Category: Nature News

No Such Thing As A Dormant Volcano

I’m sure we have all heard about dormant volcanoes and how you should not have to worry about visiting places where dormant volcanoes lie. Well this statement is definitely about to change. The new belief is that supposed “dormant” volcanoes are not actually dormant. Volcanoes are never dormant! What were once called “dormant” volcanoes is

Rejected Spider Monkey Finds Hope

Little Estela, a baby spider monkey born on January 17, holds hope for approval by none other than her own stuffed animals. After being abandoned by her own mother after birth, she clings to life at Melbourne Zoo in the south-eastern part of Australia. A spider monkey finds hope Because of Estela being abandoned right

Climate-smart Agriculture Is Needed

Giving no other course than “climate-smart” agriculture, the UK government’s chief scientific advisor, John Beddington, claims that we do not have any other choices. Fertilizers are bad for the environment Since agriculture is a large portion of our past present and future, we need to start now to preserve that possible future. Many large portions

Moby Dick’s ship found

There has been a discovery of a shipwrecked whaling vessel in the waters of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, 600 miles north of Honolulu. Did the whale really trap Moby Dick? The name of the vessel was the Two Brothers, from Nantucket. The ship slammed against a shallow reef and was sunk on February 11, 1823.

One Digit Dinosaur Unearthed

On the border between Mongolia and China there has been a discovery of a new species of dinosaur. Found near the city of Linhe, the new discovery was given the name Linhenykus monodactylus. This dinosaur belongs in the carnivorous group of Theropoda which also include the Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor. What the Linhenykus monodactylus may have

If 2012 won’t kill us, 2036 sure will

A cataclysm of enormous measure will face the world on April 13, 2036. That is if you believe in scientists and gravitational keyholes. The head of NASA’s Near Earth Object Program, Donald Yeomans, says the collision does not have a good chance of happening. He has been studying an asteroid named Apophis, which will travel

Ancient Rock Art found in Australia

While searching for the fossils of an old giant rat species, scientists from Australia discover some ancient faces called petroglyphs looking back at them from the walls of a cave in East Timor. These petroglyphs were found in a large cave on the northeast tip of East Timor and are thought to be more than

Oysters on the Brink of Extinction

Extinction is in the future for oysters from around the world. Once an industry to rely on economically, 85% of oyster reefs are now in trouble. Scientists found two reasons for this decline. One is the fact that the oyster population is being diminished by diseases. Introducing non-native species into areas have caused these diseases

Giraffes triumphant return home

These giraffes looked more like sailors as they floated across Lake Baringo, Kenya to their new home; you would never guess that they would actually prefer munching leaves from tall trees with their feet planted firmly on dry ground. giraffes return home They disappeared from their native habitat over 70 years ago and these eight

UFOs zoom over Peru

So here we are again, amongst yet another peculiar UFO sighting. On this occasion we get to speculate over footage taken from an aircraft that was flying over the Nazca Lines. The Nazca Lines While watching this video found on YouTube (see below), one cannot help but think of the many hoaxes that have surfaced

Eat a cow and take it home too

Meat lovers rejoice: A new American restaurant in Brooklyn, New York has come up with an innovative way for you to have you cow and eat it too. Marlow & Sons restaurant offers leather fashion items that have just come from the cow that was on a customer’s plate only moments before. Leather handbag, anyone?

A Whopper of a Whale Shark

Scientists studying the elusive whale shark have discovered that it could potentially be larger than previously thought. Whale sharks may be larger than previously thought The whale shark is the largest fish in the world, and it was previously believed that they grew only up to an enormous 20 metres in length. However, Scientists from

Going Batty is a Good Thing

It may be a bad thing to ‘go batty’. But real bats actually make lifelong friendships similar to how humans can have lifelong friendships. Bats make friends for life According to Scientists, these nocturnal creatures that are the only mammals with the ability to fly, keep family and friends close to heart. This conclusion came

Sheep Raising the Baa of Intelligence

Think you pull the wool over a sheep’s eye? It turns out that sheep are just not as stupid as we previously thought, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge. Lone sheep raise the bar of animal intelligence Although sheep are thought of not being that intelligent, do not over look our woolly friends.