Posts tagged: nature

Sometimes you’re the road. Sometimes you’re the roadkill.

Sometimes you're the road. Sometimes you're the roadkill.

When Mother Nature meets technology, it’s usually the critters that suffer. Bad day for wildlife out there on those Texas roads.



“Look again at that dot.”

Members of the earthworm stampede committee finally agree on a date to go rampaging through city streets.

“Earthworms form herds and make “group decisions”, scientists have discovered.
The earthworms use touch to communicate and influence each other’s behaviour, according to research published in the journal Ethology.
By doing so the worms collectively decide to travel in the same direction as part of a single herd.
The striking behaviour, found in the earthworm Eisenia fetida, is [...]

Giant lizard discovered in the Philippines – Yahoo! News

Giant lizard discovered in the Philippines - Yahoo! News

By JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press Writer Jim Gomez, Associated Press Writer – Wed Apr 7, 8:37 am ET
MANILA, Philippines – Researchers have concluded that a giant, golden-spotted monitor lizard discovered in the forested mountains of the Philippines six years ago is a new species, according to a study released Wednesday.
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Mysterious Whale Die-Off Is Largest on Record | LiveScience

Mass death among baby right whales has experts scrambling to figure out the puzzle behind the largest great whale die-off on record.
Observers have found 308 dead whales in the waters around Peninsula Valdes along Argentina's Patagonian Coast since 2005. Almost 90 percent of those deaths represent whale calves less than 3 months old, and the [...]

Report: Central African gorillas may go extinct –

“CNN — Gorillas may go extinct in much of central Africa by the mid-2020s — victims of a meat trade, of logging and mining, and even the Ebola virus, a new report says.”
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fuck healthcare. where are all the honeybees going?

From: M.I.A: Bees –
“MERCED, Calif. (AP) — The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees’ pollen and hives laden with pesticides.”

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