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Animals

The Origin of Consciousness

The Origin of Consciousness

Good, bad, or ugly, most living creatures are aware of everything they experience throughout life (we think). But at what point did life forms become self-aware? Kurzgesagt digs into the puzzling nature of consciousness, and what makes sentience even a thing.

A Mass of Moon Jellies

A Mass of Moon Jellies

Nat Geo series Alaska’s Deadliest captured this awe-inspiring footage of thousands of moon jellyfish descending on a waterway in search of food. These highly toxic, gelatinous creatures make quick work of their prey thanks to the deadly toxins they release on contact.

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The Field Guide to Dumb Birds

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds
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The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America is the perfect reference book for identifying our flying friends (and enemies). It features 50 snarky descriptions of annoying, dumb, and stupid looking avians you might find in your backyard.

How Your Dog’s Nose Knows

How Your Dog’s Nose Knows

Dogs are known for their impressive olfactory systems, and their ability to suss out all kinds of minute scents. In this clip from Deep Look, we learn how researchers are working with rescue dogs to better understand how their scent tracking abilities really work.

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

Have you ever noticed that while wolves have pointy, upright ears, most pet dogs have soft, floppy ears? Skunk Bear explores the fascinating and puzzling evolutionary biology of wild versus domesticated animals that created these distinctions among others.

Psychedelic Medusa

Psychedelic Medusa

A team of scientists aboard the Okeanos Explorer used their deep sea camera beneath the Caribbean to catch a glimpse of this beautiful and mysterious undersea creature known as a crossota millsae. The jellyfish-like hydrozoa really does look like a living firework.

Wooden Animal Mask Trophies

Wooden Animal Mask Trophies
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Celebrate your love for animals by NOT cutting their heads off, and instead covering your walls with these lighthearted wooden art pieces by artist Tzachi Nevo of Urbanmasquerade. Each animal mask is made from layers of premium woods and is ready to hang.

Top 5 Animal Team Combos

Top 5 Animal Team Combos

Think you and your dog make a good team? TierZoo is here to make you reconsider. He presents five of the best mutually beneficial partnerships in the animal world, whether it’s for survival, hunting, or both.

Why Animals Swarm

Why Animals Swarm

Have you ever wondered why insects, birds, fish, and bats gather together into huge and coordinated groups? TED-Ed’s Maria R. D’Orsogna explores the fascinating science behind this behavior, which drives many species as a method of survival and group productivity.

The Turret Spider

The Turret Spider

Native to California, the turret spider is a sneaky predator. Instead of building a web, it builds a small tower out of silk and soil, and covers it with plants and moss. It lives inside the tower for all its life, only springing into action when it senses vibrations nearby.

How Cats Became Domesticated

How Cats Became Domesticated

While cats might disagree with humans as to whether or not we’re really their masters, felines are certainly more docile than long ago. TedED’s Eva-Marie Geigl provides a brief lesson in how cats went from wild, solitary beasts to not quite as wild, solitary beasts.

Porky Hefer Animal Chairs

Porky Hefer Animal Chairs

Designer Porky Hefer makes large chairs with whimsical animal designs. His latest collection features endangered species such as the polar bear, a blue whale and a great white shark, and are made of eco-friendly or recycled materials.

The Best Human Support Class

The Best Human Support Class

(Gore) TierZoo looks at the best and worst animals you can have in terms of providing mobility, attack, or morale to a human. With the exception of cats and dogs, you have only a handful of practical options. And that is why we’re all for pet robots.

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Seals vs. Sea Lions

Seals vs. Sea Lions

TierZoo looks at the differences between these flippered marine mammals, and determines that one of them comes out on top. Seals can stay underwater longer and swim deeper, but sea lions are agile in water and better able to get around on land.

Petble Pet Activity Tracker

Petble Pet Activity Tracker
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Petble’s Smart Tag Activity Tracker monitors your pet’s steps and sleeping habits with the help of its companion app. The tag is waterproof and dustproof and lasts up to a week per charge. You can also get the Petble SmartBowl to track your pet’s eating habits.

Are Sloths Low Tier?

Are Sloths Low Tier?

(Gore) Yes, very much so. TierZoo justifies why he ranks sloths as one of the worst builds in any meta. They are slow, only mildly stealthy, predictable, and weak. Yet it’s the fact that they are scrubs that has allowed them to survive.

