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# nature - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Fish-eating spiders exist, and here is horrifying proof
# Fish Dinner
From The Daily Edge
# Fish Dinner

Fish-eating spiders exist, and here is horrifying proof

Jun 19th 2014, 2:00 PM 17,847 Views 14 Comments

Well, this is awful.

# nature - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Think otters are cute? Here's one eating an alligator for lunch
# See You Later Alligator
# See You Later Alligator

Think otters are cute? Here's one eating an alligator for lunch

Mar 8th 2014, 5:00 PM 29,358 Views 39 Comments

Chomp.

# nature - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

'I nearly fell out of my chair': Irish scientists uncover Einstein's lost theory
# Eureka Moment
# Eureka Moment

'I nearly fell out of my chair': Irish scientists uncover Einstein's lost theory

Mar 5th 2014, 11:07 AM 22,321 Views 26 Comments

The unpublished document shows that the Nobel Prize winner once considered a model of the universe very different to the Big Bang Theory.

# nature - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Peace doves released by the Pope are immediately attacked by a seagull and crow
# The Birds
From The Daily Edge
# The Birds

Peace doves released by the Pope are immediately attacked by a seagull and crow

Jan 26th 2014, 4:33 PM 33,602 Views 76 Comments

Tens of thousands of people watched in horror in St. Peter’s Square.

# nature - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Stephen Fry narrates a chipmunk Matrix-style fight on telly tonight
# The Wild Life
From The Daily Edge
# The Wild Life

Stephen Fry narrates a chipmunk Matrix-style fight on telly tonight

Jan 23rd 2014, 7:30 PM 1,375 Views 0 Comments

BBC One’s Hidden Kingdoms is back.

# nature - Sunday 12 January, 2014

'Whether people believe it or not, professional rugby is a tough, tough sport'
# Long Read
From The42
# Long Read

'Whether people believe it or not, professional rugby is a tough, tough sport'

Jan 12th 2014, 9:30 AM 8,637 Views 7 Comments

We spoke to Munster Academy Manager Peter Malone about what goes into producing a professional player.

# nature - Thursday 9 January, 2014

What is the one species of animal David Attenborough 'never thinks about'?
# Life On Earth
From The Daily Edge
# Life On Earth

What is the one species of animal David Attenborough 'never thinks about'?

Jan 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 5,254 Views 3 Comments

That, and 8 other highlights from his Reddit AMA.

# nature - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Volcano erupts 30 times in one day
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Volcano erupts 30 times in one day

Jan 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,641 Views 8 Comments

Around 20,000 people have been displaced as Mount Sinabung spews lava on Sumatra island.

# nature - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Can you make it through this post without getting the travel bug?
# Wanderlust
From The Daily Edge
# Wanderlust

Can you make it through this post without getting the travel bug?

Jan 4th 2014, 1:00 PM 32,394 Views 65 Comments

Time to plan your 2014 holiday.

# nature - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Reckless dolphin teens found to be deliberately getting high by chewing pufferfish
# Pass The Puffer
From The Daily Edge
# Pass The Puffer

Reckless dolphin teens found to be deliberately getting high by chewing pufferfish

Dec 31st 2013, 8:30 PM 2,193 Views 4 Comments

They’re just looking for a porpoise in life.

# nature - Sunday 29 December, 2013

11 incredible GIFs of beautiful winter scenes around the world
# Winter Wonderland
From The Daily Edge
# Winter Wonderland

11 incredible GIFs of beautiful winter scenes around the world

Dec 29th 2013, 4:30 PM 8,537 Views 0 Comments

We don’t have much of it here this Christmas, so here’s some lovely snow.

# nature - Saturday 14 December, 2013

The Week in Photos: Breaking through
# Top Pics
# Top Pics

The Week in Photos: Breaking through

Dec 14th 2013, 6:30 PM 9,410 Views 2 Comments

Pushing out, gathering speed, breaking out.

Column: Stargazing for beginners – get the most out of these dark winter nights
# Stargazer
# Stargazer

Column: Stargazing for beginners – get the most out of these dark winter nights

Dec 14th 2013, 12:00 PM 6,517 Views 29 Comments

Short days can hinder what we can do with our free time – but there is plenty to see and do at night, even in these days of less money to spend, astronomy is a surprisingly inexpensive (and often free!) hobby to enjoy, writes Conor Farrell.

