Recognizing Anxiety in Children and How to Help Them
Children react to stress in different ways according to their age, their individual character and their coping abilities. A small child may not be able to fully articulate his or her concerns, while older children...
Symbiotic Associations: 5 Fascinating Relationships Between Flora and Fauna
It is not uncommon to find a relationship between plants and animals. We are well aware of the role insects play in spreading pollen from plant to plant while they feed on nectar, initiating the...
Washington State Department of Agriculture entomologist Chris Looney looks at two of the dozens of Asian giant hornets he vacuumed from a nest in a nearby tree on October 24, 2020, in Blaine, Washington. Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning to protect native honeybees. Workers with the state Agriculture Department spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are the biggest threat to honeybees that farmers depend on to pollinate crops.
Notorious ‘Murder Hornets’ Make Reappearance in Washington State
In the state of Washington, the first Asian giant hornet nest in 2021 was found close to where a hornet was spotted last week. The craze about "murder hornets" swarming the United States in recent...
Does Your Dog Possess the Sixth Sense?
For thousands of years, the canine companion has been an essential part of the human experience in almost every civilization on the planet. Even in the midst of our daily routine, they continue to wow...
Heroes of Ancient China: The Great Spiritual Teacher Lao Zi
As the founder of Daoism and the author of Dao De Ching (道德經), Lao Zi helped shape traditional Chinese culture. The following conversations with his disciples offer some insight into his spiritual achievements.   Confucius learns...
Maria Andrejczyk Does Poland a Double Honor, and Is Twice Rewarded
There is no shortage of heartwarming tales of champion athletes using their power of victory to fill their loved ones with pride and joy; even going as far as donating or sharing their rewards to...
Composting Restores Soil, Plant and Human Health
While the word “dirt” usually carries negative connotations, it can also be seen as the basis of our existence. Horticulturists and botanists prefer the word “soil” for the life-giving medium that makes your carpet dirty...
Meditation: a Painkiller More Effective than Morphine
Do you know anyone who suffers from chronic pain? How many people take a cocktail of painkillers just to get by? If there were an inexpensive, effective alternative, wouldn’t that be wonderful? Meditation, in fact,...
9 Clouds to Put You on Cloud Nine
Skygazing has long been a nourishing practice for the mind. When feeling overwhelmed or hopeless, peering into the limitless depths of the sky can help put things into perspective. Whether it be a starry night...