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General — Animals — February 21st, 2024

Murderous mice attack and kill nesting albatrosses on Midway Atoll—scientists struggle to stop them
At the far end of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands lies Kuaihelani—also known as Midway Atoll—a small set of islands home to the world's largest albatross colony. Over a million albatrosses return to Kuaihelani each year to breed. These seemingly pristine islands appear safe, but there's a predator lurking among the seabirds.
February 21st, 2024Source

Research explores how people make a snap judgment about unfamiliar dogs
It's no secret that people can be quick to judge others, particularly when it comes to how a person looks. There have been tons of studies on how physical facial appearance, like makeup or facial hair, impacts a person's perception of someone else.
February 21st, 2024Source

Stunning ‘Lost’ Bird Species is Photographed For First Time Ever
Scientists have captured the first-ever photograph of a tropical bird species long thought to be lost.
February 21st, 2024Source

General — Animals — February 19th, 2024

Birds have been adapting to human activity for millennia, research suggests
Roughly 14,500 to 10,500 years ago, in the transition from the last glacial period, Epipaleolithic and Neolithic peoples harvesting vegetation from the wetlands of eastern Jordan created a habitat for birds that would otherwise have migrated, a new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory reveals.
February 19th, 2024Source

General — Animals — February 14th, 2024

Fish in the upper Danube could be just as endangered in the future as in the past, but for different reasons
Rivers belong to the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. While many studies have projected climate change effects on species, little is known about the severity of these changes compared to historical alterations.
February 14th, 2024Source

Imperfect mimicry in spiders and insects mainly shaped by adaptive processes rather than constraints, finds study
Two natural scientists at Macquarie University, working with an evolutionary specialist at the University of New South Wales, all in Australia, have found that imperfect mimicry in spiders and insects is likely mainly shaped by adaptive processes rather than constraints, or chance.
February 14th, 2024Source

Researchers find having good neighbors and few top predators make predatory fish populations more resilient
A regime shift is gradually spreading through the archipelagos of the Swedish Baltic Sea coast, where shallow bays, previously dominated by pike and perch have one by one become dominated by one of their prey species, the three-spined stickleback.
February 14th, 2024Source

General — Animals — February 12th, 2024

A new anti-aging pill for senior dogs just entered clinical trials. Could it one day help humans live longer?
For most dog owners, their four-legged friends are more than a trusty companion. They are practically members of the family.
February 12th, 2024Source

Examining the range of adulterants that disrupt the hormones of fish and amphibians
The contraceptive pill is obviously not intended for fish and frogs. However, the hormones in the pill and other pharmaceuticals that are not completely broken down in sewage treatment plants can affect aquatic organisms.
February 12th, 2024Source

First Peoples' land overlaps with 130 imperiled bird species—and this knowledge may be vital to saving them
Australia's First Peoples have a strong and continuing connection to the land. Their determination to maintain this connection provides important opportunities for conservation.
February 12th, 2024Source

The good news: 25 Australian birds are now at less risk of extinction. The bad news: 29 are gone and 4 more might be
What does it mean to save threatened species? How often do we achieve it? And how often do we fail? Our new research answers these questions for Australian birds.
February 12th, 2024Source

The hidden rule for flight feathers and how it could reveal which dinosaurs could fly
Birds can fly—at least, most of them can. Flightless birds like penguins and ostriches have evolved lifestyles that don't require flight. However, there's a lot that scientists don't know about how the wings and feathers of flightless birds differ from their airborne cousins.
February 12th, 2024Source

What it's like counting 528,000 albatross nests on Midway islands
Nancy Caruso sat on an island in the North Pacific Ocean just inches from an albatross and watched as the large black-and-white sea bird with a 12-foot wingspan added grass to its nest to cover up a precious 4-inch white egg.
February 12th, 2024Source

General — Animals — February 5th, 2024

Pigeon Accused Of Being A Chinese Spy Is Free To Fly After 8 Months In Captivity
A humble pigeon has been cleared off all suspicion of working as a spy for the Chinese Communist Party by Indian police. Even though it was revealed that the bird was a lost racing pigeon from Taiwan, it was only freed after spending eight months in captivity thanks from the help of concerned local citizens.
February 5th, 2024Source

Strategies for detecting and preventing pet cancer
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, roughly 1 in 5 cats and 1 in 4 dogs will, at some point in their life, develop tumors, with estimations that almost half of dogs over the age of 10 will develop a form of cancer.
February 5th, 2024Source

Trail Camera Captures Iconic Howl to Prove Wolves are Returning to California
Stepping into the frame and staring up at the clandestine trail camera, a wolf lets out an ungodly howl as it stands in a forest between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
February 5th, 2024Source or Watch Video

General — Animals — February 1st, 2024

Is It Illegal to Leave Your Dog in the Car?
Our beloved puppers makes the best travel buddies, don't they? I mean, who else we'd prefer? They're surely a part of our road trip routines. However, when you need to grab something from a store, the question arises: is it safe to leave the doggo in the car? More importantly, is it illegal to leave your dog in the car?
February 1st, 2024Source

General — Animals — January 29th, 2024

Floating algae acts as a raft for juvenile pelagic fish, study finds
Floating macroalgae acts as a raft that provides habitat for a diverse array of juvenile oceanic fish a new Griffith University-led study has found.
January 29, 2024Source

Scientists investigate the sensory information hummingbird hawk moths rely on to control their proboscis
Just as when we humans reach for objects, the hummingbird hawk moth uses its visual sense to place its long proboscis precisely on a flower to search for nectar, according to a study by Konstanz biologists.
January 29, 2024Source

General — Animals — January 26th, 2024

Flying foxes pollinate forests and spread seeds: Here's how we can make peace with our noisy neighbors
Flying foxes. Megabats. Fruit bats. Whatever name you choose, these fox-faced creatures are remarkable. Our four species help pollinate eucalyptus trees in eastern Australia, spread the seeds of rainforest trees, and make our summer skies spectacular. They're some of the largest bats in the world.
January 26, 2024Source

Dogs in the middle ages: What medieval writing tells us about our ancestors' pets
In the middle ages, most dogs had jobs. In his book De Canibus, the 16th-century English physician and scholar John Caius described a hierarchy of dogs, which he classified first and foremost according to their function in human society.
January 26, 2024Source

The first flowers evolved before bees—so how did they become so dazzling?
Colorful flowers, and the insects and birds that fly among their dazzling displays, are a joy of nature. But how did early relationships between flower color and animal pollinators emerge?
January 26, 2024Source

General — Animals — January 22nd, 2024

Don't blame the sharks: Research reveals why more hooked tarpon are being eaten
In wave-making research recently published in Marine and Coastal Fisheries, a team of researchers, led by biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has quantified the rate at which great hammerhead sharks are eating Atlantic tarpon hooked by anglers at Bahia Honda, Florida—one of the prime tarpon fishing spots in the Florida Keys
January 22, 2024Source

Drone chase highlights dangers to owls and breeding birds
On her way home from work on a recent wintry night, Kathy Keane ran into a group of people quietly watching a pair of great horned owls perched on a tree in Lincoln Park.
January 22, 2024Source

Fixing the cormorant disaster on the Columbia: 'How could this have come out any worse?'
White streaks of bird waste paint the steel trusses beneath the Astoria-Megler Bridge over the Columbia River. Every flat surface and hidey-hole of this bridge is stuffed and stippled with nests. Black birds roost on the girders, evenly spaced as beads on a string, then take wing: double-crested cormorants.
January 22, 2024Source

General — Animals — January 19th, 2024

Humans can get their pets sick: Reverse zoonoses more common than once thought
For as long as humans have been domesticating animals, there have been zoonoses, also known as infectious diseases that jump from animals to humans. Recent public health stories about COVID-19, avian flu and swine flu have thrust zoonoses back into the spotlight, sparking conversations about how animals like pets, rodents, birds or livestock might make humans sick.
January 19, 2024Source

Study finds bigfoot sightings correlate with black bear populations
The big conclusion: "If bigfoot is there, it could be a bear."
January 19, 2024Source

General — Animals — January 16th, 2024

There's a new hairy nuisance in Florida: Coyotes
Seminole County has long been known as Florida's epicenter for bear encounters in residential neighborhoods. But now there's a new hairy beast in town: coyotes.
January 16, 2024Source

General — Animals — January 15th, 2024

Famous xkcd comic becomes reality with AI bird-identifying binoculars
Swarovski AX Visio, billed as first "smart binoculars," names species and tracks location.
January 15, 2024Source

General — Animals — January 12th, 2024

Inbreeding due to loss of habitat found to be putting black-footed cat in danger of extinction
A large team of life scientists at China's Shaanxi Normal University, working with colleagues from several other institutions in China, one in the U.K. and two in the U.S., has found evidence that the black-footed cat may be in danger of extinction due to loss of habitat.
January 12, 2024Source

Kayaker Captures Whale Sticking Tail Straight Out of Water
A kayaking YouTuber encountered a bizarre sight while paddling in the ocean — a frozen humpback whale with its tail sticking out of the water.
January 12, 2024Source or Source

Monkey Hugs Photographer After Being Reunited in Heartwarming Video
A photographer has shared the sweet moment Mikah the spider monkey gave him a hug after the pair had not seen each other in two years.
January 12, 2024Source

Picky female sparrows may be more unfaithful
Picky female sparrows may be more unfaithful, new Imperial research suggests. Cheating on social partners is common in birds, and there are clear benefits to males who can raise more offspring without investing in their care. For females, however, the drivers are less obvious.
January 12, 2024Source

Rare Australian parrot faces multi-virus threat
A critically endangered parrot, with a population numbering as few as 70 in the wild, could be at further risk after being found to carry a half-dozen previously undetected viruses.
January 12, 2024Source

General — Animals — January 11th, 2024

ChefPaw makes it easy to cook healthy food for your fluffy friend
ChefPaw is a machine designed to prepare homemade dog food. The appliance aims to provide an alternative to store-bought dog food, focusing on fresh ingredients tailored to individual pet dietary needs — and saving a ton of money along the way. It turns out that fresh-ingredient food for your four-legged furbaby is hella expensive, and ChefPaw wants to make it easier to make your own.
January 11, 2024Source

Need for speed: How hummingbirds switch mental gears in flight
Hummingbirds use two distinct sensory strategies to control their flight, depending on whether they're hovering or in forward motion, according to new research.
January 11, 2024Source

Swarovski's smart binoculars identify the birds you're looking at
AX Visio's new device, which debuted at CES 2024 this week, made us want to spend more time outdoors.
January 11, 2024Source

The Best Pet Tech We've Seen So Far
CES 2024's pet tech reveals are focused on helping you get closer to your four-legged friend.
January 11, 2024Source

General — Animals — January 10th, 2024

CES pet tech: Throw a dog a bone—or an AI collar
They don't own smartphones and can't go online, but that doesn't prevent them from being connected: Pets are benefitting from a slew of animal-oriented technology at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
January 10, 2024Source

Sperm whales found to live in large, matrilineally based clans
In his paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, Hal Whitehead describes how he, working with multiple colleagues over many years, used underwater microphones to listen in on conversations among the whales.
January 10, 2024Source

General — Animals — January 8th, 2024

A unique approach to detecting and predicting dog mobility issues
Veterinary researchers at the University of Liverpool, along with partners at Dogs Trust, have developed a unique approach to detecting and predicting dog mobility issues.
January 8, 2024Source

