Technicolor Porch Parade offers Vancouver pedestrians a cool place to people watch

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This adorable little sea slug is solar powered

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Costasiella kuroshimae , known commonly as Leaf Sheep, is an ocean-dwelling grazer that “steals”  photosynthesizing chloroplasts from the food it eats in order to generate energy. The Leaf Sheep is a species of sea slug that munches on algae instead of grass, like the sheep you find on dry land. Reaching a length of 5 mm, the tiny aquatic slug has the distinction of being one of the few animals that are able to photosynthesize. Read the rest of This adorable little sea slug is solar powered

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Underwater “Stonehenge” discovered near Sicily is over 10,000-years-old

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Off the coast of Sicily, researchers have discovered a giant stone monolith submerged in a shallow channel. A report published in Science Direct suggests the man-made object was created by an ancient civilization for a purpose likely akin to that of Stonehenge, which the monolith resembles. Researchers estimate the monument’s age at over 10,000 years, and believe its existence confirms “significant Mesolithic human activity in the Sicilian Channel region.” Read the rest of Underwater “Stonehenge” discovered near Sicily is over 10,000-years-old

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The West Coast is still on track for a huge El Niño event this year

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Click here to view the embedded video. NASA and other agencies are finding indications that an intense El Niño event may be heading to the west coasts of North and South America. NASA JPL climate scientist Bill Patzert stated , “It’s no sure bet that we will have a strong El Niño, but the signal is getting stronger. What happens in August through October should make or break this event.” While this may sound dandy for drought-stricken areas , the event could bring more hazards than respite. Read the rest of The West Coast is still on track for a huge El Niño event this year

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