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World Water Day: 10 Amazing Reasons Why Each Drop Is Precious

Sun, 27 Mar 2011 11:16:50 +0000

Water is literally the soul of the Earth. Every drop you see, every drop you feel, and every drop you taste is the pure essence of our planet. There are quite a number of reasons why every drop is precious and there are plenty of ways you can save it. 1. Water Brings Life Without […]


Ancient sea creatures’ hair could help repair damaged muscles

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 06:21:17 +0000

New research has come out of the UK stating that a sea species of tiny hairs going back as many as five hundred million years is capable to repair damaged muscles. According to the British scientists, such plant-like creatures also known as tunicates possess incredible regeneration properties. The star-shaped holes (Catellocaula vallata) in this Upper […]


Zombie Ants Manipulated by 4 New Fungi Species

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 05:20:57 +0000

PLoS ONE, the online journal, published a research on March 2nd which was discussing the problem of the zombie ants, also known as parasitized carpenter ants, which are actually more common than formerly realized when scientists discovered another four species of “zombifying” Brazilian fungi which seem to have a staggering influence on the above-mentioned zombie […]


New Developments in Water Efficient Appliances

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 04:14:21 +0000

What if an individual’s contribution to conservation came with the benefit of speed cleaned laundry and sparkling dishes? Two new appliances are offering just that. Manufacturers Russell Hobbs and Bosch have each introduced eco- friendly, water saving devices- a high speed washing machine, and the world’s most water-efficient dishwasher. The turnaround time of laundry can […]


10 Ways to Conserve the Environment

Sun, 27 Mar 2011 11:23:37 +0000

Unfortunately, there seem to be many people who think that only governments and big companies in general should do something to conserve the environment. This is however untrue. Every single individual is actually able to participate in protecting this planet from pollution and suffocation caused by all kinds of residues and waste “produced” by the […]


Amazing Wildlife Expeditions That You Shouldn’t Miss

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 02:51:58 +0000

Wildlife is all the non-domesticated plants, animals and other organisms, and is found in all kinds of ecosystems among which are deserts, rainforests, plains and other areas like the urban towns. The pressure of growing human populations around the world has led to the increasing need to use land initially intended for Wildlife, for human […]


10 of the World’s Scariest Sharks

Sun, 27 Mar 2011 11:20:23 +0000

Generally, most people would describe a shark as a huge, fierce carnivorous fish with very sharp teeth. However, this is just a generic description which cannot include all the 370 different kinds of sharks whose sizes differ a lot. The largest of all is the whale shark (forty feet long) whereas the smallest is the […]


Bat Diet Forensics Aid Conservation

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 07:59:57 +0000

Molecular Ecology published a study which states that due to molecular technology, researchers know the diet of bats, although these night mammals feed on the wing and in the dark. Could the diet of this bat aid conservation efforts? Dr. Elizabeth Clare at the Bristol University, U.K., the main author, underlined the importance of understanding […]


Icelandic Volcano Could be a Natural Source of Energy

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:50:15 +0000

This is a great story for those who are environmentalists or simply think it’s great to use natural sources of energy. Indeed, this is a story that provides a good opportunity to show the world that renewable energy is worthwhile persuing. Geologists who had been drilling a well to explore for geothermal resources in the […]


Thunder Thighs dinosaur discovered

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 09:02:58 +0000

Hefty thighbones and a sharp hip are descriptions of another new species of dinosaur that has recently been identified. The science world has nicknamed this dinosaur, “Thunder Thighs” because of its massive hind legs that would have been used to ward off predators. The new species’ bones were actually found in 1994 in a Utah […]


Eastern Cougar is Officially Extinct

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 05:16:27 +0000

Official extinction has been declared on the Eastern Cougar. This beautiful cat, that once roamed from the Carolinas north into Canada and west to the Great Plains, has been endangered since 1973, but experts say it was probably extinct since the 1930s. One of the last images of the Eastern Cougar Even though it has […]


Rare Images of Life Below the Arctic Sea

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 04:14:27 +0000

Off the coasts of northwestern Russia, marine biologist Alexander Semenov has discovered varieties of beautiful species that have not been captured on film. Surprisingly, the freezing elements in this region are home to rare creatures. He has spent two years at the remote White Sea Biological Station in a harsh environment compiling his collection of […]


10 Amazing Places You Should Visit Before You Die

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 02:30:01 +0000

Escaping to an island getaway is frequently one of the top vacation desires of many people. With so many to choose from, it’s often difficult to run to the most beautiful. What makes a dream island paradise? Is it tons of sun, white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and located in the tropics? Or is […]


Has the lost city of Atlantis been found?

