Animals

How to Find a Wolf Sanctuary Near You and Meet Some Wild Wolves!

How to Find a Wolf Sanctuary Near You and Meet Some Wild Wolves!

Did you know that there are wolves living near you in almost every state in the country? Sadly most of these wolves are not living in the wild, but in wolf sanctuaries, which are conservation

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China Pulverizes $10 Million Worth of Ivory in Fight Against Illegal Trade

China Pulverizes $10 Million Worth of Ivory in Fight Against Illegal Trade

Today China destroyed six tons of ivory from its official stockpile in an effort to discourage the ongoing trade the illicit substance. China is one of the world's biggest markets for ivory from

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Remote Rainforest Found Using Google Earth Harbors Never-Before-Seen Species

Remote Rainforest Found Using Google Earth Harbors Never-Before-Seen Species

You might think we've explored every inch of the planet, but just a few years ago scientists used satellite images from Google Earth to discover a lost world in Mozambique that is packed with

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Solar-Powered Tags Give Threatened Shark Species a Fighting Chance

Solar-Powered Tags Give Threatened Shark Species a Fighting Chance

Great White photo / Shutterstock Studying sharks' movements and how they behave in their natural environment is an integral part of keeping them safe from overfishing. To aid these efforts, scientists

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Edible Electronics Made from Cuttlefish Ink Could Help Spawn a New Age of Medical Devices

Edible Electronics Made from Cuttlefish Ink Could Help Spawn a New Age of Medical Devices

Watch any nature special or visit an aquarium, and chances are you will be amazed by the intelligence, adaptability, and beauty of the cuttlefish. Part of the class Cephalopoda, these amazing molluscs are

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Python Squeezes Life Out of Security Guard at Bali Hotel

Python Squeezes Life Out of Security Guard at Bali Hotel

Photo of python/Shutterstock A security guard in a luxury hotel in Bali, Indonesia was strangled to death by a python today. The victim, Ambar Arianto Mulyo, attempted to apprehend a python that was

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Four Years of Extreme Weather has Killed Thousands of UK Barn Owls

Four Years of Extreme Weather has Killed Thousands of UK Barn Owls

Conservationists say that there are now fewer than 1,000 breeding pairs of barn owls left in the UK after four years of extreme weather such as freezing winters and wet summers. Thousands of the birds

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Colorful Dyes Expose the Amazing Hidden Anatomy of Fish

Colorful Dyes Expose the Amazing Hidden Anatomy of Fish

To prepare each specimen, Summers first uses two different colored dyes as staining agents: Alcian Blue to highlight cartilaginous elements and Alizarin Red S to turn mineralized tissue a bright red.

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Harvard Researchers Successfully Reverse Aging in Mice

Harvard Researchers Successfully Reverse Aging in Mice

 Photo © Shutterstock In a new study published in the journal Cell, Harvard researchers claim to have discovered a new compound that can revive old cells in mice and make them act “young” again.

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Viral Video Captures Water Buffalo Flipping a Lion into Mid Air to Defend Herd Mate

Viral Video Captures Water Buffalo Flipping a Lion into Mid Air to Defend Herd Mate

A young male lion in South Africa discovered that it had taken on more than it could chew when a water buffalo flipped the lion several feet into the air in a daring attempt to rescue a fallen comrade.

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PETA Gives Away Fur Coats This Winter in Detroit

PETA Gives Away Fur Coats This Winter in Detroit

Photo by Shutterstock PETA is giving away fur coats this winter. Yet, why would an organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals allow these garments back on the streets? This week, as

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Newly Discovered Pygmy Tapir is the Largest Terrestrial Mammal Found Since 1992

Newly Discovered Pygmy Tapir is the Largest Terrestrial Mammal Found Since 1992

This week, the biggest animal discovery of the 21st century was announced. Meet kabomani, the “little black tapir.” He’s a shy and elusive fellow, living below the radar in the grasslands and

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Futuristic Headset Translates Your Dog’s Thoughts Into Human Language

Futuristic Headset Translates Your Dog’s Thoughts Into Human Language

For centuries, man has tried to communicate with his canine companions through commands, gestures, and best guesses. Now a team of designers from the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery have

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Scientists Want to Tax Meat to Cut Methane Emissions, Slow Global Warming

Scientists Want to Tax Meat to Cut Methane Emissions, Slow Global Warming

A group of scientists aren't waiting for the world to follow Al Gore's lead by going vegan to save the planet. Instead, they want to tax meat in order to reduce livestock methane emissions, a potent

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Dolphins Affected by the 2010 BP Oil Spill are Sicker than We Thought

Dolphins Affected by the 2010 BP Oil Spill are Sicker than We Thought

A new study shows that the tragic 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has left dolphins in Barataria Bay much more sickly than originally thought. After studying 32 dolphins that live in the Louisiana

