My picks, 2015-16

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting.

  1. A Cheetah Sprinting to the Kill
  2. The Sidewinder Snake Slithers at 18 MPH
  3. Haunting Time-Lapses From the End of the Earth
  4. Leopard cub bath time
  5. Capturing Digital Images (The Bayer Filter)
  6. Nizar Ibrahim: Lost Giant of the Sahara
  7. Max Weber
  8. Do Tortoises Like Being Touched?
  9. Oceanic Whitetip Sharks!

A Cheetah Sprinting to the Kill

Smithsonian Channel

The cheetah does a lot of high-speed sprinting to catch its prey in the arid, hot desert. Learn about its advance, cooling adaptations and see the apex hunter race through sandy dunes to make a kill.


The Sidewinder Snake Slithers at 18 MPH

Smithsonian Channel

Reaching speeds up to 18 MPH, the sidewinder slithers rapidly along the desert dunes. The way it buries itself in the sand is even scarier.


Haunting Time-Lapses From the End of the Earth

National Geographic

During six trips to Greenland, starting in 2010, photographer Murray Fredericks captured these stunning time-lapses of the landscape.


Leopard cub bath time

Natural World: Africa’s Fishing Leopards

It’s bath time for the leopard cubs but the young male really doesn’t enjoy it.


Capturing Digital Images (The Bayer Filter)

Computerphile

How do digital cameras turn light into the data that computers can handle? In this second part of our computer vision series, Image Analyst Mike Pound explains the Bayer Filter.


Nizar Ibrahim: Lost Giant of the Sahara

National Geographic Live!

Paleontologist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim weaves together clues from the Cretaceous period, Nazi Germany, and present-day Africa to track down a massive and bizarre dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus.


Max Weber

The School of Life

Max Weber explained that modern capitalism was born not because of new technology or new financial instruments. What started it all off was religion.


Do Tortoises Like Being Touched?

Smithsonian Channel

The most noticeable feature of a tortoise is its massive shell. But what happens if you touch it? Caretakers at Smithsonian’s National Zoo fill us in.


Oceanic Whitetip Sharks!

Shark Academy

In this episode of Shark Academy, Jonathan Bird examines Oceanic Whitetip Sharks!

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