Plants and Animals

Badass Goat Killed Grizzly Bear by Skewering it on its Horns, Necropsy Reveals

Badass Goat Killed Grizzly Bear by Skewering it on its Horns, Necropsy Reveals

Apex predators rise to the top by being the most effective hunters in their domain, but the food chain is occasionally disrupted by an underdog. Parks Canada retrieved the body of a female grizzly bear in the highlands of Burgess Pass in Yoho National Park, as an example. The adversary turned out.....

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Cockatiels’ Singing Skills Confirmed as they Mimic Human Whistles in Perfect Harmony

Cockatiels’ Singing Skills Confirmed as they Mimic Human Whistles in Perfect Harmony

New research has discovered that cockatiels may spontaneously join in with human whistling with near-perfect synchronization, proving that birds have near-unrivaled singing abilities. In addition to being charming, the research shows that these birds are true masters of their singing voices, able.....

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Winners of the Ocean Photography Awards 2021 Revealed and they’re Incredible

Winners of the Ocean Photography Awards 2021 Revealed and they’re Incredible

The winners of the Ocean Photography Awards 2021 have been announced, and they include some of the most amazing and alien-like aquatic species that Earth’s oceans have to offer. The outstanding gallery of photos captures the lived experience of fish and explorers alike, bringing together ma.....

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Bee Swarm Kills 63 Endangered African Penguins that Starred in Netflix Documentary

Bee Swarm Kills 63 Endangered African Penguins that Starred in Netflix Documentary

Locals in South Africa were surprised to see scores of endangered African penguins laying dead on a beach, surrounded by a sprinkling of dead bees, on Friday morning. Post-mortem examinations of the seabirds revealed the presence of stings, indicating that the colony had been assaulted by a swarm.....

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Caterpillars Released on Remote Island were Hiding Parasitic Wasps within Parasitic Wasps

Caterpillars Released on Remote Island were Hiding Parasitic Wasps within Parasitic Wasps

There are always hazards when introducing new species to a region, although some are more subtle than others. When scientists transferred Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) caterpillars to a distant island, they hoped to learn more about how these winged insects would adapt to their.....

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Verdi aims to give farmers granular control over crop irrigation

Verdi aims to give farmers granular control over crop irrigation

Verdi’s smart valve clusters are referred to as “swarms” by Verdi, which debuted today at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield. The word refers to the type of high-density implementation that the corporation plans to execute in farms across North America. The goal of its syste.....

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Seth Rogen explains how Houseplant Promotes Cannabis without Breaking the Rules

Seth Rogen explains how Houseplant Promotes Cannabis without Breaking the Rules

Seth Rogen was irritated with me. We’d only just begun the interview, and while he graciously responded to my questions, he was already tired of discussing his celebrity status. He was more interested in talking about how Houseplant, the firm he co-founded, is succeeding despite numerous re.....

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In Borneo, Scientists Have Discovered Two New Species and a New Genus of Freshwater Mussels

In Borneo, Scientists Have Discovered Two New Species and a New Genus of Freshwater Mussels

For the first time in over 100 years, researchers headed by the University of Nottingham have found two new species and a new genus of freshwater mussel in Borneo. Dr. Alexandra Zieritz of the university’s School of Geography made the discovery in tiny streams in the Gomantong Forest Reserv.....

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Human Remains Found Inside Alligator that Attacked Man during Hurricane Ida Floods

Human Remains Found Inside Alligator that Attacked Man during Hurricane Ida Floods

When Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana, an alligator attacked a local man, making the already perilous hurricane much more dangerous. The same gator is believed to have been captured since then, and a necropsy indicated that it had human remains in its stomach. The investigators are now awaiting confir.....

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Fancy Tail Feathers of Fossilized Bird Show it Prioritized Fashion over Function

Fancy Tail Feathers of Fossilized Bird Show it Prioritized Fashion over Function

A new species of Early Cretaceous bird with remarkable tail feathers that were longer than its body has been discovered by researchers. Such enticing booty plumage has never been seen in dinosaurs or Mesozoic birds that aren’t members of Ornithuromorpha, the group that gave rise to all livi.....

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Giant Penguin Fossil Discovered by Kids in New Zealand is Brand New Species

Giant Penguin Fossil Discovered by Kids in New Zealand is Brand New Species

Field trips are regarded as the pinnacle of school days. They’re like mini-vacations with all your friends. What could be more appealing than that? What if you discovered a brand-new species of gigantic prehistoric penguin while you were there? A group of New Zealand kids who went on a trip.....

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Baby-Drinking Milkweed Butterflies Scratch Open their Young and Slurp their Insides

Baby-Drinking Milkweed Butterflies Scratch Open their Young and Slurp their Insides

Milkweed butterflies claw at caterpillars and gulp out their contents, according to an observational study of butterflies in Indonesia. While eating your own young may appear to be a step backward in evolution, the researchers behind the current study believe the behavior is fueled by the heady, .....

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