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Floating Fish Dome lets fish swim above the surface of water

Floating Fish Dome lets fish swim above the surface of water

Related: Do your fish companions meander to and fro, pondering the existential significance of their life beneath the waters? Do you suspect that they yearn for a taste of life above those delicate

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This colorful Bienenhaus is a bee castle that provides sanctuary for 16 beehives

This colorful Bienenhaus is a bee castle that provides sanctuary for 16 beehives

Inspired by the industrious nature of honeybees, architect Massimiliano Dell'Olivo has designed and self-built a contemporary version of the traditional alpine wooden apiary known as a Bienenhaus.

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Taiwanese worm becomes internet sensation with proboscis-shooting talent

Taiwanese worm becomes internet sensation with proboscis-shooting talent

https://youtu.be/GQcer6SaW3A It doesn't take much to become an internet star these days. A shakily shot YouTube video, a squishy green body, and a talent for shooting a pink tongue-like proboscis

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Bizarre clumps of worms gather on Texas highway after floods

Bizarre clumps of worms gather on Texas highway after floods

Officials from Eisenhower State Park in Denison, Texas were surprised to find clumps of worms on the center line of a highway after recent floods swept the state. From a distance the worms look like

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Newly discovered underwater creatures caught on camera for the first time

Newly discovered underwater creatures caught on camera for the first time

The deep seas are host to a vast number of extraordinary, completely alien creatures, ranging from the rare and somewhat terrifying Goblin Shark to 18-foot-long sea serpents—and those are just some of

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Killing dogs and cats for meat is still legal in 44 U.S. states

Killing dogs and cats for meat is still legal in 44 U.S. states

China's massive dog meat festival is a annual source of international outrage, and the Humane Society has recently announced extraordinary successes in helping curb the farming of dogs for human

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Chimps will cook their food if they have a chance, says new study

Chimps will cook their food if they have a chance, says new study

As if we needed even more evidence that chimpanzees should be invited to sit at the proverbial dinner table with us mere humans, it would appear, from a new study that chimps like to cook. In fact, they

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Adorable cat-shaped kindergarten is purrrfect for learning and playing

Adorable cat-shaped kindergarten is purrrfect for learning and playing

Children attending this kitty-kindergarten must be thrilled to go every day, learn and play in a building with that extraordinary shape. Toped by a green fur-like roof, the metal and concrete feline sits

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Hay Stack Café raises goats and hens in the heart of Philadelphia

Hay Stack Café raises goats and hens in the heart of Philadelphia

Most people don't know where their food comes from anymore, but visiondivision makes it very clear with Hay Stack Café. Invited by the Esther Klein Gallery to explore the role of ecology in society for

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China pledges to stop domestic ivory trade and protect elephants

China pledges to stop domestic ivory trade and protect elephants

For the first time ever, China has committed to phasing out the legal manufacture and sale of ivory. Conservation groups have applauded the measure as the single greatest effort in the fight to “save

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India’s scorching month-long heatwave kills 1,400 and melts the streets

India’s scorching month-long heatwave kills 1,400 and melts the streets

India is a country known for its sweltering heat, but this spring has brought unprecedented (and early) high temperatures to the region, with a deadly outcome. Early Thursday morning reports estimate that

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U.S. avian flu outbreak drives up the price of eggs as supplies are threatened

U.S. avian flu outbreak drives up the price of eggs as supplies are threatened

In 2014, migratory birds carrying highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 infections brought the disease to the United States, sparking an outbreak that has affected more than 21 million egg-laying

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Poachers have killed half the elephants in Mozambique in the last five years

Poachers have killed half the elephants in Mozambique in the last five years

In the last five years, poachers in Mozambique have killed almost half of the elephants in the country for the ivory. The government in Mozambique sponsored a study that shows a dramatic 48 percent

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85,000 endangered antelopes died this month and nobody knows why

85,000 endangered antelopes died this month and nobody knows why

Saiga antelopes are among the strangest-looking creatures on Earth, and they are dangerously close to extinction. They are native to the northern part of the Asian continent, where they have been popular

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Tidal Vision upcycles Alaskan fishing industry waste into wallets

Tidal Vision upcycles Alaskan fishing industry waste into wallets

Getting out of the shower and pulling on a bunch of crab shells really doesn’t sound like fun. But what if you could do that -- and have it look like any other athletic-style shirt? The bonus would be

