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A Zoologist’s Amazing Origami Animals

Spawning sockeye salmon For wildlife zoologist Bernie Peyton, animal life inspires not only scientific curiosity but artistic creativity. For decades, he has folded paper to raise awareness about wildlife conservation: “I write a lot of boring [academic] articles nobody reads, but conservation also has to appeal to the emotional side,” Peyton told Wired. “That’s why I do [...]

Polar Bears Are Big Into Halloween

People tend to assume that because polar bears live up north mean that their favorite holiday is Christmas, but that’s just speciest. If you really get to know them, you’ll find out that most polar bears prefer Halloween. Here’s one really getting into the holiday spirit with a fun witch statue. Link

The Real Bears

(YouTube link) What if polar bears really drank cola like they do in the Coke ads? This video from Center for Science in the Public Interest explains some of the consequences of drinking soda pop the way people do these days. The music is by Jason Mraz and MC Flow. Link -via Daily of the Day

Polar Play

(YouTube link) Here’s something that might make you feel cooler! Nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen observed and recorded polar bears in their natural habitat in northern Manitoba. Watch these adorable cubs wrestle with each other in the snow! -via the Presurfer

Polar Bears vs. Cameras

(YouTube link) The only safe way to film polar bears is by remote control cameras, but curious bears are onto the trick! The BBC aired footage of the mayhem last night. Link -via reddit