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The Neuroscience of Badgers

Ok, I lied. There is no neuroscience of badgers. I just wanted to post this awesome video from an animal rescue facility in England, who reared an abandoned otter cub with a group of motherless baby badgers for companionship. Once the otter and badgers were grown, they were seperated so they could learn species-specific behaviors…

While this short YouTube clip is ostensibly a preview of a TV show about brain surgery and tumor removal, the clip itself had some amazing footage of conscious brain surgery that I hadn’t seen before on the internet. There is a little blood, so if you are squeamish about blood and guts you may not…

The Invisible Water Trick

Here’s a neat trick demonstrating the density of sulfur hexafluoride–its more dense than the surrounding air, so the tin foil boat floats. Jay Leno tried the trick out and started drinking the gas, which has the opposite effect on the tone of your voice as helium does. Hilarity ensues.Jay Leno Inhales – Anti-helium… Hilarious –…

In undergrad, I used to study learning and memory in honeybees so always felt a sort of respect for the hard life of a bee. If you never felt a little sad to see a honeybee die after spending its lone sting or a little in awe of their ability to use a brain the…

Cappuccino as Art

Creation Science Set to Music

In the beginning it begun.

Ali G Interviews Kent Hovind

Ah Sasha Cohen, pokin’ fun at the silly creationists. Its a bit like shooting fish in a barrel isn’t it? Heh, still hilarious.

How the Cone Snail Devours Prey

Last week I blogged about the unique properties of cone snail venom. Now take a took at that venom put to use: I wish I could slow it down enough to see the moment where the snail impales the fish with the venom barb, but its too quick.

Sunday Random You Tube

Nice Web Mr. CrackSpider

Perhaps the best thing I’ve ever seen. Remember when I blogged a bit about the effects of psychoactive drugs on the web-building activities of spiders? Well little did I know that the experiment was actually filmed.