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Home Gardening in Unusual Spaces

Sometimes a little dose of the unexpected is all you need to take your yard or home to the next level! Today’s post is for those who are looking for …

Building Capacity for Seahorse Monitoring in Vietnam

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>The coastal waters of Phu Quoc, Vietnam, feature tropical ecosystems, including seagrasses, coral reefs and mangroves. These ecosystems are home to diverse marine creatures, providing breeding grounds, nurseries and habitats, and seahorse species such as Hippocampus mohnikei …

7 Great Innovators in Archaeology

Sometimes the best way to get rid of a dead whale is to blow it up

About a week ago, an unwanted guest washed up on the rocky shores of a tiny Newfoundland town, a few feet away from a community boardwalk. At first merely an oddity, now the carcass of the 81-foot (25 meter) blue whale, which weighs an estimated 80 tonnes (88.2 tons), is starting to smell pretty …

Weird

Study: Firstborn Children Dream Bigger, Achieve More

Oldest siblings aspire to higher levels of formal education—and they're more likely to stick with it.<p>The stereotype of the oldest sibling is that of a Type-A overachiever, high-strung and highly successful. The effect of birth order on personality and achievement is something that seems like common …

The ocean is so acidic it’s eating away the shells of sea snails

There’s something very wrong with the tiny pteropods of the Pacific northwest.<p>The usually smooth shells of these translucent snail-like creatures, which are also called sea butterflies, are turning up pocked and scarified, as though something were corroding them. In fact, recent research (paywall) …

Climate Change

Bird conservation group challenges feds over wind farm eagle deaths

One of the nation's leading bird conservation groups plans to sue the Obama administration over a federal regulation that allows wind energy companies to obtain 30-year permits to kill eagles without prosecution by the government.<p>The American Bird Conservancy on Wednesday announced its intent to …