Becky Patton

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Tactical Walls Inserts & Concealment Covers

Although the word "tactical" has become as overused as the word "awesome", Tactical Walls reminds us there are still times when it can be applied …

The Secret Bataclysm: White Nose Syndrome and Extinction

In 2013, I got to participate in a bat census at the American Museum of Natural History’s Southwestern Research Station, a biological hotspot with …

Manatees could lose their endangered species status

About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened status.<p>Conservationists say the deaths are evidence of the vulnerability of …

Scientists Solve Mystery of How Hummingbirds Taste Sweetness

Changing Planet<p>A ruby-throated hummingbird feeds on mimosa flowers. Photograph by George Grall, National Geographic Creative<p><b>Hummingbirds feel the sweet lure of nectar, but they taste it in the most unexpected of ways.</b><p>This group of feathered friends doesn’t have a sweet taste receptor, which means …

20 Vivid Hummingbird Close-ups Reveal Their Incredible Beauty

When it comes to birds, the terms “strong” or “beautiful” might inspire images of fierce eagles or decadent tropical parrots. But both of these birds …

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Build This Cardboard Throwing Star, Become a DIY Ninja

John Austin, author of Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build and Master Ninja Weapons (out Sept. 2), walks you through the project.<p>John Austin, author of <i>Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build and Master Ninja Weapons</i> (out now), walks you through the project. <b>RELATED: How to Make Magazine …

New Study: Asian Carp Would Have Little Effect on Great Lakes Game Fish

The results of a scientific study recently published in the journal <i>Conservation Biology</i> suggests that if bighead and silver carp infiltrate Lake …

Sniper School: 10 Reasons Why You'd Never Make It

<i>Writer’s Note: By “sniper,” I mean either U.S. Army, Marine Corps, or SEAL. For purposes of compiling this list, I’ve combined what I was able to</i> …