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Birdchick Podcast #158: Starling Poop In Rome & Hawk Owl Rescue

This is what I feel like when I go birding: Read names of people who said they loved the podcast (it's on your phone). Rome is inundated with starling poop. Kayaker rescues hawk owl in Finland--amazing photo, here's the English version. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #157: New Sibley? Toys R Us are jerks.

Brace yourselves, kids, there's a new Sibley coming. The company Toys R US has an advertising department that is full of complete and total jerks because of this ad: Funny article about rules for the 20 something birder. Show More Summary

Birdchick Podcast #140 Rio Grande Valley Style

What? A stunt husband? Well, kinda sorta. I spend the week in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas, and spent some time with all around cool chick Marci Fuller (who is the head of the Rio Grande Valley Bird Festival). We talk some news and some of the cool parts of birding in the Valley. Show More Summary

1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know Book Trailer

If you're curious about what my book is all about, my friends and neighbors helped Non Birding Bill and I make a trailer. Thank you to Duck Washington, Kelven Hatle, TJ Kudalis (and Ceilidh), Zoe Benston (and Vicious), Lili Taylor, Paul Cornell (and Tom) and Joseph Scrimshaw.

Birdchick Podcast: #153 News from the Midwest Birding Symposium

Birdchick I'm going to make fun of Birding Is Fun and their vest contest because I am adamantly opposed to birding vests and I never wear anything ridiculous ever. At all. Never. Ever. By the way, here's my picture from the Midwest Birding...Show More Summary

Strange Bacteria Dine on Electricity and Link Up to Form Biowires

All living organisms need energy. Most animals get their energy by eating other organisms. Plants manufacture energy from sunlight. Now, scientists are finding a strange form of bacterial life that dines on unadulterated electricity. But the fact the bacteria live on electricity isn’t the weird part. We all fundamentally live on […]

The modern equivalent of a suit of armor

In his latest video Robert Kaiser, CEO of the PPSS Group, lets one of his staff hit him in the chest with an axe, ice pick and police baton while he wears the company’s new PPSS Cell Extraction Vest. More Summary

(Video) Fox Attacks and Eats GoPro

You Tube poster TheOpenLens got some great footage of an up close and personal encounter with a fox. The interaction was so up close and personal that the fox more or less ate the camera. TheOpenLens explained, “I went to Round Island, Alaska, t...

Prof. Brian Anse Patrick releases "Zombology"

A bit of background: the good professor is a CCW instructor and author of "The Ten Commandments of Propaganda," "The National Rifle Association and the Media: The Motivating Force of Negative Coverage," and "Rise of the Anti-Media: In-Forming America's Concealed...

Is Tech Unemployment Good or Bad?

Recently, in conversation with Vinod Khosla, Larry Page was asked what he thinks will happen to jobs in the future as technology begins to replace humans. His response was essentially, “everybody will work fewer hours.” Similarly, Richard Branson suggested that in the future, companies might choose to hire two part-time […]

The Eurasian Collared-Dove Explosion: Coming to a Town Near You!

The Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) was first released in the New World on the island of New Providence, in the...

More Foreign Invaders: Possums on the Half Shell by Allen Bush

  Robyn Brown, a Nashville buddy and talented gardener, told me last week that her garden is under siege by armadillos. I was all ears. The nine-banded armadillos are rooting around her garden like little armored feral pigs. These foreign invaders arrived in Western Kentucky over twenty years ago. There was road kill to prove […]

Video: USFWS Oregon Bull Trout Reintroduction Makes Progress

The Pacific branch of the USFWS has taken deliberate steps in past years to restore important fish species to Oregon waters. Earlier this year the agency proposed delisting the Oregon chub from its threatened status, making it the first fish to escape...

Video: USFWS Reintroduces Bull Trout in Oregon, Population Thriving

In past years the Pacific branch of the USFWS has taken deliberate steps to restore native fish species to Oregon waters.The agency proposed delisting the Oregon chub from its threatened status earlier this year, making it the first fish to escape the...

Video: Wild Leopard Rescued From Indian Well

We often hear news of largescale hunts for maneating big cats in India, but this viral video of Indian villagers rescuing a leopard trapped in a well is a less common interaction with the country's feline predators. Villagers in the northwestern regi...

Humans Aren’t the Pinnacle of Evolution and Consciousness—We’re Only a Rung on the Ladder

In his latest video, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games and techno-poet, Jason Silva, explores the universe’s tendency to self-organize. Biology, he says, seems to have agency and directionality toward greater complexity, and humans are the peak. “It’s like human beings seem to be the cutting edge,” Silva says. “The […]

Arianne Caoili in "Shall We Dance?"

Aussie chess fans will remember with some amusement, I think, Arianne Caoili's suddenly rise to fame years ago when she appeared on Australia's "Dancing With The Stars". Now living mostly in Armenia, with you-know-who, it looks likeShow More Summary

Identifying the Mystery Bird

“Okay, fellow songbird rehabbers,” wrote Vonda Lee Morton of Laurens Wildlife Rescue on her FaceBook page. “Is this a Song Sparrow?...

Video: "Shark" Sighting in Lake Ontario Revealed as Shark Week Hoax

Strange things were afoot…errr, a fin…in Lake Ontario. A video posted to You Tube last week, allegedly shot on Wolfe Island, where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario, shows three anglers responding to a mystery fish breaching near...

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