Tuesday Tips: Video Evidence of Earthquake-Sensing Dogs, "Misfits," An Eclipse, And More!

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Every week, we're going to round up the best tips that you post in io9's tips forum. Here's what you tipped io9ers off to last week that was awesome.

If you want to post a tip, just click on the #tips link on our navigation bar, or include the word #tips in any comment, on any post, that you think is a good tip for the people who read and write io9.

Tip: Check out this video of a dog sensing an earthquake seconds before it happens!
Submitted by bullfightsonacid, this appears to be an authentic video of a newspaper office in Arcata, California, after last week's earthquake there. Watch the dog jump up and run out of the building seconds before everything starts shaking!


Tip: If you are sick of Heroes, you should watch UK show Misfits!
bluehinter says:

I know this is a primarily American sci-fi site, but considering how obsessed we all are with how quickly Heroes is circulating the drain, I'd like to call your attention to Misfits, a brilliant new British live-action superhero comedy-drama which has recently finished airing it's first season in the UK, and already surpassed Heroes in every way imaginable.

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Tip: A few articles on cool futuristic architecture
Submitted by edificecomplex:

Stadium in Zagreb, Croatia

Prefab floating house

Skyscraper Pod City in London

Tip: Roklimber's Science Picks for the Week
Some items submitted by Roklimber:

First Known Instance of a Cricket as an Orchid Pollinator Captured on Film
Cricket-Orchid sex at its best.


Trees Photographed On Mars?
Er... no, but it sure looks like trees.

Wednesday's near-Earth asteroid caught on film

Awesome picture of a solar eclipse [pictured at the top of the post]

Physicists develop 3D metamaterial nanolens that achieves super-resolution imaging
Beating the diffraction limit is quite an achievement and is an amazingly useful technological feat.


Jetting into the Quark-Gluon Plasma
This is about recreating one of the most peculiar forms of matter, not "seen" since the very beginning of the universe.

Physicists Tie Light in Knots
Other than showing that no branch of math is esoteric enough for nature to use, I can't see what this is good for. (And I'm typically quite open-minded when it comes to finding applications for theoretical ideas)