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Snow Show: Snowflakes Like You'Ve Never Seen Them Before
Offbeat  (tags: photos, environment, snowflakes, nature, study, Alexey Kljatov )

Nancy
- 15 days ago - sierraclub.org
"Shooting in light snow is more accurate and calm, but I also like the speed of shooting in heavy snow--though I miss a lot of beautiful crystals because they quickly get buried under others." ad on 4th plate...6 photos
10 Things You May Not Know About Laughter
Offbeat  (tags: science, Neuroscientist, Laughter, Study )

Ray
- 53 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Neuroscientist and part time stand-up comic Prof Sophie Scott reveals 10 things you probably didn't know about laughter.
Chimps With Tools: Wild Ape Culture Caught on Camera
Offbeat  (tags: Study, Animals, culture, chimpanzee )

Ray
- 78 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Lead researcher on the chimp study, Dr Catherine Hobaiter, explains how the new type of tool use spread through the group of animals, Researchers have captured the spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps.
Elephant Poaching Deaths Reach Tipping Point in Africa
Offbeat  (tags: Study, Animals, Elephants, poaching deaths, Africa )

Ray
- 122 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point: more are being killed each year than are being born, a study suggests.
Only 21 Facial Expressions? Here Are Five Scientists Missed
Offbeat  (tags: facial expressions, study, interesting, humans )

Giana
- 261 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Scientists who claim to have identified the 21 facial expressions humans are capable of seem to have overlooked the Gordon Brown gurn and the bittersweet Nigella Lawson simper
QUIZ: WHAT IS YOUR ANIMAL SOULMATE?
Offbeat  (tags: QUIZ, Which animal best understands you, off-beat, funny, goodnews, humor, interesting, pictures, world, animals, CoolStuff, study, Quiz unusual )

Desanka
- 350 days ago - buzzfeed.com
Take funny personality test: Which animal best understands you, deep down?
Monsanto: Stop Ignoring Roundup's Dangers
Offbeat  (tags: environment, investigation, study, climate change )

Marty
- 550 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Monsanto has lied over and over and said that the product is perfectly safe. Yet independent research has found the chemical is creating herbicide-resistant superweeds, making a species of butterfly extinct, and disrupting normal human body functions.
Video: Jon Stewart Eviscerates Republicans' Logic During Gun Violence Hearings
Offbeat  (tags: safety, risks, research, protection, society, study, prevention, health, constitution, americans, usa, performance, humor, news )

JL
- 683 days ago - alternet.org
Stewart revisits Wednesday's four-hour carnival of conservative contradictions.
Video:There Might Be Starving People In Africa, But What About The Cold People In Europe?
Offbeat  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, ethics, freedoms, humanrights, politics, world, usa, society, Refugees&Relief, food, death, diet, nutrition, safety, science, risks, study, prevention, protection, unusual, arts, performance, interesting, off-beat, children, cultur )

JL
- 743 days ago - upworthy.com
You've probably seen those commercials on TV around the holidays that ask for donations to developing nations-- they inundate you with sad, starving children in hopeless conditions. This video turns that angle of charity guilt-sploitation on its head & m
Picture of Cute Animals Help People Concentrate
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cats, dogs, research, study, discovery, concentration, Hiroshima University )

Naoko
- 812 days ago - mainichi.jp
Looking at pitctures of cute animals helps people concentrate, researchers at Hiroshima University have discovered.
NASA to Cooperate in Va. Bird Study - UPI.Com
Offbeat  (tags: investigation, birds, study, interesting, news, unusual )

Kevin
- 920 days ago - upi.com
NASA says it is joining with The Nature Conservancy in a study of global rainfall and its effects on migratory bird habitats on the Eastern Shore of Virginia
What Do Killer Whales Eat in the Arctic?
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, world, science, nature, oceans, healthconditions, habitat, environment, animals, endangered, AnimalWelfare, animalwelfare, animals, conservation, environment, endangered, habitat, wildanimals, wildlife, whales, protection, study, science, scient )

Britt
- 1053 days ago - sciencedaily.com
ScienceDaily (Jan. 29, 2012) -- Killer whales (Orcinus orca) are the top marine predator, wherever they are found, and seem to eat everything from schools of small fish to large baleen whales, over twice their own size. The increase in hunting territories
Birds Have to Learn Nest-Building
Offbeat  (tags: Birds, study, nest, learn )

Tarequl
- 1175 days ago - upi.com
Nest-building by birds is not an instinctive skill but rather something they learn and improve upon with experience, Scottish researchers say.
Hot Sun in Saudi Arabian Desert to Test Limits of Solar Power
Offbeat  (tags: energy, study, environment, solar power, Saudi Arabia, limit, Japan, University of Tokyo, test, Sharp Corp. )

Naoko
- 1254 days ago - asahi.com
Can solar cells powered by the sun of the Saudi Arabian desert take the place of a nuclear power plant? That's what the University of Tokyo and Sharp Corp. hope to learn with the construction of an experimental solar power system in the kingdom.
 

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