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Pine Cone-Junkie Squirrel Shoves Over 50 Pounds Of Pine Cones Into Car’s Engine Bay

“Coner” is what hip, young squirrels call their pine cone-obsessed peers; if you’ve ever spent any time in the tree branches of America’s forests and suburbs, this sort of branch-slang is probably familiar to you. Hardcore coners often do some crazy shit, like this Michigan-area conehead squirrel who crammed some poor…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Pine Cone-Junkie Squirrel Shoves Over 50 Pounds Of Pine Cones Into Car’s Engine Bay

“Coner” is what hip, young squirrels call their pine cone-obsessed peers; if you’ve ever spent any time in the tree branches of America’s forests and suburbs, this sort of branch-slang is probably familiar to you. Hardcore coners often do some crazy shit, like this Michigan-area conehead squirrel who crammed some poor…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Survive a Gorilla Attack

Gorillas, the largest primates in the world, can stand up to six feet tall and weigh upwards of 400 pounds. They’re normally very peaceful animals—more Koko and less King Kong—but a dominant silverback male has the strength of several men, and isn’t afraid to use it to defend his troop.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This Looks Dicey

According to at least one source, this video was shot near Tilicho Lake in Nepal, in a vast conservation area near the center of the country. Nothing here—not the vehicle, and certainly not the road—seems quite adequate. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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My Enemies In Nature, Ranked

It’s more or less springlike now, pending yet another cruel and absurd outbreak of The Eternal Winter of 2017-18. Here in my absurd forest dwelling, spring means that we are emerging, pallid and blinking, to plant new trees and azaleas, to try with ludicrous and doomed vanity to restore some mowable grass to the gross…Read […]

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This New App Is Like Shazam for Your Nature Photos

In July of 2016, thousands of people wandered out into streets and parks under the guidance of a hugely popular wildlife app. The app was Pokemon Go, and the wildlife did not, in any real sense, exist. Yet while Pokemon fans were attempting to collect fantastic—if ultimately digital—animals, some inevitably found real…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Firewatch Inspires Teenager To Save Real Life Fire Lookout

Jack Kelley knew he wanted to play Firewatch since seeing the first pieces of artwork. After the game released in 2016, Kelley became fascinated by the real world lookout towers that inspired the game, culminating in the 14-year-old fan saving a historic lookout tower from demolition.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How to Plan Travel to See an Aurora

It can feel nearly impossible to you access a sense of wonder in today’s all-the-information-anytime-you-want-it environment, but the answer, I find, is often in the natural world. Whether it’s feeling the strange cool breeze that arises during the totality of an eclipse, watching a thousand-strong starling murmurationRead more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Shazam for Birds: Three Apps That Recognize Bird Calls

“Shazam for bird calls” is a compelling sales pitch, and a difficult technical proposition. It’s much harder for an algorithm to identify animal sounds, in all their wild pied beauty, than to recognize a specific recording of a pop song. Impressively, though, several apps really can identify a bird by its song, with a…Read more… […]

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Really Into Bats? You Need This Bat-Locator App

Bats are woefully understudied. Perhaps it is because they are not cute, or because they’re nocturnal and we don’t see them very often, or, as “citizen scientist” Danielle Gustafson says in a Bloomberg report on a new bat app, because they just don’t have good P.R. in pop culture. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Genius Crabs Use Natural Velcro to Cover Themselves in Camouflage

Some animals are born with natural camouflage that allows them to hide in their native habitats. But what happens when the ebb and flow of the daily tides is constantly changing your home turf? If you’re the the decorator crab, you simply grab whatever sea plants you can find and use them to disguise yourself.Read […]

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How to Survive a Flash Flood

Flood waters may not look all that threatening on TV, especially if you’re a skilled swimmer. But flash floods are actually incredibly dangerous, and they can strike with little to no warning. This is what you should do if you or your vehicle gets swept away by the raging waters.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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