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Beautiful Photos of Frozen Lighthouses on Lake Michigan

With the winter chill in high gear, photographer Thomas Zakowski has captured some beautiful images of frozen lighthouses to reflect just how cold temperatures can get. The photographer's spectacular shots reveal a lesser seen vision of lighthouses on Lake Michigan, each having been hit with waves …

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REDD+ Can Be a Game-Changer in the Battle Against Tropical Deforestation

In a high profile side event to the UN General Assembly next week, UN agencies, NGOs and the private sector will gather at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo to celebrate recent successes in forest protection to combat climate change and call for much greater future investment.<p>More …

Tiger Genome Sequenced, Shows Big Cats Evolved to Kill

Gene map of endangered Amur tiger seen as aid to preserving big cats in the wild.<p><b>The first sequenced tiger genome shows that big cats evolved to kill.</b><p><b>Genes for strong muscle fibers and for meat-eating appear narrowly shared, researchers reported, among species as distinct as the African lion and</b> …

How Do Blind Mole Rats Avoid Cancer?

<b>Their eyes and ears seem to be missing, but that’s no</b><b>t the only thing that makes blind mole rats an odd bunch.</b><p>The furry rodents are also highly resistant to cancer, a new study says—raising the possibility of new cancer treatments for humans.<p>Researchers Aaron Avivi, Imad Shams, and Irena Manov of …

Climate Change Spells Trouble for Anglers

New science reveals threats to prize fishing streams in warming world.<p>This month, anglers who flock to Montana in search of their own authentic <i>A River Runs Through It</i> experience are out of luck. On September 4, the Blackfoot River, centerpiece of Norman Maclean's beloved story (and its film …

Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

Celebrate the Brightest Young Minds in the World

With 7 billion people on the planet, that makes for 7,000 who are “one-in-a-million.” You’re about to meet 15 of them.<p>These 15 young science enthusiasts rose above a field of thousands of entrants from 120 different countries to make it to the finals of this year’s Google Science Fair.<p>For the third …

5 Animals With Stinky Defenses

<b>You’re chatting with someone you find bright and attractive when suddenly they lean a little closer and WHAM! You get hit with a whiff of monster breath. Nothing pulls the plug on attraction, even just social attraction, like a bad bouquet.</b><p>Plenty of animals will run a mile from a foul stench, too. …

Seagrass Below Sunken Cruise Ship Worries Biologists

While the Costa Concordia may soon leave the Mediterranean, damage may linger.<p><b>When Italian salvage workers propped up the Costa Concordia this week, they cleared a major hurdle in the long saga of the cruise ship that sunk off the coast of Giglio in January 2012. Over the next few weeks, crews will</b> …

How Do Ants Get Their Magnetic Compasses?

<b>Tropical leafcutter ants don’t need to stop and ask for directions—they have internal magnetic compasses that help them navigate.</b><p>Now, scientists have figured out just how the insects get their “sixth sense,” which is also found in an increasing number of animals, including birds, bats, and rodents. …

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Sabbath on Skye

On Sunday, everything is pretty much closed in Skye.<p>Well, almost everything—at lunch I managed to grab a haggis sandwich in one village, and another pub let me use their Wi-Fi on the condition that I bought a drink—but otherwise, come Sunday, it seems the entire Isle of Mists shutters their windows …