Plants and Animals

Seabird Colony Suffered After Lack of Tourist “Guardians” Meant Eagles Enjoyed Lockdown

Seabird Colony Suffered After Lack of Tourist “Guardians” Meant Eagles Enjoyed Lockdown

The massive lockdown caused by the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020 had many unexpected effects on birds, including air pollution and even the sound of earthquakes on planet Earth. Many have tweeted that #Earth is keen to shed light on the return of wildlife to the once ethno-noisy region (although not .....

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Scientists Have Finally Taught Salad to Send Out Emails

Scientists Have Finally Taught Salad to Send Out Emails

They trained rats, bees and even dolphins to snatch landmines, but scientists are now turning their attention to more potential bomb-detecting allies: spinach. Already famous for its health benefits, the couch could soon add more years to people’s lives to uncover hidden explosives and avoi.....

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Howler Monkeys Return to Their Favourite Fruit Trees When They’re in Season

Howler Monkeys Return to Their Favourite Fruit Trees When They’re in Season

Howler monkeys are a noisy bunch, and their deep holler vocalization (which seems to be associated with small testicles) can travel extraordinary distances through the canopy. New research published in the Journal of Animal Behavior has revealed another way for these roaring monkeys to adapt.....

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220 Million-Year-Old Incredibly Preserved Dinosaur Footprint Found By Four-Year-Old

220 Million-Year-Old Incredibly Preserved Dinosaur Footprint Found By Four-Year-Old

Wandering and fossil hunters will be very aware of the occasional power habit in your eyes when searching for evidence of fossil shark teeth or ammonite traces. The young paleontologist found the first 220 million-year-old dinosaur footprints while walking in January. The search represents a very.....

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Ancient Teeth of Possible Neanderthal-Human “Hybrid Population” Discovered In Jersey

Ancient Teeth of Possible Neanderthal-Human “Hybrid Population” Discovered In Jersey

The two sets of Neanderthal teeth found in Jersey show some distinct human characteristics, indicating that these two individuals may have been part of a “hybrid population” produced from breeding between Neanderthals and modern humans. The 13 Neanderthal teeth originally discovered i.....

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The Truth behind the Urban Legend Those Cockroaches Can Survive Nuclear War

The Truth behind the Urban Legend Those Cockroaches Can Survive Nuclear War

As you learned your frustrating drills about hiding under a chair to survive a nuclear explosion during the Cold War, you probably overwhelmed by the idea that “I’m sure I’m a goner, but at least cockroaches will survive and form their own society.” Roaches, including the .....

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The First People in America Brought Their Dogs Along

The First People in America Brought Their Dogs Along

When people first set foot in America, they moved very close to stubbornly cracked paws. This is according to new research that the first few people who settled in America probably suggested bringing their dog with them. It speculated that dogs separated from wolf ancestors 27,000 to 40,000 years.....

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“Rediscovered” Volcano Mouse Survived the Second Most Powerful Eruption of the 20th Century

“Rediscovered” Volcano Mouse Survived the Second Most Powerful Eruption of the 20th Century

On June 15, 1991, after 500 years of dormancy, Mount Pinatubo erupted – the second most powerful terrestrial volcanic eruption of the 20th century. Despite evacuations inthe previous day, 847 people reported dead. The volcano on the Philippine island of Luzon spread to lava and as.....

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Hummingbird-Cam Gets Up Close and Personal With Monarch Swarm in Incredible Video

Hummingbird-Cam Gets Up Close and Personal With Monarch Swarm in Incredible Video

As much as we love nature, feelings rarely reciprocate. Chances are if you are a human being, your camera phone is like a tree they are made of butter. Researchers need to be creative if they want to capture close-up footage of wildlife, and equipping cameras is one way. Inventor John Nolan to cr.....

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“Exquisite” New Parasaurolophus Skull Reveals Secrets of Its Funky Tube Crest

“Exquisite” New Parasaurolophus Skull Reveals Secrets of Its Funky Tube Crest

Following the global discovery of the dinosaur butthole earlier this month, Jakob Vinther from the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences highlighted the need for “lucky” fossil research to reveal new insights into the lives of dinosaurs. Unfortunately, they can take h.....

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One of the Largest Whale Carcasses Ever Found In the Mediterranean Washed Up In Italy

One of the Largest Whale Carcasses Ever Found In the Mediterranean Washed Up In Italy

One of the largest whale carcasses ever found in the Mediterranean has discovered off the coast of Italy. The Finn whale was discovering near the port of Sorrento in southwestern Italy on January 17, according to the Italian Coast Guard Guardia Costiera. The corpse brought to the attention of coa.....

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Watch These Rehabilitated Former Pet Slow Lorises Get Returned To the Wild

Watch These Rehabilitated Former Pet Slow Lorises Get Returned To the Wild

Rehabilitating and return of captive animals to the wild once is a complex process, animals that have become accustomed to humans, as part of a live animal performance or as a pet, will probably fight in the wild. Animals that are not afraid of humans are also at risk of poaching and those t.....

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