What do cows eat anyway?

I’m not terribly involved in health or environmental issues, but reading this article on Gristmill did make me think a bit more about the food I eat. I grew up in a rural area in … read more

City life speeds up birdsong

Clive Thompson mentions a study in which Dutch scientists recorded and compared the song of the Great Tit in urban and rural areas. The report, features in this month’s issue of Current Biology, finds that … read more

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Allergic to cats but still would like to have one?

BBC news has an article on hypoallergenic cats. The world’s first specially-bred hypoallergenic cats have gone on sale in the United States. These cats have a natural gene divergence within the cat DNA which keeps … read more

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Steve Irwin dies after accident with a stringray

Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, died in an accident while filming an underwater documentary in the Great Barrier Reef. It is reported that a stingray barb that went through his chest and into his heart, … read more

Mystery Solved: Why Gorillas Eat Rotting Wood

From LiveScience.com: After observing mountain gorillas in Uganda for nearly a year, scientists believe they have discovered why the animals eat decayed wood and lick tree stumps, behaviors that have puzzled primate researchers for decades. … read more

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What does a flock of more than a million starlings look like?

Earth Science Picture of the Day has some wonderful images of flocks of European starlings (sturnus vulgaris) which appear in Denmark during spring. I remember BBC’s Springwatch with Bill Oddie had some amazing footage of … read more

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Some pretty sweet balloon art

Check out this place for some pictures of some great balloon art. Contains cartoon characters, vehicles and lots of cute animals like Nemo.

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