Aquaculture blessing in disguise for migratory waders fueling up in China
On the mudflats along the Chinese coasts where benign forms of aquaculture are practiced, shorebirds like knots and bar-tailed godwits are doing relatively well. That is shown in the dissertation that NIOZ Ph.D. candidate and biologist He-Bo Peng will defend at the University of Groningen on January 15.
January 8, 2024Source

Dogs are incredible, if unlikely, allies in conservation
Dogs have been working with people for centuries. Think hunting dogs, herding dogs, police dogs or search and rescue dogs. But have you heard of conservation dogs?
January 8, 2024Source

Invoxia Launches AI Wearable That Monitors Your Pet's Health
Invoxia at CES unveiled the Minitailz Smart Pet Tracker, an AI wearable that's designed for dogs and cats. The Minitailz is an all-in-one GPS tracker and wellness device for pets, and it is able to measure respiratory rate and heart vitals, alerting owners about possible health issues.
January 8, 2024Source

Plantations are putting primate infants at risk, finds study
Frequent visits to oil palm plantations are leading to a sharp increase in mortality rates among infant southern pig-tailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina) in the wild, according to a new study published in Current Biology. In addition to increased risk from predators and human encounters, exposure to harmful agricultural chemicals in this environment may negatively affect infant development.
January 8, 2024Source

Study of Darwin's finches sheds light on how one species become many
Using data on four species of Darwin's finches on the Galápagos Islands, researchers led by McGill University have confirmed a long-standing hypothesis that species diversity evolves through adaptation to different resources.
January 8, 2024Source

The Flappie AI cat door stops your pet from gifting you dead mice
The tradition of weird pet tech continues at CES 2024.
January 8, 2024Source

Widespread population collapse of African Raptors
An international team of researchers has found that Africa's birds of prey are facing an extinction crisis. The report warns of declines among nearly 90% of 42 species examined, and suggests that more than two-thirds may qualify as globally threatened.
January 8, 2024Source

General — Animals — January 7th, 2024

Invoxia has a new smart collar suitable for both cats and dogs
CES never disappoints when it comes to gadgets for pets. And Invoxia is going all out by releasing a new smart collar called Invoxia Minitailz that is suitable for both cats and dogs. The company said that this gadget is an upgrade from last year's Invoxia Smart Dog Collar, which measured both location and biometrics like the heart rate of your dog.
January 7, 2024Source

General — Animals — January 6th, 2024

Dogs can terrify (and even kill) wildlife. How to be a responsible owner this summer
In Australia, dog ownership often goes hand-in-hand with a love for the great outdoors. Whether it's walking on the beach, going camping, or having a barbecue in the park, we tend to keep our canine companions close as we soak up the sun.
January 6, 2024Source

In Colombia, rare bird flaunts male and female feathers
On the right side of its body, the bird flaunted the typical blue plumage and black head of the male Green Honeycreeper. On the left, it was a beautiful grass green.
January 6, 2024Source

General — Animals — January 5th, 2024

Feathers from deceased birds help scientists understand new threat to avian populations
Animal ecologists developed an analytical approach to better understand one of the latest threats to feathered creatures: the rise of wind and solar energy facilities.
January 5, 2024Source

Protected areas for elephants work best if they are connected
Protection has kept populations stable, but to rebound elephants need connections
January 5, 2024Source

General — Animals — December 29th, 2023

Saving the African penguin from climate change and overfishing
A hatchery and protected sanctuary in South Africa is boosting penguin numbers.
December 29, 2023Source

This bird is like a GPS for honey
The honeyguide recognizes calls made by different human groups.
December 29, 2023Source

General — Animals — December 28th, 2023

Blue Ridge Beef raw pet food recalled due to salmonella risk
Blue Ridge Beef, a maker of raw pet foods, has announced it is recalling some of its products for kittens and puppies because of possible contamination with salmonella and listeria.
December 28, 2023Source

LG developed a two-legged AI-powered robot that can watch your pets for you
More details about it will be revealed at CES 2024.
December 28, 2023Source

General — Animals — December 27th, 2023

These animals went extinct in 2023
"There simply is no more time on the clock."
December 27, 2023Source

General — Animals — December 26th, 2023, 2023

AI could make us conversant with critters, unlocking conservation tools -- and serious risks
Humpback whales, such as the mother and baby photographed here in Tonga, engage in complicated communications. The Earth Species Project (ESP) is partnering with researchers to develop new tools for understanding animal vocalizations to help save wildlife. (Katie Zacarian Photo)
December 26, 2023Source

General — Animals — December 24th, 2023

Can seabirds hear their way across the ocean? Our research suggests so
Animals cover astonishing distances when they are looking for food. While caribou, reindeer and wolves clock up impressive mileage on land, seabirds are unrivaled in their traveling distances. Arctic terns travel from the Arctic to Antarctica and back as part of their annual migration. Wandering albatrosses (Diomedea exulans) fly the equivalent of ten times to the moon and back over their lifetimes.
December 24, 2023Source

New research rewrites our understanding of whale evolution
New research from the Museums Victoria Research Institute has turned upside down our previous understanding of the evolution of the largest animals ever----baleen whales.
December 24, 2023Source

General — Animals — December 21st, 2023

Study: "Smarter" dogs think more like humans to overcome their biases
Both the shape of a dog's head and cognitive ability determine degree of spatial bias.
December 21, 2023Source

General — Animals — December 18th, 2023

Researchers create genetic atlas detailing early stages of zebrafish development
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have published an atlas of zebrafish development, detailing the gene expression programs that are activated within nearly every cell type during the first five days of development, a period in which embryos mature from a single cell into distinct cell types. These diverse cells become tissues and organs that form juvenile fish capable of swimming and looking for food. The findings are published in Developmental Cell.
December 18, 2023Source

Stressed snails and slugs may spread rat lungworm through slime
Can humans become infected with the rat lungworm parasite from snail slime, if an infected snail or slug leaves slime on a lettuce leaf? That is the question University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers set out to answer in a study published in One Health.
December 18, 2023Source

General — Animals — December 14th, 2023

Rare Half-Male, Half-Female Bird is Photographed in Once-in-Century Event
An "extremely rare" half-female, half-male bird was photographed — in a sighting that has only been made once over 100 years ago.
December 12, 2023Source

Yes, some cats like to play fetch. It's science!
Cats play fetch longer, with more retrievals, when they initiate the game
December 12, 2023Source

General — Animals — December 12th, 2023

Daily singing workout keeps songbird males attractive
It has long been a mystery why songbirds spend so much time and energy on singing. Now a new study shows that songbirds need to sing every day to keep their vocal muscles in shape. Females can hear if a male has skipped his singing workout for only a few days, and they prefer song of males that did their daily vocal gymnastics.
December 12, 2023Source

Waterbird numbers up after La Niña years: Aerial survey
Widespread flooding and environmental flows have been a boon for our waterbirds and wetlands—but long-term decline is persisting.
December 12, 2023Source

General — Animals — December 8th, 2023

Parrots and songbirds have evolved distinct brain mechanisms, study shows
When humans learn to speak a language, we learn to produce new vocalizations and use them flexibly for communication, but how the brain is able to achieve this is an important but largely unanswered question, according to Zhilei Zhao, Klarman Fellow in neurobiology and behavior in the College of Arts and Sciences.
December 8, 2023Source

Snake charm: Four reasons to love snakes
Picture this: the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you're enjoying a hike in nature. You haven't a care in the world until you round the corner on your favorite walking trail. And then you see it.
December 8, 2023Source

General — Animals — December 5th, 2023

Rats are more human than you think—and they certainly like being around us
Rats have a somewhat unfortunate tendency to enjoy living where people live. That's how a biologist tried to explain people's hatred for the rodents in a television news feature about rats gnawing electrical cables in parked cars in the southern Swedish town of Malmö.
December 5, 2023Source

General — Animals — December 4th, 2023

Researchers map crocodile family tree to shed light on their evolution
A research team, led by scientists at the University of York, mapped the family tree of the ferocious ambush-predators and their extinct relatives known as Pseudosuchia. They then compared this with data from the fossil record to understand why crocodiles have so few living species, while there are 11,000 species of their closest living relatives, birds.
December 4, 2023Source

Study shows that artificial light is luring birds to cities and sometimes to their deaths
Nearly 1,000 birds were killed Oct. 4--5 when they collided with an illuminated glass building in Chicago. Though mass fatalities of this magnitude are rare, light pollution poses a serious—and growing—threat to migrating birds.
December 4, 2023Source

General — Animals — December 1st, 2023

Scientists navigate uncharted waters in fish immunology research
Upon infection or immunization, all jawed vertebrate species generate proteins called antibodies that bind and neutralize pathogens. Strong and long-lasting antibody responses in warm-blooded species such as mammals are produced in secondary lymphoid microstructures (SLMs) among which germinal centers (GCs) are the centerpiece.
December 1, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 30th, 2023

Fish beware: Bottlenosed dolphins may be able to pick up your heartbeat
The ability to detect faint electric signals could help the marine mammals snag prey
November 30, 2023Source

Migratory songbird study finds link between white tail spots and longevity
A new study of a migratory songbird shows that individuals with average-sized white tail spots--a trait that is critical to successful foraging--live longer than individuals with more extreme amounts of white in the tail.
November 30, 2023Source

Protecting poultry from bird flu
With winter approaching, birds are migrating south to escape the cold and take advantage of more abundant food sources.
November 30, 2023Source

Snake skulls show how species adapt to prey
By studying the skull shapes of dipsadine snakes, researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have found how these species of snakes in Central and South America have evolved and adapted to meet the demands of their habitats and food sources.
November 30, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 29th, 2023

Scientists determine how to properly feed rainbow trout
Scientists from the RUDN University and colleagues from Iran have determined the optimal dosage of a popular dietary supplement for rainbow trout. Exceeding it not only negates a positive effect, but can cause harm to the health of the fish. Results of the study have been published in Aquaculture.
November 29, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 28th, 2023

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Scientists confirm that Seychelles is frequented by blue whales
Seychelles is a special place for whales and dolphins. And yet, while its corals, turtles and sharks are relatively well studied, little is known about its cetaceans. Now scientists from the University of Seychelles, Florida International University and Oregon State University are uncovering how remarkable Seychelles is for these mammals.
November 28, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 27th, 2023

Protected Texas songbirds show up in pet stores abroad, due to elusive trafficking industry
In 1970, there were approximately 10 billion birds in North America. Now, there are around 7 billion, representing a loss of over a quarter of the continent's birds.
November 27, 2023Source

Vampire bats make northward flight seeking stable climates
A new article predicts that vampire bats — currently only found in Mexico and Central and South America — are on the move, with the United States being a viable home in 27 years.
November 27, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 23rd, 2023

Clues to mysterious new sickness affecting dogs
A new type of bacterial infection could be the culprit behind a mysterious canine respiratory illness that has been infecting dogs from coast to coast, New Hampshire researchers say.
November 23, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 22nd, 2023

A personalized AirTag dog collar keeps track of your best friend
Never worry about losing your pet again with one of Nine Twenty Eight's new AirTag dog collars. The family-run Canadian retailer — new to the Cult of Mac Store — designs the collars with a double-stitched slot for an AirTag, which is included with some models.
November 22, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 20th, 2023

