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Posted May 31, 2012 by Creature Features

The Blue-ringed Octopus is one of nature's deadliest creatures and warmer ocean waters are allowing the pretty poisonous 'pus to expand its range into areas swimmers and surfers had thought were safe.

Posted May 30, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Massive frog deaths have been happening world-wide from a fungus that causes dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and cardiac arrest among all species of frogs. It is threatening many of the species with extinction as populations have been slashed by as much as 75% over the last four years.


Posted May 30, 2012 by Creature Features

A dolphin living in a canal in Slidell, Louisiana may have bitten off more than it can chew – never a good idea when the things being bitten are boaters and swimmers of the human persuasion.

Posted May 30, 2012 by Creature Features

An inch & a half long tail trailing from the otherwise unremarkable egg's aft end isn't as rare as it seems, though in appreciation of its layer we'll say “well done!”

Posted May 30, 2012 by Ron Callari

Anyone who remembers the 1997 black comedy flick, "Wag The Dog"
is familiar with the concept of 'media distraction.' In the movie, a
fake war was conjured up by presidential PR flacks to overshadow a
dalliance that drew a marked resemblance to the infamous Bill Clinton /
Monica Lewinsky affair. With Facebook's stock plummeting by $10 bucks
($28 as of this post) in less than 2 weeks, one has to wonder if the
Zuckerbergs' prized pet dog "Beast" is being used to achieved a similar end result.

Posted May 29, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

On May 22 the Ohio law covering vicious dogs was changed to remove the specific reference to pit bulls. While pit bull owners are applauding the rewording of the law, others are concerned that it may lead to more attacks by the dogs who are notorious for their aggressive behavior.

Posted May 28, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Two hundred years ago much of Colorado was inhabited by large herds of American bison, more commonly referred to as buffalo, including the Boulder Valley. By the 20th century the only buffaloes left in Boulder were the sports teams of the University of Colorado. In October, 2011, Ted Turner offered the city of Boulder. Colorado a small herd of 20 bison as a gift.

Posted May 27, 2012 by Ron Callari

Since the world-famous novelist Dan Brown is well known for blending
fact and fiction, readers are always on guard in trying to separate
reality from poetic license. For example, in his latest thriller The
Lost Symbol
, one of his main characters is introduced as the Secretary
of the Smithsonian Institution. And while a quick Google search will
assure readers that Mr. Solomon never held this post, if one was to dial
the phone number listed in the novel for him, they would be directed to