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Gorillas Fight Back Against Loathsome Poachers

Finally, some good news from Africa. Gorillas are fighting back against poachers in the bloody 'War Against Nature.'<p><i>Young gorillas learning to dismantle a poacher's snare in the mountains of Rwanda. Photo credit: nationalgeographic.com</i><p>Each year, in the mountains alone, despicable poachers set more …

Birds on wires - video

The ability of humans to read meaning into patterns is the most defining characteristic we have."~ Eleanor Catton<p>At last! The work week is finally come to a conclusion for most of us, and like a welcome friend, Caturday is here again. So let's celebrate by watching a cute animal video!<p>Today's video …

These birds open their own doors - video

Just in time for Caturday, an incredible video about some very clever and determined swallows that learned how to open the automatic doors to a parking garage so they could return to their previous year's nest site.<p>When the University of Victoria in Canada opened a new campus bike centre in the …

Camera Traps "Capture" Elusive Tigers | National Geographic

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15 Ways to Fix Everything With Vinegar

Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard<p>Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard

Head-mounted cameras capture falcons' killer strategy – video

Footage from cameras strapped to falcons' heads and backs reveals how they close in on crows without alerting them. Rather than head straight for the prey, the falcons keep the birds in a fixed position to one side. The strategy exploits an effect called 'motion camouflage' where the predator does …

A Sneak Peek at India’s Lion Safari: A Conservation Effort for Asia’s “Last Lions”

Changing Planet<p>To almost anyone on Planet Earth, reference to the word “lion” conjures up an image of the ‘King of the Jungle’ and often in the context of a Sub-Saharan African safari. Not everyone has been fortunate enough to travel the African plains, but we all can imagine what it must be like …

Golden Retriever Adopts an Orphan Kitten Rejected By Her Mother

When Ichimi the kitten was rejected by her mother, Ponzu the golden retriever and his owner Jessiepon took her in and have begun nursing her back to …

Cute Animals

Adorable Cat Pulls Off Awesome Skateboard Moves

Cat lovers can now rejoice and fawn over an adorable cat named Didga going on a skateboarding adventure around Coolangatta, a beach town on the Gold Coast of Australia. Hopping aboard a remote-controlled skateboard named Ollie, Didga rides past pedestrians and fellow skateboarders, managing to pull …

Bun Bun the Kitten Barks Like a Dog

Bun Bun the exotic shorthair kitten barks like a dog and playfully rolls around on the floor in this video by sweetfurx4. The little fluffball is …

7 things every first-time Africa traveler should know...

7 things every first-time Africa traveler should know...<p>At the risk of propagating a dodgy cliché, Africa remains one of the last frontiers of travel.<br>Non-air-conditioned travel, that is, i.e. the kind where you risk stubbing your toe occasionally or getting genuinely lost.<br>From gorilla sighting in the Ugandan highlands to skiing -- yes, skiing -- in Morocco, it promises untold travel wonders.<br>But new Africa hands should worry less about stocking up on viral jabs and safari suits than ditching …

Rainforest: Beneath the Canopy Part 01

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Why The Best Time To Drink Coffee Is Not First Thing In The Morning

Drinking a cup of coffee first thing in the morning blunts the energy-boosting effects of caffeine and may lead to increased tolerance of the stimulant. This counterintuitive fact is explained in engaging visual form by Ryoko Iwata, ”a Japanese coffee-lover living in Seattle” on her appropriately …

14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936

The quest for intellectual growth and self-improvement through education has occupied yesteryear’s luminaries like Bertrand Russell and modern-day thinkers like Sir Ken Robinson and Noam Chomsky. In 1936, at the zenith of the Great Depression, the prolific self-help guru and famous eccentric <b>James</b> …

Cheapest DIY Rain Barrel (that works better than most) - Urban Backyard Greenhouse

So I found a way to build an effective rain collection barrel for around $40. All parts were purchased at the local Ace Hardware store.<p>I used a trash …

“Time Capsule” Apartment in Paris Found Untouched for 70 Years

Some people might take a vacation and leave their residence unmanned for a few weeks or even months, but one apartment in Paris was left isolated for about 70 years. The beautifully preserved space, which belonged to the granddaughter of the late Parisian socialite and actress Marthe de Florian, …

10 striking images of graffiti in Kandahar | Salon.com

• Previous<br>• Next<p>“One of the reasons some of these tags are so inspiring is because they’re so funny,” Toler says. “It’s definitely not easy to maintain your sense of humor in a war zone, but these guys obviously found a way.”<p>Previous<br>• Next<p>“Some of the most meticulous and beautiful works came from these …

United Nations Proclaims March 3 as World Wildlife Day | ENS

<b>NEW YORK, New York</b>, December 27, 2013 (ENS) – The United Nations General Assembly is honoring wild animals and plants, particularly endangered and …

The Greenest Things to Do With Your Body After You Die

Every year cemeteries across the U.S. bury over 100,000 tons of steel and 1,500,000 tons of concrete from coffins and re-enforced vaults. Green burials are all about reconnecting death and nature, reducing exorbitant costs, and sparking an environmental paradigm shift.<p>"When I first laid eyes on it …

Inspector General Finds EPA Justified in Intervening to Protect Drinking Water from Fracking

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General found EPA Region 6 was justified in legally intervening to protect Parker …

Rain Forest Warriors: How Indigenous Tribes Protect the Amazon

With outside help, tribes like the Kayapo defend their land against ranchers, loggers, and miners.<p><i>Editor's note: The author is director of the Kayapo Project of the International Conservation Fund of Canada.</i><p><b>The destruction of the Amazon in Brazil can be seen by satellite: Where logging roads have</b> …

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth