5 Types of Hummingbirds in West Virginia (With Pictures)

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Hummingbirds are among the most stunning birds on the planet, and they are not typically seen in West Virginia. However, you can still occasionally encounter hummingbirds in the state because many of them migrate to spend the winter in the Gulf Coast area. Since hummingbirds are so rare in this part of the U.S., many […]

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8 DIY Laser Pointer Ideas You Can Make Today (With Videos & Pictures)

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As kids, we used to love attending concerts with laser lighting displays. These shows were cool because they projected laser beams of different colors, with some really awesome music in the background. If you are keen to create your own version of a laser display at home, check out one of these ideas. The 8 […]

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5 Types of Hummingbirds in Ohio (With Pictures)

anna's hummingbird

Ohio is a great place to spot hummingbirds! There are five species of hummingbirds that can be spotted in the state: the ruby-throated hummingbird, the black-chinned hummingbird, the calliope hummingbird, the rufous hummingbird, and Anna’s hummingbird. In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about identifying these birds. The 5 Types of […]

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How Accurate Are Laser Bore Sights? Important Facts & FAQ

Wheeler Professional Laser Bore Sighter

  So, here’s something not many people will tell you: no experienced target shooter will leave the house, before ensuring that he or she has the best sighters to work with. And it’s not just something that you forget if you’ve been in this line of business long enough. But picking a suitable sighter in […]

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Where Do Nuthatches Nest? Nuthatch Nesting Habits Explained

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The white-breasted nuthatch is an attractive bird that is common throughout the United States all year. However, its small size can make it hard to spot, so many people wonder about its nesting habits, as these can provide clues about where you can find them and their preferred habitats. The common white-breasted nuthatch likes to […]

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Why Do Some Birds Lay Their Eggs in Other Bird’s Nests? The Interesting Answer!

egg of a brown-headed cowbird (spotted) laid in the nest of another bird

Building and maintaining a nest takes a lot of work for most birds. They need to find the ideal spot, gather the supplies, and then build the nest itself. Once built, they also need to protect the location to ensure that the nest doesn’t get damaged or destroyed. Once the nest is built, the birds […]

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What Do Scabies Look Like Under a Microscope? The Interesting Answer!

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Few skin conditions are as aggravating as scabies. The intense itching will not only disturb your sleep and waking hours, but it can also leave you vulnerable to secondary bacterial infections. The mite Sarcoptes scabiei causes these symptoms. While it may resemble other conditions in its early stages, it develops telltale signs that make it […]

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What Is A Diode Laser? The Interesting Answer!

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If you are looking into lasers, one of the most common types is the diode laser. But what exactly is it, and why is it so popular? In short, diode lasers are semiconductors that convert electrical energy into laser energy.  We go over more for you here, and we also highlight a few different diode […]

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Are There Hummingbirds in Hawaii? The Interesting Answer!

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Hawaii is home to more than 300 species of birds, 44 of which are endemic to the state. Sadly, of those 44, 33 are on the endangered species list. One type of bird that has never been found in Hawaii, though—and likely never will—is the hummingbird. Seeing as how Hawaii has so many local varieties […]

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When Were Lasers Invented? History of the Laser

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There is probably a laser not too far from you, wherever you are right now. You can find them all over the place, and even if there is not one in your home, all you need to do is head to your closest store to find one at the register. The first laser came about […]

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