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:27:43 +0000

A team of scientists from Spain, the United States, and Canada believe that they have found the fabled city of Atlantis in southern Spain’s mud flats. They were able to find the supposed city using a variety of technologies such as electrical resistivity tomography, satellite imagery, digital mapping, underwater technology, and ground penetrating radar. Athanasius […]


Saturn’s Bizzarely Shaped UFO Moons Baffle Scientists

Sat, 26 Mar 2011 05:15:07 +0000

Known for quite some time, but still strange oddities of the universe; the rather oddly shaped moons of Saturn, Pan and Atlas, have confused scientist for some time now. Montage of Saturn and several of its satellites, Dione, Tethys, Mimas, Enceladus, Rhea, and Titan Know one really knew or could even explain how it was […]


10 of the World’s ‘Spikiest’ Living Things

Sun, 27 Mar 2011 11:33:28 +0000

Not all creatures or plants have a guaranteed way to defend themselves against others who want to harm them. Nature has given many species a built-in safeguard from their predators, and some have no protection at all. An earthworm, for example has no guard against the birds that would scoop them up and swallow them […]


10 Natural Plants That Can Get You High

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 01:28:52 +0000

The majority of us think that Cannabis is the only natural growing plant that people use around the world to get high. Most people don’t realize other plants can have the same effects when consumed. Here’s our list of 10 naturally cultivated plants that can get you high. Note: We suggest you take our word […]


“Walking Cactus” Fossils Found in Southwestern China

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 05:24:38 +0000

There is a new study (published on February 23rd in Nature) stating that the fossils belonging to an ancient creature resembling a “walking cactus” came out to light in China. This “walking cactus” seems to have lived on the planet five hundred million years ago. Its name was inspired by the spiny appearance of the […]


Mass Extinctions Occur Every 27 Million Years

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:03:00 +0000

A team of U.S. researchers came up with a study which states that every 27 million years the Earth experiences a mass extinction. It means that a new mass extinction will happen in 16 million years, more or less. The cause of the extinction of dinosaurs durng the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event is of much debate […]


10 of the Most Beautiful Jellyfish in the World

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 02:39:47 +0000

Jellyfish are in the animal group of Cnidaria and among the most beautiful and unusual creatures of water life. Listed below are the ten most beautiful jellyfish you can find in the worlds oceans. 1. Aequorea Victoria Also known as the crystal jellyfish, this species is colorless and transparent in appearance and inhabits the west […]


10 Beautiful Yet Toxic Caterpillars

Sun, 27 Mar 2011 11:31:42 +0000

Caterpillars come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Their beauty can often be deceiving since their hairs often contain venom which can be poisonous to humans and predators. Toxic caterpillars can be found in many places including backyard gardens, parks and fields. The following list describes 10 of the most beautiful, yet dangerously […]


Medical Marijuana A Front to Trafficking

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 04:07:58 +0000

The line between lawful medical marijuana grower and potential narcotics trafficker just got a little hazier in Montana. After an 18 month investigation of statewide marijuana trafficking, the U. S. government raided facilities throughout the state. Don't grow this in Montana - you could soon be thrown into jail! Federal prosecutors claimed that the state’s […]


Tibetan Mastiff is the World’s Most Expensive Dog at $1.5 million

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 05:43:13 +0000

Who would have thought that a dog could ever get to cost almost one million pounds? As shocking as this is, it is true as the red Tibetan Mastiff named Hong Dong was purchased for one and a half million dollars. The price is simply amazing and it makes you wonder why that dog is […]


10 Top Mountain Treks in the World

Sun, 27 Mar 2011 11:21:36 +0000

Almost all adventure seekers enjoy mountain trekking. It is an exciting and adventurous sport, be it mountain climbing, camping, rock climbing or exploring. The following ten mountain treks are, if not the most famous, definitely among the most famous in the world. Some of them are only for professionals, others are easier to climb, but […]


10 of the World’s Rarest Birds

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 03:30:48 +0000

There are many beautiful and fascinating birds in the world. Some species of birds are considered rare due to the threat of extinction. Specific bird populations are decreasing, but fortunately, there are measures being taken by governments and conservationists to protect endangered species so they can thrive in their natural habitats and captivity. 1) Spix’s […]


