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3 Reasons Why Birding is a Great Hobby

3 Reasons Why Birding is a Great Hobby

Relatively Interesting November 10, 2016 0

Bird watching, or birding, as those dedicated to the hobby like to call it, is one of the best hobbies there is. Some may argue that a different hobby, like stamp collecting, cooking, photography,

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The problem with microbeads.

The problem with microbeads.

Relatively Interesting April 12, 2016 1

Forget your garage or basement. Did you know that some of the most environmentally damaging products in your house are probably stored right in your own bathroom? Check your shower, vanity drawers and medicine

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A Rational Look at GMOs:  Facts, Fiction, and Fear Mongering

A Rational Look at GMOs: Facts, Fiction, and Fear Mongering

Relatively Interesting September 1, 2015 3

Whilst researching this topic it soon became apparent that: ‘Genetically Modified Organisms’ (just call me GMO) is a huge and diverse field to tackle in a short article. For a comprehension exposition, not only

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Earth’s 6th Mass Extinction Has Begun, New Study Confirms

Earth’s 6th Mass Extinction Has Begun, New Study Confirms

Relatively Interesting June 22, 2015 0

James Dyke, University of Southampton We are currently witnessing the start of a mass extinction event the likes of which have not been seen on Earth for at least 65 million years. This is

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Meet the Electric Eel:  Nature’s Taser

Meet the Electric Eel: Nature’s Taser

Relatively Interesting April 30, 2015 1

First thing’s first, the electric eel is not an eel but is actually a variety of knifefish (related to catfish) found in the muddy rainforest waters of South America. Secondly, they’re badass.  The base

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What lurks beneath:  the largest animals in the ocean

What lurks beneath: the largest animals in the ocean

Relatively Interesting February 27, 2015 3

As a child, the thought of swimming in the deep end of the pool terrified me.  That’s where the big sea creatures lived and they were going to pull me down and eat me.

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50 Facts About Plants

50 Facts About Plants

Relatively Interesting July 3, 2014 0

Did you know that bamboo can grow 91cm in a single day?  Or that before the 17th century, purple was the color of almost all cultivated carrots?  And that rhubarb’s stems are delicious (especially

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The World’s Largest Predators Ever

The World’s Largest Predators Ever

Relatively Interesting May 27, 2014 2

What are the world’s largest predators to have ever existed on Earth?  This infographic sheds light on the 15 largest.  Surprisingly, my childhood favourite, Tyrannosaurus Rex, ranks only 14th.  I can imagine a day

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How Animals See The World [infographic]

How Animals See The World [infographic]

Relatively Interesting March 5, 2014 1

The human eye is pretty amazing, but there are some things it simply cannot do… like see ultraviolet light or detect images at great distance.  The visual capabilities of non-human creatures can help to

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The 10 Deadliest Animals in the World

The 10 Deadliest Animals in the World

Relatively Interesting January 24, 2014 0

The top 10 deadliest animals in the world (rated by approximate annual human attacks/kills): The world can be a dangerous place… here’s a list of the top 10 deadliest animals that lurk within it…

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