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Study Identifies Dog Breeds Most Likely To Bite Children

Researchers have identified the dog breeds that pose the highest risk of biting children. They also found that large dogs with wide and short head tend to bite children.

Animals May 25, 2019

Human Activity Causing Wildlife To Shrink, Larger Animals To Face Extinction

Researchers of a new study find that human activity is causing animals to shrink. Habitat loss, deforestation, and climate change are just some of the impacts of human activity.

Animals May 25, 2019

Here's How Genetic Makeup Can Influence Dog Ownership

Researchers from Sweden and Britain found that a person's genetic makeup can highly influence whether they want a dog or not. The findings of the study can support why some people are more drawn to dogs than other pet companions.

Animals May 19, 2019

Australia Allows CRISPR Editing Of Plants And Animals Without Government Approval

Australia has approved the use of CRISPR gene editing tool on plants and animals without the oversight of a governmental body. The controversial move has been called a 'middle ground' compared to regulations on other countries.

Animals May 1, 2019

The Reason Australia Wants To Kill Millions Of Cats

Feral cats are domestic cats abandoned and lost in the wild. In Australia, the government wants 2 million feral cats dead by 2020 in an effort to save native species.

Animals April 27, 2019

Only Known Female Of World's Rarest Turtle Species Died In China Zoo

The 90-year-old Yangtze giant softshell turtle died in Suzhou zoo in southern China after an attempt to artificially inseminate her. She was the last known female member of the species.

Animals April 15, 2019

Poetic Justice? Rhino Poacher In South Africa Killed By Elephants, Eaten By Lions

Elephants and lions teamed up to bring justice to their rhino friend. A poacher was found dead in a national park in South Africa, with very little bodily remains, suggesting he was killed and eaten afterward.

Animals April 9, 2019

Robot Translator Allows Fish And Bees To Communicate With Each Other

Engineers made it possible for fish and bees to communicate with each other using a robot translator. The experiment was chaotic in the beginning, but turned out successful in the end.

Robotics March 23, 2019

Genes With Increased Activity In Monogamous Animals Linked To Learning And Memory

Monogamous species have sets of genes that were more likely to be turned up or turned down in the brain. Some of these genes were linked to neural development, learning, memory and signaling between cells.

Animals January 7, 2019

Animal Bites Likely To Rise Due To Climate Change And Land Development

Researchers warned that animal-related injuries are likely to rise because of warming temperatures and human activities that reduce the amount of land that serves as a habitat for animals. Who are the people most likely to be injured by animal bites?

Public Health December 13, 2018

Rare Outbreak: Knox County Investigation On E.coli Outbreak Finds 2 Separate Sources

What caused the cluster of E.coli cases that sickened 15 children last June? Investigations revealed that the cases were actually from two different E.coli strains that affected children at the same time.

Public Health July 7, 2018

In The Name Of Conservation, Animals Now Have Their Own Facebook

Wildlife conservation found an ally in Wildbook, an open-source software that tracks and collects wildlife data from sites such as YouTube and Flickr. The AI-powered tool enhances research collaboration and efforts to prevent species extinction.

Animals June 26, 2018

New Study Reveals Neanderthals Hunted In Packs And Speared Their Prey Up Close

Researchers have discovered that Neanderthals were actually intelligent by the way they hunted their prey. The researchers found the bones of prehistoric deers in Eastern Germany that had cut marks on them.

Public Health June 26, 2018

Scientists Identify 19 Gestures Used By Dogs Communicating With Humans

Scientists have identified 47 potential gestures through which dogs communicate with humans, and have translated 19 of them. Here are the gestures, and what dog are trying to say when they do them.

Animals June 19, 2018

46-Year-Old Grandmother Strangles Rabid Bobcat With Her Bare Hands After It Attacked Her

A grandmother from Athens, Georgia strangled a rabid bobcat with her bare hands outside of her home. The woman stated that the animal tried to attack her after she took a picture of it on her cellphone.

