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  • Tony Baker Voiceovers: The Raccoon Cookout. (with cats)

    07/29/2016 10:07:35 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/27 | Tony Baker
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6912RUf--IA
  • Cave art trove found in Spain 1,000 feet underground

    05/29/2016 10:15:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 27, 2016 | by Ciaran Giles
    This image released by the Diputacion Floral de Bizkaia on Friday May 27, 2016, shows a cave drawing. Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic-era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art. Chief site archaeologist Diego Garate said Friday that an estimated 70 drawings were found on ledges 300 meters (1,000 feet) underground in the Atxurra cave, Berriatua, in the northern Basque region. He described the site as being in "the Champions' League" of cave art, among the top 10 sites...
  • South Africa: The Good and The Bad

    05/29/2016 6:39:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    When the wife and I were discussing our plans for future vacations, she stated she wanted to go on safari. Taken aback by the statement coming from a woman who needs her creature comforts, I queried her how that was going to be reconciled. She assured me there were camps that provided for her needs. So we put the area in the mix and decided 2016 would be the year we go to see Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh my! OK, no tigers or bears, but a slew of other unique animals on the African continent. We started our...
  • Tied in heat all day, angry camel severs owner’s head

    05/23/2016 7:29:08 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 59 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 23, 2016 | Vimal Bhatia
    JAISALMER: Left in the heat with its legs tied all day, a camel attacked its owner and severed his head in anger in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Saturday. About 25 villagers struggled for 6 hours to calm the animal down. Urjaram of Mangta village was entertaining guests at his house on Saturday night when he suddenly realised that his camel had been out in the heat all day with its legs tied. He was attacked when he tried to untie the annoyed animal. "The animal lifted him by the neck and threw him on to the ground, chewed the body...
  • Hundreds of chickens, dozens of pigs, rabbits found dead on Sauk County farm

    05/18/2016 11:04:41 AM PDT · by Ellendra · 6 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | 5-17-16
    TOWN OF WESTFIELD, Wis. - A Sauk County man and woman face multiple charges in connection with the death of hundreds of farm animals discovered in early March, the sheriff’s office said. A criminal complaint filed in Sauk County court Monday said 22-year-old Ashley Grage is facing 14 counts of mistreatment of animals in connection with the deaths of several hundred chickens, about 40 pigs and several dozen rabbits on a farm where she lived with her boyfriend. According to the complaint, Grage had been living with 27-year-old Bradley Kruse on a farm at S7004 Highway 23 where the animals...
  • Measles Outbreak in Memphis Began at Mosque

    05/11/2016 5:20:36 AM PDT · by upchuck · 26 replies
    Breibart ^ | May 10, 2016 | Michael Leahy
    The first reported case of a person with measles in the recent Memphis outbreak, which now numbers seven confirmed cases, was at a local mosque on April 15, according to the Shelby County Health Department. “The first public place where there was a public exposure potentially [to measles] was the Masjid Al-Noor Mosque on April 15,” Dr. Alisa Haushalter, Director of the Shelby County Health Department, tells Breitbart News.“The mosque is one location we know that individuals who were infectious were during their infectious period, but that’s not necessarily where the first case occurred. I don’t want you to draw...
  • Loyal dogs refuse to leave side of dying baby girl at hospital

    05/03/2016 2:00:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    telegraph .uk ^ | 3 MAY 2016 | Mark Molloy
    Nora Hall with the family's pet dogs.A family’s loyal basset hounds have refused to leave the side of a dying baby girl who suffered a major stroke. Nora Hall’s mother Mary Hall wrote on Facebook: “My daughter had a stroke on April 6. We have been at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis since then. She is not going to survive. “They allowed us to have our bassets here in the last couple of days because they are so attached to her.” “Our hearts are so completely broken. We have been praying so hard for a miracle. We tried so very...
  • Little robin hits the worm jackpot

