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Hamburgers are the Hummers of food in global warming

Hamburgers are the Hummers of food in global warming

When it comes to global warming, hamburgers are the Hummers of food, scientists say. Simply switching from steak to salad could cut as much carbon as leaving the car at home a couple days a week. That’s because beef is such an incredibly inefficient food to produce and cows release so much harmful methane into […]

Insects who will be happy to suck your blood

Insects who will be happy to suck your blood

Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus The Asian tiger mosquito or forest day mosquito, from the mosquito family Culicidae, is characterized by its black and white striped legs, and small black and white body.Aedes albopictus is a competent vector of many viruses including dengue fever (CDC 2001) and Eastern equine encephalitis virus (Mitchell et al. 1992). […]

Solar Project Meets Bigger Foe Than Cloudy Skies: The Air Force

Solar Project Meets Bigger Foe Than Cloudy Skies: The Air Force

On a vacant piece of land near Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, the promise of solar energy has collided into the demands of military training. And a solar project that would have featured a vast field of mirrors, a molten-salt storage facility and a 600-foot “power tower” appears to be heading for defeat. In […]

The Forgotten Fruit

The Forgotten Fruit

Icicles hang from an orange tree in Balm, Florida, on January 3 it is difficult to convey, in two dimensions, how the ice enclosure acts like a lens, and appears to magnify the cherry within. i may take a few more snapshots later, seeing as how this ice isn’t going to melt anytime soon this […]

The Most Beautiful flowers from most poisonous plants

The Most Beautiful flowers from most poisonous plants

Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus) Sweet Pea is native to the eastern Mediterranean region from Sicily east to Crete. Unlike most peas, the seeds of the sweet pea are poisonous. The seeds contain a neurotoxin, and should not be eaten. The illness caused by the ingestion of sweet peas is known as odoratism, or sweet pea […]

Creatures of the deep: What lurks in the depths of the ocean?

Creatures of the deep: What lurks in the depths of the ocean?

A jellyfish, Aequorea macrodactyla A lobate ctenophore (Bathycyroe fosteri) which is very common and abundant near the mid-Atlantic ridge. (5 cm tall) The Census for Marine Life, a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations, estimates that about 230,000 species of marine animals have been described, and that there could be a total […]

Giant blue whale floats belly-up after being killed in a tragic collision with a ship

Giant blue whale floats belly-up after being killed in a tragic collision with a ship

Floating belly up in the Pacific, this is the unbelievable sight of the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth – killed by a passing ship. The body of the giant blue whale was found by researchers from Oregon State University in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of California. They came across […]

The fossil treasure chest that was home to ‘missing link’ Ida

The fossil treasure chest that was home to ‘missing link’ Ida

When the 47million-year-old fossil dubbed ‘Ida’ was revealed to the world, attention soon turned to the anonymous German shale pit where it was first unearthed. The astonishingly well-preserved remains of the primate-like animal could prove to be the so-called ‘missing link’ which would help prove Darwin’s theory of evolution. But Ida is just one of […]

10 Tasty Fish You Don't Want to Eat

10 Tasty Fish You Don't Want to Eat

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch offers a list of fish you can enjoy and those you can’t. Many on the list you may or may not enjoy depending on where and how they’re caught. However, there are some you just don’t want to touch. Check out 10 of these tasty fish that you want […]