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Where to stay in Ethiopia: the best lodges and hotels

Ethiopia is the fastest growing economy in Africa. Tourism, especially around the ‘northern circuit’ encompassing Lalibela, Lake Tana, Gondar, the Simien Mountains, Axum and Tigray is markedly on the increase, attracting affluent travellers who are looking for memorable accommodation to complement …

Fox cubs filmed 'being put into hounds' kennels'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1249000/1249296_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534549594_3b73550c17c341405fcea9abb89fb820<p><b>Footage has been passed to the BBC which appears to show fox cubs being put into the kennels of hunting hounds allegedly to train the dogs to kill.</b><p>The …

England

Better Homes & Gardens Home

Brighten up dark garden spaces with these shade flowers that happily grow where their sunny counterparts won't.<p>1 of 18<p>Bleeding Heart<p>Perk up the dark …

Ancient Human Sacrifice Had Gruesome Role in Creating Hierarchies

In ancient cultures, the poor lived on the razor's edge — literally.<p>A new study shows that in societies where social hierarchies were taking shape, …

Having a nice garden could save your life, study suggests

Having a nice garden can save your life, according to a major new study which adds to evidence that living in a natural environment is good for human …

Birds use alligators as bodyguards

Birds may use alligators as bodyguards to protect their nests from hungry raccoons and opossums, but gator payment may come at a steep cost — namely, in the form of the birds' chicks that are dropped into the water, researchers say.<p>For many species of birds, the greatest threat their chicks face …

These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Picture Stories<p>Photographer Beth Moon traveled the world in search of centuries-old trees.<p>Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and …

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

First, they find that people who live in more densely populated areas tend to report less satisfaction with their life overall. "The higher the …

TimesLIVE

Dog owners could be hit with €5,000 fines for unchipped dogs from next month

Image: Shutterstock/The Dog Photographer<p>Image: Shutterstock/The Dog Photographer<p>FROM NEXT MONTH dog owners will be subject to €5,000 fines if their …

Bald Eagle Chicks Hatch on Channel Islands Webcam

The hatchlings come into the world before an Internet viewing audience.

Channel Islands

Technology and Science News - ABC News

Kroger testing driverless grocery delivery<p>Apple Car rumored to roll out by 2025<p>Asleep at the wheel: Exposing dangers of drowsy driving<p>Sprint prepares …

Immune System

Say No to the Bowl

"Veterinary science has long known that cats should not be eating from bowls," said Dr. Liz Bales, a graduate of University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.<p>"In nature, cats catch their prey, play with it, eat it, groom themselves and sleep. They do this 9-20 times within a 24 hour …

Indian-American Scientist Has Discovered A Way For Us To Eat Meat Without Killing Animals

WASHINGTON -- An Indian-American scientist-led team has developed contamination-free meat from animal cells in a laboratory that could be harvested …

Stroud home of Large Blue butterfly secured by wildlife trust

<b>A "treasured" nature reserve which has seen a reintroduction to the Cotswolds of the rare Large Blue butterfly has been bought by a wildlife trust.</b><p>The butterfly was brought back to the Daneway Banks site at Sapperton near Stroud 16 years ago.<p>Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust heralded the …

Wildlife

What is Hugelkultur?

There is this old German fairy tale where a pair of spoiled children take their parent’s hard work for granted, not appreciating what is provided for …

Mushrooms

Anti-declawing bill gains support as veterinarians speak out against cruel practice

Veterinarians across New York are speaking out against the practice of declawing cats by backing a proposed bill that would outlaw the procedure. The …

How to prep your garden for spring planting - Ask the Expert, Gardening - Boston.com Real Estate

March is cleanup month, when we set the stage for the miraculous unfolding of spring. It’s pleasant to get outside on warmer, sunnier days and …

Gardening

Projects for Making Your Yard a Little More “Green”

For homeowners, making more eco-friendly choices is very important for two reasons. First, efforts to be more efficient can lead to a bundle of …

Sustainability

Yellowstone bison sent to slaughter as park trims herd

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park started shipping many of its famous wild bison to slaughter Wednesday to drive down the size of the park's herds and respond to concerns by the livestock industry over a disease carried by the animals.<p>Thirty animals have been shipped to …

Couple creates wildlife sanctuary in India by letting barren farmland return to nature

<b>The husband and wife have spent 25 years buying up wasteland farmers no longer wanted; now elephants, tigers and leopards roam free there.</b><p>Sometimes …

The 7 Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Monkey Who Spent Eight Years on a Chain Finally Gets Her Freedom! (PHOTOS)

Every year, thousands of Thailand’s monkeys are stolen from their homes in the wild and trafficked into the pet trade. While well-meaning people …

Italian Roasted Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes #SundaySupper

<b>Most people only think of pasta and pizza recipes when it comes to authentic Italian cuisine.</b> I’ll bet that you don’t think of Italians for one of …

Recipes

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What's Trending<p>House Should Work Towards a Bipartisan Farm Bill Without Cuts or Riders<p>House leadership should build on the Farm Bill's bipartisan …

How to Mulch : Garden Mulching Advantages & Types for Dummies

What is mulch / mulching?<p>Mulch is a natural or man made covering for bare soil.<p>Usually to qualify as a mulch the material used should retain moisture …

Psychologist: Mental Illness Is a Result of Intolerable Circumstances, Not Defective Genes

The health professions make a grave mistake when they treat mental illnesses as “discrete brain conditions that are largely genetically determined …

Grand Canyon weighs killing, capturing bison to cut numbers

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service is looking at using sharpshooters, capture and other methods to reduce the number of bison that are roaming the far northern reaches of the Grand Canyon and damaging resources, officials said.<p>The massive animals can weigh up to 2,000 pounds, and …

Showing Compassion For Animals Can Improve Your Health

“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” — …