Here we have perhaps my favorite favorite photograph — more than the cyclops shark and more than the frozen bubbles — an actual living cat glowing with bioluminescence. Yep, this cat glows with internal light.
Now, before you go turning off your room lights, this kitteh is special. Scientists splices his genes with the cells that make a certain jellyfish glow naturally. The result is an unearthly greenish aura around this cat — who, I stress, was not harmed by the process.
My little green buddy looks ready to join the Green Lantern Corps!
Continuing my theme of really cool nature/science photos I enjoyed in 2011 (such as the one-eyed shark), I couldn’t resist mentioning a series of shots taken by Emmanuel Coupe as part of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2011. Mr. Coupe focused on Abraham Lake, in the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Canada. These are my favorites.
I know clouds are not common on Barsoom, and I have praised John Carter teases before (like the TV spots and the long trailer), but my nervous disposition makes me think I now see some dark cumulonimbus on the distant horizon, thanks to the just-released Japanese trailer for the Disney adaptation. The teaser contains some scenes not yet seen in the USA, and they hint at mechanisms and motivation — but mechanisms and motivation that are not in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original texts!
SPOILER WARNING: If you want to avoid all information about the story beforehand, you should skip watching this trailer. For the rest of you, take a look: