Mother Nature Network

Jul 28

Songbirds dying from DDT in Michigan yardsThe birds are contaminated by pesticides in the soils, and residents in the town are asking if they’re at risk as well.

Songbirds dying from DDT in Michigan yards
The birds are contaminated by pesticides in the soils, and residents in the town are asking if they’re at risk as well.

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Why owls have ‘flat’ facesOwls stand out from other raptors in many ways, from their night time hunting habits to their stealthy silent flight. But one of the most distinguishing physical characteristics is that their faces seem to be flatter than those of hawks, eagles and other raptors. This is somewhat of an optical illusion on our part. Here’s why.

Why owls have ‘flat’ faces
Owls stand out from other raptors in many ways, from their night time hunting habits to their stealthy silent flight. But one of the most distinguishing physical characteristics is that their faces seem to be flatter than those of hawks, eagles and other raptors. This is somewhat of an optical illusion on our part. Here’s why.

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9 Qigong exercises you can do at homeCultivate balance in your life with this traditional Chinese exercise and meditation.

9 Qigong exercises you can do at home
Cultivate balance in your life with this traditional Chinese exercise and meditation.

How to watch minor meteor showers as summer endsThe only things you’ll need to see these meteor showers are your eyes or an internet connection.

How to watch minor meteor showers as summer ends
The only things you’ll need to see these meteor showers are your eyes or an internet connection.

Russian officials unable to contact animal-carrying spaceshipThe capsule’s design allows for long-term autonomous operations without input from ground controllers, but engineers are still attempting to reestablish contact.

Russian officials unable to contact animal-carrying spaceship
The capsule’s design allows for long-term autonomous operations without input from ground controllers, but engineers are still attempting to reestablish contact.

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Could dinosaurs have survived the asteroid impact that made them extinct?A drop in biodiversity before the asteroid hit serves as ‘cautionary tale’ for humans and our effect on the ecosystem.

Could dinosaurs have survived the asteroid impact that made them extinct?
A drop in biodiversity before the asteroid hit serves as ‘cautionary tale’ for humans and our effect on the ecosystem.