Feeding dogs raw meat increases the risk of antibiotic-resistant E. coli, finds study
Feeding dogs raw (uncooked) meat increases their risk of excreting E. coli that cannot be killed by a widely used antibiotic--ciprofloxacin--researchers at the University of Bristol have found from a study of 600 healthy pet dogs.
November 20, 2023Source or Source

General — Animals — November 16th, 2023

Birds set foot near South Pole in Early Cretaceous, Australian tracks show
Discovery provides oldest-known evidence for birds so far south
November 16, 2023Source

Like the phoenix, Australia's giant birds of prey rise again from limestone caves
Australia's only vulture, and a fearsome extinct eagle, are among the earliest recorded birds of prey from the Pleistocene period more than 50,000 years ago--and now Flinders University researchers are bringing them to life again.
November 16, 2023Source

Love thy neighbor: Cooperation extends beyond one's own group in wild bonobos
A study published in Science challenges the notion that only humans are capable of forming strong and strategic cooperative relationships and sharing resources across non-family groups.
November 16, 2023Source

Protecting native fauna from housecats
Fans of the musical "Cats" will know that the naming of cats is a difficult matter, and that cats have three different names. The same is true of cats in New Zealand--there are three types: companion or pet cats that live with people and rely on them for their welfare, stray cats that may rely only partly on people for food and shelter and live around centers of human habitation, and feral cats that have minimal or no reliance on people, and that survive independently of the companion cat population.
November 16, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 15th, 2023

Forget social distancing: House finches become more social when sick
Social distancing when sick has become second nature to many of us in the past few years, but some sick animals appear to take a different approach. A new study of house finches led by Marissa Langager, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science, has uncovered a surprising result.
November 15, 2023Source

Roaming seabirds need ocean-wide protection
Seabirds roam far and wide in the Indian Ocean — so they need ocean-wide protection, new research shows.
November 15, 2023Source

Study finds amino acid supplementation prevents negative effects of low-protein diet on pig welfare
Pigs fed a low-protein diet can show more damaging behaviors, but this can be counteracted by supplementation of essential amino acids to their diet. This has been demonstrated in research from Wageningen University & Research. The outcome is important for both pig welfare and the environment.
November 15, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 14th, 2023

Online pet goods retailer Chewy lays off 200+ employees
Chewy, the online pet supplies company that sold to PetSmart in 2017 for $3.35 billion, but then split off a few years later, is the latest company to undergo layoffs, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, the pet supplier has laid off more than 200 employees — a figure Chewy confirmed — including those in its Plantation, Florida headquarters, and other sites.
November 14, 2023Source

Polar Bear Photos Are Losing Their Power as Climate Change Visuals
Haunting photos of hunger-stricken polar bears atop small melted ice caps are no longer the definitive climate change imagery. Instead, a report from the BBC suggests that more powerful visuals of climate change hit closer to home.
November 14, 2023Source

Study describes 48 new species of spiders
A paper recently published in Zootaxa documents the 48 species of ground-hunting spiders from the family Miturgidae, which can be found across Australia, particularly in arid habitats in open eucalypt forest, brigalow, mallee, heath, and desert.
November 14, 2023Source

What's behind the toxic levels of mercury in tropical birds? Gold mining, study shows
The tropics are home to more than 75% of all species and are projected to support 50% of the world's human population by mid-century, but little is known about mercury pollution in these life-filled regions.
November 14, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 13th, 2023

Australia has more native bird species than almost anywhere else. What led to this explosion of diversity?
When you went out today, did you see any birds? A galah perhaps, or a crow?
November 13, 2023Source

Birds' nests express their unique style and past experiences, study finds
Walking through a town or city, you will encounter buildings with diverse shapes and sizes. These unique styles exist in part because the buildings were constructed by different architects, engineers and builders.
November 13, 2023Source

Camera Trap Captures Rare Photos of Critically Endangered Malayan Tiger
Camera traps in Malaysia have provided a rare glimpse into the country's wildlife and conservation efforts, especially those surrounding extremely rare Malayan tigers.
November 13, 2023Source

Doggie dental health: Aged garlic extract shows promise as gum disease treatment
Among dogs, periodontal (gum) disease affects various breeds at rates between 44% and 100%, with higher susceptibility in smaller breeds and older dogs. Veterinarians normally advise dog owners to brush their dogs' teeth on a daily basis to remove the dental plaque and oral debris whose buildup can lead to gum disease; however, compliance can be difficult, often due to issues of willingness and temperament.
November 13, 2023Source

Egg-Laying Mammal Thought to be Extinct Rediscovered on Trail Camera
Scientists have rediscovered a long-lost species of mammal — that was thought to be extinct — on trail camera footage.
November 13, 2023Source or Watch Video

General — Animals — November 10th, 2023

Found at last: Bizarre, egg-laying mammal finally rediscovered after 60 years
More than 60 years after it was last recorded, an expedition team has rediscovered an iconic, egg-laying mammal in one of the most unexplored regions of the world. Attenborough's long-beaked echidna, named after famed broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, was captured for the first time in photos and video footage using remote trail cameras set up in the Cyclops Mountains of Indonesia's Papua Province.
November 10, 2023Source

Improved algorithm enhances precision of pressure sensors for wild bird tracking
Researchers from the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have proposed an improved algorithm called Dynamic Quantum Particle Swarm Optimization (DQPSO) to improve the accuracy and reliability of pressure sensors used in tracking and monitoring wild migratory birds. This algorithm optimizes the performance of a Radial Basis Function (RBF) neural network, specifically designed for temperature compensation.
November 10, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 9th, 2023

Hummingbirds' unique sideways flutter gets them through small apertures
Most birds that flit through dense, leafy forests have a strategy for maneuvering through tight windows in the vegetation--they bend their wings at the wrist or elbow and barrel through.
November 9, 2023Source

Pet Parents Will Drool Over Loungefly's Adorable New Accessories
Behold, fur babies on parade decked in pup-sized Loki, Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Disney gear.
November 9, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 7th, 2023

Education is key to curbing antimicrobial resistance in cats, study says
Better education for cat owners, more communication from veterinarians, increased drug choices and cheaper, rapid diagnostic tools can help improve antimicrobial use in cats, which has important implications for rising antimicrobial resistance in animals and humans, according to two new papers by Cornell researchers.
November 7, 2023Source

Study shows animals like crickets use the ground to amplify calls
When animals "sing" sitting on the ground--such as when crickets chirp--their volume and reach increase dramatically, by as much as ten-fold. This result from a study by Western researchers, published today in the journal PNAS, contradicts long-held beliefs in the field of animal communication, which presume the ground is a hindrance to sound transmission.
November 7, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 6th, 2023

Drone Captures Moment Humpback Whale is Freed From 300lb Crab Pot
Dramatic drone footage reveals the moment that a young humpback whale was freed after it was discovered hog-tied to a 300lb crab pot.
November 6, 2023Source

Q&A: Birds of East Africa--their extraordinary diversity and changing behavior
101 Curious Tales of East African Birds is a new book that uses academic research to tell fascinating stories about the tropical birds of east Africa, from well-known species to rare ones. It also explores changing bird behavior in the region. Its author, Colin Beale, studies shifts in the distribution of birds and other animals. We asked him four questions.
November 6, 2023Source

Threatened sharks and rays caught off Cyprus
Sharks and rays from threatened species are being caught off northern Cyprus, according to a new study by scientists who are working with local authorities and fishers to protect the animals.
November 6, 2023Source

General — Animals — November 2nd, 2023

Producing stronger, tougher silk by feeding silkworms with rare earth ion-modified diets
A research team led by Dr. Yingying Zhang (Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University) devised a scheme utilizing silkworms to produce strong, tough silk through feeding them with rare earth ion-modified diets. The rare earth ions can be incorporated into silk fibroin through feeding.
November 2, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 31st, 2023

New study reveals alarming gap in dogs, heartworm prevention
A new paper published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science revealed a concerning finding: Less than 40% of dogs in the longitudinal Golden Retriever Lifetime Study were on preventive heartworm medications at baseline. This is a troubling discovery, as heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition that is preventable in dogs.
October 31, 2023Source

Photos of Florida's Fight to Protect Threatened Burrowing Owls
Cape Coral, Florida, a city experiencing unprecedented growth. While great for their economy, the economic boom is disastrous for wildlife, especially species that thrive in open, treeless areas. In particular, the burrowing owl population is suffering as its habitat shrinks.
October 31, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 27th, 2023

At the foot of a melting glacier in Peru, llamas helped revitalize the land
Within three years, the soil grew richer and supported more plants
October 27, 2023Source

Buzzing insights: Tracking bees with robotic flowers and hive sensors
EU researchers are turning to the world's top pollinator in an attempt to reverse biodiversity loss and help fruit growers.
October 27, 2023Source

How social media can contribute to species conservation
Photos of plants and animals posted on social media can help protect biodiversity, especially in tropical regions. This is the conclusion of a team of researchers led by the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), and the University of Queensland (UQ).
October 27, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 26th, 2023

Fruit, nectar, bugs and blood: How bat teeth and jaws evolved for a diverse dinnertime
They don't know it, but Darwin's finches changed the world. These closely related species--native to the Galapagos Islands--each sport a uniquely shaped beak that matches their preferred diet. Studying these birds helped Charles Darwin develop the theory of evolution by natural selection.
October 26, 2023Source

UK study finds some species of seabirds are showing signs of developing immunity to avian influenza
As part of a major research consortium announced last June, the UK's top scientists have discovered that some seabirds are demonstrating immunity to avian influenza.
October 26, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 24th, 2023

Furoomate self-cleaning cat litter box
The task of cleaning traditional litter boxes can be a daunting one for many cat owners. The process is often messy, time-consuming, and not particularly pleasant. Furthermore, less frequent cleaning can lead to an unhygienic environment, causing cats to avoid using the box.
October 24, 2023Source

How do kingfishers avoid concussions when diving? It might be in their genes
Mutations in the MAPT gene associated with tau proteins seem to play a significant role.
October 24, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 23rd, 2023

First confirmed cases of avian influenza in the Antarctic region
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in brown skua populations on Bird Island, South Georgia--the first known cases in the Antarctic region.
October 23, 2023Source

Q&A: Do we need a new approach to prevent bird window strikes?
In early October, nearly 1,000 birds perished after colliding with the windows of a convention center near Lake Michigan in Chicago, marking the largest mass bird die-off in decades. But bird window-strike fatalities are an ongoing threat
October 23, 2023Source

Skin and gut microbiome analysis offers new therapeutic perspectives on atopic dermatitis in Shiba Inu dogs
Complex diseases--including cancer, metabolic diseases and allergies--affect not only humans, but also domestic animals, such as dogs. Approximately 10% of the dog population suffers from canine atopic dermatitis (cAD). This well-known common disease in dogs is characterized by excessive pruritis (itchiness) and is caused by allergy to environmental allergens, such as pollens and mites.
October 23, 2023Source

Yes, this beetle runs out of a frog's anus to survive being swallowed alive
Ursula Vernon, aka T. Kingfisher, won a Hugo for her dark fairy tale, Nettle and Bone.
October 23, 2023Read Source Watch Video

General — Animals — October 19th, 2023

In an ancient hot spring haunt of Inca rulers, scientists discover a new freshwater shrimp-like species
In an ancient hot spring haunt of Incan rulers, researchers discovered a new species of tiny, shrimp-like scavengers known as amphipods thriving at record temperatures that can cook other crustaceans to death.
October 19, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 18th, 2023

