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Animal | Vegetable | Mineral


Animal | Vegetable | Mineral

Exploring the Earth and Animal Sciences

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Welcome to Animal | Vegetable | Mineral

I never cease to be awed by the splendor of the natural world, by the forces that shape the earth, and by the diversity and ingenuity of the life that populates it.

Animal | Vegetable | Mineral is a group where those who share this fascination can discuss the Earth and animal sciences of geology, volcanology, seismology, ecology, ethology, primatology, entymology—basically all the –ologies of the natural world. 

For general science, chemistry, genetics, or evolution, please post in the Science! group. For posts on animal rights and welfare, please post in Animal Care. For cosmology, please post in The Daily Cosmos. For green living, sustainability, and environmental activism, please post in the Green Atheists group.

Action Alert & Petition Thread
Beautiful Photographs of Animals & Nature
News Thread: Empathy and Reciprocity in Animals
The AVM Book Thread
The AVM Video Thread
Website Links: Conservation, Protection, and Advocacy


Discussion Forum

Beautiful Photographs of Animals & Nature

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by doone Mar 1, 2015. 850 Replies

New species found in Australia

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Nov 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Cockatoos can pick complicated locks!

Started by Michel. Last reply by Neal Jul 11, 2013. 5 Replies

The intelligence of octopuses

Started by Adriana. Last reply by doone Jun 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Darwin's Frogs Are in Steep Decline

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Neal Jun 15, 2013. 1 Reply

How Dogs Help Protect Threatened Species

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Neal Jun 15, 2013. 1 Reply

The AVM Video Thread

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by doone Jun 12, 2013. 402 Replies

8 Awesome Octopus Facts for World Oceans Day

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by doone Jun 9, 2013. 1 Reply

Atlantic puffins in peril in US

Started by A Former Member Jun 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Plan lifts Lower 48 wolf protections

Started by A Former Member Jun 8, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by Stephen on August 1, 2016 at 10:42pm

Yeh but did you notice the surfers I wonder if they knew what was going on beneath them.

Comment by Mrs.B on August 1, 2016 at 10:39pm

Acting like a border collie.......herding......hahahaha.

Comment by Stephen on August 1, 2016 at 10:22pm

Mesmerizing Drone Footage of a Seal Swimming Through a School of Fish

Comment by Chris on July 31, 2016 at 3:13am

Stephen external hard drives are inexpensive. Most operating systems have automatic backups. You can always update your own hard drive and kill the cloud backup with your own back up.

The Cloud is open to breaches, where as a safety box at a bank isn't

Here's something you may find interesting


Leading cloud security group lists the "Notorious Nine" top threats to cloud computing in 2013; most are already known but defy 100% solution.

Shadow IT is a great thing until it runs into the security of cloud computing. All too often line-of-business users are establishing applications and moving data into the cloud without understanding all the security implications.

The Cloud Security Alliance has put together a list of the nine most prevalent and serious security threats in cloud computing. Many of them relate in one way or another to the weaknesses implicit in Shadow IT.

Ning is giving more 4000 errors.

Comment by Stephen on July 31, 2016 at 2:36am

To late Chris I already hold a lot of my info in the cloud. But you are right I should place some info in a safer place. Something to think about.

Comment by Chris on July 31, 2016 at 12:13am

You did the digital correct thing in holding files outside of your premisis Stephen. CD's/DVD's aren't reliable for holding information long term. I'd recommend getting a back up hard drive to hold information. Place it in a safe deposit box at the bank and update it as nececcary - perhaps every three or six months, depending on what you use your computer for.

I don't think personal information should be placed in "The Cloud."

Comment by Chris on July 30, 2016 at 11:54pm

A freind of mine had a cat door. The racoons came in to eat the cat and dog food she had in her kitchen for her dogs and cats. One morning she was making coffee and a racoon reared up at her (in panic). After that she put a collar on her pets that opened the cat door.

There was a racoon in my backyard that reared up when I went into the back yard. Racoons are a member of the Bear family.

A while back I posted about a fox giving birth under my deck while I was sleeping on it. The fox kits were cute.

Comment by Chris on July 30, 2016 at 11:50pm

I have three lovely cats - each with a different personality.

When people speak of intellegence from other planets, I ask them if DNA is intellegent or are ants intellegent?

Comment by Mrs.B on July 30, 2016 at 11:43pm

Cats are much better behaved.

Comment by Chris on July 30, 2016 at 11:32pm

I was talking with a friend about humans polluting the world. I said to him that even cats don't deficate in their food bowl.


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