# nature - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

WATCH: Rare spinning ice circle captured by American hunter
# Mother Nature
From The Daily Edge
# Mother Nature

WATCH: Rare spinning ice circle captured by American hunter

Nov 27th 2013, 8:30 PM 24,485 Views 61 Comments

WOW.

# nature - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Scientists make raindrops 'bounce' faster and that's good news
# Chubby Rain
# Chubby Rain

Scientists make raindrops 'bounce' faster and that's good news

Nov 23rd 2013, 5:30 PM 10,213 Views 10 Comments

Why? Because it can lead to the creation of a whole new generation of better-performing water-resistant materials, from clothes to airplanes.

# nature - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Mount Etna volcano in Sicily erupts
# Italy
# Italy

Mount Etna volcano in Sicily erupts

Nov 17th 2013, 6:09 PM 34,538 Views 54 Comments

The last major eruption occurred in 1992.

Column: Ecological restoration offers fresh pathways for citizens to engage with nature
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ecological restoration offers fresh pathways for citizens to engage with nature

Nov 17th 2013, 12:00 PM 256 Views 40 Comments

Ecological restoration not only has the potential to reverse environmental damage locally and globally, but also to transform our relationship with the natural world, writes Paddy Woodworth.

# nature - Sunday 10 November, 2013

13 incredible GIFs showcasing just how amazing nature is
# Wild World
From The Daily Edge
# Wild World

13 incredible GIFs showcasing just how amazing nature is

Nov 10th 2013, 11:00 AM 12,494 Views 0 Comments

The sheer force of Mother Nature, now in GIF form.

# nature - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

This optical phenomenon was spotted in Dublin this morning
# HALO HALO HALO
# HALO HALO HALO

This optical phenomenon was spotted in Dublin this morning

Oct 9th 2013, 12:15 PM 17,611 Views 57 Comments

Some may have thought it was a vision from above, but it’s actually called a ‘sun halo’.

# nature - Monday 30 September, 2013

Family release rabbit back into the wild, and you'll never guess what happens next
# Wun Wabbit
From The Daily Edge
# Wun Wabbit

Family release rabbit back into the wild, and you'll never guess what happens next

Sep 30th 2013, 8:00 PM 2,966 Views 3 Comments

Look! It’s so cute! It’s so…oh.

# nature - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Sands of time running out for rare Canadian desert
# Canada
# Canada

Sands of time running out for rare Canadian desert

Sep 28th 2013, 5:30 PM 9,884 Views 9 Comments

The Spirit Sands only cover a small area but holds huge significance for Canada’s aboriginal culture – and also for rare lizards.

# nature - Friday 27 September, 2013

Column: What does the climate change report mean for Ireland?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What does the climate change report mean for Ireland?

Sep 27th 2013, 7:45 PM 314 Views 89 Comments

The nation may face major economic and demographic upheaval unless steps are taken now on climate change, writes Professor John Sweeney.

# nature - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Your day needs this elephant/dog best friendship
# BBFs
From The Daily Edge
# BBFs

Your day needs this elephant/dog best friendship

Sep 17th 2013, 4:03 PM 1,492 Views 0 Comments

They share a love of swimming! Bella the dog uses Bubbles the elephant as a diving board!

# nature - Saturday 14 September, 2013

The Burren receives European diploma for protected areas
# Irish Beauty
# Irish Beauty

The Burren receives European diploma for protected areas

Sep 14th 2013, 1:22 PM 5,960 Views 22 Comments

The Burren has been honoured for its rich flora and fauna and its importance to cultural heritage.

# nature - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Ireland’s most common birds of prey are in decline
# At Risk
# At Risk

Ireland’s most common birds of prey are in decline

Sep 1st 2013, 5:00 PM 17,111 Views 56 Comments

BirdWatch Ireland has warned that the long-eared owl, the barn owl and the kestrel are in crisis due to lack of food.

# nature - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

This brown panda is one of only five in the world
# Brown Noser
From The Daily Edge
# Brown Noser

This brown panda is one of only five in the world

Aug 28th 2013, 10:07 AM 14,309 Views 38 Comments

Qizai is the only one in captivity.

# nature - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Population of butterflies has halved since 1990
# Nature
# Nature

Population of butterflies has halved since 1990

Aug 20th 2013, 10:38 PM 10,120 Views 59 Comments

Researchers say this a worrying trend as these butterflies are useful indicators of the general health of ecosystems.

