Category Archives: Nature

Not quite as appealing as your outside voice. To wit:

This real-time MRI film shows live the movements in the mouth and pharynx during speech: The spatio-temporal coordination of the lips, tongue, soft palate and larynx becomes visible, which is necessary to form vowels, consonants and coarticulations

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After a three year hiatus, the mighty ZeFrank returns with another True Facts animal video: in this instance, the wily Frogfish and how it do.

Previously: Things You Didn’t Know About Marsupials

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Four seasons (from top: Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer) on Kotisaari Island – a former lumberjack bolthole on the Kemi river near Rovaniemi in Finland captured by Laplander and photographer Jani Ylimampa.

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Take a high resolution guided tour of the entire moon – North pole, South pole, near side and dark side – courtesy of imagery from  NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Full screen for optimal effect.

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A gallery of satellite images taken – not vertically – but at an angle, published by Planet Labs.

To wit:

…the satellite imagery we’re most familiar with — taken straight down — flattens and obscures the visual cues we get from perspective, making the imagery appear like maps, not photos… from an angle, the view becomes altogether different: the mountains rise to their commanding height, valleys regain their depth, and background features recede into the distance. It’s like getting a view out the window of an airplane 450 kilometers high.

From top: Monte Fitz Roy in Patagonia; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Klyuchevskaya volcano in Russia and Bilbao in Spain.

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Infrared photographs of the Dolomites reflected in an idyllic lake scene (where coniferous trees and other vegitation appear watermelon-pink as they reflect infrared light)  by Paolo Pettigiani.

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A fairly internet-breaking 360 degree, 8K time-lapse of the Aurora Borealis over Fairbanks Alaska during the lunar eclipse at the end of January.

You’ll be wanting several viewings at full screen with music up and plenty of mouse dragging to peruse the atmospheric eye candy.

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