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The science of hummingbirds

National Geographic

I don’t think I’ve seen anything as beautiful and fascinating on the web this year. Hummingbirds, recorded in super slow-motion and visually explained. How their wings work, their brain, their tongue. Make sure to watch the short making-of video, too.

Published in Weekly Filet #239 In collection: Best of 2017

Fireflies

Nicky Case

A fascinating interactive explainer on how fireflies synchonise their flashing to create one big lightshow. (Once you know it, it seems fairly obvious, but it had remained a mystery for nearly a century).

Published in Weekly Filet #234

Deadly Beauty

National Geographic

The Portuguese man-of-war is infamous for its painful sting, but one photographer finds the beauty inside this animal’s dangerous embrace.

Published in Weekly Filet #175