Animals

Testicle-eating fish return to New Jersey

Testicle-eating fish return to New Jersey

"The return of the testicle-eating fish" sounds more like a b-movie that should never happen, let alone an actual news item. But, alas, another of those slightly freaky looking fish with the human-like

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Breathtaking images capture the magical shine of glowworms in a limestone cave

Breathtaking images capture the magical shine of glowworms in a limestone cave

Glowworms aren’t the only organisms capable of producing and emitting light. Bioluminescence can be found in a wide variety of creatures, from jellyfish to fungi to fireflies. The glowworms in

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The world’s first Blobfish Café is coming to London

The world’s first Blobfish Café is coming to London

Not everyone like to snuggle up to a cuddly kitty while they're sipping a double-foam soy latte, as you can in the popular cat cafés of the world. No. In fact, many of us want to stare deep into the

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Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport

Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport

Costa Rica just became the first country in Latin America to ban hunting for sport. Costa Rica’s Congress voted unanimously on Monday to approve the ban, which will protect the country's wildlife -

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World’s first ‘bee highway’ protects endangered pollinators in Oslo

World’s first ‘bee highway’ protects endangered pollinators in Oslo

Endangered bees in the capital city of Norway have their own 'highway' thanks to a pioneering initiative by environmentalists protecting urban bees. Concerted efforts to sprout pollinator-friendly plants

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Genetically modified pig farms could grow 100,000 organs per year for human transplant

Genetically modified pig farms could grow 100,000 organs per year for human transplant

It may sound like a disturbing idea plucked straight from a dystopian science fiction novel, but work has already begun on a company that aims to build a factory where genetically modified pigs grow

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Highly invasive New Guinea flatworms spotted in the U.S. for the first time

Highly invasive New Guinea flatworms spotted in the U.S. for the first time

The highly invasive New Guinea flatworm, which is on the 100 worst invasive alien lists, has just been identified in the United States, in Florida. Tracked by researchers from the Sorbonne’s National

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Microchips lined with human cells win Design of the Year Award

Microchips lined with human cells win Design of the Year Award

London's Design Museum has chosen a strange, but very promising technology as Design of the Year 2015. Having even outdone Google’s self-driving car, the Human Organs-on-Chips design was given top marks

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Nine dead fin whales discovered off the coast of Alaska and no one knows what is killing them

Nine dead fin whales discovered off the coast of Alaska and no one knows what is killing them

The endangered fin whales’ numbers hover in the tens of thousands, so any die off is significant, but since May of this year, nine dead fin whales have been discovered in the water between Kodiak and

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Crazy “missing link” Darwin fish can breathe air, walk on land AND climb trees!

Crazy “missing link” Darwin fish can breathe air, walk on land AND climb trees!

In Australia, there is a fish that has lungs, can walk on dry land, and breathe air, for up to six days. It's not a new species, but it's on the move. This has scientists warning that the fish, if it

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The US just declared all captive chimps to be endangered

The US just declared all captive chimps to be endangered

Chimpanzees are now officially considered an endangered species, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and will be designated as such under the Endangered Species Act. The move comes after a

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Our love of Nutella is wrecking the Earth

Our love of Nutella is wrecking the Earth

Nutella: It's the stuff dreams are made of. OK, well, it's really just amazing on toast -- and almost everything else, but according to Segolene Royal, the ecology minister of France, the use of the palm

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Scientists want to name this unbelievably cute octopus “Adorabilis”

Scientists want to name this unbelievably cute octopus “Adorabilis”

From movies to comics to literature, the octopi of this world tend to get a pretty bad rap—but the goggled-eyed flapjack octopus shows us a sweet, cartoonish side of the cephlapod species (so much so

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10,000 dogs and cats to be slaughtered for human consumption at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

10,000 dogs and cats to be slaughtered for human consumption at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

The annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival is due to take place this weekend, when upwards of 10,000 dogs and cats will be barbarically slaughtered for human consumption, having been transported to the Chinese

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Electronic Shark Shield keeps swimmers and surfers safe in the water

Electronic Shark Shield keeps swimmers and surfers safe in the water

Surfers and ocean swimmers all over the world will likely be looking for this new electronic shark deterrent, especially in light of recent shark attacks on the East Coast. The Shark Shield was developed

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Indiana’s first black bear in over 140 years spotted in the wild

