is a series of 10 polygonal animal paintings by Laura Bifano, inspired by her love of nature and classic 8-bit video games. [Via]
The art of Justin Gibbens.
Gibbens imitates the conventions of 18th and 19th century zoological illustration and traditional Chinese fine-line painting to make images of curious creatures and beautiful beasts
The philosopher and the wolf.
"A spur-of-the-moment decision to buy a wolf cub changed Mark Rowlands’s
life. From that moment on he found human company never quite matched up." [Via]
What Cats Know About War.
A reporter adopts cats to reconnect with life amid unremitting death. [Via linkfilter.] [more inside]
(1 hr 35 min Google video) is "a feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals
(for pets, food
, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called 'non-human providers.'" Also in three parts
The Encyclopedia of Life
project will create a compendium of every aspect of the biosphere. It aims to compile data on all of Earth's 1.8 million known species on one Web site
, and will include species descriptions, pictures, maps, videos, sound, sightings by amateurs, and links to entire genomes and scientific journal papers. E. O. Wilson
is getting his wish
. [Via BB.]
A Tale of Two Cockies.
A Story of Love, Compassion, Friendship & Loyalty. [Via MoFi.]
Lions in Africa are getting close to extinction.
In fact, all the big alpha predators
are in trouble. It may only be a matter of time before all the mega species disappear from the wild
The Shape of Life
is a new PBS series produced by the Sea Studios Foundation
. It tells the evolutionary tale of the rise of the animal kingdom and premieres tonight with Origins
, the attempt to identify the first animal that gave rise to all other animals. The website also helps answer the eternal question, can snails smell