A tiny Japanese pufferfish creates a grand sand sculpture on the featureless seabed by using his fins to dig furrows. He uses this to attract the attention of passing females.
Sir David Attenborough narrates this short 1:13 clip.
Friday, Nov 28th 2014 (4:21pm)
Thursday, November 27th
Games, like all other software, go through many revisions to add or remove features and shake out bugs. When these spot fixes get made, they are documented in a changelog. As this twitter feed illustrates, when taken out of context some of these patch notes can be pretty damn funny.
Wednesday, November 26th
Time for the weekly dump of videos I never got around to posting - let's do this!
Wednesday, Nov 26th 2014 (3:51am)
Tuesday, November 25th
Monday, November 24th
VICE nails the deep existential appeal of Schulz's superficially-harmless comic strip, and offers a good explanation of why I'm kinda keen to see the new movie.
Saturday, November 22nd
Friday, November 21st
"Wavelight" is a beautiful time-lapse video of star trails set against the Wave sandstone formation in Arizona taken by Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic. The video was produced through a partnership between Heffernan's Sunchaser Pictures, Mehmedinovic's Bloodhoney, and BBC Earth. The video features the composition "Nebula" by Mark Petrie.
Heffernan uploaded a number of gorgeous stills from the shoot to the Sunchaser Pictures Flickr account.
Friday, Nov 21st 2014 (2:16am)
Thursday, November 20th
I grew up listening to - and still occasionally pick up a show when I'm feeling NPR-y - the Prairie Home Companion. While I may disagree with Boring Old Raphael's opinion of the worth of the show, he does pretty much nail the way it's presented.
Wednesday, November 19th
Mechanical calculators are opened to reveal their incredibly complex analog innards in a fascinating photo series by photographer Kevin Twomey. The calculators in the series, most of which are from the 1960s, are part of the collection of engineer Mark Glusker. Glusker has amassed about 100 machines since starting his collection in 1995. Wired has more on the photos and the collection.
Wednesday, Nov 19th 2014 (8:04am)
Time for the weekly dump of videos I didn't get around to posting - let's go!
Wednesday, Nov 19th 2014 (2:49am)
Tuesday, November 18th
The first concrete 3-D printed building in the world was completed in a Minneapolis, Minn. suburb in August, 2014. Engineer Andrey Rudenko "printed" out the authentic looking castle layer by layer using a machine he invented in his garage.
Monday, November 17th
An Owasso man was arrested for maiming after an apparent brawl at a bowling alley. James Thomas Foster bit the ear off another man during a fight at the Coffee Creek bowling alley, according to court documents.
Saturday, November 15th
Friday, November 14th
Thursday, November 13th
Best in-the-turkey stuffing for Thanksgiving?
Nothing! Player's off!
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