Lauren Saylor

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13 species we might have to say goodbye to in 2015

BRITISH BROADCASTER and naturalist Sir David Attenborough once asked: “Are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an …

How the Middle Ages Really Were

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora:</i>What are examples of things that are "common knowledge" about history that historians almost universally consider incorrect?<p><i>Answer by Tim O'Neill, Medievalist, Skeptic and amateur Historian</i><p><b>Introduction - Myths about the Middle Ages</b><p>There are many historical …

Ancient History

Why the calls of the wild may be more complex than zoologists first thought

From ultrasonic bat chirps to eerie whale songs, the animal kingdom is a noisy place. While some sounds might have meaning – typically something like “I’m a male, aren’t I great?” – no other creatures have a true language except for us. Or do they?<p>A new study on animal calls has found that the …

China’s Wolong Nature Reserve has Giant Pandas, but India’s Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary has Gharials & Gangetic Dolphins

<b>As humans continue to encroach on waterways and wild lands and develop them to the extent they can, some species may vanish with or without our attempts to conserve them.</b><p>With that said, we continue to fail at keeping illegal poachers at bay; we continue to reproduce exponentially; we fail to reduce …