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Top 10 New Species for 2015

From a cartwheeling spider and a bird-like dinosaur to a fish that makes beautiful circles on the seafloor, these curious creatures made the annual list created by an international committee of taxono…

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The Pros and Cons of Backyard Bird Feeders

I used to love feeding birds and watching birds come to the feeders I set up. That was until I noticed that birds pecking around feeders seemed a lot more susceptible to predators. I also heard that s…

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What Are Plastics Doing to Our Children’s Brains?

Plastic isn't just bad for the environment. A group of chemicals added to plastic can impact human health...especially children's brains. They're called phthalates. Phthalates are found in hundred…

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3-D Printing Gives Sea Turtle New Jaw

We've seen the miracles that 3D printing has brought to the medical field, but a large proportion of 3D printing medical interventions are happening in animals. The technology works so well in these …

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7 Ways to Repel Mosquitoes Without Putting Anything on Your Skin

Mosquitoes don't love humans - they love the carbon dioxide, sweat, and body odor that humans exude. If you want to prevent mosquito bites, there's not much you can do about how much carbon dioxide yo…

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Why it Rains Spiders in This Australian Town

Providing nightmare fodder for arachnophobes everywhere, millions of spiders floated down from the sky recently in a phenomenon known as "spider rain." Pity the poor spider-fearing souls with the mis…

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If You Don’t Have a Rain Barrel, You’re Losing Water and Money

Rain barrels have been popping up all over my neighborhood lately. I live in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., and water is expensive here. It can also be scarce in the summer, especially in t…

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5 Chemicals in Lawn Fertilizer You Want To Avoid

Lawn chemicals are designed to kill weeds and bugs. But they can harm people, too, which is why so many communities are banning or minimizing their use. According to BeyondPesticides.org, suburban law…

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13 Amazing and Critically Endangered Frogs

Today is Endangered Species Day, an event organized by a number of conservation groups to raise awareness about the many species that are in real danger of becoming extinct. In honor of this day, I wa…

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Loudest Cat Purr In The World

Americans have a reputation for being loud, but in the the contest of who has the loudest cat, the Brits have now won two Guinness Book of World Records (GWR) titles in a row. In 2011, a British k…

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Hmmm. I understand the urge to reconnect with nature, and owls are gorgeous and fascinating creatur…

I never buy bottled water or coffee to go. Plus I use my own bags when shopping. My grocery store …

Very interesting! Because of thyroid issues, I need to limit raw kale and other greens so this is a …