March 27, 2024

Drone Catches Reindeer Forming a Hypnotic Cyclone After Feeling Threatened

In nature, it seems like the slowest or smallest member of a herd is the one destined to become prey. However, certain species have developed unique defense strategies that put the most vulnerable at the center—quite literally. When feeling threatened, reindeer herds are known to run in circles, making it almost impossible to target an individual. Due to how imposing it looks from outside, this phenomenon is known as a “reindeer cyclone.

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March 19, 2024

Whale Thought To Have Gone Extinct Nearly 200 Years Ago Spotted off Coast of Massachusetts

On March 1, a whale was spotted swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 30 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts. Spotting whales around this time of year isn't unusual for New England Aquarium scientists, but something about this creature gave them pause. Upon closer inspection, they discovered that they were looking at a gray whale, which is a species thought to have been extinct in the Atlantic for nearly 200 years.

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March 15, 2024

Messi the Dog “Clapping” at the Oscars Was Actually Pre-Taped

The French movie Anatomy of a Fall featured some of the most riveting performances of the year. One was that of actress Sandra Hüller, who nabbed an Oscar nomination. The other was the work of a 7-year-old border collie named Messi. Like any other star from an acclaimed movie, he has been seen at press events and award ceremonies, melting the hearts of everyone he meets.

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