Animals

IKEA’s ‘Home for Hope’ Program Finds Families for Homeless Pets

IKEA’s ‘Home for Hope’ Program Finds Families for Homeless Pets

Stop by an IKEA showroom in the near future and you're likely to encounter something even more adorable than assemble-it-yourself bed frames and cabinets. The Swedish furniture giant recently partnered

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New Harvard Study Reveals Link Between Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and Neonicotinoid Pesticides

New Harvard Study Reveals Link Between Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and Neonicotinoid Pesticides

A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) confirms what has long been feared: insecticides, in particular those in the neonicotinoid class, are causing the wide-scale collapse of bee

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Florida Fishermen Stumble Across a Horror from the Deep – the Rare Goblin Shark

Florida Fishermen Stumble Across a Horror from the Deep – the Rare Goblin Shark

A fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico got more than he bargained for when hauling in a shrimp net last month: a shark so rare that only a few have ever been spotted and a face so hideous only a mother could

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Paper Wasps Teach Us About 3D Printing?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Paper Wasps Teach Us About 3D Printing?

3D printing is the coolest thing since sliced bread, but what should we print with? This could go horribly wrong if we don't take the opportunity to stop and ask how the rest of nature would do it.

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Sloths Teach Us About Energy Efficiency?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Sloths Teach Us About Energy Efficiency?

It's a scientific fact that there's nothing cuter than a baby sloth in a bucket. But even if Facebook 'likes' turn out not to correlate with biological fitness, sloths are a runaway success by any

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Aye-Aye Teach Us About Echolocation?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Aye-Aye Teach Us About Echolocation?

You know bats and dolphins 'echolocate' to find their prey, sending out blips of squeaky SONAR-like sound waves that bounce off fish or moths in the dark. And people do it, too, using expensive equipment.

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1600 Paper Mache Pandas Pop Up in Hong Kong to Raise Awareness for Endangered Animals

1600 Paper Mache Pandas Pop Up in Hong Kong to Raise Awareness for Endangered Animals

Artist Paulo Grangeon is raising awareness for the conservation of endangered species by sculpting 1600 panda bears out of recycled materials and papier-mâché! The sculptures will brighten days of

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Eggpicnic Prints: Bringing Awareness of Bird Extinctions Through Art

Eggpicnic Prints: Bringing Awareness of Bird Extinctions Through Art

Did you know that according to recent findings by Bird Life international, 1 in every 5 bird species could be extinct in the next 50-80 years? Take a quick look at the birds around you the next time you

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Scientists Still Baffled by Grisly Disease Causing Thousands of Starfish to Pull Themselves Apart

Scientists Still Baffled by Grisly Disease Causing Thousands of Starfish to Pull Themselves Apart

Earlier this year we reported on a grisly disease that's causing thousands of starfish to tear themselves apart - and though researchers have ruled out a few potential causes, they still aren’t sure

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Octopus Teach Us About Touch Screens, Wallpaper, and Invisibility Cloaks?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Octopus Teach Us About Touch Screens, Wallpaper, and Invisibility Cloaks?

Cephalopods are the undisputed masters of camouflage. While their relatives, the clams, stayed brainless and safe on the seabeds-of-old, the ancient nautilus (think squid-in-a-shell) made a daring foray

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Meet Your Lamb: Trays Shaped Like Cuts of Lamb Challenge Diners to Rethink Meat

Meet Your Lamb: Trays Shaped Like Cuts of Lamb Challenge Diners to Rethink Meat

The creative partnership A Future Perfect designed Meet Your Lamb, a set of basswood trays organically shaped like cuts of meat. Inspired by the Greek traditional celebration rituals of roasting lamb on

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Ingo Arndt’s Amazing Book Reveals the Wonderful World of Animal Architecture

Ingo Arndt’s Amazing Book Reveals the Wonderful World of Animal Architecture

The Indonesian vogelkop bowerbird build intricate stick tower nests to attract mates. They decorate them with flowers, fruits, mushrooms, and even trash left in the forest by tourists. Australian

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Scientists Discover Fukushima Radioactivity in Tuna Along the Pacific Northwest Coast

Scientists Discover Fukushima Radioactivity in Tuna Along the Pacific Northwest Coast

Sushi lovers might want to think twice before ordering up that next spicy tuna roll, as scientists just found Fukushima radioactivity in tuna that has migrated from Japan to the Pacific Northwest.

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Records Show That 1,600 Protected Birds Were Shot and Killed at JFK Airport Over Past Five Years

Records Show That 1,600 Protected Birds Were Shot and Killed at JFK Airport Over Past Five Years

Records show that more than 1,600 protected birds such as snowy egrets, red-winged blackbirds and American kestrels were shot over the past five years at JFK airport in Queens, New York. The creatures

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Indonesian Safari Park Upcycles Elephant Poo Into Paper

Indonesian Safari Park Upcycles Elephant Poo Into Paper

Tourists are flocking to Taman Safari Park in Indonesia to buy an item in their gift shop- poo paper. Made from the dung created by the park’s elephants each day, the recycled paper is made on-site by

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Why is This Praying Mantis Wearing the World’s Tiniest Pair of 3D Glasses?

