A Lovely Black Beauty Stick Insect Whose Species Could Become Extinct Without Captive Breeding

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As part of their Planet Earth series, Great Big Story profiled the very rare, recently discovered black beauty stick insect. Despite having specific defenses, their numbers are dwindling due to the very small area in which they live and the great deal of human interest in these beautiful creatures. Hope for the future of this insect lies in captive breeding to help to increase their population.

Only discovered in 2005, not much is known about these insects, but they are believed to be most active at night when their deep black coloration keeps them hidden from predators. They are also armed with a gland at the rear of their heads which, when threatened, can spray a corrosive, strong-smelling substance. Because their natural habitat is so small, their survival is precarious…

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Jessica Jones Tries Anger Management Therapy With Little Result in a Badass Season Two Trailer

In an badass trailer for the second season of the series Marvel’s Jessica Jones created by Melissa Rosenberg, the titular character, played by Krysten Ritter, shares more of her story with an anger management group. But as she’s telling the story, she finds that this kind of therapy really doesn’t …

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Backhoe Rescues Survival Research Labs’ Running Machine at Their Gallery Show in New York City

During the closing of the Survival Research Labs gallery show at Marlborough Contemporary in New York city, one of their robots, the Running Machine stopped functioning. A local construction crew happened to be on site and used their backhoe to rescue the machine, bringing it back inside the gallery. It …

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Gorgeous Pencil and Ink Portraits That Capture the Adorable Messiness of Curly Haired Dogs

In 2015, we wrote about Serbian artist Endre Penovác and his gorgeous series of portraits starring his beloved long-haired black cat. Since that time, the talented painter has created a great number of beautiful pieces, including a series of ink and pencil drawings that feature adorably messy, curly-haired dogs who …