Category Archives: Science

South American nightmare: the Giant Bird Eating Tarantula is the size of a puppy is discovered.

It shoots its hair (urticulating bristles, to be exact), can pierce a mouse’s skull, and can grow foot-long legs; Entomologist Piotr Naskrecki (http://www.insectphotography.com/) has discovered a new source of material for horror flicks out in Guyana: the Theraphosa blondi – or Goliath … Continue reading

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CourtWatch: Does X-Plane lawsuit spell trouble for Android game developers?

COLUMBIA, SC: A lawsuit has been filed by a “patent troll,” and one man is not backing down.  Austin Meyer, the developer (and owner) of one of the world’s best flight simulator applications, X-Plane, has been sued by a company … Continue reading

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Photography 101: How to photograph really small creatures.

I love the Macro feature on my camera!  Here’s two pics of an aphid-like critter (it may actually BE an aphid for all I know): The best thing I’ve seen is that if you have a solid background with a … Continue reading

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iFound: Chickens eating left-out spaghetti!

Prowling around for awesome photographs is hard work!  I found some chickens at an undisclosed location pecking at left-out table scraps that were destined for a biodegradable garbage heap.  The chickens appeared to be eating the spaghetti, but they do … Continue reading

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Pictures: The Big Green Bug (Katydid)

I discovered a huge green insect.  It had an ovipositor, so it’s female.  The bug appears to be a Katydid, immature female. Here are the photos I took: Photo credit to Amy Barnes (TheRetailDetail.us). ###

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