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Here’s Why You Should NEVER Squash A Centipede In Your House

Look, it goes against all reason and instinct, but you should really never squish a centipede.

Even if you’re in the bathroom at 2 a.m. and one comes scuttling out to the drain, you should try to resist the urge.

It’s challenging, because there are few crawlies as creepy as a squirmy, fast-moving centipede. read more

Hundreds of New Species Found

A red-eyed tree frog was one of the amphibian species observed during an expedition to the...
A red-eyed tree frog was one of the amphibian species observed during an expedition to the Lost City of the Monkey God in Honduras(Credit: Trond Larsen)

In 2012, centuries-old legends of a lost city in Honduras were confirmed when ancient ruins were rediscovered in the dense Mosquita rainforest. Now, scientists have conducted a three-week expedition to these ruins, known as the “White City” or the “Lost City of the Monkey God,” and found a trove of natural treasures. Living in the pristine forests around the city is an incredibly rich array of wildlife, including species new to science, some unknown in the area, some that haven’t been seen in decades and others that were believed extinct. read more

Toxic Jellyfish Lurk in Waters off Jersey Shore

Scientists are warning visitors to the Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend to watch out for toxic jellyfish said to be invading the waters.

A bloom of roughly 200 to 300 clinging jellyfish have been found in the New Jersey waters, according to Professor Paul Bologna of Montclair State and a group of his students.

‘We’ve just pulled algae and what we’re trying to look for is something called clinging jellyfish,’ Elias Chalet, a biology major at the school, explained to CBS New York. ‘The reason we’re trying to look for it is because they have a very lethal toxin.’

Wallace’s Giant Bee Rediscovered

Wallace's giant bee, the largest known bee species in the world, is four times larger than...
Wallace’s giant bee, the largest known bee species in the world, is four times larger than a European honeybee(Credit: Clay Bolt)

Animals are dying off at a pretty alarming rate, with some studies suggesting the world is entering a sixth major extinction event. But now, in a rare piece of good news from that field, researchers from Australia, Canada and the US have rediscovered Wallace’s giant bee, an insect that hasn’t been seen in almost 40 years. read more

World’s Largest Oil/Gas Field Found

Some 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 20 billion...
Some 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and 20 billion barrels of natural gas liquids are estimated to be underTexas and New Mexico(Credit:bluebay2014/Depositphotos)

As the United States becomes a net oil exporter for the first time in 75 years, the US Department of the Interior has announced the discovery of the largest continuous oil and gas field ever found. Situated in the Wolfcamp Shale and overlying Bone Spring Formation in Texas and the Permian Basin in New Mexico, the new resource is estimated to contain 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cu ft of natural gas, and 20 billion barrels of natural gas liquids worth trillions of dollars. read more

Japanese Fish Found off California Coast

Experienced divers swimming off the coast of California have noticed something out of the ordinary in the past few years – a small, black-and-white striped fish unlike any other in the region.

The barred knifejaw, also called the striped beakfish, is normally found in Pacific Ocean waters surrounding Asia.

And while it might be the most conspicuous, scientists say it’s not the only non-native species that’s ended up in this area thousands of miles from home.

A recent study identified nearly 300 Japanese coastal marine species that ended up on the wrong side of the ocean after the massive tsunami generated by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan back in 2011.

Video Podcast – Another Global Warming Study Debunked

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

Okay, so let’s talk global warming again. Wish there was some.

What I’ll be discussing today could be another cold, calculated attempt to try to convince us that global warming is happening and it’s all man’s fault, or we can just chalk it up to simply human error and definitely not intentional.

Gee, I wonder which side I come down on.

Global warming alarmists dressed up in white science lab coats are at it again. And as predictably as the sun rising in the East, global warming activists dressed up as journalists are giving the latest alarmist “research” paper unwavering and uncontested support and coverage.

But there is one brave soul – one brave scientist who had the courage to look at the research study objectively and release his own conclusions. read more

California Wildfires Were 100 Years in the Making

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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I think all would agree that the California wildfires have been a tragic loss to life and property. The devastation caused has been

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nothing short of catastrophic. Video and pictures of the town of Paradise should cause anyone’s heart to sink.

However, this is not a disaster born of natural causes, but human-caused, and most of these wildfires could have been mitigated if not prevented all together, should the State of California and the federal government have heeded decades old warnings.

The federal government, for a century or so, has been taking various States’ forested lands in order to prevent mining, logging and “urban sprawl.” There goal is to keep these forests as pristine as possible, unaltered by human hands.

In February, 2018, California’s Little Hoover Commission published an 82 page report entitled “Fire on the Mountain: Rethinking Forest Management in the Sierra Nevada.” read more

Intelligent Crows Make Tools

Birds of the corvid family are known to be smart, but scientists have now uncovered a...
Birds of the corvid family are known to be smart, but scientists have now uncovered a clever new ability they can use to retrieve food(Credit: EBFoto/Depositphotos)

Crows and their close relatives ravens are known to be quite intelligent, with scientific experiments showing how they can hitch rides on bald eagles and remember the faces of captors. New research has now uncovered a previously unknown ability, with crows being observed building tools from multiple parts for the first time ever. read more

The Indestructible Cockroach

A new Japanese study reveals that the female American cockroach's penchant for co-operation could explain why...
A new Japanese study reveals that the female American cockroach’s penchant for co-operation could explain why there are so many of them(Credit: smuayc/Depositphotos)

They’ve been around for the past 300 million years, outlasting the dinosaurs and teaming up with evolution to outsmart our attempts to get rid of them. Now, Japanese researchers at Hokkaido University have revealed yet another reason why we have been unable to put a dent in their populations: female solidarity. read more