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L.A. Circus Is Animal-Free For The First Time in 88 Years

For the first time in 88 years, no wild animals will be on stage at the annual Los Angeles Shrine Circus, scheduled April 11 to 13 at The Shrine Center in L.A. According to The Los Angeles Daily Ne…

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Are We Ready for Genetically Modified … Trees?

That's right, it's more than just corn and soybeans. Scientists are now considering the genetic modification of trees. What need is there to modify a tree, you ask? Well, in an effort to grow more "su…

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Why Do Narwhals Have That Long Tusk?

The "unicorn of the sea," narwhals are among the most elusive and mysterious marine mammals. These Arctic whales are known for their trademark "horns" — and now scientists are getting closer to unders…

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Zebras

Few animals are as striking as the zebra in a purely graphic sense. Giant pandas, penguins and skunks may share the same bold color combination, but the zebra’s contrasting stripes make it an animal t…

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SeaWorld Orcas On Valium-Like Drugs

So there you have it. SeaWorld's orcas are not happy. So much so, that their caregivers prescribe the veterinarian equivalent of Xanax and Valium - benzodiazepine - to get some of them through the day…

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Amazing Win for Whales: Japan’s Annual Hunt Ruled Illegal

This week, Greenpeace International, one of the world's leading anti-whaling organization announced that marine mammal advocates can "jump for joy" as there will likely be no whaling in the Southern O…

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15 Plants You Can Grow to Help Save Bees

Spring is here! What better time to think about how to save the bees? We need those fuzzy, buzzy creatures---we have them (and other pollinators) to thank for a third of every bite we take! And …

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Crows Solve Puzzles On Par With 7-Year-Olds

Crows are well known for their intelligence, and their cleverness was recognized centuries ago in Aesop’s tale of "The Crow and the Pitcher." In the Greek fable, a thirsty crow drops stones into a …

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United Nations Blames Humans for 2013′s Extreme Weather

The newest "Status of the Climate Report" from the United Nations states that global warming is predominately caused by human activity. The climate report for 2013 was based on data from three indepen…

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Top 5 Natural Places to Visit in Texas

Anyone who knows me understands that I wear my love of Texas on my sleeve. As a born and bred Austin, Texas girl, my best memories are from the halcyon days of summer--annual road trips in the back of…

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Very interesting.

It probably taste different but I will get this method a try out. Thanks for posting!

Great post--thanks.