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Cestum Veneris – A Mesmerizing Mystery of the Sea
The ocean is a restless and enigmatic place. Below its surface, the diaphanous comb jelly Cestum veneris or “Venus Girdle'' (from the Greek goddess of love and the word "kestos" meaning girdle), may be found...
Starting a Garden, Step by Step
With food prices plus a host of world crises on the rise, many are exploring a more self-sufficient and sustainable way of life, and considering starting a garden for the first time ever. While it...
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Japanese Joro Spider May Be a Welcome Invader
A Japanese invader is taking hold in the U.S, but it may do more good than harm. The Joro spider is termed an invasive species, as it was introduced to an environment different from its...
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Pigeon Forms Interspecies Bonds at Mia Foundation for Disabled Animals
Humans and pigeons share a long history. Although many city-dwellers consider them a nuisance, pigeons have provided a variety of services for us since they were domesticated thousands of years ago. While the vast majority of...
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Therapeutic Photography – Making Peace With The Past Through Pictures
It was March 15, 2016 when Roy, Shelley Lynch’s husband, suddenly passed away from an aortic dissection. The unfortunate event had revealed itself in Shelley’s dreams a few nights before in the form of a...
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Meet the Lowland Streaked Tenrec of Madagascar
The lowland streaked Tenrec is a peculiar animal that inhabits the eastern region of Madagascar. With an average body length of 5.5 in - the length of a Bic pen - this animal exhibits a...
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Invasive Chinese Snail Threatens Canada’s Lakes and Waterways
An invasive species is one that is introduced to an environment different from its native home, and greatly affects the new ecosystem. Oftentimes they are purposely introduced by man for one purpose or another. Other...
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Novel Vampire Squid and Other Wonders of the Sea
With more than two-thirds of the earth's surface covered by water, the ocean continues to hold an incredible amount of secrets. Since the beginning of civilization, it has acted as a spark for human exploration...
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Small Team Braved Lava and Ash to Save Animals From Active Volcano
In a tale akin to Noah’s Ark, a group of rescuers braved Mother Nature herself to save helpless animals from the lava and ash of an active volcano.  Enduring scorching heat and suffocating ash from...