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Fish-eating spiders are taking over the world

Spiders that can catch and consume fish are found in every continent in the world — except Antarctica. That's the main conclusion of a study, published on Wednesday in <i>PLOS ONE</i>, in which researchers identify 18 species of spiders that have been observed catching fish.<p>Those specimens, reports <i>National</i> …

Are Fish As Intelligent As Crows, Chimps... Or People?

The science shows that fish use tools, feel pain, have long memories, and deserve better treatment from us.<p>Whether they're caught in the wild or raised in captivity, fish are a major food souce worldwide. Nearly 5 billion people worldwide got 15 percent of the animal protein in their diets from …

Deepwater Horizon Spill May Be Responsible For Heart Defects In Fish

Fish that were exposed to oil when they were young will be unlikely to survive to reproduce.<p>Nearly 170,000 gallons of oil have spilled into Texas' Galveston Bay, threatening bird habitat and serving as a reminder of the lasting effects of such disasters. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill exposed …

Study uncovers secrets of a mollusk's unique bioceramic armor

MIT researchers uncover the secrets behind a marine creature's defensive armor—one that is exceptionally tough, yet optically clear.<p>The shells of a …

Hawaii's White Sand Beaches Are Made From Parrotfish Poop

There are seven quintillion, five hundred quadrillion grains of sand in the world, according to math geniuses at the University of Hawaii. That’s more sand granules in Earth’s seas, lakes, and deserts than we could ever imagine.<p>Where does it all come from? In Hawaii, where beaches are constantly …

Which Milk Is Best for Coffee?

<b>Author's Note:</b> For the month of November, I'm going to explore milk and its (delicious) relationship to coffee. Got questions about milk? E-mail me: [email protected].<p>Milk and coffee are obviously the best of friends: They've been combined since some of the earliest days of caffeination, for both …

Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding Recipe

Home > Recipes by Category > Breakfast > Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding Breakfast Casserole<p>Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding Breakfast Casserole<p>February 13, …

The Simpsons Duff Beer-Themed Energy Drink

Boston America has created a Duff Energy Drink based on the iconic Duff Beer from <i>The Simpsons</i>. It was originally sold in <i>The Simpsons</i> Ride gift shops …

The Simpsons

Jellyfish Photographer Liz Logan Taken in South Florida

This 'Fish Car' Lets A Goldfish Drive Around

Drinking and driving is frowned upon. But swimming and driving is okay.<p>Where's the fish? The fish is out for a drive.<p>A company called Studio diip has created a mobile aquarium that can be "driven" by a fish. The four-wheeled device has a digital camera mounted above that can recognize which part of …

Nature-Inspired Resort Offers Treehouse Accommodations

It may not be a replacement for never having a treehouse as a child, but this unique resort is still pretty fun. Located just 30 minutes outside of Seattle, Washington, Treehouse Point is a sustainable bed and breakfast that offers a unique opportunity for adults to vacation in rooms built amongst …

The Nature Conservancy

Giant New Jellyfish Species Washes Ashore Down Under

According to researchers, we can expect a lot more of this sort of slimy event.<p>What appears to be a giant living blob washed ashore a beach in southern Tasmania, where it was discovered by a family. Turns out it is a new species of lion's-mane jellyfish.<p>Government scientist Lisa-ann Gershwin told …

Nature

New Crocodile Species Found In West Africa

It diverged from its most closely related kin about 7 million years ago.<p>Meet the west African slender-snouted crocodile. It looks quite similar to slender-snouted crocs in central Africa. But a recent investigation found that it is in fact a different species, and separated from its central African …

West Africa

Chai-Spiced Baked Oatmeal

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Baked oatmeal, just right.</i><p>You know how things sometimes just don’t quite work out the way you envisioned …

Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Donuts with Peanut Butter Icing

http://thegingeredwhisk.blogspot.com/2014/02/banana-chocolate-chip-mini-donuts-with.html<p>So tender, sweet, and yummy! A perfect treat!

Shivering can help you stay slim

Shivering in the cold may help burn off as many calories as exercise, according to scientists<p>It is usually a signal to reach for a jumper or turn up the heating, but it seems shivering may also be an effective way to stay slim.<p>A new study from scientists at the National Institutes of Health has …

White lion triplets born in Poland

Animals often have defects that prevent a healthy birth or mothers reject cubs<p>Unusual white lion triplets have been born in a zoo in central Poland.<p>Andrzej Pabich, head of the zoo in Borysew, said white lions often have defects that prevent giving birth, or mothers may reject the cubs. Triplets are …

Stephen Colbert Cracks Up in Wonderful Pistachios Super Bowl Commercial

In a two-part commercial for Wonderful Pistachios that premiered during Super Bowl XLVIII, comedian Stephen Colbert, was seemingly disappointed that …

Stephen Colbert

Orignal ALIEN Storyboard Art Featuring Chestbuster

Cherry Chip Sponge Cake with Almond Whip

It's hard to believe we're saying goodbye to January already! It's completely passed me by. I've spent this cold month scribbling in recipe journals …

Baby Two-Toed Sloth Born at Ellen Trout Zoo in Texas

On January 16, 2014, a Linnaeus’s Two-Toed Sloth was born at the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin, Texas. The zoo is keeping a watchful eye over the baby …

Trout

Sap Discovery Could Turn Syrup-Making Upside Down

Last year researchers at the University of Vermont announced something that could change the way we think about Vermont — or at least how it produces its famous maple syrup.<p>The time-honored method calls for inserting a tap near the bottom of a tall, mature maple tree. At the end of February, the …

Frosty Eats a Raccoon

If you’ve ever wondered what snowmen eat for sustenance, this should answer the question. John Curley spotted this snowman in Cincinnati, and since …

Big-Belly Seahorse Babies Born at the Georgia Aquarium Are Smaller Than the End of a Pencil

The big-belly seahorses, also known as <i>Hippocampus abdominalis</i>, at the Georgia Aquarium recently had babies, or fry. For comparison, the small fry …

Cute Animals

Using Unique Hip Twist, Salamander Can Leap 10 Times Its Body Length

Twist & shout, you slippery little creature.<p>Lungless salamanders possess relatively weak legs. But don't step to this little amphibian--they would beat humans in an interspecies jumping competition, at least compared to their size. Several species of lungless salamanders (in the family …

Coral reef discovered off Greenland

By sheer coincidence, researchers have discovered a reef of living cold-water corals in southern Greenland.<p>The reef is located in southwest Greenland …

Use Your Bic Pen on Your iPad

We’re sticklers for the written word. Heck, we created these damn things. Still, technology dictates that we have to do certain things with our …