10 Foods That Look Super Cool While They’re Growing

April 4, 2018 at 11:58 pm

Check out how bizarre these foods look on the vine, bush, tree or shooting out of the ground

Most of us have no idea where our food comes from, much less what it looks like when it’s growing. Here’s a look at some of the unusual ways plant foods grow.

Cashews grow on the outside of a fruit and look like strange little creatures out of Alice and Wonderland:

Agriculture Ruined Our Relationship with the Earth, Forest Gardening Can Fix It

April 4, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Agriculture made us enemies of the Earth. Live Free or Die star Tony Troia explains how forest gardening can turn us back into friends.

Tony and Amelia eating in their forest garden on their National Geographic reality TV show “Live Free or Die

An Avocado a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

March 31, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Why an avocado a day is better than an apple at keeping the doctor away

Bras Make Breasts Sag, 15-Year Study Concludes

March 29, 2018 at 9:05 pm

Bras weaken the ligaments and muscles that hold up breasts

How to Avoid Toxic Garlic from China

March 28, 2018 at 4:52 pm

80 percent of garlic comes from China, where it’s sprayed with chemicals to increase shelf life

Most garlic sold in the United States used to come from California. But these days almost 80 percent of it comes from China.

How To Transform Your Compost Into Super Rich Fertilizer

March 28, 2018 at 1:52 am

Why earthworms are the secret ingredient to successful composting

A third of the food we eat ends up in the trash. Globally, we send over a billion pounds of food waste to the dump each year.

Top 7 Ways to Improve Your Soil

March 26, 2018 at 9:37 pm

Stop tilling, weeding and fertilizing; add compost, microbes and worms instead

France’s Bird Population Collapses Due to Pesticides

March 25, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Scientists say France is on the verge of “ecological catastrophe” as birds disappear at breathtaking rates

10th Century Anglo-Saxon Potion Cures MRSA

March 24, 2018 at 4:04 pm

A thousand-year-old concoction of onion, garlic, wine and cow stomach bile could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts say

The Last Male Northern White Rhino on Earth Just Died

March 22, 2018 at 11:47 pm

The northern white rhino is essentially extinct, with the death of the last male of the species

With only two females left and the last male now gone, the only chance left for survival of the species is artificial reproduction using “genetic material” collected from the male.

Sudan, the last male of his species, died in Kenya on March 19.

He was 45, which is very old in rhino years.

He was suffering from a severe leg infection and other age-related complications, when vets decided to euthanize him:

Sudan was captured in the wild when he was 2, and sent to live most of his life at a zoo in the Czech Republic.

He spent the last years his life at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya with two northern white rhino females.

“The thinking was that in a place closely resembling their homeland, they would thrive. Northern white rhinos used to be found in an area spanning Uganda, Chad, southwestern Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” writes Eyder Peralta for NPR.

“Some 2,000 existed in 1960, according to the World Wildlife Fund, but war and the poaching that funded the fighting drove them to extinction in the wild.”