Topic: Animals

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

As autumn makes its presence known to us, we start to see a lot of leaves falling to the ground.  This is a beautiful indicator of seasonal change and these leaves often get swept aside in order to clean up the landscape.  Recently lawn maintenance was viewed through the lens of science...

Friday, September 5, 2014

In the 1960's pandas entered the collective psyche as the spokesperson for conservation movements and wilderness protection programs. The World Wildlife Fund and their panda campaign spread quickly across the planet and this gentle forest dweller went from one of...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Camouflage, avoiding attacks, social ranks, and temperature management have all been theories on how these horses went from solid color to vibrant stripes. Science has just concluded what the real reason for these black and white stripes and it comes from a pretty interesting source, bugs! For...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sometimes a really small thing can make a very large impact.  That's what scientists recently concluded when answering one of the age old questions that humanity has wondered since our earliest days on the plains of Africa, how did zebras get their stripes?   Few animals are as...

Monday, March 24, 2014

It’s nearly impossible to go anywhere in the continental United States and not have access to chicken as a meal option.  Chicken meat and eggs have been a standard here for what seems like forever, but it had to start somewhere.  So, who brought chickens to the Americas?...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Way back around the time of dinosaurs the first crocodiles started to appear.  After millions of years of evolution they have become the intense hunters and frighteningly large reptiles that we know today.  These animals are the alpha predators in some parts of the world, are stealthy...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Every living thing on this planet is subject to evolution and extinction. The natural evolutionary process dictates the beginning and end of various species. So, what happens when we start to advance our technological capabilities and introduce the process of de- extinction?...

Friday, September 7, 2012

We all know about the story involving the groundhog and its shadow, but there's more to this rodent than that tale. Enjoy some fun groundhog facts to ring in Groundhog Day!
Ssssssssome people are scared of snakes, but why? Here are some cool facts about snakes and your chances of a snakey run in with these reptiles in the state of Virginia
Crabs can be found almost all over this planet! Here in Virginia one of the most well known crabs is the Blue Crab, but how much do you know about our local crustaceans?

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