giraffe-in-a-tree: Standing Gerenuks
Gerenuks or Waller’s Gazelles are well-known for their ability to stand on their hind legs to feed from trees with their long necks. What they aren’t well-known for are their incredible dancing skills which you can see in action here.
Photo by peggy.
An extinct bear genus from the Miocene-Pleistocene epochs. It was 9 feet in length, making it considerably larger than modern bears. Apart from a huge species of prehistoric polar bear (the “tyrant sea bear”), Agriotherium was the largest bear known, along with Arctodus simus.
Not published in LIFE. Gay rights event, 1971.
In late 1971, two years after the Stonewall riots in New York sparked the modern gay rights movement in America, and twelve months before LIFE ceased publishing as a weekly, the magazine featured an article on “gay liberation” that, seen a full 40 years later, feels sensational, measured and somehow endearingly, deeply square all at the same time.
Read more here.
A single crystal of rhenium made by the floating zone process (left), an ebeam remelted rhenium bar (center), as well as a 1 cm3 cube. Rhenium is a silvery-white, heavy transition metal that is one of the rarest elements in the Earth’s crust. It was the last stable element to be discovered and is named after the river Rhine in Europe.
(via: Wikipedia) (Photo: Alchemist-hp)