Ever wondered what a fight between a python and crocodile would look like? Well wonder no more, the video here shows the results of a five-hour battle between a snake and a crocodile. The python emerged victorious and made a nice, fat meal of the vanquished crocodile. The incident was captured by Tiffany Corlis at Lake Moondarra in Queensland, Australia; because that’s where all the weird shit happens.
Speaking of general wisdom, a space of 221 square feet would likely not be enough for comfortable living. Intelligent design and use however can come to the rescue in these situations, making ample use of the available space to get comfort from it. This tiny house has dimensions of just 8′ by 6′, and yet manages to pack a lot of living.
Appliances we use at home are mostly just at “sleep” when not in use, rather than being completely powered off. While in their sleep state the appliances and gadgets don’t consume as much power and electricity as they would while working, they do consume small, yet very well noticeable amounts of power. This is generally given the name of vampire power or standby power.
Taiwanese photographer Will Ho ran into a beach covered in bright, luminescent plankton while on a trip to Maldives. The photographer did what would be best expected from him in a situation like this: take stunning images.
The Tiny Project is a house on wheels built by web designer Alek Lisefski. The house measures 8 feet by 20 feet, and for the most part intends to be a dwelling that has a low environment footprint, and is incredibly efficient.
Plenty of documentation exists for birds hunting for fish. It’s not even news. But fish jumping out of water to hunt birds? Well, that’s almost a fabled tale and one not so readily believed. Now we have a first confirmed record of a fish hunting for birds. The video above shows an African Tigerfish catching hold of a swallow in flight.
China has been grappling with a very serious smog problem that is covering several major cities of the country. There are obvious health and visibility concerns with the smog, considering the concentration of PM2.5 fine air particulates has gone beyond the hazardous mark a couple of times. This image, captured by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) shows just how bad the situation got in Eastern China.
Our Beautiful, Fragile World is a book by photojournalist Peter Essick that documents several of the photographs the author captured while on assignment for National Geographic magazine. The photographs span nearly the entire globe, from the Oulanka National Park near the Arctic Circle in Finland to the Adelie penguin breeding grounds in Antarctica.
Maps by National Geographic show a not-so pretty picture of what the Earth would look like if all the snow melted away. Much of the snow on our planet exists near both the poles, though a fair share also exists on high altitude ranges and mountains across the globe.
Our earth is home to millions of species, yet most of us only know a few, often overlooking some very fascinating some very fascinating species that cohabit this planet with us. Ross Piper through his book Animal Earth seeks to bring attention to the several species that the author feels do not get the attention they deserve. In the views of Piper, humans have so far cataloged about 1.5 million different species, yet there may be more than 200 million still waiting to be discovered.