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Beautiful Bat Facts: Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox Bat

All it takes is one glance to know that the giant golden-crowned flying fox bat (Acerodon jubatus) is a megabat. This bat is enormous. Their body is approximately twenty-two inches long and their six-foot wing span dwarfs that of most birds, however at about two pounds, this sky giant is considerably lighter than the hens that provide your breakfast eggs. 738 more words

Beautiful Bat Facts

playlist number one: my little corner of the world

welcome to “the sounds she collected,” a weekly playlist newsletter (sign up at www.tinyletter.com/thesoundsshecollected!) that i hope will connect you with new music each and every sunday. 170 more words

Arcade Fire

From the ‘how did I miss this’ department: Fruit Bats, The Mayflies U.S.A., and Pete Droge

An enormous amount of talent cruises through the internet everyday with yours truly discovering barely a smidgen of what’s out there. But there are times when I have to ask myself ‘how did I miss this’? 654 more words

Poprock Themepark

Seeding Venus's terraformed equator

With high temperatures and a blistering sun, the introduction of the first life to Venus’s equator will be difficult. The spots used for the seeding of the most basic forms of life – microorganisms – will need to be places like the narrow north-south clefts between rocks where nutrients and water exist and there is plenty of shade. 237 more words


Herpetophobes beware: Some snakes found to hunt in unison

Snakes, central characters in many a nightmare, may have just added to their bad reputations: Researchers have found that some of the slithering reptiles attack in packs. 378 more words

The World

Wick's Picks: May 28 to June 3


Sunday, May 28

“Call it What You Want”
Foster The People

Monday, May 29

“Of Moons, Birds & Monsters”
Oracular Spectacular… 586 more words

Wick's Picks


After two full days of music and exuberance, the final day of this year’s Shaky Knees Music Festival came, and it ended up being the hottest, as well as my favorite day of the three. 701 more words

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