This spider is adorable yet? Watch this video:
What spider venom really does, yuck you have to see this to believe it!
These gorgeous ocean “frost flowers” are formed when water changes quickly and directly from a solid to a gas, and then back to a solid.
MEET THE PEACOCK SPIDER
Meet the Peacock spider (Maratus volans) a species of jumping spider native to eastern Australia. Only 5mm in length, it is only the males that have this bright colouring.
The males also have extensions on their abdomen that can be folded down. They use these to display their colours and markings to females, earning them their name of ‘peacock’. The male will first raise his abdomen, then raise his flaps forming a veritable field of colour. The male will then vibrate his raised legs and tail and dance from one side to another in an attempt to impress the female.
This small waterfall located in the Shale Creek Preserve along a section of the Chestnut Ridge Park, near Buffalo New York has a rather interesting phenomena associated with it. The aptly named “Eternal Flame Falls” sits on a pocket of natural methane gas, which seeps out through a fracture in the rocks behind the waterfall.
Unfortunately weather conditions or lack of methane escaping can put the flame out now and then (perhaps not quite eternal) but it doesn’t take long before the locals or a visitor relights the flame once again. No one is quite sure who first discovered the fracture and set fire to it first.