The impact of man-made noise on magpie behavior
Human noise pollution is taking its toll on the iconic Australian magpie, affecting the songbirds' ability to forage for food, communicate and respond to alarm calls--but smart birds are less affected than others.
October 18, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 17th, 2023

AI models identify biodiversity from animal sounds in tropical rainforests
Animal sounds are a very good indicator of biodiversity in tropical reforestation areas. Researchers demonstrate this by using sound recordings and AI models.
October 17, 2023Source

Dogs prefer food over toys, according to study
Nine out of 10 dogs chose food over toys in the first study of its kind, conducted by University of Florida psychologists. The study allowed dogs to pick their favorite food and favorite toy, then put them head to head in an experiment simulating a training experience.
October 17, 2023Source

Organic Compound-Based Nanozymes for Detecting Agricultural Herbicides
Nanozymes are synthetic materials with features that resemble those of natural enzymes and are used in biomedical and chemical engineering. They are typically viewed as being too costly and hazardous to be used in agricultural and food research. Now, scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have created a nanozyme that is organic, non-toxic, economical, and ecologically acceptable.
October 17, 2023Source

Study reveals surprising insights into dog sterilization, obesity
In the United States, about 70--80% of dogs are sterilized. This is beneficial as it helps reduce unwanted births, according to Valerie Benka, Program Director at the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs, and a member of the multidisciplinary research team that performed the study. However, questions remain about the health and behavioral impacts of the procedure.
October 17, 2023Source

Up to a billion birds collide with glass buildings every year, but architecture has solutions
At least 1,000 birds were killed in one day in early October, when they collided with a single Chicago building, McCormick Place--the largest convention center in North America. A paradigm of architectural modernism, McCormick Place was built in stages from 1960 to 2017, and is a steel, concrete and glass behemoth.
October 17, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 16th, 2023

The best dog DNA testing kits for learning all about your pooch
Break down the breed mix and possible health issues.
October 16, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 13th, 2023

Zoos aren't for animals. They're for us.
Zoos say they're leaders in protecting wildlife. But is it true?
October 13, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 12th, 2023

Salmon that eat salmon are more environmentally friendly, researchers say
Using a larger proportion of each individual salmon here in Norway will make the aquaculture industry less dependent on importing ingredients for salmon feed. Using locally produced raw materials is also good for the environment.
October 12, 2023Source

Stress wrecks male big brown bat fertility during breeding season
Even on a good day the environment can be wildly unpredictable, from unexpected gusts of wind to food scarcity, and as humans continue to edge out the natural world, the stress on wild populations is increasing.
October 12, 2023Source

Size matters: How body size shapes dogs' aging patterns
Smaller dogs may live twice as long life as their larger counterparts. But does this size difference also impact how dogs age in terms of behavior and cognitive abilities? Based on the data of 15,000 dogs, researchers from ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, found that larger dogs experience an earlier onset of age-related decline (at around 7--8 years of age versus 10--11 years in smaller dogs), but also a slower decline rate compared to smaller dogs.
October 12, 2023Source

General — Business — October 12th, 2023

Apple May Lose Out On Its Annual $20 Billion Deal With Google Thanks To The Latest Antitrust Case, But It May Only Be A Temporary Setback
It was previously discovered that Google enticed Apple with a $20 billion deal that allows the search engine to remain the default on its millions of devices. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella even spoke of this partnership at a testimonial, believing that it gives the technology giant an unfair advantage in the market, but it is possible that this alliance might be coming to an end, assuming that an antitrust trial ends up going against Google's favor.
October 12, 2023Source

Delta profits jump as international travel stays strong
Delta Air Lines reported surging quarterly earnings amid persistently strong demand, while acknowledging a drag from strikes in the US auto and entertainment sectors.
October 12, 2023Source

Ford's joint EV battery venture increases wages at planned factories amid UAW strike
Ford and its joint venture partner SK On will increase wages at two planned EV battery factories in Kentucky and Tennessee in an effort to assuage striking autoworkers. That offer might not be enough.
October 12, 2023Source

Medium expects to be profitable in 2024 as it climbs toward 1M subscribers
Online publishing platform Medium has led a bit of a tumultuous life. Seeking to thread the needle as it tried to be both a publisher and a writing platform, the company tried several different business models (allowing individual publications on its platform to offer paywalls, building its own publications, and more), seeing varying levels of success in the process.
October 12, 2023Source

Microsoft disputes $29B tax bill after "one of the largest" audits in IRS history
IRS ends epic 16-year tax probe and sends Microsoft the bill, but Redmond disagrees.
October 12, 2023Source

Mojo Vision's Series A hits $43.5M, following pivot to micro-LED displays
Back in April, Mojo Vision announced a new $22.4 million Series A. Six months later, the round has nearly doubled to $43.5 million, courtesy of New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Khosla Ventures, who co-led the round.
October 12, 2023Source

Pioneering VR Studio Fast Travel Games Raises $4M
Fast Travel Games, the developer and publisher behind a host of VR games, announced it's closed a new investment of $4 million, something the company says will help it further develop its own IP for VR platforms as well as support ongoing publishing initiatives.
October 12, 2023Source

Seattle startup Optimize Health lands $18.6M to boost remote care software
Optimize Health, a Seattle-based startup that sells remote care software to the healthcare industry, raised $18.6 million in a Series A round.
October 12, 2023Source

Upfront's Kobie Fuller is reimagining the blog post with the interactivity of generative AI
When blogging first came to the forefront back in the early 2000s, it provided a way to deliver a complex idea to a broad audience, but more than two decades later could there be a way to reinvent that idea?
October 12, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 11th, 2023

Killer whales' diet more important than location for pollutant exposure, study finds
Both elegant and fierce, killer whales are some of the oceans' top predators, but even they can be exposed to environmental pollution. Now, in the largest study to date on North Atlantic killer whales, researchers in Environmental Science & Technology report the levels of legacy and emerging pollutants in 162 individuals' blubber.
October 11, 2023Source

Rare birdwing butterflies star in federal case against NY man accused of trafficking insects
Birdwing butterflies are among the rarest and largest to grace the planet, their 10-inch (25.4-centimeter) wingspans flapping through the rainforests of Southeast Asia and Australia. Their sheer size can make them hard to miss.
October 11, 2023Source

With whales in trouble, conservationists, fishers, and others team up to protect them
A California program aims to help the fishing industry and marine wildlife adjust to warming oceans.
October 11, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 10th, 2023

Sharing visual teaching categories through language
Category learning is a broad term that describes how people learn to classify things around them into various groups. We learn to visually distinguish between cats and dogs, for instance, or to identify specific dog breeds.
October 10, 2023Source

Study shows wild pig populations in US can be managed
Within 24 months of the start of control efforts in the study area located around the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina, researchers found a reduction of about 70% in relative abundance of pigs and a corresponding decline in environmental rooting damage of about 99%.
October 10, 2023Source or Source

General — Animals — October 9th, 2023

Space weather disrupts nocturnal bird migration, study finds
It's well-known that birds and other animals rely on Earth's magnetic field for long-distance navigation during seasonal migrations.
October 9, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 6th, 2023

Should You Be Using Cat Litter Made of Tofu?
It’s better for the environment and may be better for your cat’s health, but is it worth the expense and headache of transitioning a cat set in its ways?
October 6, 2023Source

General — Business — October 6th, 2023

Even for high earners, student loan repayment is crushing
People aren’t only cutting streaming subscriptions and cooking at home — they’re dipping into 401(k)s and postponing retirement.
October 6, 2023Source

American Express adds biometric features to SafeKey to help prevent fraud
American Express announced it is adding facial and fingerprint recognition to SafeKey to help prevent fraud and create a simple and intuitive online checkout process.
October 6, 2023Source

How founders should approach TAM when venture capital is scarce
For entrepreneurs eager to build and scale, VC is *always* scarce
October 6, 2023Source

Musk in hot water with SEC for failure to comply with subpoena
What do you mean they aren't optional for billionaires?
October 6, 2023Source

SBF Trial: The latest updates from the FTX collapse’s courtroom drama
Sam Bankman-Fried is in court for alleged fraud while leading crypto exchange FTX. Here’s our latest coverage as the case continues.
October 6, 2023Source

The CEO who replaced 90% of his support staff with AI warns that copy-paste jobs are dead
India and the Philippines could be hit hardest by generative AI
October 6, 2023Source

The SEC is suing Elon Musk for refusing to testify in its Twitter investigation
The regulator has been probing the delayed disclosure of Musk's Twitter shares in 2022.
October 6, 2023Source

What’s the Difference Between Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Cards?
Understanding the difference between credit card processors and issuers will help bridge the gap.
October 6, 2023Source

General — Animals — October 3rd, 2023

Bird species changing faster than expected in protected areas
A recent study by University of Helsinki researchers has found that bird communities inside and outside protected areas are beginning to resemble each other as a result of climate change. In both areas, southern species increased in abundance, while northern species decreased.
October 3, 2023Source

Great White Shark Chases Drone's Shadow the Way Cats Chase Lasers
A photographer has demonstrated how great white sharks will chase his drone's shadow in much the same way a cat will chase a laser pointer.
October 3, 2023Source or Watch Video

'Invasion' of tropical birds known as limpkins reported in Illinois--invasive snails may be attractive food source
While on a recent visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden, Ann Harness spotted a creature she'd never seen before. The tall brown bird with a long bill looked like a cross between a rail and a heron.
October 3, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 29th, 2023

'New way of looking at nature': These naturalists explore queer ecology with geese, owls and more
As Raquel García-Álvarez guides hikers on a trail surrounding the Sand Ridge Nature Center, her remarks on flora and fauna are interrupted by geese honking. She explains, as curious onlookers admire the birds skirting the water, that there's more to them than meets the eye.
September 29, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 28th, 2023

A turtle time capsule: DNA found in ancient shell
Currently, only seven species of sea turtles exist. Among them are two in the genus Lepidochelys: the olive ridley and the Kemp's ridley. Despite being among the most common sea turtles in much of the Caribbean Sea and elsewhere, little is known about their history or evolution. The remains of a turtle shell recently found on Panama's Caribbean coast represent the oldest fossil evidence of these turtles ever found.
September 28, 2023Source

EFF to D.C. Circuit: Animal Rights Activists Shouldn't Be Censored on Government Social Media Pages Because Agency Disagrees With Their Viewpoint
EFF, along with the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE), filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit urging the court to reverse a lower court ruling that upheld the censorship of public comments on a government agency's social media pages. The district court's decision is problematic because it undermines our right to freely express opinions on issues of public importance using a modern and accessible way to communicate with government representatives.
September 28, 2023Source

New animal behavior tech aims to save wildlife
Facial recognition software used to study the social behavior of individual Greylag Geese in Europe will soon be used to monitor one of the rarest geese in the world, the Cape Barren Goose in South Australia.
September 28, 2023Source

The chilling tale of snow flies, self-amputation, survival and certain death
Researchers at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, have discovered something peculiar in the survival strategy of the snow fly (Chionea spp.), a flightless crane fly that lives in boreal and alpine environments of the northern hemisphere.
September 28, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 27th, 2023

