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The Big Blow of January 2015

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Did you happen to notice any pigs gathering sticks last summer? Woodpeckers sharing a tree? Raccoons with thicker tales and broader bands than usual? The halo around the moon last weekend? Perhaps not, unless you're an astute nature lover, a naturalist or a sky watcher.

Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

American football is in the midst of a concussion epidemic, and many people are looking for solutions. We figured that one possible place to look for solutions is Mother Nature.

Snag! Why Keep That Dead Tree in Your Yard?

Mark Hostetler | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Mark Hostetler

A "hard" outside with a soft inside is ideal for cavity-nesting birds. You can even "plant" a downed tree in the yard to provide a snag for species.

Actor-director Alex Karpovsky Releases a Double-bill

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Getting a movie made is an Olympian task. Getting a movie made and released is even tougher. So Alex Karpovsky's accomplishment -- writing, directing and starring in two movies that are being released the same day as a double-feature -- seems positively Herculean.

Woodpeckers Leave Their Mark on NYC -- and Feed City Wildlife

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

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Does This Vampire Fish Have The Most Terrifying Mouth In Nature?

Cracked.com | Posted 08.10.2012 | Weird News

The natural world is full of horrors, but a lot of nature's creatures seem harmless ... until they open their mouths....

Three Animals That Have Inspired Technology

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

We typically think of the technological world as something completely different from the natural world, even diametrically opposed. But sometimes, technology can become better by following nature's lead.

Beak Deformities On The Rise: Causes Unknown For Birds' Avian Keratin Disorder

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Scientists have observed the highest rate of beak abnormalities ever recorded in wild bird populations in Alaska and the Nor...