Tasmanian Tiger was genetically doomed.

Tasmanian Tiger was genetically doomed.

Even if humans hadn’t hunted the Tasmanian tiger to extinction, its low genetic diversity may have naturally doomed the curious marsupial, researchers have found. “We found that the thylacine had even less genetic diversity than the Tasmanian devil,” study researcher Andrew Pask, of the University of Connecticut, said in a statement. “If they were still … Continue reading

The mystery of Hot Metal.

The mystery of Hot Metal.

An absolutely superlative image of the wonders and mystery of a hot metal print comp room. I say mystery because anyone entering who was unfamiliar with the printing trade would stand in awe and stare. They would then hear the strange language that these old codgers would be speaking. Using terms that were alien and … Continue reading

Guard Dogs Mating With Wolves In Caucasus Mountains.

Guard Dogs Mating With Wolves In Caucasus Mountains.

In Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains, sheepdogs are befriending the enemy. Instead of guarding their herds from wolves, they are mating with those predators, which could explain instances of increasing aggression from the local wolf community. In a new study, a team of Georgian researchers genetically analyzed hair, blood or scat samples from 102 wolves, 57 livestock-guarding … Continue reading

Guess Which Bird Never Divorces?

Guess Which Bird Never Divorces?

Albatrosses are 100 percent faithful. That’s not to say that albatross dads don’t occasionally have a dalliance with ladies who aren’t their mates. That happens. But the original pair stays intact — which is surprising when you consider that albatross couples can last for decades. The oldest known female, Noah writes, is “named Wisdom, who, … Continue reading

The Odd Couple.

The Odd Couple.

In this remarkable capture by Lassi Rautiainen we see an unlikely friendship between a bear and a wolf. The two were spotted in the wilderness of Northern Finland where Rautiainen organizes wilderness trips for photographers and nature lovers through his family-run company, WILD FINLAND. According to an interview with the Daily Mail, Rautiainen observed the … Continue reading

The London Beer Flood

The London Beer Flood

The London Beer Flood occurred on October 17, 1814 in the parish of St. Giles, London, England. At the Meux and Company Brewery on Tottenham Court Road, a huge vat containing over 135,000 imperial gallons (610,000 L) of beer ruptured, causing other vats in the same building to succumb in a domino effect. As a … Continue reading