James Edgar Dowling

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Fighting the Caribbean's lionfish invasion

At first it seemed like just another reef dive as I finned past spherical brain corals 6ft in diameter, above great drifts of staghorn coral resembling amber antlers, and in between purple barrel sponges obscured by clouds of red squirrelfish. In the Soufrière Marine Management Area off the …

Earth - What were the legendary man-eating snakes of Borneo?

<i>Several centuries ago, a group of Borneo natives left their villages and headed deep into the jungle, searching for a home away from the Dutch colonialists who had begun spreading across their island. Eventually, they found a nice spot in the lowland rainforests near the mountains in Borneo's</i> …

Zoology

Bedbug bait and trap invented by Simon Fraser University scientists

After 180,000 bedbug bites and eight years of study, Simon Fraser University scientists say they have invented a new kind of bedbug bait and trap.<p>The …

Meet the Stealthiest Assassin Bug in the United States

A hidden group of assassins has been lurking undetected around the midwestern and eastern U.S. for years. The formidable killers ambush their victims …

Zoology

Man Who Planned To Be Eaten Alive By An Anaconda Speaks Out

On November 3, 2014, I woke up to check my flight status from Bangalore to New York. What I found when I opened my laptop was a mindboggling amount of emails, hate mail, death threats, and interview requests. The numbers were staggering.<p>The night before, during Nick Wallenda's tight-rope special on …

Getting a handbag for Christmas? This is where it may have started life: Inside the slaughterhouse where hundreds of snakes are killed to make luxury goods

• <b>Pictures from a snake slaughterhouse in Indonesia show huge piles of the creatures being killed and skinned</b>• <b><br>They are farmed for their skin, which is</b> …

Zoology

National Geographic Travel

How Can You Tell If Your Goat Is Happy? Now We Know!

Goats are having a moment, and we're not just saying that because our blog is called Goats and Soda.<p>There are nearly 900 million goats in the world today, up from 600 million in 1990. The reason for this goat spurt is the growing popularity of goat cheese, goat milk and goat meat.<p>For goat farmers …