Could a virus transform us into zombies ?

Need something to worry about ? With the Ebola virus all over the news, you might wonder, could something be worse than this ?

Well… Viruses evolve, die, and new viruses are born. A virus which could cause zombie-like symptoms could emerge, one day… But we’re not there yet.

By the way, did you know that zombies are originally part of the Haïtian folklore ? Read more here.

Wanna be a doctor ? You might like this web series…

Frankenstein, MD… Now, that is supposed to ring a bell…

The channel description on YouTube says :

Frankenstein, MD is a web series adaptation of the classic novel Frankenstein. Inspired by brilliant British author Mary Shelley, who is credited with inventing the science fiction/horror genre when she was only 18, the series reimagines the title character as Victoria Frankenstein, an obsessive, eccentric prodigy determined to prove herself in the male-dominated fields of science and medicine.

It’s a series of short episodes (less than 10 minutes) and you can watch them with English subtitles. I urge you to do so !

Enjoy !

Meet the bowerbird

The bowerbird is an Australian bird which is known for its special courting habits. In order to attract a female, the male collects blue items such as feathers, rocks, but also plastic caps, straws, plastic rings… The male brings those back to the same spot, the bower, where he dances for the female. If she likes his dancing and his collection of blue treasures, they mate. Watch the video :

Impressive, isn’t it ?

But all these plastic objects can be very dangerous to those birds. This young male was lucky to be found and rescued, but he could have died a slow and painful death.

Bowerbird-Blue-Ring

 

 

That’s one of the reasons why it’s important to put plastic garbage in the appropriate places, not in nature !

Source : http://www.zoo.org.au

#GlobalSelfie ?

NASA invites you – and everyone else on the planet – to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency’s #GlobalSelfie event.

NASA - #GlobalSelfie event.

NASA – #GlobalSelfie event.

If you have a Twitter account or a Facebook account, you can share your self-portrait preferably made outdoors, with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie.

Here is an example :

A selfie from the globe...

A selfie from the globe…

Amazing miniature world

The BBC is famous for its beautiful documentaries about nature and its secrets. Tonight on the French public television channel France 2 at 10:45 p.m., you will be able to watch a close study of the insects world.

If you can’t stay up this late, maybe you can have it recorded and watch it later ! I mean earlier !

Source : http://www.clicanoo.re/415736-reveler-un-monde-miniature-inconnu.html