Conozca a sus compañeros de casa Ocultos: cucarachas, Oooh

La Cucaracha bastante guapo manchada de norte-este de África se ha extendido por todo el mundo con ayuda humana. Anthony O'TooleLas cucarachas son un grupo muy antiguo de los insectos. Han existido prácticamente sin cambios en el aspecto general desde el período Carbonífero, hace más de 300 millones de años. En términos técnicos que están en el orden Blattodea (el mismo nivel de clasificación como, por ejemplo, todas las mariposas y polillas).

Meet The Hidden Moldes creciendo en su casa

Aspergillus niger, el diente de león por hongos Michael Taylor¿Solo en casa? Apenas. Nuestras casas están pululando positivamente con las criaturas de todo tipo. En nuestra nueva serie, vamos a estar de perfiles de los compañeros de casa "ocultos" que viven con nosotros.

Clasificación de Energy Star son una buena idea para los hogares?

Clasificación de Energy Star son una buena idea para los hogares?Los compradores de vivienda responden bien a las características verdes, tales como paneles solares, en lugar de estadísticas y cifras. Si alguna vez has comprado una casa que usted sabrá la sensación de descifrar giro publicidad de bienes raíces. Pero esos anuncios que tradicionalmente no le dicen acerca de cuánto

¿Por qué la Internet de las cosas pueden terminar Sentencia Nuestras Vidas

¿Por qué la Internet de las cosas pueden terminar Sentencia Nuestras Vidaspromesa de cosas maravillosas en los futuros tramos de la ciencia ficción a la ciencia real de la tecnología, coches de auto-conducción, realidad virtual, dispositivos inteligentes, como Google Glass, y el Internet de las cosas están diseñados para hacer la vida más fácil y más productivo.

Clean And Declutter Your Way To Happiness

Clean And Declutter Your Way To HappinessSydney’s first Muji store opened in 2015 and with it came attractive minimalism, simplicity, and functionality – a kind of consumption that was somehow about consuming menos.

How To Avoid The Hidden Killer In Your Home

How To Avoid The Hidden Killer In Your HomeCarbon Monoxide is a much-publicised invisible killer. But there’s another little-known gas that kills 27 times more people, causing the deaths of 1,100 people a year in the UK alone. Worse still, it could be seeping into your home.

How Do Hummingbirds Draw In Nectar?

How Do Hummingbirds Draw In Nectar?Hummingbirds live life at incomprehensible speeds. Their flight acrobatics are amazing, maneuvering more like insects than birds as they flit around, flying upside down and even backwards. They’re a blur as they race between flowers. When they do pause to visit a flower momentarily, they’re licking 15 to 20 times a second to extract their nectar fuel.

Finding Calmness, Comfort and Strength by Embracing the Moon

Finding Calmness, Comfort and Strength by Embracing the MoonAfter a day of stress, of decision making, of kid's fights to referee -- when your body is tense and depression is knocking at your mind's front door...what could possibly be the ticket to relief? Could it be as simple as stepping outside to gaze at the night moon?

Little City on the Prairie Steps It Up

small townA Latino family strolls leisurely through the park, immersed in conversation. Coming up fast behind is a blonde woman in designer exercise gear and earplugs, intent on maintaining her power-walking pace. Bringing up the rear is a young man with his Husky, both of them staring up at a patch of sun that has appeared from behind the clouds.

How To Stick Together With Birds Of A Feather

How To Stick Together With Birds Of A FeatherSurprisingly, the diversity of birds in suburban areas can be greater than in forested areas, according to the new book Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife (Yale University Press, 2014).

Will Cut-Price 'Ugly' Supermarket Food Reduce Waste?

Will Cut-Price 'Ugly' Supermarket Food Reduce Waste?Mainstream food outlets tell us that fruit and vegetables are ugly when they are blemished, misshapen (perhaps with an extra appendage or two), or otherwise fail to meet their usual standards. Ugly food is marketed as a way to reduce food waste.

Imagine a City Where Trees and Swing Sets Matter More Than Cars

The seven-mile Cheonggyecheon Stream runs through downtown Seoul, South Korea. The stream had at one time been covered over by roads and eventually an elevated highway. In 2005 it was uncovered and turned into a popular public square. Photo by Adzrin Mansor.How we will live a few decades from now is anything but clear, despite predictions from our wisest architects, planners, politicians, philosophers, futurists, and science fiction writers. As we reimagine our future cities, we can make room for nature and humanity.

