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Coral reef fish are now moving into temperate kelp forests, with dire consequences

If you’re a diver who enjoys exploring coastal kelp forests, you might have noticed a recent shift in the biota inhabiting these lush marine habitats. Researchers have reported a sharp increase in some unusual visitors to the world’s kelp forests:…

Almost a third of tropical Africa’s flora faces extinction

31.7% of tropical Africa’s vascular plant species could be threatened with extinction, reveals an international study. Using a new approach based on the key elements of the assessment process used by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), for the first time researchers have been able to assess the potential conservation status of tropical flora on the scale of a continent.

This may be why the 'devil worm' can live where no other animal can

When it comes to creatures that have been sharing this planet with us for millennia, this tiny worm is probably the devil you don’t know. That’s because the aptly named “devil worm” haunts places that are difficult, if not downright…

Kitty rescued in Bangladesh after getting stuck in a window

[embedded content] A kitten in Dhaka, Bangladesh, found itself in a precarious position. The feline had managed to get itself stuck in a window on the 3rd floor of a building and couldn’t manage to wiggle out. Three young men…

Dogs really are 'the best people,' and we have the photos to prove it

There’s a lot you can accomplish with peanut butter. Photographer Belinda Richards often relies on this tasty treat to get her four-legged subjects to sit still for the camera. When dogs come in for a portrait at Frog Dog Studios…

What is ayahuasca, the shaman's brew?

It’s been called life changing and mind-altering. A muddy brown liquid with an earthy taste, ayahuasca is a herbal drink created from plants in the Amazon. Used for centuries in healing and cleansing ceremonies, the tea — which is illegal…

This black hole nurtures baby stars instead of eating them

Every major galaxy has a black hole for a heart. And these celestial Hoovers run a very tight ship, allowing nothing — not even a particle of light — to escape their dominion. That’s why, when scientists look to the…

If you’re wondering where global warming went, look at this map – WQAD Moline

Please enable Javascript to watch this video New data released by NOAA shows the combined global land and ocean surface temperature departure from average for October 2019 at it’s second-highest level in 140 years. It’s a map you may need…

How to prevent and treat norovirus infections

It sounds so innocent when you call it the “stomach flu,” but a norovirus infection is anything but. The highly contagious virus spreads through schools, cruise ships, hospitals, shopping malls and any other crowded space. It’s responsible for most stomach…