This stunning cabinet of curiosities is on display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Curated by Bronwyn Minton, the exhibition, titled "Wonder Cabinet: A Collection of Curiosities," consists of more than 300 objects from the museum's permanent collection, borrowed from other wunderkammern, and new work created by artists Minton invited to participate. Read the rest
Photo: Catalina Island Marine Institute
Jasmine Santana, a science instructor with the Catalina Island Marine Institute, was snorkling off the California coast when she made a very strange discovery: the carcass of an 18-foot long oarfish. Read the rest
We accidentally train wild bears to snatch our pic-i-nic baskets, and then try to use the same tactics to turn them back toward lives of bark and berries. Recent encounters with humans, writes Maggie Koerth-Baker
, show that the forces of psychology are working against us.
My new ambient-sound-while-working internet radio jam: Brazilian Birds.
(Photo: Toucan eye, a Creative Commons image from doug88888's photostream) Read the rest
In the last 2 decades, some 85% of wild Tasmanian Devils have been wiped out. The primary cause isn't poachers or habitat destruction, but a bizarre kind of *contagious* cancer. Read the rest
Freelance journalist Jessica Grose has a fascinating "long read" in Slate this week (and I'm not kidding about the long part, 8,000 words!) about Bear True Crimes: wild bears in and around Yellowstone National Park who, for one reason or another, attack humans. Read the rest
Everything about this video news report by Eric Seals of the Detroit Free-Press is awesome.
Edna Geisler, 69, of Commerce Township has been stalked for two months by an aggressive male wild turkey (a "tom") who "lurks in her front yard, screeching at her constantly, even jumping out occasionally and attacking her when she dares wander outside alone."
His name: Godzilla. Read the rest
National Geographic wildlife photographer Mattias Klum tells a funny story about the day a lioness got a little too close.
He was lying on the ground near her in an effort to get a good shot. Read the rest