A new subspecies of sea snake has been discovered off the coast of Costa Rica, and it has a unique hunting style that's never been seen before in aquatic reptiles. Hanging from the surface like a coiled spring, it preys upon unsuspecting fish as they swim below.
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Like a baseball player running to make a catch, dragonflies are also capable of predicting the trajectory of a moving object, typically its next meal. New research is revealing the mechanisms behind this complex cognitive task, which was once thought to be exclusive to mammals. It's hoped that these insights will lead to innovations in robot vision.
Homemade sausage is so good and so cheap to make that you'll never buy it from a store again. Here's my take on a super healthy hot Italian.
Warning: I'll keep it gore free, but there's going to be pictures of a dead animal and its subsequent parts inside. It's nothing you won't see wrapped in plastic on a grocery store shelf, but if you're going to have a problem with that, maybe don't scroll further.
Taking it between my bare hands, the hot blood stinging wind-chilled fingers, I pull the bull's heart from its silent, massif of a body. Bigger than my head and with a heavy weight, the heart wrenches attention from the rest of the world as the tundra refocuses. Cutting a slit through the heart's wall to open it like a book, I let the coagulate fall to the ground. Setting the heart aside, we continue to butcher the moose, a true giant of the North.