Internet ‘calls out’ Steven Spielberg for killing triceratops

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 23 July 2014

After shaming a trophy-killing teen cheerleader for openly hunting exotic animals, the Internet has now turned its attention to director Steven Spielberg for proudly posing next to a dead triceratops 20 years ago on the set of his movie, Jurassic Park.

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Photos of animals eating animals is both disgusting and incredible

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 21 July 2014

This photo series isn’t one for the squeamish. Or the vegetarians. Photographer Catherine Chalmers has created a collection of images of animals, well, eating other animals in Food Chain. Taking a predator and placing it by its prey, Chalmers was able to watch nature take its course as praying mantises ate caterpillars, toads ate mice and caterpillars, and snakes ate mice.

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Designer jeans complete with scratches and tooth marks of lions, tigers, a bear or two

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Friday 11 July 2014

For their creation of a denim ‘worn-out’ style collection, a Japanese fashion label has partnered with the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City for a rather unusual mode of production. Workers at the wildlife park wrapped long sheets of denim material around car tires which are then placed inside the habitats where tigers, lions and bears roam, leaving these residents to bite, tear and scratch at their new fabric toys.

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Awesome animals created from calligraphy strokes

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 30 May 2014

Calligraphy is usually reserved for formal invitations or place settings. Not in Andrew Fox’s world. This England-based artist has taken his designer skills and applied them to this fun and quirky series of animals, with just a stroke of a calligraphy pen. These animals might seem simple at first, but take a closer look and […]

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Frostie the sweater-wearing snow goat uses a custom cart to help him walk

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 26 May 2014

Careful now, you might either explode from an overload of cuteness, or shed buckets of tears over this baby goat’s success story. Frostie the snow goat was born with joint-navel ill, a disease common among kid goats and young calves resulting from an infection in the mother’s umbilical cord. The disease spread to Frostie’s hind […]

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Ricardo Solis shows us how animals got their colours and stripes

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 26 May 2014

Mexican artist Ricardo Solis was attracted to art and nature as a young boy, which may explain his series of animal drawings and paintings that try to understand evolution. From a rhino being created out of terracotta to a zebra’s stripes being attached by tiny workmen, Solis’ art allows us to open our minds and question […]

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Too cute for words! Animals with stuffed animals

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 21 May 2014

What an astonishingly simple idea, and what a brilliant one too. We’re not sure who’s behind the Animals With Stuffed Animals photoblog dedicated to ‘only photos of cute animals and their favorite stuffed pets’, but he or she has us taking our hats, beanies and truck caps off to him or her.

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Architecture designed and built by animals

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Wednesday 30 April 2014

In his book Animal Architecture, photographer Ingo Arndt documented some of the most amazing sights of homes built by animals like beavers, bowerbirds and termites. The red weaver ants are the speediest of the lot: they can apparently put together a proper nest within a day.

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Make way for the VIPs: Chinese panda bears get a warm welcome in Belgium

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Hao Hao and Xing Hui are no ordinary visitors to Belgium. These furry animals are China’s favourite pandas and have just arrived in Belgium on a 15-year loan from China. They traveled in a pagoda-style cage onboard a cargo plane from China and were taxied into their arriving terminal through an arc of water from […]

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Injured animals keep moving with state-of-the-art prosthetics

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 14 March 2014

Isn’t technology great? These animals have been given a second chance at a normal life, thanks to extraordinary prosthetic technology. From an elephant that was maimed by a landmine to Hoppa, a four-year-old dog born without front legs, these prosthetics are working wonders all over the world.

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Party cups that will give you an instant nose job

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 6 March 2014

It’s time to ditch those red, frat boy party cups and move on to something more mature: party cups with photo-realistic noses printed on the side. ‘Pick Your Nose Party Cups’, are a set of 24 paper drinking cups with a sense of humour. They have noses printed on the side, such that when someone takes a drink, they’ll look like they have a different nose and mouth. It’s hilarious when the ladies pick the ones with the moustache design, giving prowling guys the chance to use the pick-up line: ‘Excuse me, but I moustache you something’.

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Artist illustrates animals with human personalities

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 23 January 2014

Anthros is an eye-catching collection of anthropomorphic animal illustrations by US-based digital artist Kim Nguyen. What exactly is anthropomorphic? (Don’t fret, I had to look that one up too.) According to Merriam-Webster, anthropomorphic is defined as, ‘described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes’. So in this case, we have animals that take on human personalities and form.

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These adorable invertebrates are getting ready for bed

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 22 January 2014

Squids and octopi are not exactly what you’d call cute and adorable. They aren’t also the animals that you’d love to cuddle in bed with. Unless, you have a thing for that. But Tokyo-born, Vancouver-based illustrator and needle-felter Hine Mizushima has created a collection of eight hand-felted invertebrates that are so plush, you might just […]

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Attention, all cat owners: Your cat thinks you are just an oversized cat

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 20 January 2014

As if it wasn’t depressing enough to know that our feline pals aren’t really that attached to us, biologist Dr. John Bradshaw, who has over 30 years of experience in domesticated animal behavior, has revealed in his book Cat Sense that cats really think of their owners as a ‘larger, non-hostile’ cat. In other words, […]

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The Giant Gippsland: Australia’s monster earthworms

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Thursday 16 January 2014

First spiders, then crocodiles, now Anaconda-sized earthworms? Australia is really making it hard for me to pay them a visit. The Giant Gippsland, which can be found in Gippsland in the south-eastern part of Australia, is 31 inches long and one inch thick. That makes it the world’s largest species of earthworms. But worry not, […]

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