Public Health June 15, 2018

Animals Talk To Each Other And Take Turns During Conversation

Just like humans, other species, which include birds and dolphins, take turns during a conversation. Timing is a key aspect of turn-taking communication in the animal kingdom. Animals follow “overlap avoidance.”

Animals June 6, 2018

Teenage Boy Attacked And Clawed By Bobcat In Maine Receives Rabies Treatment

A 17-year-old boy from Maine was attacked by a bobcat and is reportedly being treated for rabies. The young boy and his father were both attacked by the wild animal after it entered their backyard.

May 4, 2018

Horses Have Lasting Memory Of A Person Based On Emotional Expressions Shown To Them

A new study found that horses can recognize people they initially saw in a photo when they finally meet them in person. The animals’ basis of recognition was the emotion that they first saw from the individual’s snapshot.

Animals April 27, 2018

Study Finds Inconclusive Results On Whether Animals Can Predict Earthquakes Despite Hundreds Of Reports

There are hundreds of reports of animals behaving abnormally before earthquakes, but does that mean they can predict such natural disasters? Researchers find that the data is still lacking.

Animals April 20, 2018

The Smartest Animals In The World: These Species Are Really Intelligent

It turns out that many animals are smart because they have high functioning brains and they display a wide range of emotions. Here are the smartest animals in the world.

Animals April 19, 2018

Canadian Homeopath Used Saliva From A Rabid Dog To Treat 4-Year-Old Boy With Behavior Problems

A homeopath tested a dog saliva concoction on a 4-year-old boy whom she described was in a 'rabid-dog state.' Health experts questioned her technique, saying it might have done more harm than good.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2018

Underwater Noise Pollution Is Stressing Out Aquatic Animals: Humans Are Encroaching Into Their World

The ocean may seem like a quiet place, but it is now noisier than ever thanks to humans. Noise created by machines and developments on the waterfront are increasing sounds in the sea and stressing aquatic animals.

Animals April 17, 2018

The Deadliest Animals In The World

The world is full of deadly animals of all different shapes and sizes. Here is a list of dangerous animals in the world that can kill you with their might, speed, or venom.

Animals April 14, 2018

Elephant In India Chomps Wood Coal, Appears To Be Breathing Smoke

A pachyderm elephant was caught on video while breathing smoke in a forest in Southern India. Baffled scientists said the elephant only ingested wood charcoal, a natural laxative.

Earth/Environment March 24, 2018

Not So Silent After All: Caterpillars Actually Whistle Like Tea Kettles

If you thought that caterpillars don’t make sounds, then you couldn't have been more wrong. The insects actually use the same mechanism as a whistling kettle to cry when attacked by predators.

Animals February 27, 2018

Big-Nosed Males Are Attractive For Female Proboscis Monkeys: Other Unique Animals Traits That Attract Mates

Male proboscis monkeys tend to have larger testes and more females in their harlem. Here are other animal traits that help attract potential mates during breeding season.

Animals February 25, 2018

Arabica Or Robusta? Birds Love Eating Coffee Beans And Have Preference, Study Says

A recent study found that birds love eating arabica and robusta coffee beans from plantations in India. Like humans, they also have a preference when it comes to coffee beans.

Animals February 24, 2018

Former Iran Military Leader Claims The West Used Lizards For Espionage

A former military officer in Iran has claimed that lizard skin can detect 'atomic waves' and was used for espionage by enemies. The comments came shortly after Kavous Seyed Emami, a wildlife environmentalist, died in prison in Iran.

Animals February 15, 2018

Dog Almost Died From Skin Burns Caused By Human Hair Dye

A Maltese mix was badly injured from the hair coloring product her previous owner used on her fur. Here's why human hair dye should not be used on pet animals.

Feature | Health January 26, 2018

Green Turtles In Great Barrier Reef Turning Female Because Of Climate Change

Almost all green sea turtles in the Great Barrier Reef have been found to be female. Scientists discovered that in a significant population, the sex ratio is at 116 females to one male. What could be causing this feminization?

