Sunshine Is My Favorite Accessory! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 100. California Sea Lion What did E.T.’s mother say to him when he got home? Where on Earth have you been? Interesting Fact: The sea lion’s ancient ancestors, like those of whales and dolphins, lived on land. The modern animal is well adapted to an aquatic environment, with its streamlined body and […]

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Field Notes: South Fork of the Payette River — Wickersham’s Conscience

The Payette River, with the Boise River and Weiser River, are the river systems that drain the westerly side of the Idaho Batholith in central Idaho. Like its more famous cousin, the Salmon River and its various forks, the Payette has carved deeply into the Batholith. Unlike its sister streams, in many stretches of the […]

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Gaviotín de Cabot/Sandwich Tern/Thalasseus sandvicensis — Birds Colombia: 839 especies hoy

Nombre en español: Gaviotín de Cabot Nombre en ingles: Sandwich Tern Nombre científico: Thalasseus sandvicensis Familia: Laridae Foto: Mauricio Ossa Canto: Peter Boesman El charrán patinegro (Thalasseus sandvicensis) es un ave de la familia Sternidae que habita en las costas de África y Eurasia occidental. Su taxonomía se encuentra en disputa, mientras que algunos lo incluyen en el géneroThalasseus otros lo mantienen en el género Sterna.​ Está estrechamente emparentado […]

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Serena Williams Fined $10,000 for Repeatedly Smashing Her Racket on Wimbledon Court — KTLA

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has been handed a $10,000 fine for damaging one of the practice courts with her racquet. The incident occurred on an outside court during a training session on June 30, the day before this year’s grass grand slam began, according to organizers. “I haven’t really thought about it, to be honest,” Williams, who has…

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T-Rex ‘Dinosaurs’ Race Down on a Horse Track As Fast as Their Inflatable Costume Legs Can Carry Them — TIME

Horse racing can be thrilling to watch. But dinosaur racing? That’s a different story. Thankfully, despite the fact that our prehistoric friends went extinct 65 million years ago, one horse racing track has brought back the ever-popular (and generally terrifying) Tyrannosaurus rex in its own way for a bit of racing fun. The Emerald Downs…

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Why Do They Do That? Seed Treatments — Iowa Agriculture Literacy

Purple, green, orange, yellow, red? No, these aren’t colors of M&Ms. These are some of the colors you’ll see on agriculture crop seeds that have been treated with the latest technologies to fight diseases and pests. Treating seed is nothing new. Farmers have been using different types of seed treatments dating clear back to […]

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The Last VW Beetle Rolls Off The Assembly Line In Mexico Tomorrow — News : NPR

The Volkswagen Beetle will cease production on Wednesday at the company’s factory in Puebla, Mexico. Here, vintage Beetles and other Volkswagen models at a VW festival in France in 2014.

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An emblem of the hippie era in America, the car was marketed in the U.S. as adorably uncool. Volkswagen sold the bug with cheeky slogans like “It’s ugly, but it gets you there.” (Image credit: Gene J. Puskar/AP)

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