Bees Rhinos Cats Wrasses and Galapagos Tortoises

Carol: Happy World Pulses Day, Hurst!!  

Hurst: Is that a new techno beat you are listening to?

Carol: No, Hurst, pulses are edible seeds from plants. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recognizes 11 types of pulses: dry beans, dry broad beans, dry peas, chickpeas, cow peas, pigeon peas, lentils, Bambara beans, vetches, lupins and pulses.

Hurst: Well I have learned something new today, you really keep your finger on the pulse of news.

Carol: I see what you did there. Did you have a favorite story this week?

Hurst: The story about fish being able to recognize themselves in a mirror really caught my eye. It may not seem like a big deal, but animals being able to recognize that they are seeing themselves in a mirror has historically been a test to determine if they are self aware or not.

Carol: Wow that could really change the way the way we view fish, and other animals we consider so different from ourselves. But also you reminded me of one of my favorite jokes, what do you call a fish with no eyes?

Hurst: I don’t know, what?

Carol: A fsh. See you next week!

Going to the Galápagos Is Easier and Cheaper Than Ever. That Might Not Be a Good Thing from NYT

What the US could learn from Slovenia about protecting bees from PRI

Celebrate Hummus and Falafel on February 10th #LovePulses from FoodTank

Researchers Developed a Technique to Turn Nearly a Quarter of Our Plastic Waste into Fuel from Vice

Conservation couture: Batik artisans make rhinos a fashion statement from Mongabay

‘I invented my dream job: puppy transporter’ from BBC News

This Adorable Cat Was Frozen by the Polar Vortex. But Vets Defrosted Her and Now She’s Fine from Live Science

TripAdvisor Stops Selling Tickets To Facility That Forces Protected Species To Perform In Vietnam from World Animal News

Fish Appear to Recognize Themselves in the Mirror from Science Daily

Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’ from The Guardian

New ‘unicorn’ mantis species found in Brazilian rainforest from National Geographic

Bees can be taught to add and subtract from CNN

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