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This New Species Of Australian Spider Will Scare The Pants Off You

This New Species Of Australian Spider Will Scare The Pants Off You

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Australia and spiders go together sort of like peanut butter and jelly. Which is why it was no surprise to anyone that yet another new species of creepy-crawly was discovered in Queensland earlier this month. This particular species of spider...well, let's just say you're not even safe from it while you're taking a swim. Meet Dolomedes briangreenei, or just Brian for short. Here he easily strides out onto water looking for a meal. Getty Images Officials named the spider Brian after World Science Festival cofounder Professor Brian Greene. Getty Images Brian can glide along on the surface of the water. The bugger can even remain submerged for up to an hour as it hunts for insects, fish, an...
He Was Just Taking Photos In Nature When This Tiny Terror Started Going After Him

He Was Just Taking Photos In Nature When This Tiny Terror Started Going After Him

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We all remember that iconic scene from "Jurassic Park" when the villain is trying to escape from the island with his stolen dinosaur DNA. He gets turned around, crashes his car, and then gets attacked by a dilophosaurus in the rain. Well, in one corner of the world, the dilophosaurus still exists, and it's just as fierce as ever...sort of. This video was shot by Ricky Mackenzie, an Australian wildlife photographer who spotted a distant relative of the dilophosaurus while exploring the country's Kimberly region. This little bugger is known as a frilled lizard. Mackenzie spotted the critter near a rocky dirt road and was trying to get it out of harm's way by provoking it so that it'd inadvertently follow him to safety. ...
So There’s A Tiny Island In Japan, And You’re Really Gonna Want To See What’s There…Trust Me.

So There’s A Tiny Island In Japan, And You’re Really Gonna Want To See What’s There…Trust Me.

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A Japanese photographer named Fubirai spent 5 years photographing and documenting the lives of semi-feral cats who live off the coast of Fukuoka, Japan. This island has been called Cat Heaven Island by many. One look at the photographs and life there, and you'll see exactly why. Behold. A cat lover's paradise.The local fishermen are known to feed the cats on Cat Heaven Island.They're free to jump around......and even pose for the camera.They start families here and care for their young.Their adorable young.It's actually quite romantic. ...
Recently, The Weather Conditions Were Perfect For This Mind-Blowing Phenomenon

Recently, The Weather Conditions Were Perfect For This Mind-Blowing Phenomenon

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Sometimes winter isn't all that bad. Case in point: when the sun sets in a cold environment, it reflects against ice crystals that manifest in the air. The collective surface of these ice crystals acts as a mirror to the sun and other light sources (like street lamps), reflecting their light into the image of pillars reaching for the stars. That's a lot of sciencey-sounding stuff, but all you really need to know is that light pillars look cool as hell. Check out these pictures taken from people all over the world! Wikimedia Commons It's understandable why some people think these are UFOs. Adam Kraft Reddit / Eventarian Amazing. ...
These Bizarre Nature Photos Show How Strange Earth Really Is.

These Bizarre Nature Photos Show How Strange Earth Really Is.

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These photos might look like they come from an alien planet, but it turns out our own little Earth is capable of some truly weird stuff. All of these things occur naturally across the globe because of, like, science and stuff. A lot of the reasons why go over my head, but it's all true. It's easy to appreciate the wondrous beauty of Earth without knowing exactly how it happens. Some of these are cringe-worthy, but others make me want to buy a plane ticket. And I am definitely going to pay closer attention to sunsets from now on. Take a look at some of the cool things you didn't realize happen on our home planet.1. Never-ending Wave: Occurs twice a year in Brazil when the Atlantic ocean meets the mouth of the Amazon River. The resulting waves can travel 500...
If You Had These Tents, Camping Might Actually Be Fun. Just Maybe.

If You Had These Tents, Camping Might Actually Be Fun. Just Maybe.