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Incredible video shows the first 21 days of a bee’s life

Incredible video shows the first 21 days of a bee’s life

What will save the bees? In an effort to explore the issue, National Geographic commissioned writer Charles C Mann and photographer Anand Varma to produce a story called Quest for a Superbee. A

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Controversial Texas hunter bags his $350,000 endangered black rhino

Controversial Texas hunter bags his $350,000 endangered black rhino

The Texas man who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros has been successful. Corey Knowlton purchased the permit to kill the endangered animal in an auction in January of 2014, igniting a firestorm of

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Rent a herd of goats on Amazon to mow your lawn

Rent a herd of goats on Amazon to mow your lawn

Amazon never ceases to amaze us with their product and service offerings. Sure, they started out as a speedy way to get cheap books, but those days are a faint memory as their lineup has expanded to

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Project B connects urban beekeeping with the needs of restaurants

Project B connects urban beekeeping with the needs of restaurants

Project B: Fundamental to the biodiversity cycle, and essential to our food chain, bee populations in industrial countries are decreasing at an alarming rate due to changes dictated by the

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Feds launch pollinator task force to protect butterflies and bees from further population decline

Feds launch pollinator task force to protect butterflies and bees from further population decline

The US Federal Government has unleashed its new action plan to save honeybees, butterflies, and other pollinators currently at risk. While the plan, created by the US Pollinator Task Force, makes some

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It’s raining millions of spiders in Australia

It’s raining millions of spiders in Australia

First they show up looking like shooting stars, but as they come closer, it's clear that they're some kind of UFO. Then, by the time they're really close up—perhaps too close—you can see that it is,

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Japan’s zoos and aquariums pledge to stop buying dolphins captured in cruel Taiji dolphin hunts

Japan’s zoos and aquariums pledge to stop buying dolphins captured in cruel Taiji dolphin hunts

Japan’s zoos and aquariums have publicly committed to ending their relationship with the cruel practice of dolphin drive hunts in Taiji, Japan. This move comes out of a vote amongst the leadership of

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3D printing gives an injured sea turtle a new jaw and chance at a normal life

3D printing gives an injured sea turtle a new jaw and chance at a normal life

The wonders of 3d printing seem to be almost limitless. From miraculous replacement limbs for both people and animals to housing for those in a underdeveloped nations and tools in space, the technology is

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Spraying spiders with graphene helps them spin webs 6 times stronger than normal

Spraying spiders with graphene helps them spin webs 6 times stronger than normal

If your spidey sense has been tingling recently, this awesome arachnid discovery may be the cause. Scientists at the University of Trento, Italy had the brilliant idea of combining spider silk, one of

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Missouri scientists may have a cure for white-nose syndrome in bats

Missouri scientists may have a cure for white-nose syndrome in bats

Could a bacteria commonly found in plants and soil save bats from white-nose syndrome? It’s possible, scientists say. The new treatment, developed in Missouri by Forest Service scientists Sybill Amelon

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Testosterone-like beef hormone lingers in environment far too long

Testosterone-like beef hormone lingers in environment far too long

A study published last week in the journal Nature focused on the longer term environmental effects of trenbolone acetate or TBA, which is the steroid commonly given to beef cattle that mimics

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Honeybees devastated by second highest bee die-off on record in 2014

Honeybees devastated by second highest bee die-off on record in 2014

The Bee Informed Partnership reports that the 2014 bee die off is the second-highest number of losses ever recorded, signaling a serious threat to America's food supply. Conducted in collaboration with

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World’s first warm-blooded fish is faster and smarter than its cold-blooded cousins

World’s first warm-blooded fish is faster and smarter than its cold-blooded cousins

All fish are cold-blooded, right? Not anymore, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries' Southwest Fisheries Science Center. NOAA researchers published a paper in

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Man takes 300-mile bike trip from Amsterdam to London with two cats in a glass box

Man takes 300-mile bike trip from Amsterdam to London with two cats in a glass box

A man, a plan, a bike, a litterbox. That’s how Thomas Vles traveled the 300 miles from Amsterdam to London this April. Oh yes, and his two feline friends Mushi and Cheesy were also along for the ride,

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WHO wants to ban disease names that offend animals

WHO wants to ban disease names that offend animals

What do swine flu, monkey pox, and paralytic shellfish poisoning all have in common? Sure, they’re all illnesses but the important commonality according to the World Health Organization is that their

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