Chie Hitotsuyama is a “contemporary art trailblazer” who uses recycled newspapers to create sculptures of wild animals: monkeys, rabbits, walruses, sea turtles, iguanas, and more.
“Their exuberant expressions convey the strength needed for survival in unforgiving nature.”
Read more about the artist and her work at the Kokusai Pulp & Paper Company.
Two things today: something to make you laugh and something to make you cry.
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists for 2016. Here are a few:
And here’s last year’s winner:
And a short film made as a side project by Pixar animators. Warning: it’s pretty dark. (Here’s a review from the LA Times)
I’m all for knowing where our food comes from. Not a big fan of sea urchin (うに) until now, but this is impressive!
Does this make you more or less likely to order sea urchin the next time you go out for sushi?
Find more, similar videos on the “Deep Look” site and their YouTube channel.
Fish, it appears, experience emotions and can feel pain.
This is an interview from NPR’s “Fresh Air” with the author of a new book called “What a Fish Knows”. You can listen to the interview and follow along with the transcript.
A couple of things you’ll learn: some fish (and even sharks) like to be petted, and herring communicate by farting.
Should we rethink how we catch and kill fish? Should we stop eating fish altogether?