Posts with the category “nature”
The Real-Life Shark Attacks That Inspired Jaws
April 28th, 2020
The Real-Life Shark Attacks That Inspired Jaws During the summer of 1916, a series of violent deaths shattered the peace of New Jersey’s coastal areas. For 14 days in July, people entered the water at...
Calls for the Protection of Lions Roar on World Animal Day
October 4th, 2019
Calls for the Protection of Lions Roar on World Animal Day Animal protection organisations Humane Society International (HSI)/Africa and FOUR PAWS South Africa join forces this World Animal Day with a...
Flaxseeds, The Ancient Superfood That Lowers Cholesterol, And Improves Digestion
June 1st, 2019
Flaxseeds, The Ancient Superfood That Lowers Cholesterol, And Improves Digestion They may be little but they are quite powerful. Flax seeds have been around for thousands of years and are still toppin...
Anger grows towards Brazil mine firm Vale
January 28th, 2019
Anger grows towards Brazil mine firm Vale Senior Brazilian politicians have called for Vale SA to be held to account for last week's dam disaster, as anger grows towards the mining firm. Brazil's Vice...
How Volcanoes Can Trigger Tsunamis
December 23rd, 2018
How Volcanoes Can Trigger Tsunamis Nobody had any clue. There was certainly no warning. It's part of the picture that now suggests a sudden failure in the west-southwest flank of the Anak Krakatau vol...
A.I. Can Help Us Understand The Roots Of Religious Violence
November 2nd, 2018
A.I. Can Help Us Understand The Roots Of Religious Violence Religion is often said to be at the root of the world’s conflicts, but what if mankind were simply naturally violent? How might we begin to ...
Indigenous Seeds Key in Ensuring Food Security in Kenya
October 7th, 2018
Indigenous Seeds Key in Ensuring Food Security in Kenya The solution to achieving food security for the country is based on access to seeds.This is especially because the quality of seeds determines t...
Indonesian troops prepared to shoot looters amid quake desperation
October 3rd, 2018
Indonesian troops prepared to shoot looters amid quake desperation The death toll in Indonesia's twin quake-tsunami disaster has climbed above 1,400, with time running out to rescue survivors six days...
7 Outside-The-Kitchen Uses For Honey
September 27th, 2018
7 Remarkable ‘Outside-The-Kitchen’ Uses For Honey September is National Honey Month, and the golden liquid seems to deserve the honor. Americans consume about 1.5 pounds of honey per person annually, ...
The Practical And Clever 2-Ingredient Soap The Pioneers Used
September 3rd, 2018
The Practical And Clever 2-Ingredient Soap The Pioneers Used Have you ever wondered what the best way is to make soap if you are living off the land?The hard-working pioneers had to be resourceful and...
4 Perennial Berries You Can Plant Once And Enjoy For A Lifetime
August 12th, 2018
4 Perennial Berries You Can Plant Once And Enjoy For A Lifetime Many of us living off-the-grid have a robust garden to supplement the homestead’s food supply. Usually, the garden relies on annual plan...
Lemur extinction: Vast majority of species under threat
August 2nd, 2018
Lemur extinction: Vast majority of species under threat Almost every species of lemur, wide-eyed primates unique to Madagascar, is under threat of extinction. That is the conclusion of an internationa...
Green gold: Pakistan plants hundreds of millions of trees
June 26th, 2018
Green gold: Pakistan plants hundreds of millions of trees The change is drastic: around the region of Heroshah, previously arid hills are now covered with forest as far as the horizon. In northwestern...
The Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth
May 14th, 2018
The Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth What, you ask, is diatomaceous earth? Isn’t all earth… well, earth? Of course, but diatomaceous earth is a particular type of earth. Okay, it’s basically dirt, but i...
Indigenous Brazilians rally to demand land rights protection
April 25th, 2018
Indigenous Brazilians rally to demand land rights protection Thousands of indigenous Brazilians from across the country have rallied in the capital, Brasilia, to call authorities to protect their land...
Helpful Anti-Inflammatory Herbs When You Can’t Use NSAIDs
April 24th, 2018
Helpful Anti-Inflammatory Herbs When You Can’t Use NSAIDs When people are in pain, they automatically reach out for pain relievers. The most common pain relievers used are non-steroidal anti-inflammat...