Why is This Praying Mantis Wearing the World’s Tiniest Pair of 3D Glasses?

Animals can teach us a lot about the world, which is why we're always dragging them into our scientific experiments. While some of this research is downright cruel and unnecessary, some is more bizarre

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AirBnB for Animals Means No More Kennels While You’re Away on Holiday

AirBnB for Animals Means No More Kennels While You’re Away on Holiday

Holidog is a new peer-to-peer network that uses the AirBnB model to help you find a petsitter for your four-legged friend while you're away on holiday. The service provides an alternative to kennels, and

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Teeny Tiny Mouse Deer Weighing Just 4 Ounces Born in Spain

Teeny Tiny Mouse Deer Weighing Just 4 Ounces Born in Spain

Spain’s Biopark Fuengirola recently welcomed the pitter patter of tiny hooves, as an adorable mouse-deer was just born at the nature park. The rare creature weighed just four ounces at birth, and it

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Killer Pig Virus PEDv Has Killed 10% Of The US Pig Population in Less Than a Year

Killer Pig Virus PEDv Has Killed 10% Of The US Pig Population in Less Than a Year

A deadly virus known as Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv) has wiped out more than 10% of the US's pig population in less than a year, sending pork prices soaring and putting the United States Department of

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Mysterious Underwater “Crop Circles” Discovered Off the Coast of Japan

Mysterious Underwater “Crop Circles” Discovered Off the Coast of Japan

More than 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, yet the oceans are still the most mysterious parts of the world. Deep-sea photographer and diver Yoji Ookata discovered something he had never

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VIDEO: Ethical Fur – Is It Possible? And Meet New York’s Wild Wolves!

VIDEO: Ethical Fur – Is It Possible? And Meet New York’s Wild Wolves!

Living in New York City, I often feel like I'm lacking nature in my life. Lucky for me, however I recently got offered the opportunity to go on an "animal adventure roulette" by Subaru to check out some

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CATable: A Multifunctional Work Desk to Keep Your Cat Entertained and Off Your Keyboard

CATable: A Multifunctional Work Desk to Keep Your Cat Entertained and Off Your Keyboard

The Hong Kong-based designer Hao Ruan fabricated CATable out of a solid piece of wood and hand carved a series of tunnels that run beneath a flat and function workspace. "A proper sized hole could be so

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Mishka Henner’s Apocalyptic Photos Show How Factory Farming is Destroying The American Landscape

Mishka Henner’s Apocalyptic Photos Show How Factory Farming is Destroying The American Landscape

The images, discovered by Henner while researching satellite photographs of oil fields, look more like post-apocalyptic wastelands than acreage in America's heartland. “While I was working on that

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Japanese Government Officials Feast on Whale Meat to Protest World Court Ruling

Japanese Government Officials Feast on Whale Meat to Protest World Court Ruling

In a show of defiance against a recent court ruling by the UN's International Court of Justice, hundreds of Japanese government officials, lawmakers, and pro-whaling lobbyists attended a feast that

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Kai Fagerstrom’s Photos Capture Cheeky Wild Animals Squatting in Abandoned Farmhouses

Kai Fagerstrom’s Photos Capture Cheeky Wild Animals Squatting in Abandoned Farmhouses

The House in the Woods is a unique collection of photographs that captures wild animals making themselves comfortable in a few abandoned houses. The tenants left the collection of homes empty after the

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Mongolian Girls Carry On a Cherished 6,000-Year-Old Tradition With Golden Eagles

Mongolian Girls Carry On a Cherished 6,000-Year-Old Tradition With Golden Eagles

Svidensky was focused on the story of one particular girl, 13-year-old Ashol Pan, who was asked by her father to take the place of her brother after he left for the military. Pan took up the challenge,

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Bone Dusters Paleo Ale is Brewed From a 35-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossil

Bone Dusters Paleo Ale is Brewed From a 35-Million-Year-Old Whale Fossil

If you’ve ever wanted to know what dinosaur-flavored beer tastes like, now is your chance. Jason Osborne of paleontology and geology non-profit Paleo Quest has teamed up with Jasper Akerboom, a brew

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World’s Biggest Online Whale Meat Retailer Ends All Whale Product Sales

World’s Biggest Online Whale Meat Retailer Ends All Whale Product Sales

Rakuten, Japan’s biggest online retailer, has announced that it will no longer sell whale and dolphin meat after the International Court of Justice ordered all whale hunting in the southern ocean to

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Native American Tribe Wants Permission to Hunt Bison in Yellowstone Park

Native American Tribe Wants Permission to Hunt Bison in Yellowstone Park

Tribal leaders of the Native American Nez Perce tribe have asked to revive the practice of hunting bison within Yellowstone National Park. Subsistence hunting in the 18th and 19th century almost drove the

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Fishing Ban in the Lawless High Seas Could Give Fish a Fighting Chance

Fishing Ban in the Lawless High Seas Could Give Fish a Fighting Chance

Scientists have proposed a novel idea to prevent the collapse of fish stocks due to overfishing: ban fishing in international waters and turn the open ocean into a worldwide reserve. The proposal

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