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Inside Flipboard / July 3, 2014<p>Reading outside is one of the greatest parts of summer. Whether you intend to spend some time at the beach, a lake, a …

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Are You a Darth Vader Fan?

Your eyes are not deceiving you Padawan, that is in fact a legit Darth Vader Fan. A deluxe one at that. What makes it deluxe? We don’t know and we’re …

Aroma Fork Adds Scents to Your Food

Imagine if you could not only taste your food but smell it too. Wait, I’m being told that this already happens? Well then what if you could taste …

Finnish Grill House

No backyard is complete without a dedicated 99 square foot outdoor cooking hut with a six sided grill inside. Step up your grilling game with the …

A “Monumental” Boost for Endangered Species in the Pacific

Changing Planet<p>President Obama recently announced plans to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to create the largest marine protected area in the world—larger than the states of Texas, California, Montana and New Mexico combined. That is great news for many reasons, not the …

The Beauty in Your Backyard

We know how it goes: life gets super hectic with appointments and meetings, and it seems as though there are a million things happening at once. In …

Coral reefs face heightened risk of fatal disease from dredging, says research

Study finds sediment exposure can double risk of disease, raising questions over Abbot Point expansion impact on Great Barrier Reef<p>Coral faces a heightened risk of fatal disease if the seabed near it is dug up, according to a landmark study that will reignite the debate over whether dredging …

Do You Know Where Your Aquarium Fish Come From?

Tracking the species caught for the unevenly regulated aquarium trade is a complicated task.<p>Watching flamboyantly colored fish flit about a saltwater aquarium can be relaxing. Figuring out where they came from, and whether they were caught in a sustainable manner, can be an exercise in …

The World's Oldest Animal Is Even Older Than We Thought

A new dating method puts a mollusk specimen at 507 years young<p>Here you see Ming, a mollusk of the species <i>Arctica islandica</i>. In 2006, researchers discovered the bivalve in Iceland, and examined its interior growth rings--patterns on the inside of its shell--to determine its age. That put Ming at an …

Biology

5 Living Things That Make Their Own Sunblock

We're at that point in the summer where heaven forbid you forget your sunscreen and come home looking like something on the menu at the Lobster Shanty. But some lucky animals and plants don't need sunblock: they manufacture their own right inside their bo<p>We're at that point in the summer where this …

This Newfound Species Has The Highest-Pitched Call Recorded

Which it uses to attract mates, natch.<p><i>Supersonus</i> can hit the high notes. One species in this newly discovered genus of katydid hailing from the rainforests of Ecuador and Colombia can produce mating calls of a higher pitch than previously recorded for any arthropod, a vast group that includes …

Zoology

Super slow-motion video casts honeybees in new light

A photographer has caught fascinating slow-motion footage of a honeybee hive in New Hampshire, revealing subtle behaviors — like flapping wings, …

Bees

What Do Wild Animals Do in a Wildfire?

When big blazes spark and spread, some species escape, some perish—and some even thrive.<p>Wildfires are raging across the U.S. Pacific Northwest, wreaking havoc on human lives and forcing evacuations from homes. But for some wildlife species that have evolved to live with fire, the scenario is not so …

Microplastics Poses Bigger Threat to Marine Life than Assumed

Many investigations conducted over the years have shown that tiny pieces of plastics that end up on the sea shores poses a grave threat to marine …

Pollution

Threatened Gopher Tortoises Benefit from Florida Community Wildlife Habitat

Our amazing Garden for Wildlife volunteers in Oakland Park, FL are making a difference for the threatened gopher tortoise. The city, which is located …

California's Salmon, Steelhead Get Help

<b>UMATILLA, OREGON - JUNE 7: A chinook salmon, along with a school of shad, pass through the viewing room at McNary Lock and Dam on the Columbia River,</b> …

Digital Artist Uses Photoshop to Bring His Childhood Drawings Into the Real World

Twenty years ago, at the tender age of 4, Netherlands-based artist Telmo Pieper wasn’t quite as skilled at his craft as he is now. And so, in his …

Blue Whale "Hot Spots" Overlap With Shipping Lanes, Raising Threats

Ship strikes may be preventing blue whale populations from bouncing back.<p>Blue whales, the world's largest animals, frequent waters off California that overlap with some of the United States' busiest shipping lanes, according to a new study that suggests ship strikes are contributing to the whales' …

Eating Poo Helps Packrats Digest Toxic Plants

The findings could help endangered species and livestock farmers<p>Desert woodrats are picky, but not in the way you might expect: several woodrat populations in the U.S. Southwest specifically eat a type of highly toxic creosote bush. Another group eats juniper, which is also toxic to many animals. …

Biology

Lifeform of the week: Sea stars

You call them starfish? They’re brilliant by any name.<p>I’m not sure exactly when starfish began insisting on being called “sea stars”, but somewhere …

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Wildlife