There’s a dark and mysterious force out there that’s intent on attacking the country’s power lines, and this map shows exactly where the culprits strike. The culprits are, of course... squirrels.
Squirrels are among the most recognizable, easy to find kinds of urban wildlife. And, as it turns out, they're watching us.
It's a goddamn beautiful thing when internet memes and nature collide into one glorious split-screen of a squirrel eating out of a Horse Head feeder. It just doesn't get much better than this, people.
Let this be your cautionary tale against building a pretty waterfront park on a landfill. At Cesar Chavez Park on the Berkeley Marina, squirrels and gophers are burrowing through old trash, turning the ground into toxin-leaching swiss cheese. Poison from the estimated 1.9 million tons of residential, commercial, and…
Miami's starchitect magnet, "Super Zips" for the rich, the real story behind our city-dwelling squirrels, and why Americans are driving less. Plus, a chilling portrait of homelessness in gentrified New York City—all in today's urban reads.
In most American cities, it's hard to walk through a park without spotting a gray squirrel. Those bushy-tailed little buggers are everywhere, chomping on nuts and climbing up trees—but not thanks to nature. No sir. They're there because we put them there to entertain us—among other things.
There's no point to deliberately feeding squirrels since those suburban rats will raid bird feeders and anyplace else they can snag a meal. But if you absolutely must feed them, at least use this giant squirrel head feeder that will humiliate the bastards while they scrounge for supper.
Despite their adorably puffy tails, squirrels are a genuine nuisance. So it warms our hearts to see the nerds of the world banding together to battle these furry invaders with what they do best: engineering over-the-top solutions like this water cannon sentry system.
Level 3 Communications, a major ISP, has a serious beef with squirrels. It turns out the little rodents have a penchant for chewing through their fiber optic lines. They actually account for 17% of the damages to their 84,000 mile network this year.
You almost feel sorry for it. Off it goes for some seeds, only to wind up on the ground. Crestfallen and alone. This bird feeder will make squirrels, like this one, learn their place while you feed your avian friends.
Mohave ground squirrels and other desert animals are such a problem that the US Air Force wants someone to build an acoustic sensor system to track these elusive creatures.
Don't want vermin stealing from your bird feeder? Then do what this family did, which is to motorize the bottom of it, should something heavier than a bird (e.g. a squirrel) infiltrate. Watch what happens to the unsuspecting critter inside.
It is among my few regrets in life that I don't have a front yard, only in that it limits me from unleashing an army of solar-powered squirrels on the neighborhood.
Why we care to know how squirrels communicate is anyone's guess, but it seems that this research is so important that a robot squirrel is being employed to live amongst the regular squirrel population. In fact, "Rocky" here (named after the cartoon character) is one of a growing legion of robo-creatures designed to…
You may have winced at that squirrel catapult we showed you a couple of months ago, but here's a Rube Goldbergesque contraption that squirrels willingly navigate. Look at those little guys running the obstacle course, willing to do just about anything for their next meal. One of the ambitious rodents ran the course…
The Rollerfeeder keeps those squirrels out of the bird feed like a bouncer behind a velvet rope, using a clever design that keeps the seed container upright while the outer shell spins around on an axle. Lightweight birds won't affect it, but once a heavier squirrel steps aboard, it starts spinning, resulting in a…
This squirrelbot is a part of Stefan Marti's "Autonomous Interactive Intermediary" project, where a robot serves as the interfact between you and your cell phone. When your buddies call you, the squirrel checks their number against a list you've pre-approved, and asks them some questions to deem importance. If it…