BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – WHAT’S IN A NAME? HONEYCREEPERS

Is “honeycreeper” an oxymoron? One thinks of “honey” as something sweet, but even mention the word “creep” and many would think of a sneaky, nefarious person lurking in the shadows. In the bird world, honeycreepers belong to the large family of tanagers, but there are true honeycreepers and evidently false ones. Thanks to recent DNA sequencing, More...

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By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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Photo of bird feeding a cigarette butt to chick at Florida Beach goes viral

A wildlife photographer has captured a picture of a black skimmer bird feeding itschick a cigarette filter on a beach in Florida, USA. Littering has now become a global problem with people throwing trash More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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The Future of Fashion: Turning Recycled Plastic into Clothes

The new age has dawned, and humans are using plastic bottles to manufacture garments. Plastic continues to hoard in landfills and pollute the oceans. But brands like Everlane, H&M, and Adidas put this plastic More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – “SAILERS” OF THE SKY: SWALLOW-TAILED KITE

SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, Elanoides forficatus, Milano Tijereta (Spanish) Magnificent. Graceful. Beautiful. These words describe the sailing-through-the-sky flight of the Swallow-tailed Kite, with a four foot wingspan More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, June 10th, 2019
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Home-scientist discovers easy way to restore old batteries

Most people throw out old batteries without realizing that they can be restored to their original glory, but one man is changing all that. His name is Tom Ericson, a home-scientist who decided it was time to stop More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Monday, June 3rd, 2019
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Amazing New Archaeological Discovery Intrigues Egyptologists

King Tut, the Egyptian pharaoh whose tomb was discovered in 1922, may now be reunited with his wife in the 21st century thanks to a new discovery by famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass. Existing Fair Go Casino bonus More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Saturday, May 25th, 2019
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“Nuestro Himno,” the 34th Installment of The Bad Seed

Disruptive Media Producer Adam Kidron Releases “Nuestro Himno,” the 34th Installment of The Bad Seed, his hit online satire of the Trump Presidency. BRONX, New York, May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Frida Kahlo’s Garden Is Still Thriving—Six Decades after Her Death

In a portrait taken in 1940, Frida Kahlo leans casually on a stone sculpture surrounded by lush greenery. She wears a crown of deep-pink bougainvillea blossoms—just one of countless plants that filled her abundant More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Coqui Coqui Perfumery: fragrances and scents from around the world await for you in Valladolid

It all began when  Argentina-born model Nicolas Malleville and Italian designer Francesca Bonato, decided to open up their private residence open to the public and tht is how Mesón de Malleville came to More...

By Riviera Maya Times On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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OPINION: Hernan Cortes, Father Of Mexico, Landed Exactly 500 Years Ago. Mexicans Are Ambivalent

April 22 is the 500th anniversary of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes’ landing on the shore of Veracruz, Mexico, in 1519. Cortes’ small army and a growing corps of Indian allies, the coastal Totonacs and More...