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Watch Snakes Fight By Rapidly Twisting Themselves Together In A Braid

Video: Here are two black mambas — the world’s most dangerous snake — fighting each other for the right to mate with a female black mamba. They’re engaging in a form of plaiting combat where they twist their bodies in a braid in hopes of making the other black mamba submit. It’s basically a never ending shove match that goes on until someone gives up.


Notorious Bird Criminal Stole Knife From Crime Scene

Vancouver is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Canada, filled with tourist-friendly parks and beaches. It’s also home to Canuck, who the CBC describes as “Vancouver’s most notorious crow”, suggesting some sort of city-wide crow notoriety ranking. Why so notorious? Well, Canuck stole a knife from an active crime scene among other things.


Idiot Lets Himself Get Bitten Repeatedly By A Leafcutter Ant (Warning: Gross)

Leafcutter ants get their name because they use their incredibly sharp jaws to slice through leaves. Pretty straightforward stuff. Unfortunately for humans, those jaws can cut through other things, like fingers. So the host of Brave Wilderness decided to find out how much damage one could do in just 60 seconds.


Illegal Fishing In Mexico Is Driving The World's Smallest Porpoise To Extinction

The world’s smallest porpoise, the vaquita, is on the verge of extinction, with only around 60 members surviving off the coast of Mexico. Their decline, driven by illegal fishing, could eliminate the species in just a few years.


Aussie Drone Footage Shows A Pod Of Dolphins Hunting A Shark

Video: Whoa. This aerial view, courtesy of a drone, captures something not often seen: a pod of false killer whales (which are a species of dolphins, of course) chasing and hunting down a shark in the waters near Sydney. You can see the gang of false killer whales basically acting like a pack of wolves on a hunt, only they’re not hunting down any old prey, they’re going after a freaking shark.


A Common Artificial Sweetener Is Poisoning Dogs

Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in everything from toothpaste to peanut butter to sugar-free gum. And, it turns out, it’s poison for dogs.


Neat Art Piece Hides Two Different Wire Sculptures Depending On Your Perspective

Video: Here’s a fun art piece made by artist Matthieu Robert-Ortis: in one perspective, it looks like two giraffes standing opposite each other, while in another, it looks like a single elephant staring straight at you. The piece plays on your perspective and hides two wire sculptures in one, what you see depends on which angle you’re looking at it.


Fake Skinned Robot Bats Will Soon Be Creeping Us Out From The Skies Above

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign think mimicking nature is the best way to help robots take flight. So with the help of a 3D printer they have created a flying robotic bat, complete with a layer of fake silicone skin for the wing’s membranes. It somehow manages to make real bats look almost cute in comparison.


Seeing Dolphins Swim In Glow In The Dark Waters Is Beyond Stunning

BBC’s Attenborough’s Life That Glows is an absolutely gorgeous look at the mysterious creatures around the world that have bioluminescent powers. It details the life of fireflies, glow worms, fungi, fish, squid, plankton, etc. and shows how they use their glow in the dark abilities. Sometimes it’s to attract mates, sometimes its to prevent predators from eating them, and other times, well, other times scientists still haven’t figured it out. It’s awesome.


Scientists Have An Insane Plan To Stop These Rhinos From Going Extinct

In a lush conservation park in central Kenya, the world’s last three northern white rhinos are unable to breed. When they die, the subspecies will go extinct. That is unless a complex, controversial plan involving tissue cryobanks and test tube embryos can actually work.


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