Teresa Morrin

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The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World

Civilization was powered by the humble chicken, says author.<p>For most of us, the word "chicken" spells a cold, clammy slab of plastic-wrapped white meat plucked out of the refrigerated section of our local supermarket. But in the ancient world, and in many cultures today, chickens had deep religious …

Searching for Deaf People

Changing Planet<p><b>PHNOM PENH —</b> In the bluish early morning light, we gathered by the gate of Deaf Development Programme (DDP) with our provisions of fully-charged smartphones, water, face masks, cameras and scarves for what promised to be a long day. The four of us, a teacher, an interpreter, a deaf …

New Image of Blue Diamond Cluster Is a Cosmic Showpiece

Sky-watchers can catch their own glimpse of Messier 47, a group of hot, blue baby stars.<p>Astronomers are getting an early holiday treat: a stunning new portrait of a well-known cluster of hot blue and red stellar jewels known as Messier 47.<p>The spectacular image of the sparkling cluster—visible also …

10 Hidden Gems From a Year in Exploration

Changing Planet<p>Every year, the National Geographic Society supports hundreds of explorers as they seek to increase our understanding of the world and all that’s in it.<p>They hack through jungles, get up close with wild animals, dive the depths of the sea, experience little-known cultures, unearth the …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #74

Changing Planet<p>All the very best this holiday season from the Wild Bird Trust team! Just six weeks ago, we had just over 700,000 followers on the Wild Bird Trust Facebook page. Today we have 841,795 likes on the page! The Wild Bird Revolution is accelerating towards our goal of 1 million Wild Bird …

Watch a Green Comet Streak Across the Sky for Christmas

Comet Lovejoy is brightening faster than expected, putting on a show you can see for yourself this holiday season.<p>Just in time for the holidays, the skies are serving up a special cosmic gift: a brightening comet that may not have been in our part of the solar system for nearly 12,000 …

Krampus's Sidekick? Fanged "Vampire Deer" Explained

The Christmas devil might like some fanged friends, but these Asian deer are actually shy and harmless.<p>Since it's the holiday season, I gave myself the gift of the author's prerogative to ask Weird Animal Question of the Week: If Krampus, St. Nicholas's demonic counterpart, had reindeer, what would …

Audubon's Christmas Bird Count Turns 115: Why Does It Matter?

The annual bird survey is one of the largest, longest-running citizen science efforts in the world.<p>The three women walk with careful deliberation, stopping at the piercing sound of a blue jay overhead. "Three blue jays," Evelyn Ralston, a cell biologist, says as she looks up.<p><b>Linda Friedland, a</b> …

Our Work Saving Africa’s Most Endangered Parrot

Changing Planet<p>Please watch this 7-minute documentary on the Cape Parrot Project produced for global distribution by German television. How can we imagine a world without magnificent creatures like South Africa’s Cape parrot? Are we doing enough to protect our natural heritage? What can each of us …

Sony Pulls A Big Win From The Jaws Of Disaster

Things were looking pretty bad for Sony Pictures Entertainment until the day before Christmas Eve. The company had been backed into a corner over The Interview, its controversial comedy flick about a hapless couple of TV guys trying to interview/assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.<p>First …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

The icebound crew of the Akademik Shokalskiy made headlines but, a year on, the fruits of their expedition are revealed<p>Rescue from Antarctic - the full story<p>The voyage was meant to retrace the steps of Douglas Mawson, the great polar explorer and scientist who led the Australasian Antarctic …

These 65 movies and TV shows are disappearing from Netflix on New Year's Day

Hopefully your New Year's resolution isn't to binge watch all five <i>Rocky</i> films, because Netflix won't be able to help you out. As usual, the beginning of a new month marks the disappearance of a lot of old films from the streaming service, and <i>Vulture</i> hasprinted a long list of which will be going …

Our Most Outrageous Stories and Reviews of the Year – Feature

As end-of-year wrap-ups go, this one is pretty straightforward: In between the automotive news and review coverage we ladle out every day, we occasionally went off the rails. Let our hair down. Walked on the wild side. To wit: During 2014, we tried using a 0.3-hp electric children’s toy to commute …

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