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...
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,...
Backyard Chickens: Useful, Easy and Amusing Pets
After pork, poultry is the most widely eaten flesh food in the world. With the bonus product of eggs, it is no wonder hens are a common choice for farmers. Yet these birds can be...
Turquoise has a rich history rooted in ancient Egypt, Persia, the Aztecs, and Native American folklore.
Turquoise: A Cultural Symbol of Life
Turquoise has been one of the most revered gemstones throughout history and in many parts of the world for its aesthetic and cultural significance. This beautiful bluish-green gemstone is a hydrous phosphate that consists of...
Sana Khan (20) and her sisters, Noor, Ilham and Asam, sitting among the Cape Coast flowers. The girls started their luxury honey brand, named Beelal Honey, during the national lockdown.
Sibling’s Cape Fynbos Honey Scoops Top Spot at the International Awards in London
Four South African sisters are in a class of their own, after winning the top prize at the London 2021 International Honey Awards (LIHA).  The Khan girls from Cape Town - Athlone were presented with...
Too Much Coffee Shrinks the Brain, New Study Suggests
Coffee may be a prime source of energy for many adults, and the beverage touts some health benefits as well, but too much of this stimulating substance may do more harm than good. While an...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the scene of the London Bridge stabbing attack on November 30, 2019 in London, England with fast food in hand. Johnson’s regime announced plans to begin monitoring UK family eating habits and exercise activity with a pilot program alarmingly similar to China’s social credit. Johnson is piggybacking on COVID-19, saying anti-obesity efforts will reduce deaths and serious illness from the disease.
Forget Vaccine Passports – UK Government to ‘Monitor Family Supermarket Spending’ in Social Credit-Style Anti-Obesity Campaign
The Boris Johnson’s administration plans to deploy a “government-backed rewards programme” to monitor spending and physical activity of citizens, allegedly to curb the UK’s obesity crisis in the name of combating COVID-19 illness and death,...
Buchu: the Ancient ‘Miracle Herb’ of South Africa
South Africa's "miracle herb,” Agathosma Betulina, or Buchu, is a natural plant resource. Sometimes referred to as "The Cape's First Doctor," Buchu is found solely in South Africa's Western Cape area.  The flowering herb is...
Making pickles is a fun way to extend the life of your garden produce, and take advantage of the benefits offered by lactic acid fermentation.
Make Your Own Pickles and Enjoy the Benefits of Lactic Acid Fermentation
The fermentation of various foods has been practiced throughout the ages and in every culture. Traditionally valued as a means of preserving food, it is now recognized that fermentation also offers many health benefits, such...