Tiny baby shrews walk in formation as 'Shrew Caravan'
# Squee
From The Daily Edge
# Squee

Tiny baby shrews walk in formation as 'Shrew Caravan'

Aug 20th 2013, 7:00 PM 2,065 Views 7 Comments

This is the cutest thing we’ve ever seen.

# nature - Saturday 10 August, 2013

These photos make us feel very insignificant
# Alone All Alone
# Alone All Alone

These photos make us feel very insignificant

Aug 10th 2013, 10:00 AM 23,179 Views 18 Comments

Photography of Galyna Andrushko place man and woman in raw nature – and boy, do we look small.

# nature - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

8 reasons we're glad Don Conroy is back in our lives
# Don The Replay
From The Daily Edge
# Don The Replay

8 reasons we're glad Don Conroy is back in our lives

Aug 7th 2013, 2:00 PM 4,032 Views 2 Comments

He’s set to make an appearance in the third season on Moone Boy.

# nature - Saturday 3 August, 2013

The Guide to Going Camping In Ireland
# The Great Outdoors
From The Daily Edge
# The Great Outdoors

The Guide to Going Camping In Ireland

Aug 3rd 2013, 9:30 AM 19,772 Views 32 Comments

Thinking about going camping this weekend? Heading to a festival? Read this before you head off.

# nature - Monday 1 July, 2013

Sea + sun = happiness: science
# Get Happy
# Get Happy

Sea + sun = happiness: science

Jul 1st 2013, 10:00 PM 21,624 Views 22 Comments

Innovative study which maps emotional states through smartphone app links being near sea on sunny day with ultimate happiness.

# nature - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Ireland a "rising star" for scientific research
# Science
# Science

Ireland a "rising star" for scientific research

Jun 20th 2013, 6:45 PM 5,807 Views 12 Comments

The Nature Publishing Index 2012 has said that Ireland is one of the countries to watch for in the world of scientific research excellence.

# nature - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Legendary TV host David Attenborough undergoes heart op
# Attenborough
# Attenborough

Legendary TV host David Attenborough undergoes heart op

Jun 5th 2013, 8:38 AM 7,273 Views 25 Comments

The BBC presenter and naturalist has been forced to cancel a planned tour of Australia.

# nature - Monday 27 May, 2013

Why seagulls are the world's worst birds
# Birds Of Terror
From The Daily Edge
# Birds Of Terror

Why seagulls are the world's worst birds

May 27th 2013, 5:13 PM 6,296 Views 5 Comments

The very worst.

# nature - Friday 24 May, 2013

Nature programme to be broadcast live from Glendalough Lakes tonight
# NATURE LOVERS
# NATURE LOVERS

Nature programme to be broadcast live from Glendalough Lakes tonight

May 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,539 Views 16 Comments

The one hour programme will showcase the BioBlitz competition in action, an event where nature and wildlife enthusiasts attempt to record the most species of wildlife over a 24-hour period.

# nature - Sunday 19 May, 2013

USA on alert of invasion... from cicadas
# Bugged Out
# Bugged Out

USA on alert of invasion... from cicadas

May 19th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,645 Views 17 Comments

The cricket-like insects are overdue an invasion after 17 years – and have been seen amassing in two east coast states.

# nature - Saturday 27 April, 2013

New York city has trees that smell like bad sex
# Nose Pegs Please
# Nose Pegs Please

New York city has trees that smell like bad sex

Apr 27th 2013, 11:30 AM 18,012 Views 26 Comments

What else can you call an odour that recalls a mixture of ‘rotting fish and semen’? Introducing the Bradford Pear tree.

# nature - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Invasive species cost Ireland €261 million per year
# Nature
# Nature

Invasive species cost Ireland €261 million per year

Apr 6th 2013, 8:30 AM 11,050 Views 24 Comments

A 2011 regulation bringing in a ban on keeping or trading the creatures is yet to be brought into effect.

# nature - Monday 18 March, 2013

Demand for exotic pets pushes species to brink
# At Risk
# At Risk

Demand for exotic pets pushes species to brink

Mar 18th 2013, 6:30 PM 16,419 Views 44 Comments

For every endangered animal in a pet shop or home – ten others could have died during capture or transportation.