Should Science Mess With Nature?

From reintroduction biology to assisted evolution, The Biofriendly Podcast gets philosophical this week as we discuss the ways science can choose to step in and save a species. Noel and Jacob share some changes being made to make animals more climate change resistant, Super Bowl highlights, and should humans have built-in furry jackets for survival?

Newly Discovered Species in 2020

New species, who dis? It’s mind-blowing to learn just how many species we discover every year, let alone how many more unknown species we have left to discover! From plants to animals, Noel and Jacob list some of the top new finds from last year, why it’s important to look around and not just at the ground, and what do Harry Potter and The Joker have to do with all of this?

Red Crab Bridge

On Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, they have constructed a bridge for the red crabs to cross the road safely to migrate to their breeding grounds.

On The Prowl

A jaguar prowls down a path toward a towering giraffe in the distance. What a beautiful yet haunting image captured by photographer Dylan Royal.

Snail Drinking Water Droplet

We rarely get the opportunity to observe the magical miniature world at our feet, but thanks to this incredible picture by photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko we can catch a glimpse of this snail sipping from a water droplet.

Solar Eclipse over Canyon

Although it may look like some sort of digitized backdrop from a post-apocalyptic movie, this stunning picture was actually captured by photographer Michael Menefee during the May 2012 Solar Eclipse at the Navajo Nation near Canyon de Chelly, AZ.

Penguins

Penguins Huddling

Massive huddles of male Emperor penguins are crucial to keeping warm during Antarctica’s brutal winter. Here in this picture they gather around their baby chicks to keep them cozy and safe. It’s in our very nature to protect those who are unable to protect themselves.

Methuselah Tree

The World’s Second Oldest Tree

Meet Methuselah, the world’s second oldest tree at 4,851 years old. Named after the Biblical figure who was said to have died at 969 years old, Methuselah is a Great Basin bristlecone pine, and was recently beaten out as the oldest tree by another Great Basin bristlecone pine which was discovered to be 5,069 years […]

Nature's Color Palette

Nature’s Color Palette

A breathtaking aerial shot from above Broome, Western Australia by photographer Ryan Chatfield. Looking at the individual layers of color side-by-side gives us a glimpse at how truly magical our planet can be.

The Super Bloom of California

A super bloom is a rare desert botanical phenomenon in which a high proportion of wildflowers whose seeds have lain dormant in desert soil germinate and blossom at roughly the same time. This was taken during the California super bloom of 2019, and photographer Ryan Resatka promises: “No flowers were harmed in the making of […]