The Science And Nature Thread #2

A right load of bollocks...

Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby LordRaven » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:51 pm

That bird reminded me of the Hoatzin...

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Keyser » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:48 pm

LordRaven wrote:That bird reminded me of the Hoatzin...



Hornbills are a remarkable family of birds with many truly beautiful species.

But my favourite is the raptor like Ground Hornbill (the biggest of them all)- which along with Corvids and Parrots is a bird of astonishing intelligence.

This article may be almost a decade old but you get the idea.

http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology ... revisited/

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Two naked Mole rats one cup. :ooer:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science- ... 180970140/

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Ray of Sunshine » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:38 pm

Got a photo of a blue dragonfly thing, unfortnately not hovering.

EDIT: A Damselfly.

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Gerst NLI » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:47 pm

Ray of Sunshine wrote:Got a photo of a blue dragonfly thing, unfortnately not hovering.

A damselfly - wings fold back along the body when at rest, whereas a dragonfly's don't.

ION!! Saw some mushrooms yesterday out in the fields. I would post a pic, but it would just be a pic of some mushrooms.
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby .SF. » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:03 pm

Keyser wrote:
Two naked Mole rats one cup. :ooer:


I might be a bit dim, but what does this mean?
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Dr Ruth » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:05 pm

.SF. wrote:
Keyser wrote:
Two naked Mole rats one cup. :ooer:


I might be a bit dim, but what does this mean?


Do NOT google ‘two girls one cup’. :doomed:
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby LordRaven » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:05 pm

This whale would have been a real bugger for hunters to overcome, the teeth it had were enormous...

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Gerst » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:18 pm

Here's one the grey herons which regularly stalk the koi carp in my brother's garden pond:

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There needs to be only the slightest movement from inside the house:

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby LordRaven » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:23 pm

Inferno at Brazil's National Museum causes 'irreparable' damage and grief
"The loss of the National Museum's collection is insurmountable for Brazil," President Michel Temer tweeted.
No one knows what sparked the blaze around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters worked through the night to battle the flames, but a museum official said the damage is already "irreparable."
"Very little will be left," preservation director Joao Carlos Nara told Agencia Brasil. "We will have to wait until the firefighters have completed their work here in order to really assess the dimension of it all."
So far, no serious injuries have been reported. Most of the human toll came in the form of grief and tears as employees, researchers and academics flocked to the scene in Rio de Janeiro.
Many of them cried as they watched flames consume the building. Marco Aurelio Caldas, who worked at the museum for nine years, was overcome by the loss.
"This is 200 years of work of a scientific institution -- the most important one in Latin America," he told Agencia Brasil.
"Everything is finished. Our work, our life was all in there."
A former royal palace
The palatial National Museum building used to be the home of a Portuguese royal family. Almost exactly 200 years ago, it was converted into a museum.
Since then, the National Museum has become Brazil's oldest historical institution and an internationally prominent research center
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/02/amer ... index.html

How sad, all those years of work and important artefacts gone up in smoke. Small wonder the people are distraught.
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby LordRaven » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:23 pm

Gerst wrote:Here's one the grey herons which regularly stalk the koi carp in my brother's garden pond:

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There needs to be only the slightest movement from inside the house:

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Buggers aren't they.
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Gerst » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:49 pm

Here's a few snaps from the park again. No butterflies about at the moment.

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Gerst » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:49 pm

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby HobbitFeet » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:51 pm

I'd quite like bedding in a similar design to the bottom pic :ooer:


not the above post, but the one above that
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby NastyNickers » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:54 pm

That last photo is beautiful :wubwub:
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread #2

Postby Gerst » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:09 pm

There's a couple more 'scenic' type shots from last year which I'll see if I can find.
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