Coastal Fish Exhibits Genetic Resistance to Toxic Chemical

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 05:30:46 +0000

Nature is indeed capable to undergo the most amazing transformations, some of them simply unbelievable. Such amazing transformations also take place in the animal world. Recent researches have unveiled the fact that prolonged chemical exposure does not seem to affect all animals. A coastal fish proves to be genetically resistant to chemicals. Numerous species in […]


10 of the World’s Most Amazing Geological Wonders

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 03:29:51 +0000

Our planet is the greatest and most beautiful creation and there are many wonderful places where the earth looks astounding and take your breath away. Some of this stunning scenery has been raved about as a wonder of the world and people flock all year round to see. Some of them formed naturally like with […]


10 of the Most Exotic Tropical Fruits on Earth

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 05:13:07 +0000

Beans and cucumbers are fruits. Nobody wants to sink their teeth into a juicy bean. Fruits are the nutritious fun food, and when you start getting into the tropical kinds of fruit, it’s even more fun. When you’re talking about the tropics you are referring to the area centered on the equator, going as far […]


Mission to Mercury: NASA’s in-depth probing begins

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 04:49:33 +0000

NASA’s spacecraft, Messenger, was launched more than 6 years ago. Although this may not be anything new – for fifteen minutes, the spaceshuttle fired the main engine in order to enter Mercury’s orbit. An image of the planet Mercury, taken from MESSENGER in 2008 “The Messenger spacecraft went into orbit around Mercury tonight; we can […]


Two New Dandelion Species Discovered in Spain

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:59:44 +0000

The Annales Botanici Fennici journal published a study which states that Taraxacum lacianense and Taraxacum decastroi are the two species of dandelion that have been newly discovered in Spain. The plants were found in the Cordillera Cantábrica Mountains and the Pyrenees. The beautiful Cordillera Cantábrica Mountains in Spain These recently found species are characterized by […]


Bat Roost in Pitcher Plan, Feed it With Excrement

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 03:52:13 +0000

Well it is amazing to say the least. Who would have thought that plants and bats can work together in quite an interesting relationship? A plant known as Nepenthes rafflesiana pitcher has gained a great source of nutrition and coexistence. Bats seem to work together with the plants, providing it with food as well as […]


10 Animals Who Were Forced Into Extinction

Sun, 27 Mar 2011 11:25:45 +0000

For hundreds of years man has been the reason why some animals have become extinct. We relentlessly hunt animals to death even when they are protected. Some people poach animals; killing them to gain profit of some kind. (Ex. Elephant’s tusk or a gorilla’s hand.) Sometimes an animal becomes extinct because it loses its habitat, […]


Top 10 Locations Any Diver Needs To Visit

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 02:45:14 +0000

Nestled in all corners of the world are beautiful places to go diving. Many areas provide views of historic wreckage from naval battles, showing the brutal history and commemorating it all at once. Others allow you to have close encounters with marine life, offering an experience that cannot be recreated anywhere else. The beauty is […]


Did Dinosaurs Become Extinct 65.5 Million Years Ago?

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 05:27:07 +0000

Geology published a study according to which a dinosaur bone from 64.8 million years ago has been discovered by scientists. The femur bone belonged to Alamosaurus sanjuanensis, a 20 meter long herbivore. Were these one of the last dinosaurs to roam the earth? The age of the bone was established utilizing uranium-lead dating that was […]


The Super Moon – Spectacle or Spectre?

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 03:59:52 +0000

There are cinematic moons and there are super moons. A cinematic moon is the one used frequently in film, depicting a massive, even monolithic moon hanging there on the silver screen; backdrop for romance, lycanthropy, and dramatic effect. The Super Moon is the real life version – looming around 14 percent larger and 30 percent […]


Don’t Call Me a Chicken. I Have Feelings!

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 05:26:20 +0000

Most people would assert in a heartbeat that hens are stupid. This is however untrue. Quite the opposite! It seems that hens are capable of empathy and even more than that if we were to listen to Carla Carlisle. Perhaps its time to start counting on your chickens? Most of us are by now familiar […]


Was the Loch Ness Monster Really Spotted in England?

