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Choosing the Best Binoculars for Versatile Wildlife Viewing

Choosing the Best Binoculars for Versatile Wildlife Viewing

There are many tools that are important to the biologist and naturalist, but one of the most useful pieces of equipment that are needed for wildlife field observations is the binocular. Binoculars (Bins) come in different shapes and sizes, and can be purchased at a wide range of prices. My first...

10 Astonishing Animals With No Eyes

10 Astonishing Animals With No Eyes

Image Source What’s so great about having eyes anyway? If these eyeless animals could talk, they’d tell you that vision is overrated. Each one of these ten incredible creatures has an amazing story to tell. In the darkest environments, with nothing to go on but smell, touch and hearing, they manage...

Gas Race to Arctic: Methane an Economic "Time Bomb"

Gas Race to Arctic: Methane an Economic "Time Bomb"

Here's bad news for people who prefer good news: the international gas race to the Arctic to tap into the world's undiscovered gas and oil reserves could cause a $60 trillion dollar economic "time bomb." A team of researchers analyzed figures and created models (which were published in the journal...

10 Spectacular Glow-In-The-Dark Animals

10 Spectacular Glow-In-The-Dark Animals

http://inhabitat.com/solar-cells-made-from-bioluminescent-jellyfish/ Bioluminescence in animals is one of nature’s most fascinating phenomena and may greatly delight the casual observer. However, the showy displays of light produced by the creatures themselves, or by luminous symbiotic microorganisms,...

10 Incredible Camouflaged Animals

10 Incredible Camouflaged Animals

Ten incredible photos of animal camouflage.

Arctic Ice Predicted to Be Gone in Less Than 20 Years Per NOAA Study

Arctic Ice Predicted to Be Gone in Less Than 20 Years Per NOAA Study

A report on Arctic Ice published via NOAA in the online journal Geophysical Research Letters has predicted it will be entirely gone in less than twenty years. The study, led by James Overland, an oceanographer for NOAA, and Muyin Wang, a meteorologist for the University of Washington, utilized...

"Extraordinary" Study Finds Older Pessimists Outlive

"Extraordinary" Study Finds Older Pessimists Outlive

An "extraordinary" study has found that older pessimists outlive optimists. In fact, a group of researchers from Germany's University of Erlangen-Nuremberg led by Frieder R. Lang may have proof in that old cliche that "only the good die young." Lang and his team published this study in the American...

Russian Meteorite Sourced to Apollo Asteroid Orbit

Russian Meteorite Sourced to Apollo Asteroid Orbit

The Russian meteorite which blasted residents on February 15, 2013 near the town of Chelyabinsk, caused significant property damages, and injured at least 1,000 people has been sourced to Apollo Asteroids. Researchers worldwide and a group from Colombia used the data collected via amateur video...

Russia: Meteorite, Fireballs, Sonic Boom Injures 750+ Before Crashing Into Chelyabinsk Lake

Russia: Meteorite, Fireballs, Sonic Boom Injures 750+ Before Crashing Into Chelyabinsk Lake

On Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:20 a.m., a massive explosion of fireballs and a sonic boom shockwave tore through the sky just east of Moscow near Chelyabinsk. The meteorite injured 500 people, shattered windows, and caused significant property damage. Some NASA officials and Russian space...

Salt Shakers Beware: New Study Suggests the Less Sodium the Better

Salt Shakers Beware: New Study Suggests the Less Sodium the Better

A report made public on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 suggests a warning to individuals who frequently reach for their salt shakers: beware because less sodium is all the better for your long term health. Results of the study, conducted by a teams from Harvard University's School of Public Health,...