    04/30/2016 9:24:44 PM PDT · by fella · 15 replies
    Little Robin Hits Worm Jackpot
  • Fresh off SeaWorld victory, animal rights groups take aim at zoos, circuses and maybe your pet

    04/26/2016 9:05:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2016 | Greg Norman
    Fresh off a victory over SeaWorld and its controversial orca program, animal rights groups are zeroing in on zoos, aquariums and circuses -- and one prominent expert warns your dog and cat could be next. A well-funded coalition of nonprofits finally broke SeaWorld, when the theme park chain announced in March it would phase out its popular killer whale program. Now the groups smell blood in the water – and on land. “The tide is turning against SeaWorld and other aquariums and zoos,” Ashley Bryne, a campaign specialist at PETA, told FoxNews.com. “I think this is a sign of what’s...
  • The Unique Merger That Made You (and Ewe, and Yew)

    04/13/2016 12:41:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Nautilus ^ | February 6, 2014 | Ed Yong
    All sophisticated life on the planet Earth may owe its existence to one freakish event. At first glance, a tree could not be more different from the caterpillars that eat its leaves, the mushrooms sprouting from its bark, the grass growing by its trunk, or the humans canoodling under its shade. Appearances, however, can be deceiving. Zoom in closely, and you will see that these organisms are all surprisingly similar at a microscopic level. Specifically, they all consist of cells that share the same basic architecture. These cells contain a central nucleus—a command center that is stuffed with DNA and...
  • Group plans protest at Benner's Farm (NY) to save beloved cow (the bad farmer wants to eat his Moo)

    04/12/2016 5:43:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Fios1 News ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Moriarty
    East Setauket [Long Island, NY] farmer, Bob Benner and his family have learned to live off their 15 acres of land since 1977. "We learned, made, and had our own heat. We made our own food. We made our own clothing. We raised a garden," he said. With six mouths to feed on a tight budget, Benner began raising certain farm animals as a source of food. Over the years, Benner's farm has evolved into a popular attraction for strawberry picking, birthday parties, and class trips for kids. Which is how Kimberly Sherriton, a mother from Commack, got involved with...
  • life's little mysteries

    03/28/2016 10:33:24 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 1 replies
    Life's Little Mysteries answers fascinating questions about the world around you and the stuff in it, from things in the news and on your mind to crazy questions you didn't even know you had. Our team of experienced reporters and editors do serious
  • To Scientists' Surprise, Even Nonvenomous Snakes Can Strike at Ridiculous Speeds

    03/16/2016 6:11:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 61 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 15 Mar, 2016 | Marcus Woo
    The Texas rat snake was just as much of a speed demon as deadly vipers, challenging long-held notions about snake adaptations. When a snake strikes, it literally moves faster than the blink of an eye, whipping its head forward so quickly that it can experience accelerations of more than 20 Gs. Such stats come from studies of how a snake lunges, bites and kills, which have focused mostly on vipers, in part because these snakes rely so heavily on their venomous chomps. "It's the lynchpin of their strategy as predators," says Rulon Clark at San Diego State University. "Natural selection...
  • Man guilty of raping girl in McHenry County, now faces deportation [County NW of Chicago]

    03/15/2016 3:26:26 PM PDT · by patq · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/15/16 | Amanda Marrazzo
    A man has been found guilty of sexual assaulting a 14-year-old girl whose family he was staying with in McHenry County. Miguel Gomez, 37, was convicted Monday and now faces nine to 33 years in prison as well as deportation to Mexico. Authorities said Gomez was undocumented and was living with the family in southwestern McHenry County when he assaulted the girl last April.
  • Animals of the Liberal Left

    03/14/2016 10:04:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    While the elite ruling class tells them it is for the good of the community, in reality the agitators are trained animals acting to bring down their own society because they have been taught to In my article, Chicago Protests Not About Trump, I refer to the liberal left Alinsky agitators as “animals.” That’s what they seemed like to me - animals who have tossed aside their humanity to demand what they think they want, regardless of any level of human reasoning. I am an avid reader. I am always in the process of reading a number of books. Usually,...
  • Family Pets & Backyard Friends

