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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for Jan 15, 2017

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Pesticide alternative helps plants protect themselves from disease

Though it's not as widely publicized as the effects of climate change, crop diseases are one of the biggest threats to food security. According to …

Police stopped New York City traffic for a cat and her kitten in 1925

This was the No. 1 news story of 1925. (Photo: Harry Warnecke/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)<p>Nearly a century before two subway lines were …

5 Comics That Perfectly Sum Up Life With A Cat

Cat lovers know these quirks are purr-fect. 🐾<p>Cats love to lie on our laptops, drink out of our water cups and sit creepily on the side of the tub while we shower. And while these quirks may sound annoying to some people, cat owners would have life no other way.<p>Frankie Comics illustrator Rachel …

This Teen Shared Adorable Pics Of Her "Aggressive" Dog And It's Too Cute

Alyssa told BuzzFeed News that her family found Buddy wandering the streets a few months ago.<p>They found his owners, but then the owners told the family that they didn't want to take care of Buddy anymore. Instead of giving him to a shelter, they had just let him out on the street.<p>"He is the …

Pets

Dog Saves Owner’s Life by Lying on Top of Him for 20 Hours to Keep Him from Freezing

In what can only be described as a heroic act, a golden retriever managed to save his owner’s life by lying on top of him for almost 24 hours to keep …

20 adorable cats to soothe your Blue Monday blues

Oh alright, we all know the idea of Blue Monday – supposedly the most depressing day of the year – is a load of balls made up in order to flog merch …

This Is the Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipe on Pinterest

It's been saved almost 600,000 times.<p>When you think of slow cooker recipes you probably imagine pulled pork, stews and other kinds of soup, right? Turns out the most popular one on Pinterest right now isn't any of those things. In fact, it's something much closer to a dish you'd order at Chipotle — …

Cooking

Gardening 101: Salvia

Salvia, <i>Salvia</i>: “Savior Among Plants”<p>Ornamental sage, better known as salvia, comes in more than 900 varieties of every size and shape, whether as …

3 Strong Stocks to Invest in the Driverless-Car Race

Driverless-car stocks are revving up for a record-breaking year. If you're on the hunt for a pure play on the trend, though, you're out of luck. There are essentially no publicly traded companies dealing exclusively in driverless cars. But at The Motley Fool, we're always on the lookout for …

The Easiest Oreo Microwave Mug Cake Ever!

Throw out what you know about baking. This Oreo mug cake is so simple, you don't need to be an expert baker to make this rich and chocolaty dessert. Plus, this recipe only requires five ingredients — four if you want to skip the extra calories in the whipped cream. Quick, easy, and sure to satisfy …

Recipes