Indiana’s first black bear in over 140 years spotted in the wild

Wildlife officials have evidence that a black bear has visited Indiana for the first time in 144 years. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says a young male black bear left paw prints and a pile

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Largest toxic algae bloom in West Coast history may be linked to climate change

Largest toxic algae bloom in West Coast history may be linked to climate change

The west coast is awash in the largest toxic algae bloom ever for the region, according to researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz. The bloom first appeared in May and now stretches from

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Researchers are introducing non-native insects in a desperate attempt to battle Japanese knotweed

Researchers are introducing non-native insects in a desperate attempt to battle Japanese knotweed

If you live in the US or the UK, you are probably familiar with the scourge of Japanese Knotweed, even if you don’t know it. Japanese Knotweed is one of the world’s most invasive plants and has

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Architectkidd’s Blue Bird Hut saves injured birds in Thailand

Architectkidd’s Blue Bird Hut saves injured birds in Thailand

Although the Blue Bird Hut was built primarily as a bird sanctuary prototype, its 2.45-meter-tall (8-foot-tall) conic form is large enough to provide shelter for people as well. A metal structure supports

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Dangerous zoo animals on the run after deadly flooding in Georgian capital

Dangerous zoo animals on the run after deadly flooding in Georgian capital

Flash flooding in Tbilisi, Georgia has claimed at least a dozen lives, and devastated the city's zoo—leaving some 20 wolves, eight lions, six tigers, as well as jaguars and bears missing. Some of the

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Street artist turns trash into incredible wild animal sculptures

Street artist turns trash into incredible wild animal sculptures

Bordalo II's amazing creatures are scattered all around Lisbon, where the artist lives. Curious rabbits, toucans, raccoons and even feathered hummingbirds are all part of a project to raise awareness on

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Controversial hormone treatment for cows may reduce global warming

Controversial hormone treatment for cows may reduce global warming

Dairy farming has a notoriously harsh impact on the environment; according the the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, around 270 million cows worldwide are producing milk for a growing world population that

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This sweet dog and lion duo proves that friendship transcends all barriers

This sweet dog and lion duo proves that friendship transcends all barriers

Meet Honey the dog and Kwanza the white lion cub: a pair of best friends at the Darling Downs Zoo in Queensland, Australia. Kwanza's mum wasn't producing enough milk for him, so the lovely caregivers at

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Truck full of sharks crashes while heading to an aquarium

Truck full of sharks crashes while heading to an aquarium

One shark has died after a truck carrying four sandbar sharks from Florida to the New York Aquarium in Brooklyn blew a tire on I-95 in Volusia County. The sharks, which are each about five-foot-long were

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At this “cat library,” you can check out a kitten for the day

At this “cat library,” you can check out a kitten for the day

Most people don’t want their officemates to make a lot of noise during the workday, and it’d be pretty nutty to glance over and see a colleague battling at a felt mouse stuffed with catnip. Yet, if

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Adorable celebrity pigs might make you rethink your bacon sandwich

Adorable celebrity pigs might make you rethink your bacon sandwich

Pigs seem to be all over the news lately—whether it's the couple of thousand who made a break for freedom after the truck they were being transported in crashed, or Bubba Sue, posing on the front cover

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Congo president joins fight against ‘blood ivory’ with 5-ton burn

Congo president joins fight against ‘blood ivory’ with 5-ton burn

Congo-Brazzaville, the nation officially known as the Republic of the Congo, has joined the ranks of nations standing ground against illegal ivory poaching, by torching an enormous pile of seized elephant

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Don’t mess with Roger, the muscle-bound kangaroo who can crush metal with his bare hands

Don’t mess with Roger, the muscle-bound kangaroo who can crush metal with his bare hands

Picture When you think of kangaroos, an impressive set of pecs and six-pack abs are not usually the first things that spring to mind. But that's just what Roger, a red kangaroo who lives at the

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Vanishing land snails signal the 6th mass extinction is happening now

Vanishing land snails signal the 6th mass extinction is happening now

Rhinos, elephants and polar bears get a lot of press, but a new study suggests that vanishing invertebrates like land snails signals that the sixth mass extinction of species is now fully underway.

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Floating Fish Dome lets fish swim above the surface of water

Floating Fish Dome lets fish swim above the surface of water

Related: Do your fish companions meander to and fro, pondering the existential significance of their life beneath the waters? Do you suspect that they yearn for a taste of life above those delicate

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