Ongoing Drought Affecting World Food Prices
April 22nd, 2018
Ongoing Drought Affecting World Food Prices The prices for cereals, which contain the world’s most important food crops, rose by 12.1% over the past year. The cost of cereals, which include grains, co...
Child labour rampant in Zimbabwe tobacco farms HRW reports
April 8th, 2018
Child labour rampant in Zimbabwe tobacco farms HRW reports Malpractice in Zimbabwe's tobacco growing industry is rampant, an international human rights organisation has reported after an investigation...
Stinging Nettles: The Delicious Spring Edible Weed That Is Easily Tamed
March 29th, 2018
Stinging Nettles: The Delicious Spring Edible ‘Weed’ That Is Easily Tamed Stinging nettles are a common forest plant found in Northern regions around the globe. They prefer rich soil near the edges of...
Less Than a Quarter of the Earth Has Escaped Substantial Impacts by Humans
March 27th, 2018
Less Than a Quarter of the Earth Has Escaped Substantial Impacts by Humans Land degradation will unleash a mass migration of at least 50 million people by 2050 — as many as 700 million unless humans s...
How To Make Pancake Syrup From Birch Trees
March 13th, 2018
How To Make Pancake Syrup From Birch Trees Birch syrup is an alternative to maple syrup that is commonly grown across the northern United States, Canada and in northern Europe. While other birch produ...
7 of the Gutsiest Women on the American Frontier
March 8th, 2018
7 of the Gutsiest Women on the American Frontier MOLLY BRANT: Native American Diplomat and SpyThe daughter of a Mohawk chief in upstate New York and consort of a British dignitary, Molly Deganwadonti ...
5 Questions You Better Ask Before Buying Garden Seeds
March 3rd, 2018
5 Questions You Better Ask Before Buying Garden Seeds Those of us who raise our own vegetables know it involves more than simply sowing spring seeds and reaping the delicious rewards at harvest time. ...
5 Wise Ways To Use The Last Few Weeks Of Winter
February 10th, 2018
5 Wise Ways To Use The Last Few Weeks Of Winter Transitioning from winter to spring is an exciting time around our homestead. We have used these last few months to research and plan new ideas to incor...
The Secrets of Hummingbird Agility Revealed
February 8th, 2018
The Secrets of Hummingbird Agility Revealed Hummingbirds are maneuverability specialists, so researchers studying the basic science underlying agility went to where there are a lot of these agile avia...
Storm carries massive rubbish pile to shores of Lebanon
January 23rd, 2018
Storm carries massive rubbish pile to shores of Lebanon Large amounts of rubbish have washed ashore on beaches north of the Lebanese capital as a result of a heavy storm, reigniting debate about the r...
Ants vs Humans: Who Would Win a Tug of War?
January 12th, 2018
Ants vs Humans: Who Would Win a Tug of War? Defined as the decisive contest for supremacy, tug of war has been the ultimate test of strength since ancient times. The practice is believed to date back ...
The Lykovs: The Family Who Dropped Out Of Society For 42 Years Without Being Acknowledged
December 22nd, 2017
The Lykovs: The Family Who Dropped Out Of Society For 42 Years Without Being Acknowledged A modern movement toward self-reliance has inspired people to unplug from society and to live more simply, rem...
What are the secrets of the superagers?
December 18th, 2017
What are the secrets of the superagers? What will you be like in your 80s? Living independently, robust in body and mind, with a wide social circle? Manage that and you will be a superager. It is a w...
World's 10 Weirdest Christmas Traditions
December 15th, 2017
World's 10 Weirdest Christmas Traditions Weird Christmas Traditions Japan: Eats KFC for ChristmasGreenland: Likes to eat raw whale skin and decomposed birdsWales: Parades the town carrying a horse sku...
Study From Harvard University Finds That Rain Does Not Make Joints Ache
December 13th, 2017
Rain does not make joints ache, Harvard University concludes after studying 11 million health records The myth that joints ache more in rainy weather has finally been debunked by Harvard University. S...
Emergency Heat: The 6 Best Ways To Stay Warm When Disaster Strikes
December 8th, 2017
Emergency Heat: The 6 Best Ways To Stay Warm When Disaster Strikes 1. PropaneOne abundant fuel source that people use for heating their homes is propane. I’m sure you’ve seen houses or even house trai...