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Turf Alternatives–Going Green Without the Grass
Re-thinking your lawn? You’re not alone. Homeowners across America are looking to improve the environment, starting with their own backyard. Whether you want a lower maintenance walking surface, a pollinator-friendly green space, or an edible...
Arc Gene–Unraveling the Mystery of Memories
What is the Arc gene? Our knowledge of the human brain is largely based on our understanding of neurons. After years of research, we have come to understand that our brain cells communicate with each...
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Will Spotted Lanternflies Plague the Garden State in 2022? Maybe Not
First discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014, spotted lanternflies—an invasive species called Lycorma delicatula originating from parts of China—have spread to and infested most of the Garden State, with 13 of New Jersey’s 21 counties quarantined...
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Limited Lighting and Window Treatments: Tristate Area Addresses Modern-Day Threats to Migrating Birds
Municipalities in New York and New Jersey are attempting to address a growing threat to migrating birds that is compounded by the fact that they lie directly in the birds’ migratory path. Hudson Valley and...
‘Plants Have Intelligence’: UBC Professor Findings
Our modern science has studied humans and animals for much longer than it has closely observed plants. It was not until the last few decades that scientists started pondering the potential of these seemingly simple...
4 Animals With Superhuman Powers
Man has always been inspired by animals with superhuman powers; so much so that we have invented various ways to mimic them—soaring through the air on man-made wings, and penetrating the depths of the ocean...
Birds’ Abilities in Language Closer to Humans Than Any Other Animal – Even Primates
A Japanese researcher may have made a breakthrough that could bridge the gap of understanding between humans and fauna, especially our feathered friends. Birds' abilities in linguistics have been demonstrated in their use of a...
Is the Modern Conservation Mentality Threatening the Environment?
As much as 21 percent of all land on Earth is ecologically intact due to the conservation practices of indigenous people and local communities that inhabit these areas, according to the 2021 report by ICCA,...
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Talking Trees – Communal and Altruistic Habits of the Forest
According to Peter Wohleben, best-selling author of The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate, understanding how trees communicate with each other may help us better understand ourselves and the world around...
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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...
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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...