Scientists will unleash an army of crabs to help save Florida's dying reef
Not all heroes wear capes. Some are crabs.
September 27, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 25th, 2023

Analyzing ways to help golden eagle populations weather the growth in wind-energy
Wind energy is a major component of the U.S. clean-energy goals. Already one of the fastest growing and lowest-cost sources of electricity in the country, it is poised for even more rapid growth, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
September 25, 2023Source

Egyptian Mediterranean fisheries in urgent need of better management, says study
Egyptian fisheries must be better managed to secure the overall health of the Mediterranean Sea's marine living resources, new research has found.
September 25, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 22nd, 2023

Colorful primates don't have better color vision, study finds
Primate species with better color vision are not more likely to have red skin or fur coloration, as previously thought.
September 22, 2023Source

Jellyfish, with no central brain, shown to learn from past experience
Even without a central brain, jellyfish can learn from past experiences like humans, mice, and flies, scientists report for the first time. They trained Caribbean box jellyfish (Tripedalia cystophora) to learn to spot and dodge obstacles.
September 22, 2023Source

Migratory birds can be taught to adjust to climate change
One result of climate change is that spring is arriving earlier. However, migratory birds are not keeping up with these developments and arrive too late for the peak in food availability when it is time for breeding.
September 22, 2023Source

Same genes behind heart muscle disorders in humans and Dobermanns
Researchers have made a significant finding in determining the genetic background of dilated cardiomyopathy in Dobermanns. This research helps us understand the genetic risk factors related to fatal diseases of the heart muscle and the mechanisms underlying the disease, and offers new tools for their prevention.
September 22, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 21st, 2023

Jewel of the forest: New electric blue tarantula species discovered in Thailand
In an exciting discovery, a new species of tarantula with electric blue coloration was found in Thailand.
September 21, 2023Source

General — Business — September 21st, 2023

Biden Administration to Ban Medical Debt From Americans' Credit Scores
The Biden administration announced a major initiative to protect Americans from medical debt on Thursday, outlining plans to develop federal rules barring unpaid medical bills from affecting patients' credit scores.
September 21, 2023Source

Credit Bureaus Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion Announce Permanent, Free Weekly Access to Credit Reports
That's great news for the tens of thousands of people whose reports contain errors
September 21, 2023Source

Diligent raises $25 million to triple its nursing robot's reach
The pandemic had a profound impact on countless careers, but few jobs were hit quite like nursing. As hospitals overflowed, staff was forced to take on impossible long shifts, risking their own health in the process. In many ways, it was the perfect environment to introduce a robot like Diligent's Moxi, a system designed to offer a couple of helping hands to overworked healthcare providers.
September 21, 2023Source

GGV splits off China business following congressional panel probe
GGV, the 23-year-old U.S. venture capital firm with a storied track record in China, is splitting into two branches as escalating geopolitical tensions continue to push for decoupling between the world's two superpowers.
September 21, 2023Source

Secoda secures $14M to expand its data cataloging platform
Secoda, a startup developing what it describes as an AI-powered data search and cataloging platform, today announced that it raised $14 million in a funding round led by Craft Ventures with participation from Abstract Ventures and several angel investors.
September 21, 2023Source

Stocks futures drop as yields rise after U.S. Fed signals higher-for-longer interest rates
After the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled that another rate hike was in the offing this year, stock index futures fell on Thursday pressured by a decline in growth stocks as Treasury yields jumped.
September 21, 2023Source

VCs lay $52.5M golden egg for MotherDuck's serverless analytics platform
Database service vendor based on open source DuckDB fattens up to $400M valuation
September 21, 2023Source

Why is Rupert Murdoch leaving his empire now?
Lachlan Murdoch will be formally in charge of Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and everything else his father built and bought. For now.
September 21, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 20th, 2023

Move over, Cordyceps, there's a new "zombie" parasite to haunt our dreams
The lancet liver fluke controls infected ants with a temperature-based on/off switch.
September 20, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 19th, 2023

Insights into the biodiversity of annelids in the world's largest deep-sea mineral exploration region
The demand for rare raw materials, such as cobalt, is fueling the exploration of the deep-sea floor for mining. Commercial deep-sea mining is currently prohibited in areas beyond national jurisdiction, but companies are permitted exploratory operations in certain areas to assess their mineral wealth and measure environmental baselines.
September 19, 2023Source

Researchers identify neurons that guide flies upwind
New research by Janelia scientists and collaborators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows how a cluster of neurons in the fruit fly brain transforms memories about past rewards into actions, helping the fly navigate to find food. The findings are published in the journal eLife.
September 19, 2023Source

Study shows life near the golf course isn't easy for alligators
The Rosenblatt Lab at the University of North Florida has recently published a study finding that living on a golf course dramatically changes alligator feeding habits. The work, titled "Golf course living leads to a diet shift for American alligators," is published in Ecology and Evolution.
September 19, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 14th, 2023

Koalas need their booster shots too. Here's a way to beat chlamydia with just one capture and less trauma
Chlamydia is a major threat to koala populations across Australia. This bacterial disease infects between 20% and 90% of individuals in koala populations. It's a major cause of the rapid decline of many wild populations, particularly in South-East Queensland and northern New South Wales.
September 14, 2023Source

Scientists find banded sand catsharks hiding inside sea sponges
When scientists on board the research vessel (RV) Investigator pulled a large sponge from the ocean in 2017, they noticed a tail fin poking out. They expected to find an eel had wriggled into the sponge. Instead, they discovered 30 catsharks hiding inside.
September 14, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 13th, 2023

Palm cockatoos whittle twigs to make drumsticks for tapping on tree limbs
Over the past several decades, animal scientists have found that human behavior is not nearly as unique as was once thought. For example, evidence of tool use has been found in many species, most of which surrounds food gathering, preparing or eating. In this new effort, the research team found evidence of an animal that fashions a tool and then uses it to attract the attention of a female by tapping out a special song for her.
September 13, 2023Source or Watch Video

Ring's new Pet Tag accessory helps reunite lost pets with their owners
Amazon-owned Ring is launching a new Pet Tag accessory that is designed to help reunite lost pets with their owners, the company announced on Wednesday. The accessory essentially puts a QR code on your pet's collar that can be scanned in order to help get them back home if they are ever lost.
September 13, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 12th, 2023

A rhino at an Austrian zoo kills a zookeeper and seriously injures her husband
A rhino at a zoo in Austria attacked a married couple working as zookeepers Tuesday, killing the woman and seriously injuring the man, authorities said.
September 12, 2023Source

Accelerometers that read behavior of wild boars can detect when they are infected with a fatal virus
Behavioral sensors attached to wild boars have been used to detect when animals are sick with African Swine Fever, a fatal viral disease that affects both boar and domestic pigs. Accelerometer sensors, which measure tiny changes in movement, showed that wild boars reduced their daily activity by up to 20% when infected with the virus.
September 12, 2023Source or Source

General — Animals — September 11th, 2023

'A crab is never just a crab'
A herring in the North Sea, a crab in the Wadden Sea or an anemone fish on a coral reef, ... biologists like to think in terms of individual species that all have their own place within food webs in ecosystems across the world. 'But that is surely too simplistic thinking,' researchers warn.
September 11, 2023Source

Active control of wind turbine speed can lead to fewer bird strikes
Sound signals, lights, painting the rotor blades, and rapid shutdowns have all been tried in an attempt to reduce bird mortality.
September 11, 2023Source

Ecuador to reintroduce species on Galapagos island
Ecuador's government has announced it will spend $3.4 million on reintroducing 12 endemic bird and turtle species that have disappeared from an island in the Galapagos archipelago where Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution.
September 11, 2023Source

Europe-wide study reveals climate change can alter the risk of birds and bats succumbing to infectious diseases
A new Europe-wide study compiled information on the occurrence of over 75 pathogenic microbes across Europe from almost 400 bird- and 40 bat species. Combining data on occurrence with climatic factors revealed that the occurrence of most pathogens was associated with temperature or rainfall.
September 11, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 7th, 2023

Dog diversity unveiled by international DNA database
An international consortium of scientists is using an unprecedentedly large database of canine DNA to take an unbiased look at how our furry friends evolved into the various breeds we know and love.
September 7, 2023Source

How these parasitic worms turn brown shrimp into bright orange "zombies"
Infection activates gene expression for pigmentation, suppresses immune response.
September 7, 2023Source

Rethinking the war on invasive species
Invasive species cost hundreds of billions each year. But the division between "alien" and "native" isn't so clear.
September 7, 2023Source

Who's that singing? As fall migration arrives, apps that ID birds by sound have taken off
I was sitting in solitude earlier this summer in an Adirondack chair in my backyard, when I realized I wasn't as alone as I'd thought.
September 7, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 6th, 2023

Disease affects blackbirds more than previously thought
When humans are ill, we tend to be less active. This also applies to wild animals, but so far, it has not been known how long the reduced activity lasts or which activities are affected the most. New research shows that birds' activity decreases for up to three weeks when they become ill — something that could mean the difference between life and death.
September 6, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 5th, 2023

Dogs don't see life through rose-colored glasses, nor in black and white
For a few months now, I've been treating six-year-old Samuel, who has the beginnings of myopia. He's very quick for his age and often asks me questions about tests I give him, and about what I see inside his eyes.
September 5, 2023Source

Researchers' Heartwarming Reaction to First Photos of Rare Bird Goes Viral
Photographers know the incredible feeling of nailing a shot that they perhaps only imagined possible — a photo they have been striving for for a long time. So, lensmen and lenswomen will be able to relate to these researchers' reactions to capturing an ultra-rare pigeon.
September 5, 2023Source or Watch Video

General — Animals — September 4th, 2023

Belgium struggles with spread of 'invasive' raccoons
Belgian forest ranger Thierry Petit can barely keep pace with call outs to deal with raccoons, a North American species branded an invasive threat to Europe's indigenous wildlife.
September 4, 2023Source

Farms that create habitat key to food security and biodiversity
It seems intuitive that forests would provide better habitat for forest-dwelling wildlife than farms. Yet, in one of the longest-running studies of tropical wildlife populations in the world, Stanford researchers found that over 18 years, smaller farms with varying crop types--interspersed with patches or ribbons of forest--sustain many forest-dependent bird populations in Costa Rica, even as populations decline in forests.
September 4, 2023Source

Oh, deer: In US capital, 'Bambi' is increasingly unwelcome
To some, they are a magical sight to behold in the heart of the city--to others a pest that eats through their gardens, endangers traffic and helps spread tick-borne diseases.
September 4, 2023Source

Most species are rare, but not very rare
More than 100 years of observations in nature have revealed a universal pattern of species abundances: Most species are rare but not very rare, and only a few species are very common. These so-called global species abundance distributions have become fully unveiled for some well-monitored species groups, such as birds.
September 4, 2023Source or Source

Tracking little penguins shows they make trade-offs between minimizing energy costs and increasing capture rates
A trio of marine researchers at Deakin University's School of Life and Environmental Sciences in Australia has found that little penguins attempt to optimize their predatory behavior by making trade-offs between minimizing energy costs and increasing capture rates. In their study, reported in the journal Royal Society Open Science, Natalie Petrovski, Grace Sutton and John Arnould attached tiny video cameras to several of the penguins to study their hunting behavior.
September 4, 2023Source

