It's December and December means reindeer science. It turns out that reindeer actually prefer keeping their distance from people. Good luck hitching them to a sleigh.
When you get hundreds of reindeers together and try to move them around, they turn into one gigantic sentient-seeming swarm that spins around together. This footage, taken from above with a drone by photographer Jan Helmer Olsen, shows the stunning spirals that are created when herding reindeers. It's got to be…
Finland is a dangerous place for reindeer to be in the winter. In a place where it's dark most of the day, these beasts blend in with their surroundings, making it hard for drivers to see them. So Finnish herders are getting creative.
Dogs and cats are adorable creatures by day, but under the cover of night their eyes seem to shine like demon spawn. That's the work of the light-reflecting tapetum lucidum, a layer of tissue that sits right behind the retina. As it turns out, that same tapetum lucidum just might be responsible for turning reindeer…
It might not be bright red, but Rudolph's nose really does go glow. These thermal images of reindeer acquired by scientists show that Santa's flying friends have incredibly warm noses.
Reindeer might seem like mythical beasts that make an annual holiday appearance only to disappear back into some magical North Pole night—but the big-horned mammals are very real and, for centuries, they've been herded by the Sami people who live year-round in arctic-adjacent Lapland. French photographer Celine Clanet…
Hey it's almost Christmas so we're feeling festive around here. We're loving these DIY Rudolph Lunar Guidance Modules.
A close-up image of a blood vessel in the brain shows a picture that looks amazingly like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Seriously, there's the antlers, the tail, and even the famous glowing red nose.
What if Rudolph were reimagined as an evil, metallic minifig?