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What Are Toroidal Vortices? The Animal Video of the Day!!!

Toroidal vortexes can be created by many methods.  In this video you will see many different types.  But a majority of the content involves dolphins and whales.  And it is beautiful.

What Is A Sea Ghost? The Animal Video Of The Day!!!

Look at that picture.  Looks sort of like a an elegantly draped sheet blowing in the wind.  But what it really is... well, its quite remarkable.

Rare Velvet Worm Named After Animated Characters From My Neighbor Totoro

What's been spreading virally lately? Besides Ebola, it's an odd-looking velvet worm dubbed Eoperipatus Totoro. Scientists who named the peripatetic creature were reminded not only of Totoro himself but also of the mythical, multi-legged Catbus.

Leatherback Sea Turtles "Tell Time" Through Their Skulls

Leatherback sea turtles are the largest turtles on earth and the fourth largest reptile right behind three species of crocodilians. They migrate between feeding grounds and nesting areas. It has been a mystery to scientists and researchers for years as to how they know just when to make the change. Now it appears that an area on the crown of their heads may be the key.

Seals And Sea Lions Linked To Tuberculosis In Humans

The lives of humans and animals have long been heavily intertwined -- even to the diseases we suffer from. We now know to keep an eye on animals like pigs and chickens in certain parts of the world for upcoming strains of influenza. Evidence has now arisen that shows that tuberculosis originally came to the Americas by way of seals and sea lions.

Used Soviet Dog Spacesuit Going Up For Auction

Who wouldn't “Laika” a gently used dog spacesuit from the 1960 Sputnik-5 mission? This original and rare relic of the Space Race could be yours for just a few thousand Euros... provided you outbid other bidders at the upcoming auction.

Why Our Canine Domesticus Look So Much Like Us?

How many times have you looked at someone’s dog and said, “my God, that pooch looks just like its master?” You might have pondered yourself that being compared visually to your furry pals might have had something to do with why we call them “man’s best friend.” Others might take offense at the similarities, particularly if we’re talking about a “bulldog” or the derogatory term “bitch” that’s been associated. . .