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The Artful Amoeba

A Peek at More Ice-Age Finds from Snowmastodon Village

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As I write, the Snowmass Water and Sanitation Department District is busy digging, damming, and filling the Ziegler Reservoir on top of  one of the world’s only known high-altitude Ice Age fossil sites — and “without question” the world’s finest mastodon site, according to Denver Museum of Nature and Science VP Kirk Johnson — near [...]

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PsiVid

Sloth Squeak!

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Lucy Cooke, the mastermind behind Slothville, a recognized National Geographic Explorer and award winning videographer and TV producer, has a new book, The Power of Sloth, coming out in the UK today. To celebrate, she made a quick video compilation of sloths squeaking. My heart has broken from the cuteness! In case you missed Lucy [...]

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Get Your “Awwws” and “Squeees” Here! Wild Sea Otter Cam Delights

Otter 501 and her pup. Image courtesy of Robert Skoals

Most everyone who follows me on social media is aware I have a weakness for two animals: otters and sloths. I’m happy to promote efforts that encourage conservation and well being of these animals. Good news, if you ever desire to infuse your day with adorableness, you can now watch otters in the wild, for [...]

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PsiVid

The Worlds of Viral Video

I had posted some time ago about one element often cropping up in viral videos: adorable animals, and in that case, sloths! Viral videos are a fascinating phenomenon, as is the general pace of delivery within videos found on youtube, and the appeal of this “organic” medium to viewers where there are no “gatekeepers” so [...]

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Freaks and Creeps-A TV Producer’s Love of Evolution Inspires Search for “Ugly” Animals

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Writer, producer, and television host Lucy Cooke has made television programs for NatGeo, Discovery (and affiliated Animal Planet), BBC, and more, on the topics of history, architechture and nature. Impressively, early this year, Lucy was named a National Geographic Explorer, an elite group of the intrepid who manage to inspire the rest of us to [...]

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PsiVid

Monkeys! Synthesizers! Nature and Tech Together!

If you gave an infinite number of (or six) monkeys (and related, which I think means mammals) an infinite (also six) number of synthesizers, will they eventually produce Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, or ACDC’s Back in Black or, well, anything? Someone thought they’d give it a go as an advertisement for Voltfestivalen — The place [...]

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PsiVid

Elements of a Viral Video–Cute Animals

Potty Training at the Sloth Orphanage

Not too long ago, a friend introduced me to the most adorable viral video ever! My life has not been the same since. Take a look! Since then, my computer wallpaper has been sloths, my avatars in many places are also those absolutely charming creatures as well. My mind is forever filled with images of [...]

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Tetrapod Zoology

The anatomy of sloths

Everybody loves sloths, and whenever we talk about sloths we have to remember that the two living kinds (Bradypus – the four species of three-toed sloth – and Choloepus – the two species of two-toed sloth) are but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sloth diversity. This article – an excerpt from Naish (2005) (though [...]

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