Margaret Orelup

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Japanese Cats Wearing Leaf Hats... Ya... Monday

Monday is almost over, but here's one final push to get you through.<p>Because, why not?<p>Plus, those hats look really fancy in the Fall.<p>[<i>H/t Tastefully Offensive</i>]

China May Ease Animal Testing Rules, Opening The Door For International Cosmetics Companies

By Adam Jourdan and Clare Baldwin<p>SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Nov 13 (Reuters) - China is considering a rule change that would allow the sale of some cosmetics without requiring them to be tested on animals, opening up a potential route into the Chinese market for international firms opposed to the practice.<p>…

This Rabbit Eating In Slow Motion Is Absolutely Enthralling (VIDEO)

Beans the rabbit likes to munch on parsley, and we like to watch Beans munch in super slow motion... Because everything is better in slow motion.<p>And remember, if you have a pet bunny, it's recommended that they be given at least three greens a day so they can stay properly nourished.<p>[h/t Tastefully …

India Plans To Put Monkeys On Birth Control (VIDEO)

A rising population of menacing monkeys has become quite the problem for civilians in major cities throughout India, and the conflict has gotten so out of hand that government wildlife officials are looking into putting the primates on the pill, the Telegraph reports.<p>As the forested areas of the …

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Star trail over Skógafoss

Victoria's Secret: The Story Behind the Feathers

Feathers have been a fashion statement for millennia. They play the same alluring role for humans as they do for birds.<p><i>(Updated December 10, 2013)</i><p>A flock of models clad in a minimum of lingerie and an excess of feathers will land on your television screen tonight (December 10). The occasion for the …

Shark Declines: Fuel for a Decade of Conservation Effort

<b>Shark Declines: Fuel for a Decade of Conservation Effort</b><p><b>by Austin J. Gallagher & Neil Hammerschlag</b><p>Scientists have been studying the population status of sharks for years and while the vulnerability, threatened status and biological importance of sharks has long-been well-recognized and documented …

We Can't Look Away From These Awkward Portraits Of People Sleeping On The Beach

Lithuanian artist Tadao Cern has chosen a particularly unique subject for his recent photography series. Like a sly paparazzo who only has eyes for the average bathing-suit clad tourist, he created "Comfort Zone," a collection of awkward portraits of people sleeping on the beach.<p>Stretched out, …

On Climate Treaty, Obama's Problem Is Not Legal

With the legal powers he holds as president, Obama could both sign and implement a treaty on climate. It's not surprising this confuses people. Americans learn in school that the U.S. Senate must ratify treaties, but this simplistic view of 'treaties' is sometimes wrong. It's important to know that …

Active Volcano Discovered Underneath Antarctic Ice Sheet, Confirming Long-Held Suspicions

<i>By Becky Oskin, LiveScience Staff Writer:</i><p>Earthquakes deep below West Antarctica reveal an active volcano hidden beneath the massive ice sheet, researchers said today (Nov. 17) in a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience.<p>The discovery finally confirms long-held suspicions of volcanic …

Lion Kills Lioness In Attack At Dallas Zoo That Stuns Visitors

Zoo-goers in Texas were left reeling Sunday after they witnessed a male lion attack and kill a lioness. Officials are shocked by the lion attack at the Dallas Zoo, unable to explain why the male turned on 5-year-old lioness Johari.<p>The attack took place around 2:15 p.m. Sunday in the zoo's Giants of …

What can animals teach us about travel?

We humans like to think that the act of travel is our creation. But our animal cousins have been seeking warm weather in the winter, playing in the surf and ridesharing for years.

Sydney’s Sculpture by the Sea

Running until 10 November, a record 107 sculptures dot Australia’s epic Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. Our photographer went before the crowds arrived.

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Video: The Polar Bear Whisperer

Churchill, Canada is a small town that has a big reputation for being <i>the</i> place to spot polar bears in the wild. Recently, adventure travel legend …

Ecuadorians Fight for Justice in Landmark Chevron Trial, Danny Glover Visits Contaminated Rainforest in Support

American actor and activist Danny Glover arrived in Ecuador yesterday to visit an area of the Amazon rainforest were the multinational oil giant …

This college turned its football field into an organic farm

Paul Quinn College only has 250 students, so a football field is not really necessary (or financially prudent). Plus, the Dallas college is in a …

Now that's living art: British sculptor's underwater creations are transformed by coral and sea-life off the coast of Mexico

• <b>British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor co-founded the Museo Subacuatico de Arte in Cancun, Mexico, in 2009</b>• <b><br>Over the years he has installed more than</b> …

Barnacles Eating Plastic A Sign Of Our Synthetic Times

When marine biologist Miriam Goldstein sliced open a barnacle's belly, she saw a tiny plastic bauble.<p>So she spilled a few hundred more barnacle guts …

Interactive: A Forest of Pure Architecture

In a quixotic undertaking that echoes the arts projects undertaken by American industrialists in the early 20th century, a Chinese real estate developer and his son are getting set to open a $164-million development dedicated to an art form that has literally transformed China in recent decades: …

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Snakes Fueled Evolution Of Primate Brains, Monkey Study Suggests

The sinuous shape triggers a primal jolt of recognition: snake! A new study of the monkey brain suggests that primates are uniquely adapted to recognize the features of this slithering threat and react in a flash. The results lend support to a controversial hypothesis: that primates as we know them …