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Thrill Your Cat With These Videos of Songbirds and Squirrels

If you want to entertain your cat, or get some juicy phone footage of your cat going nuts and peeking behind your computer screen, then play these YouTube videos of English songbirds and squirrels. Cornwall resident Paul Dinning shot hundreds of wildlife videos, in which birds (and the occasional squirrel or mouse)…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This New App Is Like Shazam for Your Nature Photos

In July of 2016, thousands of people wandered out into streets and parks under the guidance of a hugely popular wildlife app. The app was Pokemon Go, and the wildlife did not, in any real sense, exist. Yet while Pokemon fans were attempting to collect fantastic—if ultimately digital—animals, some inevitably found real…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Go Ahead and Plant This Year’s Cheerios Seeds

Last year, Cheerios kind of fucked up. They did a giveaway of “wildflower” seeds in a misguided attempt to get people excited about helping bees. The seeds were not appropriate to release as wildflowers in most parts of the country, and it appeared at first that they had included a nasty invasive species. This year…Read […]

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Bee Stings and Cow Kicks Kill Way More Americans Than Sharks

Around 200 people in the U.S. die every year from run-ins with animals, according to a new study, which found that over one million emergency room visits and approximately $2 billion in healthcare spending are attributable annually to problematic animal encounters. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The 2018 Underwater Photography Winners Are Otherworldly

The Underwater Photography of the Year Competition announced its 2018 winners Monday, and the photos capture all the different landscapes hiding in the oceans. The competition’s been going on for just a few years, and 110 lucky photos received honors this year—out of more than 5,000 entries from 63 countries. The…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Salting Roads Saves Lives, But Also Takes a Major Environmental Toll

This winter, around 17 million tons of rock salt from mines in the U.S. and all over the world will be applied to icy roads across the United States. A growing body of research shows that this salt has become an environmental pollutant, and that we need to start considering alternatives.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Really Into Bats? You Need This Bat-Locator App

Bats are woefully understudied. Perhaps it is because they are not cute, or because they’re nocturnal and we don’t see them very often, or, as “citizen scientist” Danielle Gustafson says in a Bloomberg report on a new bat app, because they just don’t have good P.R. in pop culture. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Tiger Selfies Have Got to Stop

In honor of International Tiger Day, PETA sent an open letter to Tinder’s founder and chairman Sean Rad asking him to ban tiger photos on the service. That’s actually a fantastic idea—and not just because it makes you look like a tool.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Tiger Selfies Have Got to Stop

In honor of International Tiger Day, PETA sent an open letter to Tinder’s founder and chairman Sean Rad asking him to ban tiger photos on the service. That’s actually a fantastic idea—and not just because it makes you look like a tool.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Adorable New Elfin Toad Is Straight Out of Middle-Earth

Far up in the Langbian Plateau in southern Vietnam, a dense, dark forest gently breathes with a passing breeze. Billowing fog continually invades and shrouds the canopy. Thick, verdant moss blankets every rock and tree, and the landscape weeps with trickling rivulets of water. This gorgeous setting feels like it could…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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One of the Largest Jigsaw Puzzles in the World Made Harder as Video Game Stop Motion

“Wildlife” is a very big jigsaw puzzle. Clocking in 33,600 pieces, it ranks among the largest manufactured jigsaw puzzles in the world and will set you back almost 400 bucks. But if you think it’s hard enough to do on its own, imagine turning it into a stop motion movie of classic video games while […]

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