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Camping can be fun, but it can also be the worst. It doesn't matter how great something is, if it involves bugs, bears, and other things you wouldn't want tearing into your skin, the potential for it to become a disaster is high. With these tents, that potential is still there, but at least you're putting your comfort in danger in style. Some of these are more elaborate than others, but they're all extremely cool. If you don't want to go camping in these, you're crazy (or have access to a bed that's surrounded by four walls and covered by a roof). Check them out!1.) Opera House Camper Tent drinkstuff This camper tent pops open to look like the world-famous Sydney Opera House.2.) Treepee ...
Lake Superior’s Frozen Surface Is Hypnotic And Beautiful In The Winter

Lake Superior’s Frozen Surface Is Hypnotic And Beautiful In The Winter

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Our world is a beautiful, wondrous place to live, which is why there are constant efforts to protect it and make sure it stays that way. If you've ever been outside (and you definitely have), you know exactly what I'm talking about.Recently, people filmed the frozen waters of Lake Superior washing ashore, and the resulting footage is hypnotic. Once you see this, you'll want to watch it over and over again. The frozen water looks like broken glass. (via This is Colossal)Isn't nature incredible? Winter temperatures might be unpleasant, but you can't deny that the season is beautiful. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/lake-superior/
The Way These 2 Deadly Snakes Fight Is Equal Parts Beautiful And Scary

The Way These 2 Deadly Snakes Fight Is Equal Parts Beautiful And Scary

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Things get real in the snake world when mating season rolls around. Take a look at what these two black mambas are doing, for example. It might look like they're dancing at first, but they're actually plaiting. Basically, this ritual entails pushing each other around until one gives up, and the victor gets the girl.Watching them in action is beautiful...until you think about just how deadly they are. Black mambas are amazing creatures, aren't they? Even without arms and legs, these fighters manage to look terrifying. Well played, snakes. Well played. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/snake-fight/
Not All Caterpillars Are Friendly…Some Are Downright Terrifying

Not All Caterpillars Are Friendly…Some Are Downright Terrifying

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When it comes to the cutest, cuddliest members of the insect kingdom, which species do you think of? If you've seen Pixar's A Bug's Life, then you probably think of caterpillars. Sure, they're still bugs, but they're undeniably adorable. That being said, allow me to burst your bubble for a moment. There's a caterpillar out there that has a taste for flesh. See that fly in the photo below? Things don't end well for this critter. Reddit / Razuto22 The blur behind it is actually a carnivorous caterpillar that's native to Hawaii. Reddit / Razuto22 The poor thing didn't stand a chance. Reddit / Razuto22 What's even more interesting is that other membe...
You Know How People Always Say They Wanna Visit Hawaii? Well, This Is Why. WOW.

You Know How People Always Say They Wanna Visit Hawaii? Well, This Is Why. WOW.

Science
These 20 pictures taken from all over Hawaii prove just how magical the islands are. From rainbow trees and amazing beaches to waterfalls and breathtaking cliffs. Many have called Hawaii paradise, and after seeing these pictues I definitely agree. Turns out there's a lot more than simple sun and sand to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Here are 20 reasons why you need to start planning your 2014 Hawaiian vacation. Sorry, this gallery has been removed. However, you can view it here: Huffington Post: Hawaii Share these 20 Hawaiian destinations with your friends below, if only to see which one of your friends is up for a little trip. Read more: http://viralnova.com/beautiful-hawaii/
Nothing Could Prepare Me For What’s Revealed When This Glacier Lake Melts. OMG.

Nothing Could Prepare Me For What’s Revealed When This Glacier Lake Melts. OMG.

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In 1942, a glacier lake in Uttarakhand, a state in India, was discovered. It's at an altitude of 5,029 meters, which explains why what happened there over 1,200 years ago was only recently discovered. The name of this lake is Roopkund, and nothing could prepare me for the events that took place there around 850AD.Located in the mountains, it wasn't discovered until a game reserve ranger stumbled upon it in 1942.Being a glacier lake, it's almost always frozen over.Normally, you would have no idea what lies beneath...But when it melts, it reveals the horrors of what happened here around 1200 years ago....