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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
(PG-13) A man gets massive amounts of attention heaped upon him when he gets a new and adorable pet with a unique talent in Simon Cahn’s hilariously offbeat music video for DJ Boston Bun’s and DVNO’s catchy dance track about spreading love like a Paddington Bear.
Filmmaker Tyler Fairbank created this eye-popping sequence of footage of some of the Earth’s most incredible wildlife. His time-lapse, flow-motion technique further enhances the stunning 4K footage by leading our eye through some of the most compelling shots he captured.
Bandai’s Neko Busou are domestic cat figures with mounted weapons. Bandai originally whipped them up as April Fools’ jokes, but now they’re giving cat lovers what they want. There are four simple blind-boxed figures and one cat that comes with all of the accessories.
(PG-13: Language) You might recognize Charlie White’s voice as that of snarky game reviewer Cr1TiKaL. In this clip, Charlie shares one of the benefits of Toys ‘R’ Us going out of business – the 5,400 or so bargain-priced plastic balls he was able to give his dog as a gift.
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