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History through the eyes of a chicken – Chris A. Kniesly

The Ancient Egyptian king Thutmose III described the chicken as a marvelous foreign bird that “gives birth daily.” Romans brought them on their military campaigns to foretell the success of future battles. Today, this bird occupies a much less honorable … Continue reading

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100 Days : 2018 Kilauea Eruption

Direstors Statement:   “Some 27,000 photos and video later, taking some time to reflect on documenting this year’s eruption has truly helped to process a lot of the intense range of emotions felt throughout 100 days of volcanic photojournalism. It … Continue reading

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Whale earwax reveals 146 years of humanity’s impact

Thanks to museum curators, there’s no shortage of the stuff. It’s just been discovered that whale earwax contains a record of a whale’s sub-lethal stressors. It’s generally agreed that cortisol is a reliable indicator of a mammal’s response to stress. … Continue reading

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Why some people are more altruistic than others

Why do some people do selfless things, helping other people even at risk to their own well-being? Psychology researcher Abigail Marsh studies the motivations of people who do extremely altruistic acts, like donating a kidney to a complete stranger. Are … Continue reading

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How a long-forgotten virus could help us solve the antibiotics crisis

Viruses have a bad reputation — but some of them could one day save your life, says biotech entrepreneur Alexander Belcredi. In this fascinating talk, he introduces us to phages, naturally-occurring viruses that hunt and kill harmful bacteria with deadly … Continue reading

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Five countries hold 70% of world’s last wildernesses, map reveals – The Guardian

First map of Earth’s intact ecosystems shows just five nations are responsible for most of them – but it will require global action to protect them Just five countries hold 70% of the world’s remaining untouched wilderness areas and urgent … Continue reading

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Did You Know That Potato Plants Have Fruit?!

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Human activity making mammals more nocturnal, study finds – Guardian

Research involving 62 species found mammals spent relatively less time being active during the day when humans were nearby Human disturbance is turning mammals into night owls, with species becoming more nocturnal when people are around, research has revealed. The … Continue reading

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The Largest River On Earth Is In The Sky

What’s the largest river on Earth? If you said “the Amazon”… you’re only half right. Scientists have discovered an even bigger river in South America, and it’s in the sky above the Amazon rainforest. Turns out, this sky river is … Continue reading

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