Sure, puppies are cute, but they’re also quite complex. At TEDxZurich, systems scientist Nicolas Perony uses YouTuber Robert Gann’s Scottie Pinwheel to show how complex social structures emerge from a group of individuals following a common rule (here: keep access to milk).
Watch Nicolas’s talk to understand more about the simple rules that drive some of the astoundingly complex social behavior of other animals — like bats and meerkats.
Now mostly found in North Western Canada, during the last Ice Age, the grizzly bear could also be located in Ontario. This ~12,000 year old skull was found near Lake Simcoe.
- Grizzly bear. By Diliff via creative commons attribution via Wikimedia Common.
- Grizzly bear skull. Kiron Mukherjee, 2014.
- Grizzly bear map. By Cephas (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Written by @kironcmukherjee. Last update: March 1st, 2014.
Twenty five years ago, Mick Dodge walked away from the modern world, leaving civilization behind to live alongside nature’s wonders in Peninsula. Following a primal instinct present throughout generations of his family, Mick ventured deep into the Hoh Rainforest, making his home in the trees and hidden in the moss. Mick Dodge lives by his own code – off the land and off the grid.
"I am a Millennial. Generation Y. Born between the birth of AIDS and 9/11, give or take. They call us “the Global Generation”. We are known for our entitlement and narcissism. Some say it’s because we’re the first generation where every kid gets a trophy just for showing up. Others think it’s because social media allows us to post every time we fart or have a sandwich for all the world to see. But it seems that our one defining trait is a numbness to the world, an indifference to suffering"
- Madison Montgomery, American Horror Story