    03/02/2016 2:52:31 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 3/2/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video is with family, pets, red-shoulder hawk, and parrakeet animation, the background instrument, mandolin & singing of the prayerful song, “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”, written by William H. Doane, covered by myself.
  • 30 Dogs Rescued From South Korean Dog Meat Farm

    02/25/2016 3:29:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Feb 24, 2016 | Laura McVicker
    The dogs were living in filthy, cramped cages in Korea Thirty dogs that were living in a South Korean dog meat farm have been rescued by the San Diego Humane Society. The 21 dogs and nine puppies; which are a variety of breeds, including huskies, golden retrievers and tosas; will be taken in by the local humane society. The dogs were living in filthy, cramped cages in Korea, and a local team of animal welfare professionals coordinated their rescue. They were taken from Korea to San Francisco and will be at the local shelter on Thursday, according to a news...
  • Spaniel was found by the roadside with 'tears in her eyes'

    02/23/2016 12:17:15 PM PST · by SkyDancer · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 23, 2016 | Imogen Calderwood For Mailonline
    WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Mother dog was found nustling a carrier bag containing her dead puppies Vets believe the four young puppies may have been alive when dumped A town councillor discovered the heartbreaking scene in Midville, Lincs The spaniel, now named Carly, refused to be separated from her puppies
  • Santa Rosa cat alerted owner of wife’s medical emergency

    02/20/2016 4:33:04 PM PST · by rey · 53 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 20 Feb 2016 | Chris Smith
    Early, early a week ago, Valentine’s Day, Derick Orr’s cat was being a pain. At about 5 a.m., Baba jumped onto the Santa Rosan’s bed and pawed, even nipped at him. “It was unlike any other time, ever,” Derick said. His wife, Carol, had gotten up to rid herself of the hiccups and he was trying to catch a few more winks before church. But Baba, a 6-year-old orange tabby, kept hopping onto the bed, needling him, then leaving the room, then returning to pester him more. At last, exasperated by the suddenly annoying and insistent cat, Derick got up....
  • Removing Someone Else's Dog Collar Could Mean Jail Time

    01/28/2016 7:54:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/25/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Removing a dog collar from someone else's dog could land you in jail for 90 days and hand you a $1,000 fine if an idea before the Michigan House becomes law. Is this a frivolous piece of legislation? Not at all, according to Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, who is the lead sponsor of House Bill 5215. Speaking about the scope of the law, Cole said, “This can apply to regular pets as well, but what it’s primarily about is hunting dogs out in the forest — bear dogs, coyote dogs and even beagles used for hunting rabbits." He added, “Some...
  • Beyond Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    01/21/2016 7:05:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | )1/21/16 | Jim O'Neill
    The “zoo” is located near the town of Gyumri in Armenia “[The animals] display all the signs of creatures slowly being driven mad by their unnatural existence.”—Allan Hall “The World’s Saddest Zoo” Cruising the “Drudge Report” yesterday, I noticed the photo of a forlorn looking bear peering out from behind bars with the accompanying headline “The World’s Saddest Zoo,” which linked to an article by Allan Hall in the UK’s “Daily Mail.” News headlines often depict a crazy and cruel world, and perhaps I’ve become too jaded and cynical regarding the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” – but Hall’s...
  • Washington bill would create registry of convicted animal abusers

    01/14/2016 8:53:44 AM PST · by Baynative · 43 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 1/13/16 | Staff
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - A new bill in Washington state seeks to create a statewide registry of people convicted of animal abuse. Senate Bill 6234, sponsored by Republican Sen. Joe Fain, is modeled on a law that recently took effect in Tennessee. Under the measure, the registry would be posted online by the state Attorney General's office and would include the names, addresses and photos of people convicted of first or second degree animal cruelty, animal fighting or poisoning. Convicted animal abusers would remain on the registry for 10 years after conviction.
  • Judge Rules Monkey Cannot Own Selfie Photos

