The Shape of Ideas
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Since elephants are hunted by poachers in Zambia, they are scared of humans and vehicles. Alarmed when they see an approaching car, they usually run quickly into the bush. Kafue National Park. Zambia. 2010.
Images: 1) P. vortex exposed to a chemotherapy substance 2) P. vortex 3) Vortex Blue (P. vortex) 4) A close look at P. dendritiformis 5) Bacterial Dragon (Paenibacillus dendritiformis)
Israeli physicist Eshel Ben-Jacob uses bacteria as an art medium, shaping colonies in petri dishes into bold patterns
Growing up in places like Papua New Guinea and rural Australia, photographer Leila Jeffreys has always been surrounded by wildlife, with a particular interest in birds.
For the past few years, Leila documented the birds of prey in Australia with a medium format camera, giving her photos this stunning level of detail.
Polar Bear Cubs at Odds Over ‘Who Pushed First’
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
An ongoing fight within the polar bear clan at Ouwehand Zoo in the Netherlands has escalated into a shoving match. The two cubs involved have exchanged heated barbs over who pushed first. It’s unclear what the initial argument that led to to the pushing was about.
According to sources familiar with the matter, Snowball insists that his sister Snowflake was the instigator, Snowflake has denied that allegation and places the blame on her brother.
“I saw it happen,” zookeeper Lars Kjellman, an eyewitness to the alleged first push, said. “I definitely saw one of the cubs push the other one. But from the other side of the enclosure, I couldn’t tell which one did it. They look identical from that distance.”
Kjellman said spats between the cubs are not uncommon.
“There was the time Snowball made a face at his sister,” he said. “Then the day that Snowflake was touching her brother. And don’t even get me started on when they couldn’t share the last trout at dessert last month.”
Huggies, the cubs’ mother, has has been called in as a mediator.
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