openculture.comWatch M.C. Escher Make His Final Artistic Creation in the 1971 Documentary Adventures in PerceptionIII hung along the walls of my fourth-grade classroom, where I spent many an idle minute or ten staring at its intricate geometry through which squares became birds, birds became lizards, lizards became fish, and it all somehow arrived at the cliff-like edge of a three-dimensional chessboard.50
boredpanda.comOne Day This Owner Couldn’t Find His Silkie Chicken, So He Went To InvestigateMeet Marshmallow, a bird described as “a bit physically challenged and mentally simple. Even for a chicken.” Marshmallow is one of an unusual breed of chicken known as Silkie, a fluffy ball of adorable cuteness that is known for a friendly, goofy nature that us humans find to be incredibly endearing.66
phys.orgMore than 4 billion birds stream overhead during fall migrationUsing cloud computing and data from 143 weather radar stations across the continental United States, Cornell Lab of Ornithology researchers can now estimate how many birds migrate through the U.S. and the toll that winter and these nocturnal journeys take. Their findings are published in Nature Ecology & Evolution.