Category Archives: Nature

Mysterious Shining Space Clouds Are Becoming More Frequent

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Author: Megan Gannon

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Rare night-shining clouds that glow across the edge of space tend to appear near Earth's poles. But since the turn of the century, these silvery clouds have become more frequent sights over lower latitudes, including southern Canada and the northern United States, new research finds. Also known as noctilucent clouds,...

Skyfire – A Dance Of Giants

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Author: Video

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Wild footage at actual speed of the Fire tornado event recorded on September 11 2012 near Mt. Conner Australia (details below) © Chris Tangey 2012 When this "fire tornado" event was recorded, Cameraman Chris Tangey used both 1080i normal speed and 720P slow motion, changing between them several times over...

Almost A Quarter Of Europe’s Vital Bumblebees Now Face Extinction

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Author: Alister Doyle

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Almost a quarter of Europe's bumblebees are at risk of extinction due to loss of habitats and climate change, threatening pollination of crops worth billions of dollars, a study showed on Wednesday. Sixteen of 68 bumblebee species in Europe are at risk, the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said....

8 Examples of the Science of Nature’s Wisdom

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Author: Lewis Herridge

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In Aldous Huxley’s enduring master piece Brave New World, you find that world controllers have created an ‘ideal’ society. They cleverly use genetic engineering, brainwashing, recreational drugs and sex to keep all it members happy consumers. Many people draw comparisons as to where our society presently is and where it...

How the 1964 Alaska Earthquake Shook Up Science

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Author: Becky Oskin - Video

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The earthquake struck at 5:36 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Good Friday. When the first shaking hit, many parents were in the kitchen, fixing dinner. For more than 4 minutes, the earth buckled and lurched all across southern Alaska. Few people returned home to their meals that night. In Anchorage,...

The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life

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Author: Natasha Geiling

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Modern archeologists, excavating ancient Egyptian tombs, have often found something unexpected amongst the tombs’ artifacts: pots of honey, thousands of years old, and yet still preserved. Through millennia, the archeologists discover, the food remains unspoiled, an unmistakable testament to the eternal shelf-life of honey. There are a few other examples...

Power Lines Look Terrifying to Animals

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Author: Anna Newby - Video

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It’s surprising that more animals don’t crash into power lines. The wires don’t look like much of a barrier, yet scientists have found that animals will avoid them even after they’ve been in place for 30 years. This suggests it is not the human presence, noise, or other construction-related disturbances...

Plants Are Far More Intelligent Than We Ever Assumed

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Author: APRIL McCARTHY

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Like higher organisms, plants appear able to make complex decisions. A new study shows that plants may be able to initiate a survival mechanism by aborting their own seeds to prevent parasite infestation. Plants have previously been shown to draw alternative sources of energy from other plants. Plants influence each...

Threat of Monster California Quake Even Greater Than Feared

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Author: Rong-Gong Lin

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If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect. A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a large swath of the Pacific coast. More...

God’s Chorus of Crickets

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Author: Jim Wilson

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Tom Waits: "Wilson, he's always playing with time. I heard a recording recently of crickets slowed way down. It sounds like a choir, it sounds like angel music. Something sparkling, celestial with full harmony and bass parts - you wouldn't believe it. It's like a sweeping chorus of heaven, and...

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Will ‘Disappear’ Within Two Decades

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Author: Agence France

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Time is running out for Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, with climate change set to wreck irreversible damage by 2030 unless immediate action is taken, marine scientists said Thursday. In a report prepared for this month's Earth Hour global climate change campaign, University of Queensland reef researcher Ove Hoegh-Guldberg said...

‘There Is No Proof Humans Cause Climate Change’

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Author: Maria Tadeo

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Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore has angered environmentalist groups after saying climate change is "not caused by humans" and there is "no scientific proof" to back global warming alarmism. The Canadian ecologist told US lawmakers there is "little correlation" to support a "direct causal relationship" between CO2 emissions and rising global...