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 05:29:15 +0000

England’s Lake Windermere surprised two people who had set out on a kayaking trip last Friday. Someone took a photo with the mobile phone, a photo displaying something that looked like the mysterious Loch Ness monster. Was this mysterious monster really spotted? The Daily Telegraph informs us that Tom Pickles, an IT consultant went out […]


The Great White Shark is Endangered

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:53:10 +0000

As far as the Great White Shark is concerned, humans are not a bit tasty. It’s sea lions they prefer. North Americans may not be seeing the Great White Shark much anymore because they are endangered with only 219 sharks left off the coast of central California. Not even the large Polar Bears or Killer […]


Is a Chicken? Is it a Turkey? No, it’s a Churkey!

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 04:21:42 +0000

Originating in Transylvania and introduced to Britain in the 1920s, there exists an interesting specimen of fowl called the naked neck chicken. Though it has the body of a chicken, genetic mutations within the creature has given it the neck of a turkey. Because of this, many had once believed it to be a hybrid […]


Anthropologists: Apes May Not Necessarily Be Human Ancestors

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 03:48:26 +0000

According to the journal called Nature, fossils are being questioned in regards to its authenticity – especially those thought to be related to humans especially during the past 10 years. It is not believed that these fossils were actually great apes. When the question arose, thought processes were made. The studies that were focused on […]


Oops! Oldest Evidence of Life Turns Out To Be Iron Deposits

Sat, 26 Mar 2011 05:09:08 +0000

So this little story comes as quite a shock to many, but a complete embarrassment to quite a few. Once thought to have been 3.5 billion year old fossils of bacteria in Australian rock, has no been discovered as nothing more than a few insensible minerals. Oh yes, quite a few researchers had to hide […]


Huge Drought Struck 16,000 Years Ago

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 03:59:44 +0000

Have you ever wondered just how bad the climate can change within a world that is constantly getting hotter? The results would be absolutely staggering. These results come from the journal known as Science. With Curt Stager leading a professional team of international scientists, more than four dozen paleoclimate records were compiled. These records are […]


10 Most Endangered Forests on Earth

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 03:31:13 +0000

An endangered forest is one that has ecological importance in its environment and is being threatened by industrialization or human encroachment. Most of these forests have been part of their environment for many years and play a vital role in maintaining a natural balance of the eco system. Scientists have claimed that deforestation has played […]


Watch out T-Rex: the Angolatitan Giant is bigger than you!

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 03:54:40 +0000

The Angolatitan adamastor, or Angolan giant, is claimed to be the largest ever dinosaur to have walked our planet. Scientists in Angola have only found the first fossil of it, but they believe that it was an herbivorous, or plant-eating, creature. The international team of scientists claim that the Angolan giant has unique skeletal characteristics […]


Top 10 Most Popular Pet Reptiles

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:04:23 +0000

Keeping a reptile as a pet is not for the fainthearted. These animals are not your regular house pets like dogs and cats are – but strangely, people who keep reptiles as pets testify to a loving bond. Here’s our list of the top 10 most popular pet reptiles. 1. Corn Snake The Corn Snake […]


Amazing Rainbow Over Mount Everest

Sat, 26 Mar 2011 05:11:44 +0000

Amongst the majestic slopes of Mount Everest rest the most intense and powerful rainbow cloud ever witnessed at Mount Everest before. No one new just how incredible these rainbow clouds really were until the images of these clouds were revealed. Psychedelic rainbow over Mount Everest This is an event that is extremely rare to be […]


Scottish Deerhound Kept a Secret in the Dog World

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 04:54:51 +0000

Scottish deerhounds were practically unknown until a five year old dog from this breed won the big prize at a New York Dog Show. The name of the winner is Hickory, who is a beautiful white and grey female who has brought this large yet gentle breed to the world’s attention. Hickory, formally known by […]


10 Bizarre Foods that Involve Eating Live Animals

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 03:22:14 +0000

Because this topic is so taboo, it makes it almost interesting to know that people would actually eat living animals. Most of the time, people just tend to do it for the thrill of doing something so awkward that others would cringe. Maybe they have done everything else, and bizarre foods are all that is […]


Horses Electrocuted at the Races in the UK

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 05:12:48 +0000

A mysterious tragedy happened to two horses at the Novices’ Hurdle Race yesterday. The two horses, Fenix Two and Marching song, were killed in what seemed to be some type of electrocution. There were hundreds of onlookers who saw the two horses rear up and scream, and then drop to the ground. Other horses showed […]


Giant Lobster Saved From Boiling Pot

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 04:06:00 +0000

A giant lobster is probably thankful for his claws after being saved from being boiled for dinner. As one of the biggest and oldest lobsters that anyone in Britain has caught, he will get to spend the rest of his life in the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Lindsay Holloway, who works for the […]