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This incredible slideshow by Space Editor Ian O’Neill.
Image: The first stars in the Universe doused the cosmos in ionizing radiation, beginning the “reionization era.” Credits: SLAC/KIPAC, John Wise and Tom Abel (simulation), Ralf Kaehler (visualization).
I am a sucker for a cute polar bear. Or is that just too easy?
Loved this one:
iku, a polar bear cub born in captivity in Denmark, has taken the Internet by storm. It’s not a surprise, he’s so cute!
When Siku was born at the Scandinavian Wildlife Park November 22, 2011 his mother had not produced milk for three years.
“Instead of leaving the cub to die we decided to try to bottle feed it,” according to the website for the Park. Siku is comfortable around humans and is feeding from a bottle. The site informs visitors Siku weighs just over seven pounds as of December 22, and is “thriving!!!!!” (the emphasis is theirs).
“Santino,” a male chimpanzee at Furuvik Zoo in Sweden, is devising increasingly complex attacks against zoo visitors.
At first Santino was famous for throwing rocks and other projectiles at visitors who annoyed him. Now he has improved his technique, which requires spontaneous innovation for future deception. Researcher Mathias Osvath, lead author of a paper about Santino in PLoS ONE, explained what the clever chimp did:
“After a visitor group had left the compound area, Santino went inside the enclosure and brought a good-sized heap of hay that he placed near the visitor’s section, and immediately after that he put stones under it,” Osvath said.
also, images of Santino in action here.