    01/07/2016 12:13:45 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    eurasiareview.com ^ | 1/7/16 | Mina
    A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a federal judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Judge William Orrick said in a tentative ruling in federal court in San Francisco that "while Congress and the president can extend the protection of law to animals as well as humans, there is no indication that they did so in the Copyright Act."
  • A higher standard than for cats and dogs

    01/02/2016 8:44:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies
    Catholic Citizens ^ | 12.23.15 | Father Tad Pacholczyk
    A higher standard than for cats and dogs Sometimes people will point out: "We euthanize our pets when they suffer, and they are clearly creatures of God, so why can't we euthanize a sick and suffering person who wants it? It seems like we treat our dogs and cats better than we treat our suffering family members." The way we treat animals, however, should not be the measure of how we treat fellow human beings. We keep animals as pets, but we don't do the same with humans. We use animals to make clothing and food, but we don't do...
  • Nativity animals

    12/26/2015 8:46:55 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 12-22-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Msgr. Charles Pope 12/22/2015 Nativity animals Question: I was told that the animals in the Christmas Nativity scene have a symbolic meaning. Is this so, and if so what?— Jennifer Ladd, Buffalo, New York Answer: Yes, the traditional animals of the Nativity scene are chosen for a reason. The ox and the donkey are a reference to Isaiah 1:3 which says, “An ox knows its owner, and an ass, its master’s manger; But Israel does not know, my people has not understood.”So, it’s actually rather an unflattering self-accusation we make of our own human family that, in effect, declares the...
  • China’s Worst Self-Inflicted Environmental Disaster: The Campaign to Wipe Out the Common Sparrow

    07/18/2012 6:46:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    IO9 ^ | July 18, 2012 | George Dvorsky
    China’s Worst Self-Inflicted Environmental Disaster: The Campaign to Wipe Out the Common Sparrow Back in the 1950s, China was going through its Great Leap Forward, an effort to transform China from a largely agrarian nation to a thriving industrial Marxist powerhouse. These sweeping (and often brutal) reforms, touched virtually every facet of Chinese life — and as one particular episode in China's history points out, the animal kingdom was also far from immune. In 1958, China ordered the extermination of several pests, including sparrows — an ill-fated campaign that eventually led to catastrophe. The Four Pests campaign Chinese leader Mao...
  • Brevard deputies: 11-foot alligator killed accused burglar hiding in pond

    12/08/2015 5:49:36 AM PST · by fungoking · 35 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | 12/7/15 | Greg Pallone
    An accused burglar is dead after Brevard County deputies said he hid in a pond while on the run and was killed by an 11-foot-long alligator. Matthew Riggins, 22, of Palm Bay was reported missing Nov. 13. His body was found 10 days later floating in a pond near Latan Court and Barefoot Circle, in Barefoot Bay. Investigators said it had the makings of a gator attack. Shortly before Riggins was reported missing, he called his girlfriend and told her he'd be in the area breaking into homes, deputies said. "He was going to do burglaries in the Barefoot Bay...
  • Teacher in desperate need of help in Chicago classroom (harassment)

    11/02/2015 8:56:32 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/1/2015 | Youtube
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  • As large animals disappear, the loss of their poop hurts the planet

    10/27/2015 7:05:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2015 | Rachel Feltman
    It only takes a glance at a history book and a look out the window to know that our planet has lost many of its biggest creatures: The world that was once home to mammoths and towering dinosaurs can now barely maintain stable populations of rhinos and whales. But according to a new study, we've got more to mourn than just the animals themselves. We've lost their feces, too — and that's a bigger problem than you might think.
  • A Female Physician in Munich, Germany Sends a Warning Message to the World

    10/26/2015 3:06:53 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 56 replies
    BlazingCatFur ^ | 10/14/15 | unknown
    Yesterday, at the hospital we had a meeting about how the situation here and at the other Munich hospitals is unsustainable. Clinics cannot handle emergencies, so they are starting to send everything to the hospitals. Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff and, we, women, are refusing to go among those animals, especially from Africa. Relations between the staff and migrants are going from bad to worse. Since last weekend, migrants going to the hospitals must be accompanied by police with K-9 units. Many migrants have AIDS, syphilis, open TB and many exotic diseases that we, in Europe, do...
  • Where does North Korea buy its hyenas?

