Shaquilla Hamlett

29 Flips | 2 Magazines | 3 Likes | @ShaquillaHa2s15 | Keep up with Shaquilla Hamlett on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Shaquilla Hamlett”

The noise we’re creating in the sea can be deadly

Researchers are decoding a secret world of underwater chatter – and discovering the plight of animals harmed by our noise.<p>Some years ago, Michel Andre found himself staring at the body of a dead sperm whale on a beach in the Canary Islands. It was obvious that the animal had collided with a ship – …

Cute alert: Toronto Zoo releases new photos of baby cubs

The Toronto Zoo has released new photos of its baby pandas and they are exactly as adorable as they sound.<p>The six-day-old panda cubs are covered in …

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

Animal tragedy as dozens of dead animals wash up on holiday hotspot beach

CENDozens of dead marine animals have washed up on a beach in Mexico<p>Horrific images from the tragic scene showed the lifeless bodies of dolphins, …

Could This Edible Water Bubble Help End the Plastic Bottle Epidemic?

The amount of plastic waste that we as a human race produce every single day has become a serious concern in recent years. With over 700 marine …

European Union

Facebook Post Saves Puppy Left To Die In A Plastic Bag

Never underestimate the power of animal lovers working together to help victims of cruelty.<p>Last week, volunteers from a Facebook group devoted to …

Underwater Fossil Graveyard Reveals Toll of Human-Caused Extinction

If humans had never set foot in the Bahamas, the islands today might be teeming with Cuban crocodiles, Albury's tortoises and rock iguanas.<p>These …

Ice Age

How Reading (and Writing) Obituaries Can Improve Your Fiction

Great characters are the heart and soul of every great novel. And even though I’ve published three novels, I struggle every time with how to make my …

Something Scientists ‘Did Not Expect to See’ When They Dropped Spiders From Trees

We’ve seen a couple of cases where “ballooning” spiders have “rained” down in some areas, using their silk to help them catch wind. But a new study of a rain forest spider showed how it could expertly maneuver in the air with no silk — and no wings.<p>Scientists working with spiders in the genus …

Mesmerizing Macro Photos of Cats’ Eyes by Andrew Marttila

Philadelphia-based photographer and self-described “crazy cat man” Andrew Marttila specializes in capturing beautifully expressive portraits of adorable felines. His latest work includes a series of macro shots that zoom in on cats' eyes, showing every minute detail of the creature's colorful iris …

Undersea Photographers Bring 'Coral Bleaching' to the Surface

Environment<p>KANEOHE BAY, OAHU – "Divers, are you both ready? One, two, three, up!"<p>With a tug and a splash, the wetsuit-clad XL Catlin Seaview Survey dive team hoists the black, torpedo-shaped SVII, an undersea camera, into the warm, cobalt water of Kaneohe Bay, off the east coast of the Hawaiian …

Skydiving spider steers while it falls

A newly discovered nocturnal spider about two inches across is able to steer while falling, much like a wingsuit flyer, in order to return to the …

Amazing footage debunks the 200-year-old theory of how hummingbirds get their food

These tiny birds can suck 10 drops of nectar out of a flower every 15 milliseconds, researchers at the University of Connecticut recently discovered. For nearly two centuries, scientists have thought the birds used a much slower "wicking" technique, LiveScience reported.<p>It turns out that …

Birds

Vince Vaughn: guns in schools will prevent mass shootings

Vince Vaughn has emerged as a surprising advocate for gun ownership, likening the right to bear arms to “freedom of speech”.<p>In an interview with GQ, the star spoke at length about gun control in the US. When asked whether firearms should be made available in schools, given recent shootings, he …

This Shoe Has Sent Valentino Sales Skyrocketing

What a stud.<p>Nude or rouge, rainbow or leopard, leather or patent, high-heeled or flat—Valentino's Rockstud shoes have become a closet staple in every silhouette and shade since they first hit the scene in 2010. The brand's now signature extra is coveted by bloggers, editors and celebs alike, …

4 Summery Weeknight Dishes to Make in June

Ring in the real start of summer with a bright cucumber salad, a juicy stone fruit crumble, and a light pasta with no-cook olive sauce.<p>Finally—it's summer! That means no-cook pasta sauce, spicy grilled short ribs, and cool, crunchy cukes. And for dessert? A no-fuss crumble to celebrate all that …

Cooking

I Dip, You Dip, We Dip: Our Best Dips and Spreads

Never let your chips get lonely again.<p><b>We'll always love a good dip</b>. Here are our favorites, from spinach-and-artichoke (classic) to an herby feta number. Chips, ahoy!

Cooking

8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound to be the most talked-about dishes at the party.<p>Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound …

Recipes

Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked as an endangered species, was struck by a boat propeller while swimming in its natural habitat. The …

June 2015

June 2015

Voices of rare 'talking' turtles may prevent their extinction

<i>Camila Ferrara is an aquatic turtle specialist with the Brazil Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). This article is the second in a series celebrating the contributions of women to the practice of conservation. Ferrara contributed this article to Live Science's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

10 Animals the President’s Trade Deal Will Help Protect from Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

<b>What’s a pangolin?</b><p>A “walking pinecone”? A modern-day dinosaur? Your Google Earth Day Quiz result? There are lots of different ways to describe the pangolin — a cat-sized, scaly creature that lives in Southeast Asia and Africa. But here’s one indisputable fact about the pangolin: It is the most …

See These 10 Beloved Travel Sites Before They're GONE Forever!

You'll be shocked to learn that some of the world's most beautiful—and culturally important!—destinations could be facing extinction.

38 comments to expect as a traveling black American

One thing about traveling as an American, is that when you’re mingling with the locals, there will never be a shortage of questions, concerns, and a …

12 side effects of living in Hong Kong

1. Egg waffles have become your daily snack.<p>The day you try your first <i>gai daan jai</i> your life is forever changed. Whenever feeling wild though, you …

25 Places to Get Away From It All

Where is the perfect place to find seclusion? From Florida to Malaysia, here are your picks for the world's most inspiring destinations.

Travel

Travel