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little egret

little egret

The white feathers of the little egret make it an eye-catcher on the riverside. Part of a group commonly known as the white egrets, it is an extremely well-known bird that lives in close proximity to residential areas. All white egrets, such as the Chinese egret and the Great egret, are pure white and have …

We Can Power The World With Algae!

We Can Power The World With Algae!

You know when you’re minding your own business, swimming in a lake or ocean and that green blob touches you and you’re NOT DOWN. That stuff could power your house, your car, and it could even stop global warming. Hey there muckrakers, thanks for watching DNews, I’m Trace. Algae is plural. It encompasses a large …

Bringing Fish Up from the Deep | Engineering Is

Bringing Fish Up from the Deep | Engineering Is

One of the most interesting parts of the ocean for me is this area that we call the twilight zone which is this narrowband of the ocean between about 200 and 500 feet the below the surface of the water. It’s mysterious It’s unknown. It’s sort of enchanting and captivating but also it’s an area …

Why Don’t All Skeletons Become Fossils?

Why Don’t All Skeletons Become Fossils?

Hey Brainstuff — it’s me, Jonathan. You know, sometimes in a lull between events at CES I’m digging a six-foot hole in the middle of the desert outside Las Vegas and I start to wonder: Where are all the dead animals? Shouldn’t we be wading knee-deep in fossils every time we go outside? You can …

Dead Ants vs. Whirlpool Waterfall

Dead Ants vs. Whirlpool Waterfall

Oh no! I woke up this week to a total disaster! I expected an ordinary day in the Selva De Fuego, this giant Amazon River Paludarium, the mighty home kingdom to the Fire Nation, our massive colony of fire ants. But when I saw it, I knew we had a crisis at hand. A dead …

CARTA: The Role of Hunting in Anthropogeny – Briana Pobiner Rebecca Bliege Bird Jill Pruetz

CARTA: The Role of Hunting in Anthropogeny – Briana Pobiner Rebecca Bliege Bird Jill Pruetz

(rumbling) (bleeping) (lively piano music) – [Narrator] We are the paradoxical ape. Bipedal. Naked. Large-brained. Long the master of fire, tools, and language. But still trying to understand ourselves. Aware that death is inevitable. Yet filled with optimism. We grow up slowly. We hand down knowledge. We empathize and deceive. We shape the future from …