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The Smithsonian has some very high-quality, time-lapse video of growing plants. What makes this brief video special is the smooth action and crystal-clear detail. The delicacy of the sprouts and buds is quite mesmerizing: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/growing-plants-have-never-looked-so-gruesome-180954825/

It’s time for a little cute in the news, and once again the BBC provides. This time it’s a gallery of 10 of the “world’s cutest chicks”. Focusing on wildlife, the photos depict a range of fuzzy, adorable little feathered critters. Be aware, however, in a couple cases “cute” may be in the eye of the beholder, (the poor little moorhen isn’t likely to win a beauty contest): http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150401-the-worlds-cutest-chicks