Casas de paja son una solución barata y verde para la crisis de vivienda

Casas de paja son una solución barata y verde para la crisis de viviendaLa paja es barato, bueno para el medio ambiente y un excelente aislante. Entonces, ¿por qué no vemos más casas de paja? A menos que de repente dejar de comer pan o cereal que va a seguir siendo producido de todos modos, y el exceso de paja en el Reino Unido por sí sola podría construir una nueva ciudad cada año.

How I Found Freedom In A Tiny House

How To Find Freedom In A Tiny HouseWhat is a house? I feel this is a dangerous question, which holds within it the seeds of a disruptive innovation, so read on at your own risk. Rethinking what a house is could change your life, and perhaps the world. Let me explain through my own experience.

¿Cuán grave es la consanguinidad en perros de exhibición?

¿Cuán grave es la consanguinidad en perros de exhibición?Un pastor alemán con una pendiente hacia atrás que fue galardonado con lo mejor del mercado llevó a los de la exposición canina Crufts para el combate anual de este año de la crítica. Los espectadores salieron a las redes sociales para acusar al dueño de crueldad hacia los animales por lo que sugiere que su forma inusual significaba que el perro tiene que sufrir problemas de salud provocados por la endogamia - algo que el dueño negó.

¿Por qué las razas del perro no se consideran especies separadas

Gran Danés, conocer Chihuahua. Usted tiene mucho en común. Ellen Levy Finch, CC BY-SA

Los dueños de perros podrán estar en desacuerdo, pero en lo que se refiere a los biólogos evolutivos, todos los perros son sólo perros. Puede parecer extraño que Canis (lupus) familiaris se extiende desde Chihuahuas-conejo de tamaño a grandes daneses que pueden ser casi del tamaño de un pequeño pony, mientras que las diferencias en apariencia mucho más pequeños ponen muchos animales en especies separadas o subespecies.

¿Cómo resultó perros callejeros de Moscú aprender a navegar por el metro?

¿Cómo resultó perros callejeros de Moscú aprender a navegar por el metro?Para la mayoría de nosotros, los desplazamientos es una tarea que hay que soportar. Ocupado, ruidoso y, a menudo agobiante, los sistemas de transporte subterráneo del mundo son lugares que los seres humanos toleramos como una cuestión de necesidad. Pero no es así para los perros "metro" de Moscú.

Dogs Really Can Tell How Their Owners Are Feeling

Dogs Really Can Tell How Their Owners Are FeelingCan dogs tell when we are happy, sad or angry? As a dog owner, I feel confident not only that I can tell what kind of emotional state my pets are in, but also that they respond to my emotions. Yet as a hard-headed scientist, I try to take a more rational and pragmatic view. These personal observations seem more likely to result from my desire for a good relationship with my dogs.

Why Cats Are Fussy Eaters But Dogs Will Consume Almost Anything

dog drinking teaWhy Cats Are Fussy Eaters But Dogs Will Consume Almost AnythingAnyone who’s watched a cat throwing up after munching on grass knows that our feline friends aren’t natural plant eaters. So you might be surprised to discover that these carnivorous animals share some important genes that are more typically associated with herbivores. And this might help explain why cats aren’t always easy to please when it comes to food.

When Is It Ethical To Euthanize Your Pet?

When Is It Ethical To Euthanize Your Pet?In the 1960s, I knew people who, before going on vacation, would take their dogs to a shelter to be euthanized. They reasoned that it was cheaper to have a dog euthanized – and buy a new one upon returning – than pay a kennel fee.

What Horses Can Teach Us About Ourselves

Learning About Ourselves by Communicating with HorsesNews of my communications with the horses had spread in the small Costa Rican community. The horsemen, the veterinarian, and the cabin retreat employees were all aware of it. Some had reacted with apprehension, suspicious of my abilities, while others were afraid that I might be reading su minds, too.

Equine Encounters: Hearing The Horses Whisper

Equine Encounters: Hearing The Horses WhisperI share the treasure I have received in communicating with horses so that other people may better understand their inner world, and the ways it can help us understand our own. And for those who ride or own horses, I tell this story as another way for you to learn to trust what you hear when your horse needs to speak.

Do Dog Brains Process Human Speech In The Same Way We Do?

Dog Brains Process Human Speech In The Same Way We Do

Human speech is complex, communicating not only words but also tone, as well as information about the speaker such as their gender and identity. To what extent can a dog pick up on these different cues? In nuestro estudio, we’ve found that your dog may understand more than he lets on.

