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Robotics Researchers Discovered a Better Way For Insects to Walk

A popular approach to designing robots that can navigate a world built for living creatures is to simply copy Mother Nature’s designs. But while trying to improve how a six-legged robot walks, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne actually found a faster way for six-legged creatures to get around. Read More >>

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You Can’t Unsee This Roach Giving Birth While Being Eaten by Ants

The circle of life is disgusting. It’s even more disgusting when you throw in a cockroach, larvae and some violently ravenous fire ants. Read More >>

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This Brilliant Lightning Show is Perfectly Synced to a Rousing Soundtrack

Watching lightning streak across the night sky is already one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular displays. But photographer Ron Risman has managed to improve that natural pyrotechnics display with a stunning 4K video of the spectacle that’s perfectly edited and synced to a rousing soundtrack. Read More >>

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These Insane Labs Recreate Frightening Forces of Nature

Knowledge is the key to survival when nature turns hostile, whether because we're living on trembling ground, building homes along vulnerable coasts, or navigating through dangerous water. That's why scientists study nature's greatest acts of destruction — by recreating them. Here are ten labs where they do it. Read More >>

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Holy Crap, This Giant Sinkhole Swallowed an Entire Building

Imagine standing on the road one day and having a sinkhole swallow you whole. Or imagine sitting in your house and having a giant sinkhole vaporise your entire building. That's what happened in China. Two buildings in Guangzhou, China, tumbled straight into a giant sinkhole as the ground below them simply disappeared. Luckily, no one was hurt (though 300 residents had to be evacuated and some of them just lost their homes) as construction workers noticed the ground was already seeping in. Read More >>

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Here’s a Giant Sinkhole Swallowing a Car

Sinkholes are mother shaking scary because it's the ground disappearing on you. And they just seem to come out of nowhere! Like on this Brazilian road, a sinkhole pops up and just begins to inhale an entire car. Seriously, watch the video from the 1:30 mark—it's like the car is driving straight into the hole or Mother Nature got hungry for some metal and gasoline. [Youtube via Geekosystem] Read More >>

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An Unbelievable Picture of Eight Lightning Bolts Striking San Francisco at the Same Time

A hellacious storm rocked San Francisco last night which meant howlin' winds, pourin' rain, boomin' thunder and an ungodly amount of strikin' lightning. In this picture, we see all four towers of San Francisco's Bay Bridge being struck with lightning... at the same time. Mother Nature, you are a scary mama. Read More >>