The Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus respublica, is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Photo by ci.singapore2 via Flickr
Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise mating ritual.
Based on features of the skeleton, birds are considered to be dinosaurs’ descendants, so it can be told that dinosaurs are not extinct, but they adapted to fit the environment. The story is just opening up, because there are a lot of interesting issues for scientists to explore, for example the origin and the purpose [...]
Mantis shrimp close-up.
Photo by prilfish via Flickr
With trinocular vision, depth perception and the ability to distinguish colors, ultraviolet, visible and infra-red light, the eye of a mantis shrimp is considered by the scientists one of nature’s greatest engineering masterpieces.
According to a new study, the first documentation of coral mass migration, corals around Japan are rapidly moving house northwards. It appears that the march to the poles of these reef builders sensitive to changes in water temperature, is a direct cosequence of the climate change. The corals found to have migrated polewards since 1930 [...]
Designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a Thai visual artist, Wat Rong Khun is a contemporary Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
The innovative element of the design is the presence of contemporary images throughout the interior. The epic mural images include modern sequences such as The Predator, Spiderman, Batman, Neo from The Matrix, Avatar etc.
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Animal Crossing Sign gives notice that caution must be taken, warning that animals may cross the road, and also that, at the intersection with human civilization, the wild animals should have the right to life. The following pictures represent Animal Crossing Signs warning about endangered animal species:
Australia, Armadillo Crossing Sign (photo by tm-tm via Flickr)