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Is Hunting Helping With Conservation Efforts?

The Maasai people of Northern Kenya and Tanzania have always hunted lions. Certain men from this tribe have been given the title of ‘lion hunter’ in order to prevent lions from killing livestock, but also as a source of pride or rite of passage–it takes great courage to hunt lions. While seemingly impossible, conservationists have ... Read More
 

Could Weather Reports Start to Get More Accurate?

Weather reports are kind of a joke, right? Most of the time, the weather that’s predicted isn’t accurate, and sometimes it’s downright laughable. Your local weather person might predict the biggest blizzard of the century, which may cause airports and roads to shut down, but after all is said and done that blizzard may turn ... Read More
 

A Canadian Wild Boar Problem

What happens when you introduce a new species into a foreign place? In the case of numerous wild boar in Saskatchewan, you get a species that thrives quite unexpectedly. Fish and Game authorities in Saskatchewan, Canada, introduced a number of wild boar into the environment to help with agricultural diversification. What authorities didn’t account for ... Read More
 

A Canadian Wild Boar Problem

What happens when you introduce a new species into a foreign place? In the case of numerous wild boar in Saskatchewan, you get a species that thrives quite unexpectedly. Fish and Game authorities in Saskatchewan, Canada, introduced a number of wild boar into the environment to help with agricultural diversification. What authorities didn’t account for ... Read More
 

BMW Reinvents the Streetlight

While it’s not a wheel, the new streetlights that BMW is working on do reinvent what’s tried, true, and tired. Old streetlights get a new facelift with BMW’s ‘Light and Charge’ technology. This tech uses LED lights that are similar to car headlights, but these lights come with BMW’s ‘ChargeNow’ electrical stations too. So, instead ... Read More
 

GPS Breaks Down Hunting Method of CA Mountain Lions

Scientists don’t know much about the how the majestic and elusive mountain lion hunt their prey, but that’s all about to change thanks to the help of a wearable GPS tracking devices. Scientists with the University of California in Santa Cruz say they’ve learned more than ever about the way these creatures behave, especially during ... Read More
 
How Sheepdogs Herd Sheep

How Sheepdogs Herd Sheep

How is it that one single sheepdog can masterfully control an entire flock of sheep? This has been a question that scientists and farmers have wanted to know the answer to for a very long time. Now, that answer has finally arrived – in two parts. Sheepdog CC Photo Courtesy of Krysta Sheepdogs Are Smart ... Read More
 
How 200 Pound Rocks Move On a Desert Floor

How 200 Pound Rocks Move On a Desert Floor

Death Valley National Park hasn’t been visited by UFOs, though prior to a recent GPS tracking study, the alien explanation might have been the only logical option. You see, there are rocks that move across the base of a company dry lake bed – big rocks, rocks that weigh 200 pounds and more. Desert CC ... Read More
 
GPS Helps Track Earth’s Water Levels

GPS Helps Track Earth’s Water Levels

Water CC Photo Courtesy of Anna A National Geographic article printed this morning tells a sobering tale of water that’s quickly disappearing from the West. Scientists have been tracking small movements in the Earth’s crust with the help of a GPS tracking system. Unintentionally, the GPS trackers have also been keeping tabs on the disappearing ... Read More