An underwater diver filming the beautiful coral in the Caribbean captured a rare sight - a perfectly camouflaged octopus emerging from its hiding place with its skin transforming from the dull green of the coral to a beautiful sky blue. Jonathon Gordon says that he was just trying to get a closer look at an unusual shell and had no idea that the creature was there, until he was just about a meter away.
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The appearance of large jellyfish blooms is often met with dismay. That's because though these floating blobs of gelatin are essential for the ecosystem and an important food source for certain marine animals, they are very destructive. In addition to inflicting painful stings, large groupings of the invertebrates frequently clog commercial fishing nets and even cause power stations to shut down.
Frank Gehry is famous for his offbeat architectural designs like the enormous glass sails of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and the titanium fish scales of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. His latest building, the first in Australia, is as radical - so much so that critics have likened it to a crumpled brown paper bag.
In April 2015, Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group will welcome a new kind of employee - a humanoid robot called Nao. The bank's first non-human hire that stands 58-centimeters (22.8 inches) tall and weighs a mere 5.4 kilograms (12.7 pounds), is the brainchild of France's Aldebaran Robotics - a subsidiary of Japan's Softbank.
Ever had goose bumps on your arms when viewing videos of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, or experienced a shiver crawl down your spine whilst watching Disney's Frozen? Turns out there is a scientific explanation for that. According to British researchers just seeing someone shiver is enough to lower your body temperature by several degrees. While this phenomenon does not compare to Elsa’s powerful freezing capabilities, it sure proves that we all have a small amount of chilly magic, just waiting to be unleashed!
The next time you hear someone complaining about their "horrendous" commute you may want to tell them about Detroit resident James Robertson, whose daily round trip journey to and from work is an astounding 46 miles. Not impressed? How about if we tell you that about 21-miles of it is completed on foot!
February 2nd was Groundhog Day. This meant that woodchucks (and other animals) all across North America revealed their predictions about the length of this year's winter. Among them were legendary weather forecaster Punxsutawney Phil and rising superstar, Staten Island Chuck.
What's better than receiving an e-mail informing you of a "Snow Day"? How about a music video with your Head of School lip-synching "School is Closed" to the tune of Frozen's super hit song "Let it Go?" That's exactly what Matt Glendinning, the Principal at the Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, did to announce that school would not be in session on January 27th.