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Yotam Ottolenghis picnic recipes

Embrace the sun with these packable and portable dishes Weve had a record number of picnic-worthy days so far this year, which, in theory, would mean hours of lying about in gardens and parks, were it not for all the thunderstorms that broke our sunny harmony. Im happy to admit that I find picnics a bit of an inconvenience, so welcome any excuse to decamp back to the comfort of my dining table. But whether youre sitting on a blanket or a chair, picnic food can be as versatile as…

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In Case Youve Never Seen a Porcupinefishs Skeleton Before

via Hdalby33 on reddit When talking about nature’s most badass skeletons (a conversation in which I may be talking to myself), surely the Porcupinefish (Diodon nicthemerus) deserves a mention. The Porcupinefish are best known for their effective defense mechanism in which they inflate their bodies by swallowing water or air. Some species are even poisonous! According to the Florida Museum, the spines that cover their body are not technically bones but ‘modified scales’. Further, the spines only sick out when the fish is inflated and threatened. At all other times…

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Ultra Rare Footage of Mating Deep-Sea Anglerfish Stuns Biologists

A new video, captured in the waters around Portugal’s Azores islands, has stunned deep-sea biologists. It shows a fist-size female anglerfish, resplendent with bioluminescent lights and elongated whiskerlike structures projecting outward from her body. And if you look closely, she’s got a mate: A dwarf male is fused to her underside, essentially acting as a permanent sperm provider. According to Science Magazine, the video was captured at a depth of 800 meters (2,625 ft) by deep-sea explorers Kirsten and Joachim Jakobsen in a submersible. Only a handful of videos exist…

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Trump administration could be sued over pesticide threat to orca and salmon

Fishing industry and environmentalists mull lawsuits after EPA tried to delay report detailing chemicals harm to wildlife Trump administration could be sued over pesticide threat to orca and salmon Fishing industry and environmentalists mull lawsuits EPA tried to delay report detailing chemicals harm to wildlife Joanna Walters and agencies @Joannawalters13 First published on Sun 21 Jan 2018 08.40EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp A female orca breaches in Puget Sound. The unique resident population has lost eight of its 76 members in the last 18 months.…

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This Clip of Clownfish Working Together Could Be Straight Out of a Disney Movie

In this exclusive clip from this Sunday’s Blue Planet II episode, we see Clownfish working together to move a coconut shell, which they will use to lay eggs on. This behaviour has never been filmed before. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/clownfish-working-together-is-straight-out-of-disney-movie/

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