The world's first naturally fluorescent frog has been discovered in Argentina by scientists at the Bernardino Rivadaiva Natural Sciences Museum. They made the discovery while studying the metabolic origin of pigments in a tree-frog species common to South America. Under normal light, the animal's translucent skin is a muted yellowish-brown color with red dots, but under ultraviolet light, it turns a celestial green. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Digital artist Aditya Aryanto from Jakarta, Indonesia wondered what real animals would look like in the Minecraft universe, so he took several photos and transformed them into these bizarre blocky creatures. To be more specific, he scourd Unsplash and Pixabay for a few public domain images, loaded them into Photoshop, and used the curves filter to create the blocky look. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Photographer / cameraman Garth De Bruno Austin was shooting a conservation film about rhino poaching in South Africa, when he was approached by a wild rhino. Thankfully, they knew each other, and the animal only wanted a belly rub. "If a rhino walks straight up to you while you're filming and wants some rubs... you better rub that rhino like your life depends on it! Lucky for me she left my URSA Mini 4K camera alone," said the photographer. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining WinRAR's never-ending 40-day trial.
These days, album covers may utilize more computer-generated imagery than real photographs, but sometimes, you stumble upon images that would be perfect for them, like these. Whether it they be a flock of pigeons curiously staring at the lens of a camera, or just a group of farm animals relaxing on a lazy Sunday, these clever shots are sure to turn some heads. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Researchers at CalTech have developed a "Bat Robot" that boasts 40 active and passive joints, enabling it to fly just like the real thing. "[It] demonstrates one of the most advanced designs to date of a self-contained flapping-winged aerial robot with bat morphology that is able to perform autonomous flight," said Alireza Ramezani, postdoctoral associate at UIUC. This bot can dynamically alter its wing shape by flexing, twisting, extending its shoulder, elbow, wrist and leg joints. Continue reading for another video and more information.
A team of scientists have created the world's first human-pig hybrid in a research project that could some day be used to harvest organs for transplantation. This hybrid was created by injecting human stem cells - embryonic cells that can develop into any type of body tissue - into pig embryos. The embryos were then placed back into pigs and removed for analysis three to four weeks later, with a total of 186 being collected. Continue reading for a video and more information.
This giant panda staying at the Dujiangyan Panda Base in Chengdu, China absolutely loves cameras, and these photographs prove it. Yes, guests here are actually allowed to sit next to these furry animals and interact with them, resulting in some interesting images. The Dujiangyan Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding was founded in 2011, specializing in re-introducing the bears into the wild. Continue reading for more pictures.
Photographer Andy Seliverstoff, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, introduces his latest photo series, titled "Little Kids and Their Big Dogs." It's exactly as it sounds, and features Great Danes, Saint Bernards, Leonbergers, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds, Tibetan Mastiffs, Briads, and Black Russian Terriers. Some shots, like the ones above, appear to be straight from a fairytale. "I always take plenty of time with the dog who's in front of my camera so I get to know the personality of my dog model the best I can. The personality and the character is unique for every individual dog. The human aspects we often recognize in our dogs are, among other things, what makes us feel so close to them. And it is this aspect I try to express in my photography," said Seliverstoff. Continue reading for more images and a few bonuses.
Indonesian photographer Tanto Yensen managed to capture and up-close image of a frog with two small snails hanging around each side of its head. While many internet users claim that the frog resembles Princess Leia from the Star Wars universe, others have envisioned it as other characters, such as Ludwig van Beethoven, George Washington and more. Continue reading to see more Photoshop hilarity that ensued.
Photographers from around the world have captured small animals in sweaters that are gearing up for winter and submitted them to Bored Panda. They range from tiny hamsters to snails, and even a group of penguins. Now getting to wear them and stay still long enough is an entirely different story. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.