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Butterflies that drink turtle tears

Watch a butterfly drink turtle tears from a Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtle (Podocnemis unifilis). Wait, what? It’s true: butterflies and bees will drink turtle tears as a source of sodium and minerals. In ...

Anatomy of Preservation: From a Specimen to an Object of Study

How do zoologists learn about the anatomy of different animals? And how do they display these specimens in the museums for us to observe and learn from? Watch the detailed deconstruction and reconstruction of a Jamaic...

Baby Orangutan Rickina

Little Rickina is a baby orangutan that was rescued from a suspected poacher, and is now being cared for at the Ketapang Orangutan Rescue Center, operated by International Animal Rescue. As a c...

Smokey and The Little Boy (1960)

Via the AV Geeks collection, ERA Productions’ Smokey and The Little Boy (1960), an animated primer on what causes forest fires and how to prevent them.

Love Food Hate Waste: Fruit and Vegetables

This video from UK-based Love Food Hate Waste, directed by Wes West, is one in a very useful educational series about how to reduce food waste in your home. Did you know that you could put a w...

Baby Indian one-horned rhino at the Bronx Zoo

There’s a new baby rhino at the Bronx Zoo! Indian one-horned rhinos Penny and Sanjay are new parents to a frisky female baby, the 13th rhino born at the Bronx Zoo since 1986. She weighs 120 pounds but she could...

Overfishing Song from Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant

To celebrate World Ocean Day 2013, director and animator Akiko McQuerrey created a Papa Cloudy stop-motion music video: Overfishing Song from Papa Cloudy’s Restaurant. Overfishing—catching fish faster than t...

Lar Gibbon crosses a suspension bridge

Watch how this ape, a Lar Gibbon named Siam, crosses a suspension bridge at Monkeyland, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. via Daily Picks and Flicks. Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is the world’s first free roaming ...

White Tiger Zabu plays with her ball

This is Zabu. She’s a White Tiger that lives at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida, and she likes to play with her big red ball (and lions).

KeepCups: Salute the Reuser

In the same way that we use reusable metal water bottles and sippy cups for kids on-the-go, the team at Keep Cup is promoting reusable coffee containers for adults on-the-go in this promo vide...

Science on the SPOT: Rendezvous With Horseshoe Crabs

Called living fossils, horseshoe crabs are harmless creatures that have been swimming oceans for a few hundred million years. They predate dinosaurs and are closely related to spiders or scorpions. Every May and June,...

Planet Paraguay: The spectacular common potoo

Watch Biologist Dr Jonny Miller introduce the spectacular common potoo. It’s brown, blends in, and doesn’t move much… so why is it so spectacular? Exactly for those reasons. The common potoo is a c...

Two months breaking ice (in under five minutes)

Marine scientist and Stanford PhD student Cassandra Brooks narrates a two month long time-lapse view from an ice breaker — a specially-designed ship with “a strengthened hull, an ice-clearing shape, and th...

Todd McLellan: Disassembled / Things Come Apart

Photographer Todd McLellan has been on my mind ever since I saw this post on making an Inventor’s Box: a collection of tools and second-hand electronics for kids to disassemble, organiz...

Shaggy Lawn Mowers – Paris’ Eco-Friendly Park Lawn Maintenance

Shaggy Lawn Mowers - Paris Tries an Eco-Friendly Way of Maintaining Park Lawns… the New York Times reports on a sustainable idea: Mayor Bertrand Delanoë has made the environment a priority since his election ...

Earth Touch: Antarctica Ep2

Two South African filmmakers and ecologists travel to South Georgia Island and Antarctica to film the animals that live on the seventh continent. In this episode from EarthTouch.tv, meet the trusting seals and pengui...

From plastic bottles to football jerseys

This Nike Better World promo video from 2012 shares the manufacturing process of how plastic bottles can turn into “the most advanced football jerseys on the planet.” (And by the way, that’s soccer/...

TED Ed: The Survival of the Sea Turtle

Watch the miraculous journey of infant sea turtles as these tiny animals run the gauntlet of predators and harsh conditions. Then, in numbers, see how human behavior has made their tough lives even more challenging....