Scientists Studying Crows Get Big Surprise –They’re So Smart They Understand the Concept of Zero

Building on substantial evidence of crow consciousness, a German university has proven some crows can learn to recognize ‘zero’ as a counting unit.

While that sounds ridiculous, zero is not nothing, rather it’s one of the most complex mathematical concepts devised—that something can and should represent nothing, not only as the base value, but as a placeholder. Continue reading

‘The Running of the Goats’: NYC Park Gets Rid of Invasive and Poison Plants With 24 Goats Enjoying a Vacation

If one doesn’t want to use herbicides to control their lawn, what’s the alternative to constant mowing and hedge-trimming? Well, in olden days, they used goats.

In fact, many organic landscapers today use goats, as they are living weed whackers, immune to all sorts of natural poisons and seemingly unfazed by thorns. They can eat poison oak as easy as we can eat a piece of celery. Continue reading

Chinese Monk Dedicates Life to Rescuing 8,000 Dogs – He Finds Them New Homes Around the World

A karmic war chest will be waiting for one Buddhist monk who’s spent decades rescuing stray dogs in Shanghai and bringing them to his monastery to live in peace and comfort, or to find a new home. Continue reading

Invading Rats Were Finally Eradicated on 2 Galapagos Islands Thanks to Drone Partnership

Two years after a rodent eradication program began on two Galapagos Islands, conservations are excited to finally declare the lands rat-free—and drones, for the first time, contributed to the big success. Continue reading

Five Foods to Feed Your Dog When He’s Sick

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Key Points
  • There are several foods that are beneficial to dogs with upset stomachs.
  • Feeding a bland diet can alleviate some of your dog’s intestinal discomfort.
  • Occasionally, an upset stomach is a sign of a more serious problem — consult a vet.

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Media says dogs can sniff covid on a person – can they also identify vaccinated people who are “shedding?”

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You know what is more accurate than a PCR test for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19)? A dog’s nose, according to a new study. Continue reading

Essential homesteading skills for self-sufficiency

Essential homesteading skills for self-sufficiency

Homesteading requires diverse skills to truly become self-sufficient. You need to produce your own food, create and mend your clothing, till the land yourself and protect yourself from invading animals or thieves.

For those looking to get into homesteading, here are some of the essential homesteading skills that you will need to learn. (h/t to HomesteadAdvisor.com) Continue reading

Study warns US farmland is now 48 TIMES more TOXIC to insects: Are neonicotinoids to blame for the impending “insect apocalypse?”

Researchers have determined that the nation’s farmland is now 48 times more toxic to insects than it was just 25 years ago, and much of this rise in toxicity is being blamed on the widespread use of a dangerous category of pesticides known as neonicotinoids. Continue reading

At Villa Fantasía, meet Pancho the croc and the Ocelot without a name

A zoo becomes a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in Zapopan, Jalisco Continue reading

How to Make a Simple Mason Bee Hotel

Unlike honeybees, mason bees are solitary bees that do not live in colonies. The female mason bee nests in hollow tubes, where she constructs walls of mud to protect her eggs. She will be very picky about the cleanliness of the tubes she nests in, but once she has selected a proper tube, she builds the first mud wall. She constructs these walls by making about 15-25 trips to a nearby source of mud. Continue reading

Amazing aquatic life: Blue-banded sea snakes “breathe” through their heads

Sea snakes, despite their name, still need to surface to get air to breathe. Australian researchers, however, have found one species that has developed an organ that lets it effectively “breathe” underwater for a limited time. Continue reading

Top Freshwater Aquarium Plants: Tops Plants To Put In An Aquarium

Aquarium supply stores offer a huge variety of beautiful aquatic plants and many are easy to grow, even for newbies. Are you wondering what plants to put in an aquarium? If you’re a beginner, or even if you aren’t, here are great aquatic plants for fish tanks. Continue reading

Finding the elusive jaguar was a challenge for wildlife photographer

Long walks through mountains and jungles led to Alejandro Prieto’s Jaguar Story Continue reading

Cretaceous ‘terror crocodile’ crushed dinosaurs with banana-size teeth

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Hummingbird Moth Facts: How To Attract Hummingbird Moths To Gardens

Adding ornamental flowers to yard spaces and containers is an excellent way to incorporate color and interest to the summer garden. In doing so, growers are also creating an oasis for pollinating insects  and hummingbirds. Dazzling, nectar-rich flowers are especially attractive when in full bloom. Continue reading