On Snakes: The Burmese Python

By | August 30th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology, Top Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Snakes are a fact of life in Myanmar (Burma). There are more than 150 species of snakes in the country, and 40 of those are venomous. While King Cobras and Vipers are common, the most well-known snake of Myanmar is the Burmese python.

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Captive Marine Mammals: The Fight for Their Freedom Gains Ground (Updated)

By | January 8th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Featured Author, Nature, Pryme Spotlight, Science, Science & Technology, Top Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The research and efforts to raise awareness of the plight of captive orcas and dolphins was largely initiated by a handful of women. This is their story.

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African Grey Parrots: Intelligent and Endangered

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Biology, Environment, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

African Grey parrots are widely favored as pets due to their high level of intelligence and incredible abilities to “speak” and communicate. Yet, the same endearing qualities that makes them so popular as pets also increases their market demand, ultimately threatening wild populations.

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Residents Survey Damage Following 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake In New Zealand

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Nature, News, Science, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , |

New Zealand suffered a massive earthquake on November 14, 2016, which struck at 12:02am about 20 kilometers (14 miles) south-east of Hanmer Springs. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake triggered tsunami warnings for many coastal areas.

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November’s Supermoon: The largest Moon since 1948

By | November 13th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Environment, Events, Nature, Science, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A few months ago, I was driving home along the waterfront in the San Francisco Bay Area, and looked up to see a huge moon glistening over the water. The impressive sight happened to be a supermoon or a mega moon, which happens when a full moon is closest to Earth.

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Girl Power: Female Anti-poaching Unit Tackles Wildlife Poaching in Africa

By | November 4th, 2016|Categories: Environment, Featured Author, Nature, Popular, Science, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Illegal poaching in Africa has decimated wildlife such as rhino and elephant, which are targeted for their horns and tusks respectively. These items are smuggled to Asia, where they fetch high prices on the black market. Now a specially trained anti-poaching unit — the Black Mambas — comprised almost entirely of women, is taking the poachers head on, with remarkable success in the area in which they operate.

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