Animals January 9, 2018

Intersex Shark With Female And Male Genitalia Found In Taiwan

An intersex shark that contained both female and male genitalia was discovered in Taiwan. Scientists claim that the shark would have functioned as either sex.

Animals January 3, 2018

Scientists Discover Amazon’s Golden-Crowned Manakin To Be Rare Evolved Hybrids

The golden-crowned manakin was found by scientists to be an “incredibly rare” hybrid after analyzing its DNA. What makes this bird from the Amazon rainforest so special?

Animals December 27, 2017

Cats vs Dogs: Which One Is Smarter? New Study Sheds Light On Debate

Dogs might be smarter than cats based on neuron count, according to a new study. Time to figure out a way to break the bad news to Grumpy Cat.

Animals December 4, 2017

Finches In Galapagos Island Evolved In Just Two Generations: Here Are Other Animals That Are Rapidly Evolving

The Big Birds became reproductively isolated from the native birds on Daphne Major, a tiny Galapagos island, in just two generations. Here are other species that are evolving fast.

Animals November 25, 2017

Why Do Bowhead Whales Keep Returning To Cumberland Sound, Nunavut? To Exfoliate, Of Course

Bowhead whales don't go to Cumberland Sound, Nunavut, only to feed but also to rub against the rocks to help remove their dead skin. The curious behavior of the marine mammals has been confirmed by way of an incidental observation.

Animals November 23, 2017

Size Does Matter When It Comes To Animal Extinction Risk

The smallest and largest of animals are the most vulnerable to extinction risk, a study of 27,000 vertebrate species revealed. The research also showed there are species being overlooked in terms of conservation efforts.

Animals September 19, 2017

How Did The First Animals Appear On Earth? Algae Blooms May Have The Answer

How did the first animals appeared on Earth and paved the way for the existence of complex life and humans? Algae blooms that followed the melting of snowball Earth may hold the answer.

Animals August 17, 2017

Elephant Seals Recognize Rhythm And Pitch To Avoid Bullies

Scientists have discovered that elephant seals can identify each other using their unique voices. Male seals use voice identification to evade and flee from aggressive alphas.

Animals July 21, 2017

New Formula Can Predict Top Speed Of Animals Including Dinosaurs

Using a new math formula, researchers were able to predict the top speed of different animals including extinct prehistoric creatures such as dinosaurs. Which one was faster, the T. rex or the velociraptor?

Animals July 18, 2017

Ravens Have Planning Capabilities: Here Are Other Animals With Incredible Abilities

Researchers found that ravens' planning ability parallels that of great apes and human children. Other animals also have amazing abilities that are both impressive and adorable.

Animals July 16, 2017

New Cases Of Human Plague Confirmed In New Mexico: How To Identify The Symptoms And Protect Yourself

Three cases of the human plague have been confirmed in New Mexico. What are the symptoms of this serious illness, how can it be treated, and what are the ways to avoid contracting it?

Public Health June 28, 2017

Maine Jogger Kills Rabid Raccoon With Bare Hands After It Attacked Her

A Maine woman who was out jogging near her home was bitten and attacked by a rabid raccoon, but she fought back in a struggle. Here is how the entire thing ensued.

Animals June 16, 2017

Researchers Map Hotspots Of Alien Plant And Animal Species

A research was conducted to determine the hotspots of the alien plants and animals in the world. The study revealed that the Hawaiian Islands had the greatest number of alien plants and animals, followed by New Zealand.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2017

This Is Why Flamingos Sleep Standing On 1 Leg

The flamingos’ signature pose has long been a mystery for everyone, but researchers finally have a plausible answer. The bird’s one-legged stance saves more energy.

Animals May 26, 2017

Giant Bunny Set To Be World's Largest Dies Mysteriously On United Airlines Flight: Airline Is 'Saddened' And Investigating

A giant bunny named Simon, set to be the world's largest rabbit, died on a United Airlines flight on its way to its new 'celebrity' owner. The airline said it's 'saddened' by the incident and is conducting an investigation into the matter.

Life & Style April 26, 2017

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