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How LED lights could save sea turtles

A team of scientists have shown that attaching LED lights to gillnets dramatically decreases the amount of sea turtles caught. The solution has the …

Conservation

Rapid Beverage Chiller

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The Eighty-Dollar Champion

• <b>Author:</b> Elizabeth Letts<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b> <br>Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. The recent Dutch immigrant recognized the spark in the eye of the beaten-up nag and bought him for eighty dollars. On Harry’s modest farm on Long …

Tigger, the 21-year-old cat, and his bucket list

Tigger may have the body of a 21-year-old cat, but he has the spirit of a 2-year-old.<p>The orange tabby, who was taken in by a Maryland couple last year, is living out his final days crossing things off of a bucket list.<p>Adriene Buisch and her boyfriend, Michael Trentadue adopted Tigger after reading …

Pets

Your cat is barely not a wild animal

Cats live in our homes and eat the food we provide for them. But they can also be aloof, disinterested in our affection, and difficult if not …

Watch meerkat pups get their first taste of the outside world

Watch these adorable meerkat pups wander slowly as they explore the world for the first time. These cuties were born at Sydney's Taronga Zoo on Jan. …

Cute Animals

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The Owlet Mall and more

We know owls make great dads, and we also know that many great human dads are owl lovers. So, this Father's Day, give dad an unique owl gift that he …

Museum Researchers Discover Glowing Sea Turtles For creatures that live underwater, it can be hard to get light, so many marine species have developed specializations to make their own light, a trait called bioluminescence. Others repurpose the light that does get through to them, sending it out in different colors, which is known as biofluorescence. Recently, researchers with the Museum made the first observation of biofluorescence in a wild sea turtle—one which glowed in bright neon hues when viewed under a blue light. Previously, biofluorescence has been observed in many marine creatures, including corals and fishes. But late last year, marine biologist David Gruber, a professor at Baruch College and a research associate at the Museum, captured the first footage of a sea turtle exhibiting the trait. While the garishly colored light produced by biofluorescence is usually not visible to the human eye, the use of specialized blue excitation lights and green emission filters can reveal it. On a night dive in the Solomon Islands, Gruber encountered an endangered hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) that swam near the blue LED light he was using to excite biofluorescence in nearby corals. To his surprise, the turtle also lit up, exhibiting bright shades of neon green and red. The results of further study on the phenomena were published in the journal American Museum Novitates by Gruber and co-author John Sparks, curator in the Museum’s Department of Ichthyology. But is the sea turtle actually what is biofluorescing? Learn more. Video: National Geographic

Zoology

Meerkat Facts

Meerkats are catlike carnivores that are part of the civets and mongoose family. They are identified by their long bodies; short, flat ears; and …

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7 Amazing Grand Canyon Facts

Photo Credit: National Park Service.<p>Slide 1 of 15<p>A natural wonder<p>One of the world's natural wonders, the iconic Grand Canyon draws oohs and aahs from …

National Parks

The Top 100 Most Punny and Funny Cat Names

<i>This article was originally published on Cat Names City</i><p>Cats are the heart and soul of internet humor and you might be forgiven for thinking that the internet was created primarily as a place to share funny pictures of cats.<p>Whether you are just looking for a laugh or searching for funny cat names …

Pets

Not a football fan? Catch the Puppy Bowl in 360-degree VR instead

If you’re not a fan of the NFL, Animal Planet’s ‘Puppy Bowl‘ might be more up your alley on game day. Each year, the canine alternative to the Super Bowl attracts huge audiences of viewers looking to watch puppies play, yelp and be adorable on a makeshift gridiron.<p>This year, you can do all of that …

Puppies

2013 March 3 - Grand Canyon Star Trails

<b>Grand Canyon Star Trails</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)<p><b>Explanation:</b> One of the natural wonders of planet Earth, the Grand Canyon in …

Grand Canyon

Minipresso, A Pocket-Size Espresso Maker for Brewing on the Go

Minipresso is a pocket-size espresso maker created by Hong Kong startup Wacaco that lets users brew a fresh cup on the go. The cylindrical system …

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

Design

The year of the sunflower: meet the new varieties and colours

This is the Year of the Sunflower. Of course, these “year of” events dreamt up by marketing people are often simply canny ways to sell more stuff. But this time we should pay attention, as in recent years there have been developments in sunflowers that are genuinely appealing and useful to …

Gardening

Best Hidden Places in Texas for Road-Trippin'

So if you're still busy planning out a summer vacation, perhaps you should eschew the typical and head for the hills — of the Hill Country, perhaps — …

Grand Canyon

Boxer Puppy Tries To Howl At His Mom For The First Time. The Result? Will Melt Your Heart

A puppies first howl or attempt at making a certain sound is bound to be adorable. Most proud owners want to preserve the memory of their pet’s first …

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Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour

This Grand Canyon West Rim bus tour is a great tour from Las Vegas if you’re looking to taste the Grand Canyon and want to be back sometime by early …

Safeguarding Giraffe Populations From Extinction in East Africa

Changing Planet<p>Masai giraffe, Tanzania (Courtesy of Wild Nature Institute)<p>It is amazing that the tallest and arguably most elegant mammal on Earth has been so overlooked and understudied by the scientific and conservation community to date. Considering the precipitous decline of giraffe populations …