    10/11/2015 5:46:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    NK News ^ | October 9th, 2015 | Leo Byrne
    Where does North Korea buy its hyenas? North Korea ups imports of live animals; Pyongyang's upgraded zoo likely destination October 9th, 2015 Leo Byrne Recent articles from North Korea’s state media and satellite imagery indicate one of North Korea’s large scale construction projects, the Pyongyang Central Zoo, is nearing completion. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) claims the zoo is increasingly populated with exotic animals like hyenas and antelope. This year alone, the report claims 90 species have been added to the zoo and another 100 bred there, totaling nearly 800 animals. “More than 240 animals of 57 kinds came...
  • Monkey should own copyright on selfies, PETA argues

    09/22/2015 9:05:36 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 38 replies
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | 22 September 2015 | David Crary
    A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer who positioned the camera, animal-rights activists contend in a novel lawsuit filed Tuesday. The suit was filed in federal court in San Francisco by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It seeks a court order allowing PETA to administer all proceeds from the photos for the benefit of the monkey, which it identified as 6-year-old Naruto, and other crested macaques living in a reserve on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The photos were taken during a 2011...
  • “Environmentalists” Kill Millions of Cats and Birds

    08/17/2015 4:22:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    resident Obama owns two adorable dogs, Bo and Sunny. Clearly, he likes animals. So, itÂ’s puzzling why his administration supports global environmental policies and federally-subsidized energy technology that endangers animals like cats and birds. CATS Sadness and anger echoed around the world when an American dentist shot Cecil the lion, a protected animal, in Zimbabwe. But where is the shock and disappointment over the fact that Australia plans to spend some $6 million to shoot, poison and trap 2 million feral cats? And why has the Obama administration applauded AustraliaÂ’s plans while making a big show of seeking justice for...
  • Delta bans shipment of lion trophies, bolsters push for national airline ban

    08/03/2015 11:42:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 3, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Delta Airlines on Monday announced that its banning the shipment of safari hunting trophies like lions, giving a major push to several calls for a national embargo on the shipment of pelts and horns.
  • Ohio Cops Hunt 70 Juveniles In Late Night "Mob And Rob" Of Circle K Store

    07/30/2015 10:09:26 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 27 July, 2015
    Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles. According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack. As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking lot like wild children.” An Akron Police Department report--which classified the incident...
  • Shut up about Cecil the Lion, please

    07/30/2015 6:35:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/30/15 | Rupert Myers
    The outrage over Cecil's death is absurd when you think of the other, bigger problems which people are happy to ignore There is a new, pointless ride opening in town designed to give users an instant but ephemeral rush. It isn’t the slide down the ugly, unnecessary Olympic tower, but the convenient and free outrage bus currently stopping on your street and picking up passengers for Cecil, the beautiful dead lion. Out of any and all proportion to the severity of his dreadful act of animal murder, the dentist who killed Cecil has become an international focal point of hate...
  • Former Carter Staffer Wants to Kill All Republicans and Conservatives

    07/29/2015 3:04:27 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 52 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 07/29/2015 | Christopher Cook
    From Progressives Today: “Republicans and conservatives are the enemy. They are expendable. They will be targets in the Revolution when it comes” writes Roland Windsor Vincent, in a recent post on his blog, Army Of The Revolution. The entry, entitled “Protect Animals And The Environment. Shoot Republicans“, centers around animal rights and how “active Republican and conservatives voters are enabling the Animal Holocaust” and “If we were to start shooting Republicans, we would likely not harm a single friend of animals or the environment.” You hear about something like this and you want to think of it as an anomaly....
  • All dogs, and cats, and pigs, and goats, and cockroaches go to heaven: So says Pope Francis

