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Nature & Wildlife

Could This Tick Turn You Into a Vegetarian?

Is there a bug that's turning red meat eaters into vegetarians? Yep. A bite from a Lone Star tick is making some people "allergic" to red meat, resulting in hives, swelling and breathing problems. …

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In Memory of Robin Williams and His Love of Gorillas

It's not only people that are mourning the tragic loss of Robin Williams this week. In 2001, Williams visited Koko, at The Gorilla Foundation. Prior to Williams' visit, Koko hadn't smiled in six month…

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12 Egg Facts the Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

Consider the following 12 egg facts, most of which are common to all forms of egg farming: 1. The global egg industry destroys 6,000,000,000 newborn male chicks every year. (1) 2. Male chicks bo…

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Boris the Cute Baby Bear Gets His First Drink from a Bottle (Video)

Boris was orphaned by hunters and rescued so he could survive. Watch this little guy drink from a bottle for the first time. Thanks to his rescuer, Boris may not have a normal life in the wild, but …

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Cutest Sound on the Planet? Squeaky Baby Sloths

Baby sloths are particularly adorable. And they squeak! Wonder why baby sloths squeak? Read on… "That noise is the perhaps the cutest on the planet. It goes straight for your ovaries and makes you…

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New York Island Overrun By Cats, But One Woman Is Making a Difference

Manhattan Island is not the only island in New York being over-populated. There is another lesser-known island on the Niagara river that has an exploding population, albeit of cats, not people. That i…

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Study Warns: Move Shipping Lanes To Save Endangered Whales

Hey, freight ship, watch out for that whale! A new study showed that more than 10,000 endangered blue whales were found feeding off the West Coast right in the way of shipping vessel routes. Resear…

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Bahamas Dolphinarium Ordered To Release Dolphins

The Bahamas are taking a huge step towards the protection of marine mammals. A court in the Caribbean island has ordered that an illegal dolphinarium shut down and is questioning whether any dolphi…

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Top Reasons To Love Slugs (Plus a Recipe to Eat Them)

After I posted my Slugs Must Die rant, I received so many save-the-slugs comments that I was forced to reconsider my views on the mollusk. Yes, slugs wreak havoc in gardens, eating tender plants an…

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Penguin Study Answers What We’ve All Been Wondering

If you could talk to African penguins, you'd know when they're hungry, lonely, pissed off, and ready to party hardy, according to researches at the University of Turin, Italy, who have decoded the chi…

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Pumpkin is delicious. Once had it at a friend's Thanksgiving party I attended years ago. I'm a confi…

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Shame the world has come to this. I also think the cocktail stirrers are a great idea rather than n…