General — Animals — September 1st, 2023

It's a bird! No, it's a ... moth? Heavy rainfall spurs unique insect sightings in Bay Area
A Marin County park ranger was visiting her in-laws two weeks ago when she spotted a baby hummingbird hovering over a thistle in their backyard--or so she thought.
September 1, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 31st, 2023

Nearly half of dog owners are hesitant to vaccinate their pets, finds study
A new study has found that US dog owners who harbor mistrust in the safety and efficacy of childhood and adult vaccines are also more likely to hold negative views about vaccinating their four-legged friends.
August 31, 2023Source

The 'Puss in Boots' effect: How a dog's eye size changes a woman's voice pitch
New scientific research that explores inter-species communication has discovered that women's vocal pitch increases when addressing dogs who have larger eyes.
August 31, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 30th, 2023

The best automatic cat feeders for your furry friend
Keep your kitty fed and happy.
August 30, 2023Source

The best pet cameras for your cat or dog
Ease your separation anxiety and keep an eye on your furry friends.
August 30, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 29th, 2023

Tears as Malaysia-born panda cubs head to China
Tearful Malaysians said goodbye to two panda cubs Tuesday as authorities prepared to send them to China after years of delays because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
August 29, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 28th, 2023

Patrolling honey bees exposes spread of antimicrobial resistance
Insects prove their strength as environmental biomonitors
August 28, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 25th, 2023

AI-enhanced audio monitoring shows where monkeys won't go
By monitoring the calls of spider monkeys, researchers have shown what level of human activity they will tolerate, helping guide conservation.
August 25, 2023Source

An expert's top five reasons why dogs can be considered exceptional animals
Dogs are important to a lot of humans, but what makes them so?
August 25, 2023Source

Hacking animal communication with AI
Ever wonder what birds are talking about? Does eavesdropping on bees sound intriguing? Want to know what your cat really thinks of you?
August 25, 2023Source

How bees can monitor pollution for us: Everything from toxic metals to antimicrobial resistance
Our cities are complex places of work, industry and residential activities. This often makes it hard to pin down the spread of different contaminants throughout them.
August 25, 2023Source

Little African snake can swallow biggest prey relative to its size
Pythons have huge appetites, but which snake around the world would win an eating contest?
August 25, 2023Source

Motion-sensing cameras set up along protected California shoreline show impact of coyotes on intertidal habitats
A trio of ecologists and marine biologists at the University of California has found that coyotes are a more consistent consumer of marine fauna in intertidal habitats along California's shores than previously thought.
August 25, 2023Source

Ongoing bird flu outbreak makes Finnish authorities to cull 120,000 animals
Finnish authorities have said that due to the ongoing outbreak of Highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu on 25 farms across the country they will now have to cull 120,000 animals. The bird flu epidemic began in fur farms in mid-July of this year.
August 25, 2023Source

Study supports strong link between respiratory and digestive diseases in dogs
While the respiratory and digestive systems of canines have previously been studied independently, researchers at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) have been investigating the interplay between disorders in either of these systems for the last decade.
August 25, 2023Source

Study unveils new mechanical and neural processes underpinning proprioception in fruit flies
Drosophila, commonly known as fruit flies, have been the focus of numerous biomedical and neuroscientific studies, as they can be easily bred, examined and experimented on. Over the years, studies on Drosophila have led to numerous exciting discoveries, paving the way for the development of new pharmaceutical drugs, as well as flying robots and other technologies.
August 25, 2023Source

Yellowstone Wolves Caught on Camera Bringing 'Toys' Home to Their Pups
Wolves in Yellowstone National Park have been caught on trail camera bringing toys back home for their pups.
August 25, 2023Source or Watch Video

General — Animals — August 24th, 2023

Bonobos found to grow similarly to humans
Until now, there has been a broad consensus that the human adolescent growth spurt in body length is evolutionarily unique and absent in other primates. However, such adolescent growth spurt occurs in many primate species in body weight, including humans. The study published in the journal eLife suspected and confirmed that the reason for this divergence could be methodological issues.
August 24, 2023Source or Source

Emperor penguins lost thousands of chicks to melting ice last year
With continued climate warming, all emperor penguins could be at risk, scientists say
August 24, 2023Source

Lakes in Montana: Where Scenic Drive Meets Stunning Water
Have you ever wondered about the number of lakes in Montana? The answer might surprise you! Nestled amidst the majestic Rocky Mountains, this picturesque state boasts an abundance of pristine lakes that will leave you in awe of their beauty
August 24, 2023Source

Stormwater biofiltration increases coho salmon hatchling survival
A relatively simple, inexpensive method of filtering urban stormwater runoff dramatically boosted survival of newly hatched coho salmon in an experimental study. That's the good news for the threatened species from the Washington State University-led research. The bad news: unfiltered stormwater killed almost all of them.
August 24, 2023Source

Why we desperately need wild bees
Native pollinators are crucial for both ecology and agriculture.
August 24, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 23rd, 2023

10,000 feet down, scientists find 'enormous' octopus colony
The octopuses are drawn to this deep sea location.
August 23, 2023Source

Rare handfish spotted for first time in 25 years
Handfish are notoriously hard to find. These camera-shy creatures are coastal anglerfish with a narrow distribution in southeast Australia. There are 14 species, with seven endemic to Tasmania and the Bass Strait.
August 23, 2023Source

Study shows deforestation limits nesting habitat for cavity-nesting birds
With an extendable pole fitted with a small camera, Alison Ke could get a clear view of the inside of a nest box, including one time when a small, green Pacific parrotlet laid eggs. Ke, who earned a Ph.D. in ecology from UC Davis, led a research project to find out how converting rainforest to farmland affects the habitat of birds who rely on tree holes, or cavities, for nesting.
August 23, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 15th, 2023

Dog attacks on adults are rising, but science shows blaming breeds won't help
Another terrifying dog attack video has just gone viral on social media. It shows three large bull breed dogs jumping up and grabbing onto a screaming woman in a park.
August 15, 2023Source

Harrison Ford Gets New Species of Snake Named After Him
“Snakes? Why’d it have to be snakes?”
August 15, 2023Source

Macaques in Puerto Rico learned to share shade after Hurricane Maria
Monkeys who are social were more likely to survive in the years following the storm
August 15, 2023Source

Sensory evolution: Fish smelling well in the water and in the air
Some fish come onto the land to hunt or move around. Typically, this behavior happens at nighttime, as seen in eels, for instance. In the new study, researchers have found that such amphibious fishes might have an enhanced sense of smell. Their genomes revealed an unusually high number of the olfactory receptor genes that might facilitate smelling better in the air.
August 15, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 14th, 2023

Elephant ancestors' teeth evolved in response to long term changes in diet and climate in Africa
The latest study about of proboscideans (elephants and their ancient relatives) from the University of Helsinki provides proof that some proboscideans started to adapt to locally grass-rich environments in East Africa first by changing their behavior and starting to feed more on grasses.
August 14, 2023Source

Urban great tits have paler plumage than their forest-living relatives
Known for their striking yellow breast feathers and distinctive song, great tits are a common sight in gardens and countryside alike. Now, new research has revealed that some great tits may be more brightly colored that others, with urban birds found to have paler plumage than their countryside counterparts.
August 14, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 11th, 2023

Mosquitoes: Fact and fiction when it comes to bite prevention
No one likes mosquitoes. Their bites can cause uncomfortable and sometimes painful reactions and put a damper on even the best summer soiree. They can also carry diseases and viruses such as Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), the most dangerous virus spread by insects in North America, and West Nile virus, the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the U.S.
August 11, 2023Source

Trail Cameras Capture Bizarre Mouse Believed to be Locally Extinct
Trail cameras continue to serve as excellent tools in the field of conservation as an Australian wildlife group discovered recently when they captured images of strange-looking mice thought to be locally extinct.
August 11, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 9th, 2023

Experts discuss how changing environment alters risk for mosquito-borne diseases
Climate change and human activity are enabling the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, like dengue fever, to new places. Stanford infectious disease experts and disease ecologists discuss what we know and how communities can protect themselves from these changing disease threats.
August 9, 2023Source

Novel machine-learning method produces detailed population trend maps for 550 bird species
Scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have developed a novel way to model whether the populations of more than 500 bird species are increasing or decreasing. The method solves a nagging statistical problem by accounting for year-to-year changes in the behavior of people collecting the data.
August 9, 2023Source

Top fish predators could suffer wide loss of suitable habitat by 2100 due to climate change
A study of 12 species of highly migratory fish predators--including sharks, tuna, and billfish such as marlin and swordfish--finds that most of them will encounter widespread losses of suitable habitat and redistribution from current habitats in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico by 2100.
August 9, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 8th, 2023

Ancient DNA reveals an early African origin of cattle in the Americas
Cattle may seem like uniquely American animals, steeped in the lore of cowboys, cattle drives and sprawling ranches. But cattle didn't exist on the American continents prior to the arrival of the Spanish, who brought livestock with them from Europe by way of the Canary Islands.
August 8, 2023Source

Common ancestors of bats were omnivorous, according to resurrection of ancestral sweet receptors
The origins of powered flight and laryngeal echolocation in bats are widely cited as evidence that ancestral bats evolved as insectivores. Moreover, others have hypothesis that suggesting early bats were diurnal herbivores and that insectivory emerged secondarily for protein supplementation, which suggests modern frugivorous and nectarivorous bats might have retained ancestral adaptations, rather than undergone derived specializations.
August 8, 2023Source

New York's shark-infested waters are a good thing. Yes, really.
Nature is healing.
August 8, 2023Source

Scientists make eye-opening discovery in deep sea caves
What lurks in the ocean's secret passageways?
August 8, 2023Source

Why humans can't use natural language processing to speak with the animals
We speak around 6,500 languages, and they're all easier to translate than what comes out of a finch.
August 8, 2023Source

Zebrafish are a scientist's favorite for early-stage research, especially to study human blood disorders
Scientists have relied on animal models as an alternative to testing on human tissues and cells for decades. But not just any organism can adequately model how human cells behave. Researchers take into account how quickly the organism can mature, how many offspring it can produce and how often it can reproduce.
August 8, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 7th, 2023

Dogs with less complex facial markings found to be more expressive in their communication with humans
The domestication of canines and their co-evolution with humans has fostered an incredibly unique relationship with these animals. Over time, our four-legged friends have adapted well to understanding human modes of communication, both verbal and nonverbal.
August 7, 2023Source

Modeling shows emerging mosquito control approach might be largely resistant to warming temperatures
A team of epidemiologists and engineers at the University of California, working with a colleague from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, in Australia, has found via modeling that the use of the Wolbachia approach to slowing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases (MBDs) is likely to survive climate change--at least in the near term.
August 7, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 4th, 2023

New Fish Discovered, Named After Lord Of The Rings Character
Say hello to a new species of catfish named Chiloglanis frodobagginsi.
August 4, 2023Source

Rare Underwater Footage of a Killer Whale Eating a Shark’s Liver
A diver swimming off the coast of California has captured rare footage of an orca biting into a whale shark and ripping out its liver.
August 4, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 3rd, 2023

Bird study shows Europe's nature in 'dire straits'
Nearly four in 10 of Europe's bird species are now of conservation concern--including 14% of global concern--according to researchers, who say the continent's nature is in dire straits.
August 3, 2023Source

Data uncovers new tick threat times for Australian pets
University of Queensland research reveals that spring, rather than summer, is the peak time for tick paralysis in dogs and cats and there are cases year-round.
August 3, 2023Source

