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You know it’s winter when it snows in the desert | MNN

It's been a strange winter, with a polar vortex and other storm systems popping up across the country. The ice and snow even found...

Obama Presidential Center faces legal challenge from park preservationists

The TreeHugger view is that hey, we like trees, and parks are precious, especially when they are designed by the likes of Frederick...

The history of the Shirley Temple | MNN

Non-alcoholic cocktails are having their day, and I would love to see today's well-balanced, zero-proof cocktails stick around and be more than simply...

Owl trapped in a soccer net takes flight again | MNN

The snowy owl's first attempt to get back into the air didn't go particularly well. At Shades of Hope Wildlife Refuge, a big part...

One mom dishes on the challenge of feeding everyone different things

The latest edition of 'How to feed a family' is familiar territory for many families – how to keep everyone happy.Welcome to the...

Could wool fibers replace glass fibers in FRP?

In New Zealand, surfboard maker Paul Barron has developed a new wild and wooly composite.A few years ago, New Zealand surfboard maker Paul...

British teen hatches duckling from supermarket egg

William Atkins didn't know if his experiment would work. Now he has Jeremy.After 14-year-old William Atkins had a conversation with his family about...

The mystery of zebra stripes just got solved

It just took one seriously obsessed scientist, some horses and a couple zebra parkas.I've wondered why zebras had stripes ever since I learned...

World’s largest bee, lost since 1981, rediscovered in the wild

One of the rarest and most sought-after insects in the world, the Wallace’s giant bee, has been found in Indonesia.In 1858, British naturalist...

19 things you didn’t know about zebras | MNN

Few animals are as striking as the zebra in a purely graphic sense. Giant pandas, penguins and skunks may share the same bold...