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Japanese ‘Killing Stone’ Splits Open, Releasing 900-year-old Fox Demon, According to Legend
In Japan, the infamous “killing stone” has cracked open, unleashing a demon that had been captivated for 900 years. It signifies a time of great havoc, according to folklore. The cleaved rock is named Sessho-Seki...
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Amazing Porcupine Puppet Will Grace San Diego Zoo
At Griffith Park in Los Angeles, a gigantic porcupine puppet named "Percy" delighted children and members of the media with a surprise arrival. Percy batted her beady eyes and opened her mouth to show off...
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What Went Wrong With Wheat – Is This Staple Grain Making Us Sick?
With a whopping one in seven adults suffering some degree of sensitivity to wheat, many have explored the factors behind this dietary dilemma and what went wrong with wheat. While some believe it is the...
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Australia Grappling With Worst Flooding in Decades, 17 Dead
Extreme weather systems have dumped more than a year’s worth of rainfall over a week in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales bringing with it widespread destruction that has displaced thousands. To date the...
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The Giraffe – A Gentle Giant in Grave Danger
Standing tall at around 18 feet from head to hoof, the giraffe is an iconic symbol of Africa’s diverse wildlife, joining the likes of the African elephant, lion, hippo and rhino etc. One can easily...
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Opal – The Queen of Gems
The name "opal" derives from the Latin word opalus, which means "precious gem," as well as from the Greek word opallios, which means "to see a color change.”  This prized gemstone has inspired fantastic folktales,...
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Galaxy Gazing: A Mesmerizing Experience
The Milky Way is the galaxy, out of more than 100 billion galaxies in the Universe, that contains our solar system. With an estimated visible diameter of 100,000–200,000 light-years, this system of stars, planets and...
Nature’s Masterpieces: ‘First Scientifically Credible’ Count of Tree Species Worldwide
By Sellainne Cathry Ten years ago, Jingjing Liang, Professor of quantitative forest ecology at Purdue University in Indiana, US, became inspired by data on Alaska’s trees that he found sitting in a drawer. So he...
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Birdwatching – Family Fun For All Seasons
According to a 2016 survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, about 20 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 16 partakes in birdwatching - that’s over 45 million people in one...