    07/24/2015 11:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 218 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/24/2015 | BY BRUCE FRIEDRICH
    The question of whether animals will join us in the afterlife finally has a definitive response from Rome. It’s a topic that’s been long debated, with Popes weighing in unofficially on both sides. Last December, a story broke nationwide claiming that Pope Francis had declared that animals are going to heaven, but it turns out that the media had conflated two stories, and that it was actually Pope Paul VI who had, many years earlier, told a young boy that “one day we will see our animals in the eternity of Christ.” Paul was later contradicted by Pope Benedict XVI,...
  • Russell Simmons compares NYC horse carriages with Holocaust

    07/18/2015 3:01:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Associated Press, CBS ^ | July 17, 2015 | Associated Press
    Hip-hop mogul and animal-rights advocate Russell Simmons is comparing New York's horse-drawn carriages to slavery and the Holocaust. Simmons spoke Thursday at an event organized by horse carriage opponents. The Wall Street Journal reports that he likened horse carriages to slavery, ethnic cleansing and "people who put people in ovens."
  • SHOCKING VIDEO: Little Girl Gets Beating Of A Lifetime, But Mama Doesn’t Mind

    07/16/2015 3:05:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    mad world news ^ | july 15, 2015 | amanda shea
    A little girl, catching a cool breeze from an air conditioning unit in the yard, was blindsided by another child about her same age, who had evidently had some practice with fighting fierce. The small victim wasn’t alone, as there were plenty of nearby witnesses, who could have protected her but didn’t because they were too busy recording the brutal beat down and encouraging it. The video was sent to Mediatakeout, allegedly by a “concerned” relative of the 5-year-old girl on the receiving end of the attack. It’s not known whether this relative bothered to send the footage to authorities, but thankfully,...
  • Animal brains connected up to make mind-melded computer

    07/09/2015 8:45:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.newscientist.com ^ | 14:38 09 July 2015 | by Jessica Hamzelou
    Two heads are better than one, and three monkey brains can control an avatar better than any single monkey. For the first time, a team has networked the brains of multiple animals to form a living computer that can perform tasks and solve problems. If human brains could be similarly connected, it might give us superhuman problem-solving abilities, and allow us to communicate abstract thoughts and experiences. "It is really exciting," says Iyad Rahwan at the Masdar Institute in Dubai, UAE, who was not involved in the work. "It will change the way humans cooperate." The work, published today, is...
  • First comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome completed

    07/02/2015 1:34:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 07-02-2015 | Provided by University of Chicago Medical Center
    The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt to life in the arctic. Credit: Giant Screen Films © 2012 D3D Ice Age, LLC ======================================================================== The first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome reveals extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt to life in the arctic. Mammoth genes that differed from their counterparts in elephants played roles in skin and hair development, fat metabolism, insulin signaling and numerous other traits. Genes linked to physical traits such as skull shape, small ears and short tails were also identified. As a...
  • Undergraduate discovers new firefly species [CA]

    06/25/2015 8:46:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-25-2015 | Iqbal Pittalwala & Provided by University of California - Riverside
    The Entomology Research Museum at the University of California, Riverside today announced the discovery of a new species of firefly from Southern California, collected by an undergraduate student as part of his semester's insect collection. Doug Yanega, senior museum scientist, said the student, Joshua Oliva, obtained one specimen of the new species while collecting near Topanga, Calif. "He wasn't 100 percent certain it was a firefly, and brought it to me for confirmation," Yanega said. "I know the local fauna well enough that within minutes I was able to tell him he had found something entirely new to science. I...
  • Five amazing extinct creatures that aren't dinosaurs

