Sunday, December 30, 2012

Spider creates his own decoy

Here's a cool story about a spider that was found in the Amazon who creates a large clone spider decoy from debris and puts it on its web.  It even apparently attaches silk and animates the decoy legs like a puppet.  The discoverers think the decoy attracts the attention of predators, who attack the decoy instead of the smaller real spider who built it.

Here's the link with a photo

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Night-time satellite photo of earth

Check out this night-time satellite photo of earth

Egypt in particular really stands out.