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?
Consumer Reports' first-ever ratings of pet insurers can help you decide whether buying coverage makes financial sense, or can provide peace of mind
August 3, 2023Source

Rapid infection test in dogs could curb antibiotic resistance
Scientists have developed a new way to rapidly diagnose bacterial infections in dogs, enabling testing and treatment with appropriate antibiotics on the same day.
August 3, 2023Source

Shared horse and human burials show how deeply the vikings cared for their animal companions
Is your pet part of the family? That's nothing new. Archaeological evidence exists to suggest that the vikings held their own animals in high--even intimate--regard, taking them with them on voyages. Earlier this year, scientific evidence found for the first time that--as early as the ninth century--vikings brought horses, dogs and other animals with them across the North Sea.
August 3, 2023Source

General — Animals — August 1st, 2023

DNA decodes the dining preferences of the shell-shucking whitespotted eagle ray
With mighty jaws and plate-like teeth, the whitespotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari) can pretty much crunch on anything. In fact, hard clam farmers in Florida's Indian River Lagoon have considered this species a threat to their production efforts and profit margin. This assumption, however, is mostly anecdotal.
August 1, 2023Source

Fossil reveals leaf-eating among earliest birds
A new type of analysis of a spectacular 120-million-year-old fossil skeleton of the extinct early bird Jeholornis from northeastern China has revealed the oldest evidence for birds eating leaves, marking the earliest known evolution of arboreal plant-eating among birds.
August 1, 2023Source

Illegal shooting responsible for most birds found dead near power lines, study finds
Birds can be electrocuted if they come into contact with two energized parts of a power line at once--which can happen when they spread their wings to take off from or land on a power pole. Because of this, energy companies invest substantial time and money into making sure power lines are avian safe, installing safe perches and insulating energized elements.
August 1, 2023Source

Neural processes study sheds new light on how animals navigate their environment
Scientists have demonstrated how mice choose between three different strategies to navigate through their surroundings towards a goal.
August 1, 2023Source

Once nearing extinction, Brazil's golden monkeys have rebounded from yellow fever, scientists say
There are now more golden lion tamarins bounding between branches in the Brazilian rainforest than at any time since efforts to save the species started in the 1970s, a new survey reveals.
August 1, 2023Source

Photographer Captures Formal Portraits of 'Misunderstood' Pigeons
Pigeons are everywhere in the world, but the common birds are often looked down upon and dubbed "flying rats." However, one photographer has sought to raise the profile of the lowly pigeon by taking a series of formal portraits in a studio setting.
August 1, 2023Source

Researchers Use Thermal Cameras to Save North Atlantic Right Whales
The North Atlantic right whale is among the most endangered whale species in the world. Per the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), fewer than 340 North Atlantic right whales are left. Given the relatively expansive range of North Atlantic right whales, researchers must utilize many different technologies to find and monitor whales, including thermal cameras.
August 1, 2023Source or Watch Video

Yes, the viral sun bear is real. It's not a costume.
An amazing species.
August 1, 2023Source

General — Animals — July 28th, 2023

This beetle's sex is on fire. Literally.
Tinder for these insects is actual tinder.
July 28, 2023Source

General — Animals — July 27th, 2023

Animal heredity sheds light on survival and extinction risks
As biodiversity declines and causes reductions in the genetic variation of animals, historic genomes offer clues for conservation.
July 27, 2023Source

Black sea bass habitat is shifting north as the Atlantic heats up
But fishing regulations haven't kept up with the changes.
July 27, 2023Source

Diagnosis of rare inherited metabolic condition in a Sumatran orangutan
Researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine have diagnosed a Sumatran Orangutan at the Indianapolis Zoo with a rare genetic disease called Alkaptonuria. This is the first time the disease has been confirmed molecularly in a primate other than a human.
July 27, 2023Source

Rare and Endangered Ocelot Captured on Trail Camera
The only confirmed ocelot in Arizona whose nickname is "Lil' Jefe" has been captured on a trail camera in the Huachuca Mountains.
July 27, 2023Source

The Trip of a Lifetime: Photographing the Wild Shores of Greenland
Not only is Greenland one of the most remote places in the world, it is also one of the most photogenic. Very little of the island nation's 836,000 square miles of land is accessible, which means the ice-filled landscapes are best photographed from ships just offshore.
July 27, 2023Source

General — Animals — July 25th, 2023

Dogs provide critical support for homeless people, study finds
Homeless people and their dogs have a mutually beneficial relationship, with the dogs providing critical support for their owners' emotional and mental health while owners make every effort to protect dogs and meet their welfare needs, new research has found.
July 25, 2023Source

PFAS detected in blood of horses and dogs too near factory in eastern North Carolina
Debra Stewart walked toward a horse paddock with a bag of carrots in hand. Whisper, a splashed chocolate and white paint horse, met her at the fence.
July 25, 2023Source

General — Animals — July 21st, 2023

See how an Alaska paddleboarder escaped a close encounter with a humpback whale
An Alaska man on a paddleboard escaped a close encounter with a humpback whale, not even getting wet during a tense few seconds caught on camera by friends and family as the giant creature surfaced right in front of him then glided under his board.
July 21, 2023Source

General — Animals — July 20th, 2023

New discovery unveils the ancient marine origins of gar fish
A new species of ancient gar fish that thrived in a marine environment 66 million years ago has been identified by an international team of paleontologists.
July 20, 2023Source

Palia Looks Like the Genshin Impact X Farming Sim I've Always Wanted
Recently, Singularity 6 has shown off a first-look trailer for their upcoming MMO farming sim, Palia. In the hour-long video, the devs played through the initial story and gameplay of Palia, as well as exploring many of the mechanics that players will come to expect in the finished product.
July 20, 2023Source

Study finds European breeding birds respond only slowly to recent climate change
Over the last 30 years, European breeding birds have shifted their range by 2.4 km per year, on average, according to new research published in Nature Communications.
July 20, 2023Source

General — Animals — July 19th, 2023

Man Straps Insta360 to His Farm Cat After Wondering What He Gets Up To
A man who wanted to find out what his farmyard cat gets up to during the day strapped the new Insta360 Go 3 to see where he goes.
July 19, 2023Source or Watch Video

Research shows therapy dogs can build a stronger social support network in Canada's prisons
Therapy animals are known for their beneficial effects on humans in health care environments, but what about in prisons?
July 19, 2023Source

New study clarifies relationships between temperature and animals' sizes
New clues about the subtle but previously poorly understood evolutionary dance happening between temperatures and changes in the size of animal body parts have been revealed in a study led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
July 19, 2023Source

Size matters in how Daphnia protects itself from predators
Life for the common water flea Daphnia must be tough. As a favorite meal choice for aquatic predators, they may need to make some creative morphological or behavioral changes for survival.
July 19, 2023Source

Study reveals how birds track environmental conditions across the seasons
From his office in New Haven, Yale ecologist Jeremy Cohen experiences the full range of the four seasons, from hot and humid summers to dry and chilly winters. But it occurred to him that many of his research subjects--North American birds--eschew the seasons, instead seeking the same weather conditions all year long across their migratory routes.
July 19, 2023Source

This AI-powered app makes identifying birds a breeze (with one tricky exception)
Warble, trill, or chirp? The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Merlin Bird ID app can name that tune.
July 19, 2023Source

Animals — Ants

Farmer ants and drama-prone wasps in spotlight for their climate adaptation
In the face of environmental challenges, one kind of ant gets better at growing food and an African wasp species may become more cooperative.
July 3, 2023Source

Animals — Bats

Counting Africa's largest bat colony with AI
Once a year, a small forest in Zambia becomes the site of one of the world's greatest natural spectacles. In November, straw-colored fruit bats migrate from across the African continent to a patch of trees in Kasanka National Park
July 3, 2023Source

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Birds raise fewer young when spring arrives earlier in a warming world
Scientists finds conservation strategies should address avian responses to climate-driven shifts
July 3, 2023Source

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Plastic pollution threatens birds far out at sea, according to new reseaPlastic pollution threatens birds far out at sea, according to new research
Seabirds are one of the world's most threatened animal groups. They already contend with multiple issues, including climate change, accidental capture in fishing gear and being eaten by invasive species like cats and some rodents.
July 7, 2023Source

Poetic birdsong, precisely tuned: Study finds nightingales can flexibly adjust pitch
Nightingales are well known for their exceptional singing abilities. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence now found that nightingales can flexibly adjust the pitch of certain song parts over a wide range of frequencies to imitate competitors.
July 14, 2023Source

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Study finds birds raise fewer young when spring arrives earlier in a warming world
A large collaboration led by scientists at UCLA and Michigan State University has found that birds produce fewer young if they start breeding too early or late in the season. With climate change resulting in earlier spring-like weather, the researchers report, birds have been unable to keep pace.
July 3, 2023Source

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Researchers discover drug-resistant, often deadly pathogen living in dogs' ears, creating concern it may jump to humans
Scientists at McMaster University and India's University of Delhi have discovered and isolated the first live culture of the drug-resistant pathogen Candida auris from an animal, specifically from the ear canals of stray dogs.
July 7, 2023Source

Researchers investigate the association between low fertility and uterine microbiota in dairy cows
Reduced fertility prolongs the interval from calving to conception in dairy cows, resulting in significant economic losses to dairy farms. Up to 25% of cows are culled due to reproductive failure, and this accounts for a larger proportion than that caused by other major factors, including mastitis and lameness.
July 7, 2023Source

Revival Animal Health
specializes in cat, dog, horse, and small animal supplies. Including supplements, books, food, and much more.
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Scarfell Enterprises Hong Kong Limited
manufactures toys for dogs and cats.
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Sylvan & Sons
distinctive collars, leashes, harnesses, and bows for dogs and cats.
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Three Dogs & a Cat
decorate your holiday mantle with pet stockings.
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Tomlinson's
supply store for dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles, and more.
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Vine Herbal Products
offering herbal Products for horses and dogs.
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What Spoiled Dogs Want — Dog Care for your Pampered Pet
This is the site your dog wants you to visit. Encourages "spoiling" your dog in the most positive and healthy ways. Extensive information about all aspects of dog care including product recommendations and fun.
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Animals — Resources — Numbers

1-800-PetMeds
Americas Largest Pet Pharmacy
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Animals — Resources — A

Advanced Monitors Corporation
developers of an instant ear thermometer designed exclusively for animal temperature taking.
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All for Animals
is a pro-animal organization based in Santa Barbara, California. It seeks to educate consumers about cruelty-free living.
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Allied Precision Industries, Inc
manufactures specialty heating products for animals including stock tank and pond de-icers, heated pet bowls and beds, and more.
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Alternate Solutions
sells horse supplements and health care products.
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Andis Uncut
clippers, trimmers, and hair dryers for personal hair care and animal grooming.
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Animal Care Equipment & Services, Inc. (ACES)
provides animal supplies to wildlife professionals, veterinarians, boarding kennel owners, animal rescue workers, and animal control workers.
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Animals & Bug Magnets
Web's Refrigerator Magnet Store: novetly magnets, custom magnets, Pets, TV Shows, Comics, Dress Up, Movies, Food and Flowers.
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Animals Animals/Earth Scenes
A Full Service Stock Photography Agency.
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Animals for Awareness
Table of Contents About Us Search Our Site Guestbook Care Sheets Rescues Scrapbook Humane Education Adopt Me how to Help Feedback Links Animals for Awareness.
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Animats — animation tools
Animation, artificial intelligence, and dynamics meet.
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Art Itself
handpainted stoneware ceramic pet dishes, treat jars, coffee mugs, and platters.
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Animals — Resources — B

