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Melting Ice Is Cutting Polar Bears Off from Their Food

Polar bears are shedding weight—fast. A new study for the first time calculated the number of calories that polar bears require, and it doesn’t look good for their survival. Their…

Don’t Miss the First Super Blue Blood Moon Since 1866

In the early hours of January 31, the moon will do something it hasn’t since 1866. A supermoon, blue moon and lunar eclipse will coincide with a rare and spectacular…

The Cloud Appreciation Society

Every now and then one comes across a website that is both simple and beautiful, not just in the look of the site but in the subject matter it promotes.…

Top Eight Things about Living in the South

After years of straddling the Illinois/Wisconsin border, a few months back I took a giant leap and moved to Georgia to be with the love of my life. The…

Seeds from the Doomsday Vault

Norway's Doomsday Vault may preserve the human race.…

Bear paws big business on Chinese-Russian border

The trade in animal parts continues in many corners of the world, including the North-East corner of Russia, a treasure trove of wildlife and in some cases the last best…

Judge reluctantly denies challenge to Obama’s wolf killing decree

The president and the congress made a deal with the Republicans: kill the wolves so we can get a budget and move on. The great white hunters of the…

Missing for 87 years – Bornean Rainbow Toad found

After being on the "missing" list for 87 years the very colorful Bornean Rainbow Toad has been seen again.…

Senator Inhofe, Blue-green Algae and Climate Change

Authorities urge senators, people and pets to stay out of the waters of four northeastern Oklahoma lakes because of unprecedented, and toxic, blooms of blue-green algae.…

Bearded Tit is a gymnast

Great picture by nature photographer Lea Roberts.…

These dads actually give birth

Human dads would do anything for their family, except give birth to the kids.…

Malacosteus niger, the Black Dragonfish

Malacosteus niger is a member of a group of deep water fish known as Dragonfish or Loose-jaws, more commonly known as the Black Dragonfish.…

One million wild camels terrorize Australia

One million wild camels are tramping across the vast Australian outback and destroying communities and water holes as they go.…

Why do Fireflies glow?

For those Americans fortunate to live in climates where they can see the lovely fireflies, Chris tells you where the glow comes from.…

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