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Timelapse of Single Cell Becoming Organism is Coolest Thing Youll See Today

Native to central and southern Europe, the amphibious alpine newt breeds in shallow water, where its larvae are born, hatch and feed on plankton, before sprouting legs and moving to land. This timelapse video from the Dutch director Jan van IJken tracks the development of a single-celled zygote into the hatched larva of an alpine newt. Captured in stunning detail at microscopic scales, Becoming is a remarkable look at the process of cell division and differentiation, whence all animals – from newts to humans – come. via Aeon Read more:…

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Honey Badger Mom Saves Her Baby From the Jaws of a Hungry Leopard

Honey badgers do care! Spotted at Kruger National Park in South Africa, a mother honey badger rescues her baby (literally) from the jaws of a hungry leopard. The camera is a little shaky, likely due to the fact that they were quite zoomed in while filming. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/honey-badger-saves-baby-from-leopard/

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Icelands Geysers and Waterfalls in 4K Slow Motion from Above

The Slow Mo Guys travel to Iceland to capture the country’s incredible natural beauty. From geysers to waterfalls, Gav and Dan use a crazy custom drone to fly their Phantom camera to hard to reach places and capture Iceland in 4K slow motion. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/iceland-in-4k-slow-motion-from-above/

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Yes, Hang Gliding Off a Ramp at the Top of a Mountain Looks as Cool as it Sounds

Professional hang gliding pilot Wolfgang Siess recently shared an unbelievable clip of his launch off a mountain near Interlaken, Switzerland and—well just watch the clip above. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/hang-gliding-off-ramp-at-top-of-mountain-wolfgang-siess/

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Seal Slaps Kayaker in the Face with Octopus

Kyle Mulinder was kayaking off the coast of KaikÅura in the South Island of New Zealand when he was slapped in the face by an octopus wielded by a seal. According to The Guardian, ‘the seas off the coast of KaikÅura are renowned for their marine life, drawn to the region by the 50km-long KaikÅura canyon, which creates an unusual series of sea currents that sustains a rich food chain.’ The video clip was first seen on Taiyo Masuda’s Instagram page but has since spread online after going viral on…

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Eye of the Storm: A Surreal Video Inside the Eye of Hurricane Michael

A Facebook live video by Stefan Melendez from last Wednesday shows the surreal scene from inside the eye of Hurricane Michael which devastated regions of Florida and Georgia last week. If the video above doesn’t play you can also try the one embedded below. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/surreal-video-inside-eye-of-hurricane-michael/

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Tired Of #FollowMeTo Instagram Pics? This Guy Pets His Dog Everywhere He Goes, And Its 1000 Times Better

Honza loves to shoot scenes full of drama and mood, taking advantage of fog and morning mist in the colder seasons to produce dramatic effects. And the star in each of them is, of course, his faithful friend Sitka. More info: Instagram | Website #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #32 #33 #34 #35 #36

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Humpback Whales Surface in Front of Lodge – Video

Humpback whales aren’t often known for making appearances so close to shore, let alone right in front of  The Great Bear Lodge in Canada. This family had one of the rarest encounters in nature right out their back door. Certainly this is something these folks won’t ever forget…. Hat tip to Reddit user: RyanReynoldsWrap Advertisement Read more: https://viralviralvideos.com/2018/08/09/humpback-whales-surface-in-front-of-lodge/

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Timelapse Shows 10 Billion Tons of Ice Calving Off a Glacier in Greenland

On June 22, 2018 a team of scientists from NYU captured an iceberg the size of Manhattan calving off the Helheim Glacier in Greenland over a duration of 30 minutes. The four mile wide, one mile across, and half mile thick chunk of ice weighed roughly 10 billion tons. According to an article in National Geographic: This event in itself isn’t necessarily a harbinger of climate doom. “Calving happens,†says Kristin Poinar, a glaciologist from the University of Buffalo. “Ice isn’t a good building material—you could never build a skyscraper…

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If Youve Never Seen How Fast Bears Can Climb Trees You Need to See This

In this incredible footage we see a black bear sow (the species comes in a variety of colours) fiercely protecting her cub as she chases a jet black boar up a tall pine tree. The action begins when the sow gets a scent of the nearby boar and immediately sprints down a steep hill to chase the threat away. The speed at which both bears scale the tree is astonishing. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/bear-chases-bear-up-tree-full-speed/

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