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Video of the Day – 11/13/15 (The Biggest Organism on Earth)

Daily Video — “The Biggest Organism on Earth

From MinuteEarth, this very interesting video tries to answer the question, “What is the biggest living thing on Earth?”  It turns out that the answer is really based on how you define “biggest” and how you define an organism.  I found the answer very surprising and informative!

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Posted by on November 13, 2015 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 11/12/15 (Over 100,000 Sea Turtles Nest at the Same Time. How?)

Daily Video — “Over 100,000 Sea Turtles Nest at the Same Time. How?”

From the National Geographic YouTube Channel, this video follows a grant researcher trying to figure out just how giant sea turtles are able to travel in mass numbers to return to the same lands where they were born to now lay their eggs.

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Posted by on November 12, 2015 in Daily Video

 

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Lifespans in the Animal Kingdom — Infographic

Lifespans in the Animal Kingdom

Today’s infographic is a great summary of the variety of life we see not only in the species and creatures in the world, but also the variety of  their lives.  It’s very interesting to see lifespans laid out in this way, and to see that humans really are essentially on the high end of the middle of the pack.  I am sure, however, as medicine and care advances we will see ourselves moving into the high end of lifespans.  Would you care to be like the immortal jellyfish though?  [VIA]

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Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Infographics

 

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Average Lifespan of Animals – “Retro” Infographic

Average Lifespan of Animals

I’m not sure when this one came out, but my research shows that having been created for Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia it was anywhere from 1922-1968.  My guess is one of the editions from the 1950s.  Regardless, this is a great graphic for visualizing the lifespans of different animals.  The numbers on the timeline correspond to years and while it’s not as accurate or comprehensive as we might be used to today, it’s fun too look back at the evolution of graphic data displays. [VIA]

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Posted by on July 11, 2013 in Infographics

 

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