Science

Cow Farts Cause Explosion on German Dairy Farm

by Amanda Just

High levels of methane from the flatulence of about 90 cows caused a dairy farm in Germany to explode.

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H7N9 Detected, 20,000 Live Chickens Killed in Hong Kong

by Natalia Galbetti

Health officials in eastern China killed 20,000 live hens Tuesday, January 28, after a sample tested positive for bird flu virus H7N9.

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Big Win for Planet Earth, New York City Bans Styrofoam

by Amanda Just

New York City is now the largest city to ban Styrofoam in the United States.

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Crocodiles Found to Use Twigs to Lure Their Prey

by Megan Blanchard

According to Science World Report, crocodiles and alligators are basically the orchid mantis of the swamp. For nest-building birds, this is particularly alarming.

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30 Countries Unite to End Illegal Ivory Trade

by Megan Thompson

In order to combat the booming illegal ivory trade, the African Elephant Summit, which included delegates from 30 countries, held its first official meeting this week.

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Grand Canyon Floods With Clouds, a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Event

by Amanda Just

A rare weather phenomenon surprised and delighted visitors to the Grand Canyon over the holiday weekend.

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Orchid Mantis Mimics Flowers to Gobble Up Insects

by Megan Blanchard

If you’re an insect, and you love to hang out near orchids, you’d better be careful. Some orchids are not what they seem.

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