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The Javan green magpie

December 31, 2015

World’s rarest magpie comes to UK zoo Conservationists at Chester Zoo have started the first conservation breeding programme in Europe for one of the world’s most endangered birds. The Javan …

El Nino weather

December 31, 2015

El Nino weather: Worries grow over humanitarian impact By Matt McGrath Environment correspondente   El Nino has contributed to making 2015 the warmest year on record and will continue to …

Voyages of Discovery

December 31, 2015

5 fascinating books about science and exploration These deep reads shine a light on history, science and man’s incredible achievements. By: Enrique Gili These books make great gifts for those …

What does it mean to be human?

December 29, 2015

A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards What does it mean to be human? That existential question has been asked by our collective human heart many a time. We are all …

Sunlight and Survival

December 29, 2015

Here comes the sun: Cellular sensor helps plants find light Salk Institute    In the stem of the Arabidopsis plant, the light-sensitive receptor CRY2 (yellow) spurs a plant to begin …

Help saving the Monarch Butterfly

December 29, 2015

How to Create Your Own Monarch Butterfly Rest Stop Aug. 19, 2014 – Habitat loss and the destruction of native plants have been responsible for the rapid decline of the …

Unbelievable Footage of Exploding Plants

December 29, 2015

Unbelievable Footage of Exploding Plants Violets, touch me nots, and squirting cucumbers all have one thing in common: They disperse their seeds by exploding. Here’s some incredible footage of each …