This is the Short Faced Bear, it lived in California 11,000 years ago. It’s the largest known mammalian carnivore and it might have hunted humans. Imagine coming face to face with this guy, and all you’ve got to defend yourself is a stone-age handheld axe.
A beautiful map of all the known asteroids in the Solar System. What if a map like this is the precursor to space exploration and mining, like the early cartographical maps of the Americas? (Image comes from u/hellofromthemoon on Reddit)
This Lion monument is from Heracleion, a sunken Egyptian city. Before the 2nd Century BC it was the primary port of Egypt. But after a catastrophic flood, its soil liquified and the entire city gradually sunk into the Mediterranean sea.
A panorama from the surface of Mars. You could walk outside tonight, point up at a light in the sky, then pull out your phone and see what it looks like on the surface.
Image source: NASA
This hummingbird sitting on a ‘Heliconia rostrata’. Neither creature is conscious of it, but both have been made for each other by a multi-million-year-old evolutionary partnership between their species. Among other things, the flower became downward-facing and vibrantly red, and the bird became small, long-beaked, and long-tongued.
She’s very particular about how she likes her bananas
A particularly aggressive Moray Eel. They have been known to bite humans
The cries of a Killdeer are familiar across most of the US during spring and summer. But where do they go in winter? Killdeer that breed in the southern half of the US and along the Pacific Coast are year-round residents. But those that breed in the northern US and Canada, where winter conditions
The Case of the Mistaken Amoeba
California Gray whales find safety in numbers on their long journey south.