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Anna’s Hummingbird Nest (Calypte anna), California. Picture by Steve Berardi

Anna’s Hummingbird Nest (Calypte anna), California. Picture by Steve Berardi

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Anoplognathus punctulatus, sometimes called a Christmas beetle, both because of their color (though not all beetles in this genus are green) and because they tend to be most active during December in their native Australia.Photo by Drriss & Marrionn

Anoplognathus punctulatus, sometimes called a Christmas beetle, both because of their color (though not all beetles in this genus are green) and because they tend to be most active during December in their native Australia.Photo by Drriss & Marrionn

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Nickel Tailings (from a mine) #39, Sudbury, Ontario, 1996. Edward Burtynsky. C-print. This is one of the taxes that poorly conceived and executed business operations place on people.

Nickel Tailings (from a mine) #39, Sudbury, Ontario, 1996. Edward Burtynsky. C-print. This is one of the taxes that poorly conceived and executed business operations place on people.

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Cape Honeysuckle (Tecomaria Capensis).A good garden plant to attract hummingbirds.

Cape Honeysuckle (Tecomaria Capensis).A good garden plant to attract hummingbirds.

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Spotted Moray Eel (Gymnothorax moringa). Residents of  the Western Atlantic Ocean, down through the Florida Keys and Gulf of Mexico, seldom found north of the Carolinas.

Spotted Moray Eel (Gymnothorax moringa). Residents of  the Western Atlantic Ocean, down through the Florida Keys and Gulf of Mexico, seldom found north of the Carolinas.

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From ketchup to car: Heinz and Ford aim to make car parts from tomato peel
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Tomatoes are already found in soup, ketchup, and most Italian dishes, but researchers at Ford and Heinz may have discovered the secret sauce to making car parts from them. The companies’ boffins are currently investigating the potential use of waste tomato peel for the manufacture of interior car parts, such as wiring brackets, and dashboard-based storage. The progress follows Heinz’s attempts to find new uses for the unwanted peel, stems and seeds that go to waste when the company turns tomatoes into ketchup. A considerable amount of waste could potentially be saved from ketchup alone, given that over two million tons of tomatoes are made into ketchup by the firm annually, and the peel is unused in this process. (via From ketchup to car: Heinz and Ford aim to make car parts from tomato peel)

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Sneezeweed (Hymenoxys - yellow flowers) and Hellebores

Sneezeweed (Hymenoxys - yellow flowers) and Hellebores

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A Strombolian eruption, which are ” relatively low-level volcanic eruptions, named after the Italian volcano Stromboli, where such eruptions consist of ejection of incandescent cinder, lapilli and lava bombs to altitudes of tens to hundreds of meters.”

A Strombolian eruption, which are ” relatively low-level volcanic eruptions, named after the Italian volcano Stromboli, where such eruptions consist of ejection of incandescent cinder, lapilli and lava bombs to altitudes of tens to hundreds of meters.”

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Bird feather illustrations, Faune de la Sénégambie / par A.-T. de Rochebrune by Tremeau de Rochebrune, Alphonse.Pub. 1883-1887.

Bird feather illustrations, Faune de la Sénégambie / par A.-T. de Rochebrune by Tremeau de Rochebrune, Alphonse.Pub. 1883-1887.