Earth’s Next Balance Patch

Earth’s Next Balance Patch

(Gore) TierZoo looks at the upcoming balance patch, more commonly known as climate change. He expects that some animals will suffer, but some will take advantage of the patch and flourish, if only temporarily.

Optimizing Stealth Builds

Optimizing Stealth Builds

(Gore) TierZoo looks at the different levels and ways that animals use to mask their presence. Stealth in nature mainly manifests in visual ways, from colors to the ability to change shape and texture. But other animals have ways of rendering stealth useless.

See-through Eel

See-through Eel

At first glance, this might look like a sheet of discarded plastic floating around the ocean, but what you’re looking at is a Leptocephalus, a young eel that is transparent when in its larval stage. The footage was captured by HRF Underwater Productions off the coast of Bali.

Dynasties (Trailer)

Dynasties (Trailer)

(Gore) In Dynasties, Sir David Attenborough and the BBC spent four years following five animals – a hyena, a tiger, a lions, an emperor penguin and a chimpanzee – each a leader of their family, as they try to lead their packs amidst changes in nature.

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Mr. Bubz

Mr. Bubz

Meet Mr. Bubz. He is the new leader of the global canine rebellion. Mr. Bubz speaks for all animals who have been belittled with baby talk, cuddled and kissed to death, or humiliated with stupid costumes by their masters.

Robot Dog Obstacle Course

Robot Dog Obstacle Course

We know it’s not a living, breathing creature, but we found the wobbly antics of Delta Hack’s low-tech robotic “dog” stumbling across various obstacles to be adorable. We couldn’t stop rooting for the little guy as it flopped and fumbled its way through the course.

What If Humans Were Nerfed?

What If Humans Were Nerfed?

(Gore) TierZoo’s latest episode speculates what would happen if humans were nerfed. Specifically, if we were dumber. Would cats and dogs still survive? Would lions be the king of the entire planet? Or would the humble ant colonize the globe?

Talking Turkey

Talking Turkey

We always thought the whole gobble gobble sound that turkeys made was gibberish, but as naturalist and author Joe Hutto explained on the BBC series Natural World, these big birds actually have a whole lot to say, and are much smarter than you might think.

SpaceX Cat

SpaceX Cat

Other than the fact that the vehicle isn’t fully-autonomous, we’re guessing Elon Musk would approve of Kaipotainment’s goofy video clip about a cat that drives a Tesla into space and encounters a strange and mystical figure.

Lynx Argument

Lynx Argument

Nicole Lewis and Ed Twist were driving down a road in Ontario, Canada when they stumbled onto a pair of lynx. But they didn’t just get to see some cool looking cats with big tufty ears and stubby little tails, they got to hear them have an intense debate. RAAAAAAAAA!

The Rodent Tier List

The Rodent Tier List

TierZoo’s latest animal ranking examines rodents, the buck toothed critters that litter the globe and can sometimes wreak havoc even on human stages. That said, the wily rat isn’t at the top of the list. Watch to find out what you should be if you were to become a rodent.

Why Is Your Cat So Disgusted?

Why Is Your Cat So Disgusted?

Unlike the undying affection and dedication that dogs offer their masters, cats seemingly couldn’t care less about us humans. SciShow provides a biological explanation for the expression of disdain that felines show for those of us who keep them warm and fed.

Untitled Goose Game

Untitled Goose Game

“It’s a lovely morning in the village… and you are a horrible goose.” Wreck people’s lives as a goose in this silly simulator game. You can surprise or chase the locals, steal their stuff or just outright break things. Coming to the Nintendo Switch, Windows and Mac in 2019.

The 4 Animal Combat Styles

The 4 Animal Combat Styles

(Gore) TierZoo’s latest video focuses not on one family of animals but on a specific aspect: fighting types. He classifies them under grappler, rushdown, spacing, and projectile. Each has excellent examples, but they all have weak points and counters.

Meet Spiky

Meet Spiky

Puppeteer and artist Barnaby Dixon shows off his latest creation, a highly-expressive finger puppet that draws inspiration from aardvarks, armadillos, and porcupines, but in this case the adorable critter has sweet glow-in-the-dark spikes.

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