Sunday, July 23, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017
A team of researchers spent weeks studying an elephant seal colony in Año Nuevo State Park, California, where they were able to identify the alpha male and record his call.
The team changed the rhythm and timbre of the call, and presented two modified versions back to the seal colony, in addition to the original. When the researchers played the original alpha male call to ten “beta” males, the non-dominant seals scrambled away in fear. When they played their edited versions, however, the beta males were unafraid when the changes in the beat were more extreme.
Therefore, the researchers concluded that the beta seals understood that they were not hearing the alpha male’s call.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
From cross-country trips sleeping in cars and cheap motels to visiting family near and far, Maddie finds a way to settle in for a nap in any set of circumstances.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
This isn't the work of a video effects artist; it's actually a visual phenomenon known as a stroboscopic effect.