Category Archives: Animals

Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure – CNN.com

It’s ancient medicine with a sci-fi-sounding twist.A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society … Continue reading

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Mysterious illness killing off starfish on both US coasts

(Phys.org) —A mysterious illness is killing starfish, or sea stars, on both U.S. coasts in unprecedented numbers, and marine scientists have no idea what it is or how to help the creatures survive. In a News Focus article published in … Continue reading

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BBC News – Spain: Endangered hamster-sized deer born in zoo

The newborn deer is “no bigger than a hamster” and weighs about 100 grams, staff at Bioparc Fuengirola tell the El Pais newspaper. Adult Java mouse-deer are rarely bigger than rabbits or weigh more than 1kg (2.2lb). They are also … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Volcano Eruption in 2014? Are Animals Are Fleeing Park As ‘An Alert’?

A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano. Two of the main bloggers behind … Continue reading

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Dog brains respond to calls just like human brains – life – 20 February 2014 – New Scientist

Listen up Fido! The brains of humans and dogs respond in the same way to vocal sounds like laughter and barking. The finding suggests that the voice processing area of the brain evolved only once, at least 100 million years … Continue reading

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Dolphins see the world in the same way as humans do according to research – Telegraph

Dolphins see the world in a similar way to humans according to new research. Despite living in such different environments, the study concluded that dolphins, humans and chimpanzees perceive the world “in fundamentally similar ways”. Researchers at the University of … Continue reading

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13 Amazing Species Discovered in 2013 | LiveScience

13 Amazing Species Discovered in 2013 | LiveScience.

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Cat domestication traced to Chinese farmers 5,300 years ago

Near Eastern Wildcats look just like my Chuey and Peggy 🙂   Cat domestication traced to Chinese farmers 5,300 years ago.

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Your face may have been sculpted by junk DNA – life – 24 October 2013 – New Scientist

Funny how everything we don’t understand is deemed “junk”… until we understand it. Your face may have been sculpted by junk DNA – life – 24 October 2013 – New Scientist.

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Dog With ‘Human Face’ Looking for Human Dog-Lovers to Take Him Home

  Dog With ‘Human Face’ Looking for Human Dog-Lovers to Take Him Home.

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