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The world’s most famous gorilla is showing signs of early speech

Koko, a 44-year-old gorilla famous for her ability to communicate with keepers using sign language, is now showing signs of early speech. “Koko has developed vocal and breathing behaviors associated with the ability to talk, which were previously thought to be impossible in her species,” The Daily …

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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Whimsical Miniature Worlds Created Every Day for a 365-Day Calendar

Artist Tatsuya Tanaka creates intricate miniature worlds that are equal parts thoughtful, detailed, and whimsical. On a daily basis, the Japanese artist works on his Miniature Calendar project by utilizing everyday objects, handmade tiny figures, and an immense amount of imagination. With these …


“This Little Owl Taking A Bath Is So Cute I Can Barely Handle It Brittany High, incrediblethings.com This is a short but sweet video of Trude the owl taking a bath. My god, it is cute. It’s enough to...

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Watch a baby hummingbird grow up

For “Caturday”, I share a lovely video created by one of my birding pals that captures a mother hummingbird as she raises her son from hatching to fledging<p>Spring is springing! Already, a few of my Seattle birding pals have spotted hummingbird nests. Thus, since today is “Caturday”, I was inspired …

20 Art Shows to See This Spring In NYC

<i>The slush puddles may still be bottomless and our seasonal depression may still be raging, but March is here and with it, a bursting of spring art events. From massive international art fairs to tiny art haunted houses, emerging gallery exhibitions to major museum openings, and new work from Bjork</i> …


8-Year-Old Feeds Crows and They Leave Her Small "Thank You" Gifts in Return

In 2011, Gabi Mann was a four-year-old in Seattle with a habit of dropping her food. A chicken nugget might fall off her lap while she's getting out of the car, and Gabi wouldn't pick it up. Instead, the crows rushed to the forgotten morsel and hoped for another bite. Gabi eventually noticed this …


Russian Photographer Captures Two Squirrels Playfully Interacting With Their Surroundings

Russian nature photographer Vadim Trunov has captured wonderful images of two little squirrels and how they playfull interacted with their …

Dogs Know What That Smile on Your Face Means

A new study lends further proof that your pet can read your emotions.<p>Whether it's with a sympathetic tilt of the head or the excited sweep of a tail, dogs seem to be saying they can sense exactly what we're feeling.<p>Science is still undecided on the matter, although evidence in favor of the idea is …


To lose weight, experts suggest a focus on fiber

If you're trying to lose weight, you could count your calories, keep track of precisely how much salt and sugar your eat, and make sure you hit certain targets for protein, carbohydrates, cholesterol and the various types of fat. Or you could set all of that aside and concentrate on just one thing: …

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