NATURE

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Toe Shoes: The Ups and Downs of ‘Barefoot’ Footwear
For most of our existence, humans have made due with minimal footwear. Early protection from sharp and jagged surfaces were made from woven twine or animal skins. These shoes were soft and flexible, yet helped...
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The Daoist Faith – A Dying Tradition
Daoism is one of the main religions of China. Its three founders include the Yellow Emperor, who is said to have formulated the Daoist precepts, or behavioral rules; Lao Zi, who wrote the Dao De...
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California Battered by Record-Setting Rain Causing Mudslides Prompting Evacuations
A level five atmospheric river (AR) moved into the southern California region over the weekend bringing record-setting rain, causing flash flooding, mudslides and prompting evacuations. The drought stricken city of Sacramento ended a record 212...
Hurricane Rick Brings High Winds, Rain, and Storm Surge With Landfall on Mexico’s Southern Pacific Coast Early Monday Morning
Hurricane Rick is presently slightly offshore and soaking Mexico’s southern Pacific coast as well as inundating the area with high winds, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). Earlier today, Acapulco’s state of Guerrero...
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Rescued Rhinoceros Becomes a Proud Papa After Recovering From Poached Horns
Seha the rhinoceros was left for dead by poachers in 2016. Endangered wildlife preservation organization Saving the Survivors discovered the dying animal and brought him to their facility to treat his wounds. Now, five years...
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Level 5 Atmospheric River Raises Threat of Devastating Flooding in Drought- and Wildfire-Stricken California
California is bracing for a potentially devastating weather event on Sunday, Oct. 24, which could bring upwards of a foot of rain to drought- and fire-stricken areas in the central and northern parts of the state...
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Gated Argentinian Community Overrun by Native Capybaras
Several wealthy Argentines, including business moguls and soccer stars, choose the Nordelta villas as luxury retreats to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. However, it seems that residents are being put...
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3 Touching Tales of Animals With Big Hearts
Beluga whale saves a drowning diver When cramps paralyzed a freediver’s legs in icy waters, and she was rendered unable to swim, a beautiful Beluga whale rushed to her aid, and, in the nick of...
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Chinese Communist Party Admits 15 Dead in Shanxi Floods, Remains Silent About Reservoir Flooding
On Oct. 12, a week after severe flooding in Shanxi province, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities finally announced that 15 people had died, more than 1.75 million people had been affected, and more than 120,000...