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Why you shouldn't kill spiders in your home

I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don't kill the next spider you see in your home.<p>Why? Because spiders are an important part of nature and our indoor ecosystem — as well as being fellow organisms in their own right.<p>People like to think of their dwellings as safely insulated …

Zoology

Here's What You Should Eat Before Exercise

The food an athlete eats before, during and after a workout is important for both comfort and performance during exercise. Energy foods including …

Nutrition

Stunning helicopter footage shows Hawaii volcano's fast-moving lava flow

The United States Geological Survey released stunning new footage on Saturday showing the lava pouring from a fissure created by activity around …

National Parks

Someone Needs to Save The Expanse, Immediately

By now, <i>The</i> <i>Expanse</i> faithful have all heard the sad news: The show is not getting a fourth season on Syfy. Since that decision appears to be based …

Science Fiction

Trump on Texas school shooting: 'This has been going on too long in our country'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said Friday that mass shootings have been "going on too long in our country" as he offered his first public remarks on the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.<p>"Unfortunately, I have to begin by expressing our sadness and heartbreak over the deadly shooting …

Santa Fe

Victoria the Rhino Carries the Future of a Near-Extinct Species in Her Womb

She's a southern white rhino with a lot of potential.<p>When Sudan died in March at 45-years-old, we moved one step closer to losing northern white …

Endangered Species

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Why Do These Lizards Have Green Blood? - The Atlantic

In 1969, two biologists wrote about three lizards from New Guinea whose insides were green. The color ranged from a deep blue-green to a vivid lime hue, and it was everywhere. The lizards’ bodies, when dissected, revealed green bones, muscles, and blood. Their mouths, when opened, were green. Their …

Biology

A Strait-Laced Writer Explores Psychedelics, and Leaves the Door of Perception Ajar

Microdosing is hot. If you haven’t heard — but you probably have, from reports of its use at Silicon Valley workplaces, from Ayelet Waldman’s memoir “A Really Good Day,” from dozens of news stories — to microdose is to take small amounts of LSD, which generate “subperceptual” effects that can …

Psychedelia

Spacecraft May Have Flown Right Through a Plume of Water on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Sometimes, scientists have the answers all along—they just don’t think to ask the question. For example, it appears that in 1997, the Galileo orbiter …

Astronomy

The Lazy Man's Guide To Losing Fat And Building Muscle

Image: iStock<p>Like most guys of a certain vintage, I have mixed feelings about my body. Staying lean and not surrendering to the siren’s call of the …

Nutrition

Dozens of animals and plants join Australia's threatened species list

Trapdoor spiders, carnivorous marsupials and orchids are among new additions to our threatened species list.

Biodiversity

Hummus Shakes Are Now a Thing — and They Actually Taste Good!

When we heard hummus shakes were a thing, we knew we had to try it at home. Who doesn’t love hummus and shakes? On Sunday May 13th, just in time for National Hummus Day (and also Mother’s Day), Hummus & Pita Co. will debut the world’s first ever hummus shake for $5 at all locations nationwide. FYI, …

Healthy Eating

How to Water Plants While You’re Away

Everyone needs a vacation from time to time. Pets often get put under the care of a friend, neighbor, or pet boarding house, but what about plants? …

Plants

How to Grow Your Own Columnar Fruit Trees?

If you dream of having your own fruit orchard but your wish seems impossible because you live in an urban setting, you should consider growing hybrid …

Gardening

This tiny cabin in Australia lets you go off-grid in style

For those looking to get back to nature, this tiny cabin in rural Australia provides a picturesque retreat without sacrificing comfort or style. …

Off-grid

'Plogging' eco craze arrives in Australia from Scandinavia and a Byron Bay run club is 'loving it'

If you haven't yet heard of plogging, it won't take you long to wrap your head around it.<p>The fitness craze involves picking up litter while …

Australia

Stop buying potatoes. Use this super easy method to get an endless supply at home!

If you eat a lot of potatoes, you’ll want to read this one. This super easy afternoon project can end up feeding you and your family for weeks and …

Gardening

Scientists Have Figured Out When And How Our Sun Will Die, And It's Going to Be Epic

Too bad humans won't be around to see it.<p>What will our Sun look like after it dies? Scientists have made new predictions about what the end will look …

Universe

26 Really Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

Gardening

Scientists Just Discovered One of TRAPPIST-1's Planets Has an Iron Core

Here's why that's important.<p>In February of 2017, a team of European astronomers announced the discovery of a seven-planet system orbiting the nearby …

Science

Is Dairy Bad for You, or Good? The Milky, Cheesy Truth

Dairy products are controversial these days.<p>They are cherished by the health organizations as an essential food for bone health.<p>But other experts …

Nutrition

Small Space Storage Tips—From People Who Live in Tiny Homes

In any home, large or small, storage tends to be one of the top gripes. There's a good chance that your basement — if you even have a basement — is …

Small Spaces

15 Delicious Dishes Anyone Can Whip Up With A Can Of Tuna

All you need is a can of tuna and a few ingredients you (probably) already have.

Healthy Eating

Nearly 200 dead horses found on Navajo land in Arizona

<b>(CNN) —</b> Approximately 191 feral horses have been found dead in a stock pond on Navajo land in northern Arizona, according to Navajo leaders, who attributed the death to ongoing drought and famine.<p>"These animals were searching for water to stay alive. In the process, they unfortunately burrowed …

Navajo Nation

Here's The Amazing Story Behind The Discovery That Elements Are Born in Stars

We're all made of starstuff.<p>Nearly 70 years ago, astronomer Paul Merrill was watching the sky through a telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory in …

Physics

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

San Francisco

Mistletoe Survives Without One of The Key Ingredients For Life, And Scientists Are Baffled

This is something we've never seen before.<p>A species of mistletoe survives without a key ingredient that all other forms of multicellular life depend …

Biology

In Cities, Wildlife Evolves Astonishingly Fast

Animals, plants, and insects adapt to the extreme urban environment—and even to specific subway lines.<p>Most naturalists turn up their noses at cities, regarding them as anti-nature—sterile wastelands of concrete and steel. But evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen, author of <i>Darwin Comes to Town</i>, …

Biology

May the Marvel Force be with you! How the MCU celebrated Star Wars Day

The idea of Stan Lee-owned superheroes rubbing shoulders with Jedi warriors has long seemed like an absurd genre fantasy. But that was before Disney …

Marvel Universe