Ocean acidification is deadly threat to marine life, finds eight-year study

Ocean acidification is deadly threat to marine life, finds eight-year study

Plastic pollution, overfishing, global warming and increased acidification from burning fossil fuels means oceans are increasingly hostile to marine life

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Raccoons Pass Famous Intelligence Test—By Upending It

Raccoons Pass Famous Intelligence Test—By Upending It

Raccoons are notoriously pesky, but are they as clever as a crow? Scientists recently put the masked mammals through the Aesop's Fable test, which measures if animals can discern cause and effect by displacing water to access food. The experiment is based on the story in which a thirsty crow can’t drink from a pitcher with a low level of water. By dropping in stones, the bird raises the water level and is able to drink.

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These 100-year-old glass flowers are so accurate, they rival the real thing.

These 100-year-old glass flowers are so accurate, they rival the real thing.

the Blaschkas, who had already established a thriving glassmaking business, Leopold, the elder Blaschka, had begun his career making costume jewelry, chandelier attachments, and other luxury goods. He even made glass eyes, both for human use and taxidermy. They used a process called lampworking or flameworking to craft their masterpieces. The collection is housed in a dedicated gallery at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

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Wild boars terrorize German town, injure 4

Wild boars terrorize German town, injure 4

Four people were injured after squealing boars descended on the small city of Heide in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein on Friday morning. Two fully-grown, "aggressive" wild boars — a male and a female — stormed into the city center shortly after 9 a.m. according to local police statements. The male then entered the building of a local bank and began attacking people inside before a local hunter was able to shoot and kill the animal. The second boar managed to escape amid the commotion.

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