How Migrating Birds Use Weather Conditions to Calculate the Best Route With the Least Resistance

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In a flighty episode or MinuteEarth, host Emily Elert explains how migrating birds instinctually calculate their route according to which way the wind is blowing, the strength of ocean thermals and other weather conditions that help them locate the path of least resistance.

Migrating birds care more about the ease of their trip than the distance they travel, and that leads to some truly roundabout routes.

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Photo Of The Day By Brittany Crossman

Photo By Brittany Crossman Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sanctuary” by Brittany Crossman. Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the …

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Simon’s Cat Logic Explains the Reasons Why Cats Become Very Territorial

In an acquisitive episode of Simon’s Cat Logic, animator Simon Toland and animal behaviorist Nicky Trevorrow explain why cats are so territorial, the behavior of their ancestors in protecting their own, what cats are trying to say with this behavior, how they go about marking their territory, what to do …

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Soft Shells, A Brilliantly Quirky Photo Series of Models Wearing All the Clothing They Own at Once

A post shared by Libby Oliver (@chewonthisart) on Oct 23, 2017 at 8:45am PDT Canadian artist and photographer Libby Oliver has created a brilliantly quirky photo series entitled “Soft Shells“, which features shots of nebulous figures obscured by the weight wearing their entire wardrobe at once. These photos were exhibited …