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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Consumers have found frogs, bats, and even live spiders in store-bought salads, vegetables, and fruits. A food safety specialist explained how these small animals likely ended up in these packaged food.
Public Health April 10, 2017
A new study that tested cats’ sociability showed they prefer human social interactions even more than food. The research revealed our furry companions are seriously misunderstood and are in fact fonder of people than previously imagined.
Animals March 28, 2017
Ants have been the perfect representation of hard workers everywhere but a recent study reveals that colonies actually support worker inactivity in order to increase productivity.
Animals March 19, 2017
Arenahippus, an early horse the size of a dog, shrank to the size of a cat as a result of global warming more than 50 million years ago. How does climate change affect modern-day plants and animals?
Earth/Environment March 17, 2017
Mammals could shrink in the future under global warming, a new study warns. University of New Hampshire researcher Abigail D’Ambrosia investigates mammal dwarfing through fossilized teeth and jaw fragments.
Animals March 15, 2017
Animal Adventure Park personnel have noticed significant changes in the condition of April the giraffe, but it may take few more days before it will finally give birth.
Animals March 14, 2017
The scientist who studied zebra stripes has moved on to pandas. Professor Tim Caro finally answers the age-old question of why the pattern is so unique.
Animals March 4, 2017
An animal geneticist highlights the benefits of gene editing in complementing traditional animal breeding techniques. The move, although hampered by current regulations, is seen to produce hornless cows and disease-resistant farm animals.
Animals February 21, 2017
Scientists have successfully developed a facial recognition software that is less invasive and more effective in tracking lemurs in the wild. Researchers hope the software could be applied in a wide range of animal conservation efforts.
Animals February 17, 2017
Two brothers who went ice fishing took an incredible snapshot of an object that went viral on Facebook: a frozen pike fish swallowing a bass. How did that happen? Is the photo real?
Animals February 8, 2017