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Buying Jurassic poop for US$10,000 is justified after reading this marketing spiel about it

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 8 August 2014

Six fossilized jurassic specimens have been auditioned off this week with prices reaching up to US$10,000. That’s pretty expensive for some prehistoric shit. But if you read their description provided by I.M Chait Gallery of Beverly Hills, one may be forgiven for thinking they’re almost reluctant to give up their precious poop. Here’s an example: […]

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Need to clear unwanted vegetation? Rent a herd of hungry goats and make them happy!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 5 August 2014

We know Chicago’s O’hare International airport got a bunch of goats to take care of landscaping last year. Now it looks like you can do the same with the help of Rent-A-Ruminant, a company located on Vashon Island in Seattle with a 120-strong herd of rescued goats.

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Sicily’s Mount Etna blew and it was amazing (and kinda hot)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 4 August 2014

You’ve probably heard of Sicily’s Mount Etna—but did you know she erupted this week? The eruption began on July 13th and though spectacular, it wasn’t a serious enough explosion to bring on any kind of evacuation in the villages nearby. The ‘stunning pyrotechnic display’ was the first of the year, with small lava flows rippling downhill in an incredible fashion.

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Springbreak Watches: European style wood watches with a low carbon footprint

Elise Boyd Editor

By Elise Boyd in New Eco on Sunday 3 August 2014

What happens when two frat boys put their collective noggins together? Well, you might be surprised. In 2013, friends and fraternity brothers, Kwame Molden and Maurice Davis, had both finished their university degrees (and military training!). They both love quirky, colourful, one off-accessories, so they decided to combine their passion with their business know-how.

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Flowers that demand you give them a second look

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Friday 1 August 2014

We do not demand much from our flowers. They look quite pretty as they are and their role in our lives are also pretty standard thus far. But a few have gone beyond their call of duty and they certainly demand a second glance when the first didn’t quite catch the amazing similarity they withhold. We are talking about parts of or even the entire flower that resemble something else altogether.

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This gigantic Banyan tree is bigger than your average Wal-Mart

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Thursday 31 July 2014

A gigantic Banyan tree located in Kolkata, India may look like a forest from far away, but it is actually made up of a myriad of aerial roots that cover 3.5 square acres of land (approximately 156,000 square feet or 14,400 square meters). Not only does this statistic qualify it as the world’s widest tree, […]

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This living, breathing tree is ladened with 40 kinds of fruit at the same time

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Thursday 31 July 2014

Would you believe us if we tell you this rather colorful tree can produce as many as 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and cherries? Even almonds too. Or have we finally gone nuts? Truth be told, it is actually not as miraculous as it sounds. The amazing feat is achieved with human intervention via the rather mundane process of chip grafting.

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Scary lightning streaks strike awe over Sardinia

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 25 July 2014

Oh, nature puts on some scary light shows all right. Photographer Stefano Garau shot a series of pictures of a giant storm cell lit up from the inside by lightning, straight from the balcony where he lives in South Sardinia. He went on to merge and show the most visible lightning in the post production […]

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Internet ‘calls out’ Steven Spielberg for killing triceratops

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 23 July 2014

After shaming a trophy-killing teen cheerleader for openly hunting exotic animals, the Internet has now turned its attention to director Steven Spielberg for proudly posing next to a dead triceratops 20 years ago on the set of his movie, Jurassic Park.

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Foxes are some of the most charismatic creatures alive

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Dutch photographer Roeselien Raimond, who quit her career as an art therapist to become a professional web designer, started to take photography more seriously in 2009 when she won a photo contest. Foxes are one of her favorite subjects to shoot, and as she tells Bored Panda, ‘In the area I’m visiting, hunting isn’t allowed and dogs, cyclists and cars are prohibited… here is no threat for them at all and some foxes lose their elusiveness.’

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Old books, refurnished with plants

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Sherri Green, who cuts the hearts out from books and waterproofs them as repurposed planters for beautiful potted flora, is a genius at this. It’s all came about as a result of Green’s green fingers — the gardener has always tried to find a way to keep plants despite limited yard space — and is […]

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‘Running’ fish make annual California appearance

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Monday 21 July 2014

Grunion are skinny, silvery, little fish that are only 5 to 6 inches (13 to 15 centimeters) long. As they’re not harvested commercially, they are rather MEH if it weren’t for the unusual way they spawn. The females shimmy back and forth on the shore to release a clutch of up to 3,000 eggs. The males then circle the females and release milt which flows down their bodies and fertilizes the eggs.

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Meet this Bambi wolf with legs that’ll make you go ‘whoa!’

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Saturday 19 July 2014

All right, the maned wolf’s name may not be Bambi, but you’ve got to admit it looks gorgeous. This particular species of wolf, which lives in the grasslands and the scrub forest, looks more like a fox-deer hybrid with long legs that go on forever. These pin thin legs are functional too — they enable […]

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Sad kitten is indeed very sad

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Saturday 19 July 2014

Cats typically have a nonchalant vibe about them, right down to their facial expressions (or lack of, really). Which makes this frowning kitten with perpetually furrowed brows (cats have brows?) a bit of a rare specimen. The depressed-looking cat recently surfaced on Reddit when redditor _moonflower_ posted a photo of it with the line ‘My […]

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Bats having an epic dance-off

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Friday 18 July 2014

We were just generally minding our business until we saw this tweet by film critic Mike Clarke with the cutest picture of bats hanging upside up via a tweet and then flipped the wrong side up and looking all dancey. Haha!

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