Batzibelt
an automobile pet restraint.
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BC SPCA
British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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Brandes Brothers Constructors, Inc
manufacturing the Primadome, a patented, geodesic dome designed to house primates.
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Bunny Bytes
offers products for house rabbits.
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Animals — Resources — C

Canvasback Pet Supplies
offers training equipment for hunting dogs as well as general pet supplies such as grooming tools, collars, sleds, odour control, treats, and more.
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Cardinal Laboratories
making pet products since 1948.
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Central Garden & Pet
manufacturers and distributors of proprietary branded products.
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Corton Animal Accommodations
manufacturerer of horse stables, dog kennels, cat pens and housing for various other animals.
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Animals — Resources — D

Delta Society
Health Benefits of Animals, Therapy Animals, and Service.
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Desert Animals & Wildlife Index — DesertUSA
Lots of links to DesertUSA's many informative pages about desert animals and wildlife, includes color photos, scientific names and articles.
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DLTK's Animal Crafts for Kids
Free printable templates for children's animal crafts suitable for preschool, kindergarten and gradeschool kids.
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Drs. Foster and Smith
catalog with large assortment of pet supplies.
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Animals — Resources — E

Electronic Pest Control
We provide Electronic Pest Control Products Which utilize Electromagnetic, Ionic and Ultrasonic Pest Control Technology and Integrated Pest Management solutions for Household Pest Control designed to drive pests out.
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Endangered Animals
A unique educational experience for students from KG — 12.
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Animals — Resources — F

Ferret Store
variety of supplies for the domesticated ferret.
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For other Living Things
offers toys, supplies, and gift items that are critter-friendly, people-friendly, and earth-friendly for rabbits, dogs, cats, birds, and small animals.
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Four Flags Over Aspen, Inc
design high quaility, innovative pet care products to simplify the pet professionals practice.
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Animals — Resources — G

Gadusol: Powerful 'sunscreen' that protects early stages of fish development
As outside activities become more popular with the changing seasons, people are looking to protect themselves from sunburns and melanomas, primarily using commercial sunscreens.
July 3, 2023Source

Glo-Marr-Kenic
manufacturer/distributor of pet supplies, equine products, marine products, and private label services.
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Good Dog
offers independent consumer information for dog owners as well as articles about health, nutrition, and behavior.
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Growth and Structure of Meat Animals
Please send comments to H.J. Swatland at the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Guelph in Canada.
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Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Animals
developed by the American Psychological Association's Committee on Animal Research and Ethics.
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Animals — Resources — H

Happy Jack, Inc
offer health care products for dogs, cats, and horses.
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Hartz Group
provides a pet owners community with resources, articles, message boards, expert advice and tips, as well as a product showroom and more.
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Holistic Dog
For your dog's mind body & soul.
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Horse Care, Horse Grooming Supplies, Horse Supplements, Horse Watches & Gifts: HorseStaples.Com
Online shopping for equine grooming, wound care, fly control, supplements and gift items at low prices.
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Hot Diggity Dog
custom made fabric gift items, including pillows, quilts, quillos, fabric, baskets, and much more. for dogs, cats, llamas, wolves and other animals.
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Hugs for Homeless Animals
is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to homeless and displaced animals worldwide.
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Animals — Resources — I

Ideal Pet Products
makers of pet doors. Also provides covered litter box , toys and more.
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In Australia, mosquitoes and possums may spread a flesh-eating disease
Though relatively rare, Buruli ulcer is on the rise Down Under
July 3, 2023Source

Introduction to the Metazoa
A collage of animals.
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Animals — Resources — J

J Worlds
custom built mini-habitats, designed to simulate a tropical rain forest, or dry climate environment.
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Animals — Resources — K

KV Vet Supply
distributors of animal health care products, tack, and equipment for the pet, equine, and livestock industries.
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Animals — Resources — L

Lambriar Animal Health Care
offering health care products for domestic and farm animals.
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LCA — Last Chance for Animals
Last chance for Animals is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and media attention.
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Animals — Resources — N

Northwest Seed and Pet
full service gardening and pet store.
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Animals — Resources — O

One Stop Equine Shop your Online Horse Source
The One Stop Equine Shop is your online horse source for all your barn, riding, and show equipment needs. we are now featuring the latest in women's fashion. Yet, above all our mission is to bring you great tack and fashion at affordable prices with great customer service.
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Ontario SPCA — Home
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to putting an end to animal suffering.
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Over the Top Textiles
mail order products protecting automobiles and homes from pet hair and muddy paws!
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Animals — Resources — P

Paulmac's Pet Food
retailers of pet food and accessories.
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People Eating Tasty Animals
is in no way connected with, or endorsed by, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
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Pet Goods
manufactures and imports pet goods including beds, freeze dried treats, and stainless steel products.
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Pet Photographer Captures Expressive Dogs and One Guilty-Looking Cat
A pet photographer has created a hilarious and adorable series of mostly dog portraits pulling funny faces which she calls Who Cut The Cheese?
June 9, 2023Source

PETA
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
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PETdiscounters.com
selection of pet supplies for domestic pets.
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Petfinder Home Page
Adoptable pets from animal welfare organizations across the country.
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PetFoodDirect.com
offers premium pet foods and supplies.
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PETGUYS.com
supplies for dogs, cats, fish, and reptiles, including chews, scratchers, stain cleaners, fish feeders, collars, and more.
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Pets do not significantly benefit the emotional health of owners with severe mental illness, study shows
A new study published in the CABI journal Human-Animal Interactions suggests that companion animals—including dogs, cats, fish and birds—do not significantly benefit the emotional health of owners with severe mental illness.
July 14, 2023Source

PETsMART.com
Everything your pet needs. from food to flea control products. They'll love you unconditionally.
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PetSage
specializing in pet health care needs and natural products.
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PetStation
all about pets, dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, amphibians.
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Pleistocene Animals
The Midwest at 16,000 Years Ago the Pleistocene Epoch lasted from about 1.65 million until 10,000 years ago. During that time numerous types of animals inhabited the area that is now the midwestern.
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PSYETA
promotes research into the nature of the relationship between human and non-human animals.
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Animals — Resources — Q

QC Plus Pet Products
offering food, collars and leads, toys, and more.
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Quality Cage Company
makes bird, ferret, hamster, and other small animal cages and accessories.
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Animals — Resources — R

Respond Systems
manufactures the Respond 2400 low level laser and Bio Pulse pulsing magnetic field therapy systems for soft tissue injury and arthritic like conditions.
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Revival Animal Health
specializes in cat, dog, horse, and small animal supplies. Including supplements, books, food, and much more.
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RSPCA Australia Home Page
The official Web Site of the RSPCA in Australia, the peak animal welfare organisation in Australia.
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Animals — Resources — S

Senproco, Inc
pet care products for professional groomers or pet owners.
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Static electricity can pull ticks on to their hosts
It's possible other external parasites might respond to electrostatic forces the same way
June 30, 2023Source

Stuffed Animals
baby clothes, baby gifts, infant clothes, infant clothing, children's clothes, children's clothing, toddler clothes, toddler clothing, halloween costumes, christmas dresses, easter dresses.
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Animals — Resources — T

That Pet Place
offers pet supplies and a mail order catalog.
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The Animal Rights FAQ
The Animal Rights FAQ.
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The Robert Potter League for Animals
The Potter League for Animals is a private non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals.
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The Story Behind ReShark’s Inspiring Efforts to Save Zebra Sharks
ReShark is an international organization with partners in 15 countries, including 44 aquariums, raising endangered zebra sharks in captivity to release into the wild. The group hopes that it will be able to return the wild zebra shark population back to self-sustainable numbers.
July 14, 2023Source

theBigZoo.com
offers research, photos, and videos of many animals. Also includes educational books.
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Tomlinson's
supply store for dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles, and more.
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Animals — Resources — U

UPCO
offers animal products, supplies and supplements.
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Animals — Resources — V

Vendian Animals
What was life like 560 million years ago? the Vendian marks the first appearance of a group of large fossils collectively known as the "Vendian biota" or "Ediacara fauna."
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Veterinarian's Best, Inc
designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes all-natural, veterinarian-developed pet care products.
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Vine Herbal Products
offering herbal products for horses and dogs.
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Vivaria Projects
retailer of custom-made vivariums, poison arrow frogs (dendrobatids), mantella's, amphibians, bromeliads, and more.
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Animals — Resources — W

Wholistic Pet, The
provides holistic pet supplies. Products include food, bedding, and supplements.
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Working from home is the new norm, especially for women
But it's making us more isolated and less social
June 27, 2023Source

Animals — Octopi

Octopuses rewire their brains to adapt to seasonal temperature shifts
Octopuses don't thermoregulate, so their powerful brains are exposed to — and potentially threatened by — changes in temperature. Researchers report that two-spot octopuses adapt to seasonal temperature shifts by producing different neural proteins under warm versus cool conditions.
June 8, 2023Source or Source or Source

Animals — Primates

Study finds socially tolerant monkeys have better impulse control
Researchers have tested one of the ideas put forward to explain how humanity evolved to become smarter, on non-human primates.
June 8, 2023Source

Animals — Reptiles

Editing a snake genome to stop production of dorsal scales
A team of geneticists and evolutionary specialists at the University of Geneva working with a colleague from the University of Zurich report that the hexagonal patterns seen on the backs and sides of some snakes are not self-organizing. In their study, published in the journal Science Advances, the group used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool to create the first genetically modified snake.
June 20, 2023Source

Animals — Sharks

New York Authorities Deploy Drone 'Squadron' to Scan for Sharks
New York state park authorities have deployed a "squadron" of DJI Mavic drones across the coastline of Long Island to scan the waters for potential danger amid a rise in shark encounters.
July 7, 2023Source or Watch Video

The Return of the Great White Shark Through the Lens of a Photographer
Although sharks are under significant threat worldwide, great white sharks are appearing in greater numbers around Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a popular tourist destination. In the new television special, "Return of the White Shark," National Geographic takes a closer look at the shark population around Cape Cod.
July 7, 2023Source or Watch Video

Animals — Shopping

Dog Collars
Hundreds of dog collars and designer dog collars for any size dog or pet. Choose from an absolutely huge selection at discount and wholesale prices. the best place to do for Dog collars.
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Equestrian Shop in UK — Equestrian Clothing in Sussex — Horse Riding Equipment
Horse riding equipment such as horse saddles, horse bandages, horse bridles, horse riding boots, horse riding shirts, body protectors, riding wear, riding equipment and other saddle accessories provided by Dragonflysaddlery. Also we have our equestrian shop in Australia, equestrian shop in America,equestrian shop in Europe.
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Old Dog Treats and Rawhide
Valuable resources and information for all dog owners, especially those with older dogs. we take pride in offering a website that is truly fun and beneficial for all dog owners and for dogs of all ages.
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Video DVD Live Action Production Equestrian Live Event Coverage
Dark Horse video/DVD/live action production company with many years' TV broadcast experience producing quality, affordable broadcast-standard programmes on DVD and VHS.
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