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Discovery's "Life," Coming This Sunday

Chris Higgins

Here's a quick teaser to a larger post tomorrow. Discovery and the BBC are about to release Life, their followup effort to Planet Earth, the massive nature documentary from a few years back. Like Earth, Life is shot in HD with lots of slow motion, bizarre locales, and -- the focus this time -- unusual living creatures. In the clip below, check out the stalk-eyed fly, an insect that inflates its own head with air. Super-weird, super-awesome.

More details tomorrow -- suffice it to say you may want to clear your schedule this Sunday evening (March 21) at 8pm for the first two hours of Life goodness.