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Pyrosome and Salps

The 60 foot long jet powered animal you’ve probably never heard of. Behold the pyrosome.
posted by homunculus on Aug 1, 2013 - 36 comments

 

Shwa Keirstead

Gentleman and Scholars. Paintings of mystical animals by Shwa Keirstead. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Jun 27, 2013 - 1 comment

Astronaut Art

Alienation by Graziano Panfili. Aeronauts by Vincent Mattina. Animal astronauts by rubbishmonkey. [First two Via]
posted by homunculus on Oct 6, 2012 - 9 comments

8-Bit Animal Paintings

"Menagerie" is a series of 10 polygonal animal paintings by Laura Bifano, inspired by her love of nature and classic 8-bit video games. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Sep 22, 2011 - 21 comments

Animals

The Creature Connection: Our love for animals can be traced to our capacity to infer the mental states of others, which archaeological evidence suggests emerged more than 50,000 ago. This article is part of a NYTimes series on the relationship between humans and the animals we raise. [more inside]
posted by homunculus on Mar 18, 2011 - 21 comments

Curious Creatures and Beautiful Beasts

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. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Apr 17, 2009 - 9 comments

Implausible Hybrid Creatures

Implausible hybrid creatures, by Amy Ross. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Apr 2, 2009 - 22 comments

Brenin

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]
posted by homunculus on Nov 14, 2008 - 50 comments

Animal Minds

Minds of their Own: Animals are smarter than you think.
posted by homunculus on Feb 29, 2008 - 36 comments

Cats and War

What Cats Know About War. A reporter adopts cats to reconnect with life amid unremitting death. [Via linkfilter.] [more inside]
posted by homunculus on Oct 14, 2007 - 30 comments

Threatened Species

The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
posted by homunculus on Sep 13, 2007 - 7 comments

Earthlings

Earthlings (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 on YouTube.
posted by homunculus on Jun 24, 2007 - 71 comments

The Dodo may soon have some august company

10 Animals That May Go Extinct in the Next 10 Years.
posted by homunculus on May 21, 2007 - 42 comments

Encyclopedia of Life

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.]
posted by homunculus on May 9, 2007 - 31 comments

Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species

Saving the world’s weirdest creatures. The EDGE of Existence programme, a project of the Zoological Society of London, aims to conserve the world's most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species by implementing the research and conservation actions needed to secure their future. [Via MoFi.]
posted by homunculus on Jan 16, 2007 - 8 comments

Cockatoo love

A Tale of Two Cockies. A Story of Love, Compassion, Friendship & Loyalty. [Via MoFi.]
posted by homunculus on Dec 12, 2006 - 15 comments

The Endangered Species Act at 30

The Endangered Species Act marked its 30th anniversary this December. Some say we need it while others say we need to change it. Whatever its faults, many species have benefited from it.
posted by homunculus on Dec 30, 2003 - 5 comments

Extinction

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.
posted by homunculus on Oct 2, 2003 - 8 comments

The Shape of Life

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?
posted by homunculus on Apr 2, 2002 - 5 comments

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