Tough Guys From The Bronx Are Also Fluffy

These male Snow Leopard cubs are the latest success story in the Bronx Zoo's participation in the Snow Leopard Species Survival Plan, overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. 99% of my reasons for posting these baby animals are related to factors like cuteness, adorability, and other important things, but… » 8/21/14 11:50am Today 11:50am

ODeck Shark Week: Learning Stuff Despite The Discovery Channel

Thanks a million, Discovery Channel. Now when you Google "largest shark in the world," six items on the first page of search results are derived from your ridiculous Megalodon "documentary" from last year. You know what? We don't need you to learn, and with the way things are going we're not likely to, anyway. » 8/11/14 9:15pm 8/11/14 9:15pm

Invitation to Discuss: Shadow of Night & Book of Life [SPOILERS]

A couple of weeks ago I started and finished the first book in Deborah Harkness' All Souls trilogy of modern-ish witchery and other supernatural shenanigans, A Discovery of Witches. At the time I wrote a discussion post, I wasn't sure if I wanted to finish the series because I had some ambivalence about certain… » 7/30/14 10:42pm 7/30/14 10:42pm