Flashback Fridays: 8 Animal Babies That Are Better Than Human Babies

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Today I’d like to take you all back to October 2nd 2015, and an article that I’m quite proud of.  Still to this day I believe that human babies are pretty shitty, and so I’d just like to remind you all of that fact.  Therefore, under the guise of Flashback Friday, I’d like to (re)present to you all why human babies suck, and show you some pretty cool things that other babies are able to do.  Enjoy my 2015 self! Continue reading

Let’s Talk About…Chameleons

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There are over 160 different species of chameleons and every single one is absolutely fascinating! The largest species of chameleon ( http://solidkitchens.com.au/portfolio-items/wardrobes/ Furcifer oustaleti) can grow up to 27 inches, while the smallest species ( http://huertosocialclub.com/index.php?option=com_user Brookesia micra) only 0.6 inches. Most chameleon species are found in sub-Saharan Africa or the island of Madagascar, but you can also find them in India, Sri Lanka, and the Middle East. So let’s dive in and learn about these peculiar reptiles. Continue reading

8 Animal Babies That Are Better Than Human Babies

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As a species, humans are pretty shitty.  Even at our strongest we’re not really that gifted at anything.  Sure we’ve got a super powerful brain, but ignore that and we’re really just sacks of meat and blood.  We’re not fast, our eyesight is awful, as is our hearing and sense of smell, we don’t have a tough skin, and we really have no inherent way to protect ourselves.  Honestly, it’s kind of surprising that we’ve made it this far with just a good brain.  But we’re not really going to talk about that today.  Instead, so that we can all feel really awful about ourselves as a species, we’re going to talk about how even as babies, we’re comparatively awful.  So here are 8 animal babies who are, in no particular order, just better than us. Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: May 25-29

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We might have missed last week’s Weekly Round-Up, but never fear, we’re back in full force this week- and what a weirdly chameleon filled week it was.  This week wasn’t all about chameleons though, there was also some timely environmental tips from our friends over at TransCanada (the pipeline guys), and good news for orcas in Ontario.  It wasn’t the craziest of weeks, but it sure had it’s ups and downs, so let’s dive in. Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: May 4-8

TGIF!! It’s that time of the week again where we round up some of the biggest environmental articles! So, let’s get to it!

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Researchers at Festo, a German Robotics company, are looking to animals and nature to inspire the next generation of robots. More specifically, these researchers are inspired by ant colonies, butterfly swarms, and chameleon tongues. The ants provide a template for a group of smaller entities networking and communicating with each other while following orders from a higher level, the butterflies inspired a prototype of robots that can move in the air and communicate with one another to avoid collisions, and the chameleon’s sticky tongue, used to capture insects, has been reworked into a prototype robot that can grab small objects! Festo’s goal is to one day allow these robots into a factory setting.

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