“My first reaction was that at least in some respects the ‘digital divide’ idea was collapsing,” says Erkan Saka, an assistant professor of communications at Bilgi University in Istanbul. “At least in terms of connecting the web, all citizens in Turkey are finding ways to connect.”
The Lassie of the future will not bark for the sheriff. Instead, a wireless sensor on her harness will detect gas in an earthquake-shattered building, then text the drones and first responders on the scene. Or at least that’s one team’s idea behind a design from this year’s SmartAmerica Challenge, a project launched by the White House Innovation Fellow program.
Wildlife photographer Chris Weston sacrificed his GoPro camera to a giant, scary-ass grizzly bear, and the result is somewhat terrifying. In the aptly named “Grizzly Bear Attempts to Eat GoPro” a big grizzly with big grizzly claws gnaws on a GoPro. Once he gets the camera in his mouth, we get a glimpse of what it might be like to get eaten by a bear, sharp teeth and all.
The first-ever point-of-view footage of polar bears living in the Arctic shows us the perspective of a female bear as she violently mauls a seal, goes for a swim, and checks out a potential suitor. Polar bears: They’re just like us.
“It’s like raining in the middle of the ocean.”
Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, on the massive, jumping groups of Munk’s devil rays.
Because the Internet can’t not meme, a week after “Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos" won over our tiny hearts, "Tiny Hamster Eating A Tiny Pizza" has arrived.
There are plenty more studies to be found extolling the stress-busting and productivity benefits of carting your four-legged friends into the workplace. And adopting a pet policy might just be the best way to attract the kind of talent your company needs, and it may improve your current employees’ productivity as well.
But just how do you set up an inclusive pet policy that will work for everyone in your organization?
Here are some tips on how to work alongside Fido and attract top talent, all without ruffling any feathers:
National Geographic photographer David Liittschwager shows us what happened when you let an ecosystem grow inside a 12” x 12” x 12” cube.
The insane victorian taxidermy of Walter Potter
Finally, a solution to one of the working world’s cutest problems — The CATable