There has been much excitement here in the UK over the arrival of two giant panda’s from China. Tian Tian and Yang Guang now have a new home at Edinburgh Zoo and hopefully they will like each other enough to …
Yesterday we had photographs of miniature water droplets. Today we continue the miniature theme with the world’s smallest aquarium. Just how rapidly, TOTD wonders, can 10 ml of water evaporate? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8778514/Worlds-smallest-aquarium-holds-just-two-teaspoons-of-water.html [Thanks to FS for this suggestion]
This is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. This viral has been seen nearly 63 million times and no wonder – it is both genuinely funny and very cleverly done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw
If Thing of the Day is a bit varied for you, you could try the narrower focus of this website: http://www.duckoftheday.co.uk Thanks to A for finding this.
Researchers at the University of St Andrews in Scotland have found that chimpanzees communicate using a series of hand gestures. Here is a report from the BBC with a video clip showing a few of them: http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9475000/9475408.stm
Have you ever wondered how cats are able to drink the way they do? Well, some researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may have found the answer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11717510
If you haven’t seen her yet Mishka is the dog lovers ultimate pet who talks back! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXo3NFqkaRM