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This Tree Is So Toxic, You Can't Stand Under It When It Rains

The Tree of Death.<p>In 1999, radiologist Nicola Strickland went on a holiday to the Caribbean island of Tobago, a tropical paradise complete with …

Red Cross

Should I kill spiders in my home? An entomologist explains why not to

I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home.<p>Why? Because spiders are an important part of …

Insects

A beautiful collection of rare maps shows how the world viewed India over the centuries

In the 1580s, the adventurous son of a Dutch innkeeper found himself on a ship sailing from Lisbon to India. Newly employed by the archbishop of Goa, Jan Huygen van Linschoten was headed to the capital of the <i>Estado da India Portuguesa</i>—the Portuguese State of India—from where the European power …

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

A garden without a tree isn’t a garden, but it’s vital to choose the right plant<p>Pick the wrong tree and in a few years it will swallow up every inch of precious space<p>For those of us with only postage stamp-size gardens to play with, perhaps the very hardest decision to get right is trees. Pick the …

Gardening

Plants that please the pollinators

Bees, butterflies and birds are as much a part of a garden as the plants. Pollination depends on these winged visitors, and certain plants especially …

10 Open-Source JavaScript Data Chart Libraries Worth Considering

The beauty of modern web design can be found in the widespread advancement of visual and dynamic effects. CSS3 has taken the design world to another …

Must-Know Yoga Poses for Beginners

As a beginning yoga student, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of poses and their odd-sounding names. Relax—your yoga practice is a …

Yoga

Can you solve this simple maths puzzle that has the internet baffled?

Here's a quick brainteaser for you - with a word of warning: while the mental arithmetic required to solve it is quite straightforward, the puzzle isn't quite as simple as it might look at first glance.<p>It's been driving people round the twist in China, where it's been shared countless times on …

Mathematics

Yoga Nidra: The Key to Better Sleep?

According to Ananda’s head of yoga, Kirit Thacker, one session of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, which means, “psychic sleep,” is equivalent to …