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Bats having an epic dance-off

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 18 July 2014

We were just generally minding our business until we saw this tweet by film critic Mike Clarke with the cutest picture of bats hanging upside up via a tweet and then flipped the wrong side up and looking all dancey. Haha!

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A huge underground ocean beneath our oceans that could just be the mother of all oceans

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Have you ever spared a thought about the origins of our oceans? Some geologists have made it their job to do so and a few have long postulated that these vast amounts of water may have come from icy comets that landed on Earth. This proposal have recently been refuted by an opposing group who […]

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This infographic will let know just how deep the ocean actually is, and much more besides

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Monday 14 July 2014

The Mariana Trench, the deepest place below sea level, inspiration for James Cameron and the final frontier on this planet. It’s over 2,000 metres deeper than Everest is tall, and five times the length of the Grand Canyon. The pressure on the seabed at the bottom is the equivalent of having 50 jumbo jets piled on top of you. Perhaps now you can see how humanity has had some difficulties getting down there.

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Check out this concept for a skyscraper that grows taller as its inhabitants recycle

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Monday 14 July 2014

Designed by architect Thomas Corbasson, this organic skyscraper is pure genius. Inspired by the use of bamboo scaffolding in the far east, the building incorporates a permanent scaffold all the way through it’s frame, allowing it to be in a continual state if growth while also including an unusual. As it’s occupants discard paper, glass and recyclable plastics they are transported to the highest platform where there is a recycling plant. This cuts down on transport costs by having the means of creating building materials at the very site itself.

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Snakes alive! We’re talking about 75,000 of them in one single space

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 11 July 2014

Welcome to the Narcisse Snake Dens of Manitoba, Canada where you’ll witness the world’s largest gathering of snakes. We’re talking as many as 75,000 of them and nowhere else do they congregate in such great numbers. Each spring, these huge masses of red-sided garter snakes congregate inside the limestone caves to mate.

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Floodwater seeps into deserted Thai mall; now teems with koi and catfish

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Thursday 10 July 2014

New World, a former shopping mall in Thailand’s capital Bangkok, used to have 11 floors until 1997, when its top 7 floors had to be demolished to comply with new rules on building heights. Two years after that, the roofless mall suffered an arson attack, which led it to become deserted since with rainwater seeping […]

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The glacier in Antarctica that gently weeps blood

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Monday 7 July 2014

Just look at this. In Antarctica’s Taylor Glacier, an oxygen-poor salty lake sits under 1,300 feet of ice, where the brine-like water occasionally gushes forth to flow down the glacier slope. The iron-rich water quickly oxidises upon meeting air to turn deep red — making the glacier look like it got stabbed or something. Apparently, […]

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You genuinely won’t believe why this community wouldn’t drink clean water

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in New Eco on Friday 4 July 2014

Clean water. Something that, if you’re reading this, you probably take for granted. Deliciously granted. But as most people know, we’re lucky to have access to abundant clean water at very low cost. But if you were given clean, clear water for the first time, what would you think?

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Is this furry critter a soft toy or an insect?

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 2 July 2014

What is this: a plush toy or an extra-furry insect? Duh, the latter. The Rosy Maple Moth, which, as its name suggests, feast on maples. They also have cartoon-like red or pink legs and antennae, yellow bodies and hind wings, plus pink forewings with yellow triangles across the middle. The North American moth has males […]

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Aw, this Shiba Inu dog might just be the happiest dog alive

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Monday 30 June 2014

Step aside, Boo. Is this the happiest, most photogenic canine in the world? Perhaps. Seven-year-old Maru, a Shiba Inu dog from Japan, looks like he’s beaming all the time, whether he’s sitting in a playing with kids, smelling the flowers or rolling over on his back to take a cat nap. That look of happiness […]

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Fact: Wolves can communicate by eyeballing each other

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Monday 30 June 2014

So it looks like wolves don’t just howl to make themselves heard to other wolves: they pick up and exchange communication cues just by looking at each other. Wow. Japanese researchers, who watched the interactions of canid species in zoos, concluded that those with eyes that were easier to see were more likely to be social.

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Furry Two-Face chimera cat is bewitchingly beautiful

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 27 June 2014

Cats are hardly ordinary creatures, and Venus, a cat living in North Carolina, is even more extraordinary. The chimera cat is, as her Facebook fan page states, ‘0% Photoshopped, 100% Born This Way’.

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Meet Peanut, the 2014 winner of the world’s ugliest dog competition

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 26 June 2014

And we can see why. The 26th World’s Ugliest Dog contest held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California just wrapped up and 2-year-old rescue dog, Peanut, bagged the esteemed honor with his dashing grin, eye-popping peepers, and beautiful fur.

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Bamboo bikes to teach kids to balance, plus go green from a young age

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 25 June 2014

Sure, we’ve seen bamboo bikes before way back when in 2011, but these ones by GreenChamp Bikes rock harder. Why? These beginners’ balance bikes for young kids aged 3-5 look so darn cute, they are definitely a great way to incorporate eco-consciousness in these little rascals, never mind the lack of pedals.

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In this Chinese village, villagers help electronic waste find a second life

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 25 June 2014

In China, over 100 million computers, 40 million televisions, 20 million air conditioners and 10 million fridges are discarded annually. Most of Beijing’s electronic waste apparently make their way to Dongxiaokou, where local villagers resell e-waste parts and recycle these for a living. Photographer Kim Kyung-Hoon recently documented this lesser-seen side of China in pictures […]

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