Claw marks rip open tree bark, oozing sap like a botanical blood. Scratches like this scream a single message loud and clear: a bear was here. They aren’t subtle creatures.
Big ones, small ones, cute ones and dangerous ones. The outdoors is full of animals, but often, the only way you'll know they're there is if you see the tracks they leave. Here's how to identify them and use them to your advantage, even if you're just a casual day hiker.
Footprints, swimming scrapes, casts, eggshells, toothmarks, and even dung are the traces left by creatures going about their lives. For every fossilized bone, an ancient creature left behind uncounted traces of the life it lived. Tony Martin explores the world revealed by ichnology in his book, Dinosaurs Without Bones.
Godzilla leaves distinctive tracks across the landscape, from footprints to tunnels to utter destruction. When an ichnologist watches the iconic monster stomp around, they see a whole different movie.
The science of ichnology, data-driven pet-care, and a bit of back-of-the-envelope calculations leads me to believe my little hedgehog is a world-class champion marathoner.
190 million years ago, something scampered across the desert sands that today straddle Colorado and Utah. The footprints were fossilized, recording the trace motions of a creature long gone by. What left these footprints?
The success of the Mars Curiosity rover continues. As this image just released buy NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows, Curiosity is now moving without any problem whatsoever.
Sol Republic is a new headphone company whose roots lie in a product you're all well familiar with: Beats by Dre. But unlike those $400, bass-happy cans, the Tracks headphones only cost $100.
SOL Republic is a new audio company founded by the same people who worked on the Beats headphones at Monster. Their singular goal is to provide a headphone that sounds good and doesn't cost a fortune.
When I was at the Kennedy Space Center two weeks ago, I asked one of the Mars Rovers' software engineers if she was sad about the—temporary—end of the US manned space program. Her answer: "Very sad."
This ain't a photochop, we promise. This past September, a quake rocked Canterbury, New Zealand. But rather than scenes of destruction and rubble, the tremors left behind some bizarre scenes—like these warped tracks atop pristine countryside.
In case gas mileage on your Hummer wasn't spiting Prius drivers everywhere enough, engineers have pooled their talents to add aftermarket tracked belts in place of the "nothing wrong with 'em" wheels. Needless to say, MPG and top speed will be greatly diminished on this H2. But the tears shed in the face of its…
Amazon's digital music catalogue is all set to go global, and although a launch date has not yet been settled, it shall hit sometime this year. Given Amazon MP3 offers DRM-free tracks, which are generally cheaper than iTunes limited, equivalent offerings, we cannot help but think an epic battle between the big As is…
Because of a bad experience with a spoon, a light socket, and a wet cat, we try to stay away from electricity. Thankfully, Eubiq (Singapore) has come up with a new way to keep us safe. It's a power transmission track which, as the name suggests, is literally a track supplying power anywhere you want. Eubiq says that…