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Wild Chimpanzees In Bakoun, Guinea Regularly Go Fishing For Algae, Research Finds

Published on November 13th, 2016 | by

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While using the word fishing is perhaps a bit misleading (though some chimpanzees and orangutans do apparently go fishing with their hands sometimes), new research has found that a population of wild chimpanzees in Bakoun, Guinea regularly go fishing for algae during the dry season using sticks. Sometimes these sticks used are very long, up […] read more

Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea) Nutritional Value Can Be Enhanced Through Nitrogen Fertility Management, Research Finds

Published on November 11th, 2016 | by

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Common purslane is, despite its public image as a weed in many regions, a very nutritious food item — with the plants being high in a number of different important vitamins and minerals. Notably, common purslane (Portulaca oleracea) possesses higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids than any other leafy green vegetable does. While purslane […] read more

Neanderthals & Denisovans Granted Humans Specific Genetic Adaptions/Advantages Through Interbreeding

Published on November 11th, 2016 | by

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The so-called Neanderthals and Denisovans were two, of very likely a great many, of the branches or relatives (depending on your view) of humans that lived in Asia, Europe, and the Near East, for up to a million years. (If you include other homo erectus descendants, that have lived in Asia and probably Europe, relatives […] read more

Julia Louis-Dreyfus On Why She Is Voting For Hillary And Climate Change

Published on November 3rd, 2016 | by

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is well known for her portrayal of Jerry Seinfeld’s former girlfriend. Since 2012, she has been the star of  Veep, a hit television show on HBO that takes an up close and personal look at the hypocritical, lying, conniving world known as American politic. Now in its fifth season, Veep has won an Emmy […] read more

Googly Eyed Stubby Squid, Bobtail Squid, Flapjack Octopus, Dumbo Octopus,Vampire Squid, & Snail Fish (Nautilus Live Videos)

Published on November 3rd, 2016 | by

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To the eyes of a land mammal, the deep ocean is a strange place. The colors, shapes, movements, and animal behaviors are quite different. With that in mind, the team of the Nautilus deep-sea submersible has a nice collection of videos and images on its website free for perusing. Here are some of the best […] read more

US EPA Announces $400,000 Settlement With Halliburton Over Violation Of California’s Truck & Bus Regulation

Published on October 29th, 2016 | by

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As a result of its violation of California’s Truck and Bus Regulation, Halliburton Energy Services is being required by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pay a bit over $400,000 in fines as part of a new settlement. The “fines” are a bit varied in nature and relate to: a $154,400 civil penalty, $180,600 […] read more

EV Summit Conversations — Clotheslines, Uber, Safety

Published on October 27th, 2016 | by

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The first day of the EV Summit in Florida was flowing with inspired conversations that extended far beyond the presentations. At lunch, Florida Solar Energy Center presenter Danny Parker talked about net zero impact and how much energy clothes dryers suck. I mentioned that I love clotheslines — I find them interesting, colorful, and fresh watching them flap in the breeze. Why on earth do we discourage the most bacteria-free means of drying our clothes in so many neighborhoods? read more