    06/19/2015 7:19:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-18-2015 | Staff Source: The Conversation
    The release of Jurassic World has reignited our love for palaeontology. Many of us share a longing to understand the dinosaurs that roamed the Earth long before we arrived. But palaeontology is a discipline much broader than this. Dinosaurs dominated the land for 135 million years, but what happened during the rest of the Earth's 4.6 billion-year history? The role of palaeontologists past and present has been to unravel the mysteries of life on Earth, and in doing so they've found a lot more than just dinosaur bones. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. The spiky-backed ocean dweller: Right side up? Credit: Natural Math/flickr,...
  • A family of four skunks decided to make the visiting dugout at Dodger Stadium their home

    06/06/2015 12:10:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    mlb.com ^ | 6/5/15 | Chris Landers
    It started innocently enough, when there was a curious sighting after the Dodgers lost to the Cardinals on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium -- a skunk, roaming around on the warning track, just minding his own business.... When the Cardinals took the field for pregame warmup, they were greeted with not one, not two, but a family of four skunks, all stuck under one of the photography wells in the visiting dugout.
  • Syrian Priest Reportedly Kidnapped as ISIS Moves Beyond Palmyra

    05/22/2015 2:22:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 22, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    A Syrian priest who has worked for the restoration of a monastery and for improved relations between Muslims and Christians in Syria has been kidnapped. ​The Syrian Catholic Archdiocese of Homs confirmed the news Friday, said Fides news agency. Just a day before he went missing, Father Jacques Mourad, prior of the Monastery of Mar Elian and pastor of the community in Qaryatayn, wrote an appeal as jihadist forces spread out from the nearby city of Palmyra: "We are currently experiencing a very difficult time because the extremists who call themselves Daech approach our city Qaryatayn after their domination of Palmyra,...
  • ISIS Take 'Prettiest Virgins' As Sex Slaves & Burns One Alive For Refusing Extreme Perverted Acts

    05/21/2015 2:21:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | Sam Webb | 11:47, 20 MAY 2015
    The terror group strips girls naked, conduct virginity tests, and send them to slave auctions after they have attacked their villages, often killing their husbands, fathers and brothers ISIS terrorists are picking out the “prettiest virgins” from the women they capture and sending them to their Syrian stronghold to be sex slaves, according to a UN expert. And there are horrific reports about the fate of the brave women who resist the murderous terrorists - including one victim who was burned alive for refusing to perform “extreme sexual acts”. Fierce haggling usually breaks out at slave auctions, where the girls...
  • First In Fish: 'Fully Warm-Blooded' Moonfish Prowls The Deep Seas

    05/18/2015 12:38:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 05-15-2015 | Bill Chappell
    Over decades of studying the oceans' fishes, some species have been found to have partial warm-bloodedness. But scientists say the opah, or moonfish, circulates heated blood — and puts it to a competitive advantage. "Nature has a way of surprising us with clever strategies where you least expect them," according to NOAA Fisheries biologist Nicholas Wegner, who works in the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, Calif. In a news release about the finding, Wegner said, "It's hard to stay warm when you're surrounded by cold water but the opah has figured it out." The opah is not a...
  • New PETA Ad About Importance of Animal Life Shows Them Killing Fish

    05/17/2015 9:43:58 AM PDT · by rightistight · 13 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/17/15 | Aurelius
    PETA2, a branch of PETA aimed at young adults and teens, posted a new ad on May 13. The ad features several young animals, including a calf, piglet, and chick. The ad reads, "EVERY LIFE HAS WORTH." Unfortunately, the ad also features a fish. Not a fish in water, but a small fish being suffocated because it is being held in the air: Underneath the picture reads, "They are precious lives, not meals." Perhaps PETA's knowledge about what fish need to survive needs to be refreshed.
  • Dog Owner Has Trained Dog to Bark Softly!

    05/03/2015 12:21:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Faith Tap ^ | May 3 2015 | Faithtap
    This is too funny, a dog owner has trained her dog to lower the level of noise when it barks. http://faithtap.com/2870/dog-barks-softly/?v=1&m=1