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Wildflowers Are Definitely the Prettiest Way to Reduce Pesticide Use

Sometimes, great solutions happen to also be beautiful.Planting wildflowers around the outside of cropland has almost become standard good practice …

Wildflowers Are the #1 Thing You Need to Add to Your Garden This Spring

They're the secret to a thriving garden!<p>Spring is just around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to make plans for your garden. And if there's one thing you should be thinking about adding into the mix this year, it's wildflowers.<p>Wildflowers aren't just pretty — they're good for your …

Gardening

A salty cure for a deadly frog disease

It's been described by scientists as the "most devastating wildlife disease ever known" — a deadly fungus that has caused the mass global extinction …

Zoology

Rotational Grazing for At-Risk Birds - Nature and Environment

Across much of North America, natural habitats tend to be isolated patches in a sea of suburban development or intensive agriculture. Where a link …

Birds

‘It’s rare and magical’: Everything you need to know about ‘nature’s snowballs’ spotted in Ottawa

<i>An Ottawa woman has captured footage of a rare meteorological phenomenon. Sheila Nemcsok spotted dozens of snow rollers lying on the lawn outside the</i> …

Nature

Rare deep-sea creatures may use underwater chimneys to keep their eggs warm

Nearly two centuries ago, among the crystalline waters and jagged volcanic outcrops of the Galapagos Islands, a young British naturalist noticed something special: Each inhabitant of these islands was so perfectly adapted to its landscape that one could tell where an animal came from just by …

If You're Dreaming About Spiders At Night, Here's What It Could Mean In Your Real Life

You open a cabinet, and out come a thousand daddy long-legs spiders. You look down at your hand, and there's a black widow crawling up your arm, …

A Hawaii Man Found A Foot-Long Centipede, Killed It, And Then Mounted It To His Wall

Warning: This will give you nightmares.<p>Cambra told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald that he has rejected a $1,000 offer for the centipede because he doesn't want to sell it. "If I get rid of it, I ain’t got it. I want to keep it," he said. "People collect all kinds of things. I know people on the computer …

Orange Cave Crocodiles May Be Evolving Into a New Species

The crocodiles are known to feast on bats and soak in guano that tans their skin orange.<p>The Abanda cave system in Gabon is not a place you want to live.<p>In the belly of the caves, it's pitch black and hot. Fumes circulating inside tend to cause nausea.<p>And cavers have to wade through sludge.<p>"It looks …

Nature

'Talking' Orca Imitates Human Words—See More Animal Mimics

PUBLISHED JANUARY 31, 2018<p>Vocal mimicry is rare in the animal kingdom—but here are a few creatures that have mastered it.<p>Toddlers are expert imitators, repeating everything you say whether you want them to or not. But tiny humans aren’t the only ones who can imitate words.<p>In a new study, scientists …

Animals

Through Books, I Learned to Love the Natural World I Never Saw

Surrounded by concrete and desert, I fed my curiosity about plants and animals with my favorite novel<i>Novel Gazing</i><i> is Electric Literature’s personal</i> …

Guy Records Himself Crashing While Trying To Run Over Some Birds

Some people really hate birds. One guy hated birds so much, he decided to record himself driving his car at some birds in a parking lot for Snapchat. …

Honda Accord

FACT CHECK: Did Jeff Sessions Praise Marijuana in a College Rock Band?

CLAIM<p>While in college, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in a rock band whose lyrics and album titles championed the use of …

Fact Checking

The Last Continent: Penguins, penguins everywhere

<i>Postmedia columnist Daphne Bramham crosses the notoriously rough Drake Passage from the Falkland Islands to South Georgia — known as the Serengeti of</i> …

Nature