Adding to the bizarre uses of taxidermied animals, David Cranmer made this deceased badger even creepier by turning it into a functioning, and playable, theremin. He calles it the Badgermin, but I call it the source of my nightmares tonight.
Have you ever taken pictures at the zoo? It's an exercise in futility. Your puny camera strains to see far-away beasts with their backs turned. Lame. But what if you could get them to come right up to you?
Despite being perhaps the most recognisable animal on the planet, biologists have been puzzled for centuries over how the zebra got its stripes. But scientists have worked out an answer, and it's nothing to do with camouflaging themselves in long grass.
I've always wondered what the world looks like from a dog's point of view. After watching this video, now I know. Kelsey Wynn outfitted his Great Dane, Bishop, with a GoPro and took him to the dog park to play. You get to see everything Bishop's see and it looks so freaking fun.
I've always assumed that animals gradually become endangered over a long periods of time, like many decades. But I was totally wrong: a bat species that once swarmed caves in North America has lurched towards extinction in just six years.
Harp seals use sea ice as their chilly love nests, and after the lovin' leads to babies, parents nurse for just 12 days before the pups are on their own. But their ice dens have been melting beneath the baby seals, and when that happens, their chances of survival are slim.
During today's Dish Network event, CEO Joseph Clayton used a live kangaroo to introduce the company's new Hopper DVR system. The little guy didn't freak out when everyone started taking pictures. But he didn't look happy either.
How far must we go for art? Judging by the work of taxidermist/artist Enrique Gomez de Molina, holy crap very far. For using a hodgepodge of endangered animals for his work, homeboy is facing five years in jail. Beat that, Picasso!
Of all the times you've played fetch, it's doubtful you've ever empathised with that poor stick. Today, that changes. One enterprising canine owner mounted a Go Pro cam to a stick, and now the world knows. It's cute and frightening!
You thought the war dog craze of '11 was over, didn't you? Surprise! KitUp's got a nice little look at soldiers in Afghanistan, and the strategic strays they befriend. This video contains both puppies and a SAW machine gun.