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Birdbnb: 50 Adorable Birdhouses Modeled After Airbnb’s Most Popular Rental Properties

Birdbnb: 50 Adorable Birdhouses Modeled After Airbnb’s Most Popular Rental Properties

The campaign, created by Airbnb's agency of record, Pereira & O'Dell in San Francisco, takes a creative spin on travel. Instead of promoting the site's unique rental properties in a traditional way,

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Squirrels Were Introduced to U.S. Parks to “Maintain People’s Health and Sanity”

Squirrels Were Introduced to U.S. Parks to “Maintain People’s Health and Sanity”

"SQUIRREL!" Have you ever wondered why parks and other urban green spaces are filled with squirrels? Well, Etienne Benson, an assistant professor in Penn’s Department of History and Sociology of

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FDA Finalizes Overdue Plans to Crack Down on Factory Farms’ Antibiotics Use

FDA Finalizes Overdue Plans to Crack Down on Factory Farms’ Antibiotics Use

Photo via Shutterstock The Food and Drug Administration finally approved two long-overdue proposals this Wednesday to curb farmers' frequent use of antibiotics as a way to slow the rapid growth of

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US Government Allows Certain Wind Farms to Kill Bald Eagles for 30 Years

US Government Allows Certain Wind Farms to Kill Bald Eagles for 30 Years

The Obama administration announced Friday that it would allow certain wind farms to kill or injure bald eagles without penalty for up to 30 years, in an effort to encourage companies to invest in green

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The Audubon Society’s New Interactive Map Lets You Share Raptor Sightings with the Rest of the World

The Audubon Society’s New Interactive Map Lets You Share Raptor Sightings with the Rest of the World

Raptors are remarkable birds! Did you know that a Peregrine Falcon can fly as fast as a Formula One race car? Or that Great Horned Owls can carry prey several times heavier than themselves? Make it a

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41 Stranded Whales Fight for Life in Florida Everglades

41 Stranded Whales Fight for Life in Florida Everglades

Rescue teams are remaining cautiously optimistic as a pod of 41 pilot whales slowly heads out to sea after spending two days stranded in a remote region of Florida’s Everglades National Park. The

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More and More People are Eating Meat Worldwide and Endangering the Planet

More and More People are Eating Meat Worldwide and Endangering the Planet

Across the globe, human beings are developing a strong taste for meat. A study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that rapidly industrializing countries, such

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Serene House of the Forest Owls Encourages Up Close Wildlife Observation

Serene House of the Forest Owls Encourages Up Close Wildlife Observation

The cabin, which cost $18,000 to build, is considered a peaceful, non-intrusive method of conducting an meaningful learning experience within "ecological contexts." Accordingly, the large patio is

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Illegal Poaching Threatens to Wipe Out One Fifth of African Elephant Population

Illegal Poaching Threatens to Wipe Out One Fifth of African Elephant Population

Elephants at watering hole photo via Shutterstock Africa is poised to lose 20 percent of its elephant population over the next decade if illegal poaching continues at its current rate, according to new

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Snail Poo Makes Weird and Wonderful New Material

Snail Poo Makes Weird and Wonderful New Material

Who would have thought that snail poo could be turned into a new, colorful and flexible material? This exciting new idea was conceived by Dutch designer Lieske Schreuder, who adopted hundreds of snails

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Woof to Wash: Bark-Activated Washing Machine Lets Service Dogs Take Over on Laundry Day

Woof to Wash: Bark-Activated Washing Machine Lets Service Dogs Take Over on Laundry Day

Service dogs can help people in numerous immeasurable ways, from mountain rescue to saving bee colonies, but until now, they haven’t really been able to help with one of life’s most mundane tasks:

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Congolese Forest Giraffe Added to List of Endangered Animals

Congolese Forest Giraffe Added to List of Endangered Animals

Okapi photo from Shutterstock The blue-tongued forest giraffe is the latest species to fall under risk of extinction. The animal, also known as the okapi, is the national symbol of the Democratic

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Don’t Forget to Thank the Pollinators That Made Your Thanksgiving Feast Possible

Don’t Forget to Thank the Pollinators That Made Your Thanksgiving Feast Possible

While you are sitting around the Thanksgiving table surrounded by pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and heaps of vegetables, sharing the things that you are thankful for, don’t forget to thank the insects

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Can Yak and Reindeer Milk Nourish a Growing World?

Can Yak and Reindeer Milk Nourish a Growing World?

Photo via Shutterstock With the world's population projected to hit 9.6 billion by 2050, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization has released a report that recommends the development of

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Utility Company Pays $1 Million in First Fine for Wind Farm-Related Bird Deaths

Utility Company Pays $1 Million in First Fine for Wind Farm-Related Bird Deaths

Photo via Shutterstock A subsidiary of North Carolina-based Duke Energy has agreed to pay the first ever criminal fines to stem from the deaths of migratory birds at wind turbine sites in the US. Two

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