Técnicas de agricultura ecológica están cerrando brecha en los rendimientos convencionales

Técnicas de agricultura ecológica están cerrando brecha en los rendimientos convencionales

Algunos agricultores han recurrido a técnicas menos intensivas químicamente para reducir el impacto negativo de la agricultura, como la agricultura ecológica, que se ha demostrado que superan la agricultura convencional por muchos estándares de sostenibilidad ambiental. La cuestión es si podemos hacer frente a la demanda de alimentos, que está previsto que aumente considerablemente en los próximos años 50.

Growing Home Produce diez veces la comida de herbáceos Granjas

Growing Home Produce diez veces la comida de herbáceos GranjasEl impacto ambiental y de nutrientes de nuestra elección de alimentos había estado en mi mente durante varias semanas, cuando un artículo de años de antigüedad en el Telegraph recientemente llegó a mi atención, me llevó a ensamblar los pensamientos que habían sido coalescencia gradual.

Why Gardening Is Good For Your Mind As Well As Your Body

Why Gardening Is Good For Your Mind As Well As Your BodyMore than half the planet’s population now live in cities, with limited access to the natural world. For Europe and Latin America, the figure is more than 70%. Yet contact with nature has numerous benefits for both our physical and mental health.

Preserving and Foraging: Depending on Nature for Food

Depending on Nature for Food: Preserving and ForagingLife, for foragers, can be more secure for the simple fact that they understand crop failures happen. Thus, we learn not to depend wholly on one type of food. The lovely thing about foraging is that there are always alternatives. In nature, there are usually plenty of options, and all of them are free.

Helping Plants Fight Off Pathogens By Enhancing Their Immune Systems

Helping Plants Fight Off Pathogens By Enhancing Their Immune SystemsMost people have never heard of Norman Borlaug. He is, thus far, the only agricultural scientist ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. His work in the development of high-yielding and disease-resistant cereal crops saved more than one billion (yes, millones) people from starvation.

Beyond Compost: 5 Ways to Get Your Soil Ready

The key to gardening is dirt. If you can grow good dirt now, you can grow good vegetables this spring. And you don’t have to run to the garden store to load up on boxes and bags of stuff to do it if you start early and think of it as a year-round project.The key to gardening is dirt. If you can grow good dirt now, you can grow good vegetables this spring. And you don’t have to run to the garden store to load up on boxes and bags of stuff to do it if you start early and think of it as a year-round project.

The Wonder of Worms In The Garden

The Wonder of Worms In The GardenThe key characteristic of the loving landscape is healthy, living soils which foster plant and animal health without artificial inputs. Compost, mulch and worms form the holy trinity of organic soil health.

La agricultura urbana está en auge, pero ¿qué significa realmente Rendimiento?

La agricultura urbana está en auge, pero ¿qué significa realmente Rendimiento?A mitad de la primavera, las camas de siembra casi desnudas de la subida de las granjas Faisán de Carolyn Leadley, en el barrio Poletown de Detroit, apenas presagian la abundancia cuerno de la abundancia por venir. Pasarán muchos meses antes de Leadley es la venta de productos de esta trama una quinta acres.

Back to the Garden: Mulch, Mulch, and More Mulch

Back to the Garden: Mulch, Mulch, and More MulchBoth compost and mulch foster the life of the soil, and both are important components of the loving landscape. Sometimes they are confused for one another, but they are quite different animals. Compost, which we talked about last week, is more nutrient rich than mulch. It’s full of life, and inoculates soil with that life.

Just What Does The Loving Landscape Look Like?

Just What Does The Loving Landscape Look Like?So, let’s say we want to play nice with the rest of nature. Let’s say we want public parks, yards and gardens which exist for more than show, spaces which support a diversity of life, steward our resources wisely and are a joy to the eye. We’ve got to change the existing lifeless paradigm of lawn and hedge and disposable annual flowers.

Can Planting Flowers Help Bees Fight Parasites?

Can Planting Flowers Help Bees Fight Parasites?A growing body of research suggests some animals may derive medicinal benefit from plant chemistry, and perhaps even seek out these chemicals when sick. Could naturally occurring plant chemicals in flowers be part of a solution to the worrying declines of wild and managed bees?

The Miracles Created by Nature (and Goats)

The Miracles Created by Nature (and Goats)The Posey homestead probably wouldn't strike most Americans as a vision of paradise. We lived on dunes dotted with creosote and mesquite bushes, cactus and yucca. Mostly, the land was bare sand. We had seven or eight inches of total precipitation a year...