers by location, color, flower shape, flower size and time of blooming. 3,126 plants indexed.
This web site helps those of us with limited knowledge of botany to identify flowering plants that are found outside of gardens. This help is provided by presenting you with small images of plants. You can use a number of search techniques to get to the images that are most likely the plant you are looking for. When you click on a plant image the program shows you links to plant descriptions and more plant images. The site has about 5 ways of searching for a plant. You can use these searches in any combination. Some searches eliminate some plants from consideration. Most searches give a "score" to each plant depending on how well the plant matches the search criteria. The plants with the highest score are displayed at the top of the results. Click here for Instructions. [more inside]
x Domestic Cat = Savannah
Where F=generations from wild. F1 through F3 are not recommended as pets. F4 are considered loyal and well-behaved, like dogs.
An Asian Leopard Cat
x A Domestic Cat = A Bengal
Named after the Leopard Cat’s species, P. bengalensis, not the distant Tiger relative
Cat x Oriental Shorthair
= A Serengeti
Looks like a small Serval, but no Serval bloodline, fully domesticated. See also the Toyger and the Cheetoh [more inside]
WHAT IS A WILD TONE?
" live in Radios. They're the Bad Tones
that escape from the back
of your speaker. They like to howl and screech and beat booming drums... they ruin good music... every chance they get. Yeoooooooo EEK! BONG! BOOM [more inside]
Princesses Gone Wild
is a tumblr blog of Disney princesses re-imagined with tattoos, piercings, dyed hair and band t-shirts. [more inside]
"We finally flew our first thermal camera flight yesterday afternoon. About 10 seconds after launch my co pilot looked at the screen and said something like, 'We now have our very own predator drone'"
A rice farmer in Louisiana had a real problem, feral pigs were coming out of the woods at night, into the rice fields, tearing up his crops and causing thousands of dollars worth of damage.
The only solution is to bring in hunters to shoot the pigs.
Hunting feral pigs
in waist high rice plants, in the dead of night, is very difficult. You have to be within 10 feet of them to shoot them and it can take hours to stalk them down. So the farmer calls his brother, an Electronic Warfare engineer who flies RC airplanes as a hobby
$5000 worth of electronics, including a $4500 infrared camera
, are installed on a $80 model airplane, and the Dehogaflier is born!
After a meteoric rise in popularity in the US as a health drink, Kombucha has been pulled from the shelves of many major retailers
over concerns that the drink often contains significant amounts of alcohol due to bottle-fermentation. On the bright side, it isn't too hard to find a mother and brew your own
. But fermentation fetishists
everywhere are left to wonder: Is Kefir next? More generally, do the trade-offs necessary
to conform to commercial food regulations destroy the benefits of fermentation?
Feral hogs can be a real problem.
They destroy native ecosystems and are difficult to catch and relocate (previously)
. But folks, now we have a real problem. Radioactive boars are on the loose in Germany.
Nine years ago, in the autumn of 2000, Daniel Suelo decided to stop using money. He just quit it, like a bad drug habit. [more inside]
During the infamous anti road protests at Newbury, England in the mid 1990s, Mark Carroll made a short film called 'The Wild Horses of Newbury
Jon Katz describes why he owns and loves his donkeys
. Follow-up: what happened when Lulu fell during an ice storm
Nerds Gone Wild
Bad movies. Bad TV. Bad actors. Bad blogs. LAN parties. High scores. Mixtapes. Role playing. Stalking. Pirating. We care. And we discuss.
Perhaps everyone else already knows about them, but I just learned today. Vicunas
are my new favorite animal. Not only are they intelligent, shy, highly photogenic
and notoriously difficult to tame, but they also orgle
, while extremely cute, is not a vicuna.
is quite possibly the best television show ever produced. Not only is it amazingly gripping stuff, it's also meticulously researched. (Pretty easy to do when the entire city
is a registered historic landmark
Sure, we all know that Wild Bill
and Calamity Jane
were real people. As it turns out, though, almost every
main character in the show (and many minor ones) had a real life counterpart, as did many of the events
Deadwood notables EB Farnum
, Reverend H W Smith
, Seth Bullock
and his partner Sol Star
, Colorado Charlie Utter
, Al Swerengen
with his Gem Saloon, and the crosseyed gambler Jack McCall
all lived and breathed in one of America's most storied cities.
Some of this has to be fiction... but even so, it still makes for interesting reading. Some links to media from the BBC and other sources.