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National geographic - Amazon Forest - BBC wildlife animal documentary

Watch Insects Explore Flowers as They Bloom in These Two Enthralling Timelapse Videos

These beautiful timelapse videos (one horizontal and one vertical) are quite different from those we’ve posted recently. Here, Japanese artist …

Time-lapse Photography

The Neuroscience & Psychology of Procrastination, and How to Overcome It

Procrastination is a skill, an art, a slight-of-hand technique. I’m procrastinating right now, but you’d never know it. How many tabs do I have open …

Procrastination

Plants have an immune system, too. It’s called soil.

Organic agriculture has long focused on fortifying soils to provide a sort of immune system for crops. Rather than fighting diseases after they …

Venus flytraps use maths to trap and eat their prey

The carniverous plants use trigger hairs to count the number of times they are touched by a prospective meal to conserve energy<p>Venus flytraps may not cry "feed me" like the man-eating plant they inspired in the movie Little Shop Of Horrors - but they can count, scientists have discovered.<p>The …

Ants use their flattened heads as doors to lock down their nests

<b>Species</b>: ants from several genera, including <i>Cephalotes</i> <i>and Carebara</i> <b><br>Habitat</b>: trees in the tropical forest<p>It’s a great way to deter uninvited guests. …

Insects

Monsanto’s migraine: The biotech giant is facing one fiasco after another

Carcinogenic herbicides. EU bans. Errant tweets. The massive multinational can’t seem to escape bad press of late<p>Reynard Loki<p>October 3, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Monsanto has been reeling from a number of setbacks around the globe. Here's a look at some of the …

Brain teasers: 5 puzzles to keep your mind sharp

Remember when a certain dress took the internet by storm? Well,<p>there are so many more games that can mess with your head.<p><i>Brain Twisters: The Science</i> …

This Country Is Already Carbon Neutral and Now Plans to Go 100% Organic and Zero-Waste

Bhutan has been hailed as one of the greenest countries on Earth. Currently, the country’s carbon emissions rate is a negligible 0.8 metric tons per …

How to tell if produce is organic in 2 seconds

<b>If you’re unsure about the nature of supermarket produce, here’s the giveaway.</b><p>Some people have strict standards about eating organic fruits and …

Codes

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

Can changing up your daily routine actually enhance your intelligence?<p>The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In …

6 Surprising Health Facts About Apples

If you had to guess, what type of fruit would you say kids like best? If you picked apples (pun intended), you’d be absolutely right. A new survey …

We've Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food -- A Farmer Explains Why

When it comes to the subject of GMO (Genetically-Modified Organism) food, it's hard not to have an opinion. You might be skeptical or inquisitive, outraged or indifferent; perhaps more often than not, you feel a little of each. Still, there's growing consensus on the issue. A recent poll states …

UC Berkeley

Fat Doesn't Necessarily Make You Fat, But This Does

The notion that fat makes you fat has dominated our culture and public policy for over five decades, but as nutrition science has evolved we finally now understandᅡᅠthat dietary fat doesn't necessarily make youᅡᅠfat. In fact, goodᅡᅠfats in the right amounts are vital to a healthy body.<p>If you …

Nutrition

GMO Apples Have Been Approved – Now GMO Peaches, Pears, Cherries, Bananas and Oranges Are in The Works!

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Weight Loss

Pesticides Killing Bees: Study Shows What ‘Everybody’s Suspected’

It’s no secret that bees are in trouble. What’s causing bee populations to plummet – neonicotinoid pesticides, mites, stress – remains hotly …

Germany follows Scotland's example with move to ban all GM crops and opt out of EU approvals

Germany has reportedly begun taking steps towards banning the use of all genetically modified crops.<p>New rules will allow individual member states to …

German Politics

U.S. regulator sued for withholding information on GMO crops

(Reuters) - A food safety advocacy group sued an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, saying it illegally withheld public information on genetically engineered crops.<p>The lawsuit, brought by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) against the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection …

ICON_SEARCH

As the first national certified organic grocer in the US, Whole Foods Market® features organic choices whenever possible; it's a crucial part of our …

Plants Communicate Using An Internet of Fungi

Hidden beneath the surface and entangled in the roots of Earth’s astonishing and diverse plant life, there exists a biological superhighway linking …

Monsanto's GMO Bt Toxins Found in 93% of Pregnant Women

Have you heard of the genetically modified Bt toxin implemented into Monsanto’s GMO Bt crops such as corn and soy as a biopesticide? Maybe you have, …

Toxins

A Simple Practice To Help You Sleep Easier, Feel Happier & More

Essential oils are a mainstay in my life. Whether to calm cramps or anxiety, sleep or breathe better, or regulate body temperature, I use essential …

Want A Healthy, Radiant Complexion? Try These 5 Essential Oils

I discovered essential oils for skin care several years ago, and was amazed how luminous they made my skin look and feel. An added bonus? Every drop …

Butterflies drug ants, turn them into bodyguards

Even the sweetest relationships can turn sour. New research shows butterflies use nectar to drug unsuspecting ants with mind-altering chemicals. The …

Insecticide found in half of sampled U.S. streams

RESTON, Va. - The U.S. Geological Survey found insecticides known as neonicotinoids in a little more than half of both urban and agricultural streams …

Pesticides blamed for bee declines widespread in US waterways

Expert says neonicotinoids, even at EPA’s ‘safe’ levels, could devastate aquatic invertebrates: ‘The water issue is probably as important as the pollinators’<p>The most comprehensive survey to date of pollution in the US from a controversial group of pesticides has found the chemicals are widespread …

Creatures of Habit: How Neurons Weigh Behavioral Cost and Reward

<b>We are creatures of habit, nearly mindlessly executing routine after routine. Some habits we feel good about; others, less so. Habits are, after all,</b> …