Plants and Animals

Decking Trashed By California Condors As “Flock of Rowdy Teenagers” Descend On Home

Decking Trashed By California Condors As “Flock of Rowdy Teenagers” Descend On Home

Wildlife can be a wonder to be surprised and an unforgettable experience to be attracted by the presence of endangered species. Unfortunately, as a homeowner in the town of Tehachapi, California, such recent clashes have not always been pleasant, when a swarm of critically endangered California c.....

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Chickens Released as Bait to Catch Last Leopard from Chinese Safari Park’s Secret Escape

Chickens Released as Bait to Catch Last Leopard from Chinese Safari Park’s Secret Escape

Hangzhou Safari Park has caught fire in self-defense after three leopards fled for fear of affecting the number of visitors during the long May Day holiday weekend. The chicken escaped from a safari park three weeks ago after Chinese officials caught it and released it in a last-ditch attempt to .....

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Tiny Trackers Reveal Where Turtles Disappear To During Their “Lost Years” At Sea

Tiny Trackers Reveal Where Turtles Disappear To During Their “Lost Years” At Sea

The life cycle of the sea turtle is an interesting journey. From the point of the day they stood against it, fighting from the sand and rushing into the water like crazy before it was thought that only one in 1000 could survive. What happened next was something of a mystery to marine science, as .....

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Toronto Zoo Welcomes Three Tiny Endangered Amur Tiger Cubs

Toronto Zoo Welcomes Three Tiny Endangered Amur Tiger Cubs

There is no doubt that the Toronto Zoo announced after 104 days of pregnancy that their resident tiger Mazyria (affectionately known as the Mazy of zoo staff) has recently given birth to three cubs. The spud national newborn is a descendant of the former Majesty of six, as he had previously given.....

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Sharks Use Earth’s Magnetic Field Like Satnav To Navigate The Ocean

Sharks Use Earth’s Magnetic Field Like Satnav To Navigate The Ocean

In their lifetime, sharks can swim long distances but how they complete the annual migration without getting lost has not been proven conclusively. Like turtles, homing pigeons and dogs it was thought that magnetic concepts played a role and those sharks were able to find their way using the eart.....

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Sharknado: What Really Happens When Sharks And Hurricanes Collide

Sharknado: What Really Happens When Sharks And Hurricanes Collide

If the possibility of sharks and risky weather gets you to your sketching flag, we’ve got some reassuring research on what actually happens when sharks and hurricanes collide. The study, published in the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, investigated the behavior of large sharks in .....

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Plants Have Bacteria Living Inside Their Cells And We Only Just Noticed

Plants Have Bacteria Living Inside Their Cells And We Only Just Noticed

Bacteria live inside plant cells. In fact it seems they do it often, perhaps surprisingly in every kind of plant that no one has noticed before. Scientists who have discovered their presence do not know what happens to plants that have bacteria inside their cells, but they often find them benefic.....

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Meet The Worm With Hundreds Of Butts That Can Detach And Grow Brains

Meet The Worm With Hundreds Of Butts That Can Detach And Grow Brains

Australia is a land of ridiculous animals. Insects of very large size to fly from the bitch magicians, the land in the opposite direction is a natural sight of nature that is not found anywhere else in the world. Entering the stage now, however, can be the strangest of them all – a worm wit.....

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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released In the US For First Time To Combat Disease

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released In the US For First Time To Combat Disease

A groundbreaking project led by biotechnology company Oxitec has revealed genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. This is the first time that genetically modified species have been released into the wild in the Americas. Reasons: Fighting the Aedes aegypti mosquito species responsibl.....

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Study Reveals What Makes Some Dogs Aggressive, And The Part Owners Play

Study Reveals What Makes Some Dogs Aggressive, And The Part Owners Play

A study of purebred dogs claims that the factors that make a canine mate more likely to be aggressive include size, breed, sex, age and environmental influences. Among other things, searches indicate that we are afraid of the wrong species. Furthermore, although breeding plays a role, it seems to.....

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Cats’ Love For Sitting In Boxes Includes Imaginary Squares Too

Cats’ Love For Sitting In Boxes Includes Imaginary Squares Too

What exactly happens inside a cat’s mind is a mystery to science, even though we know they hate cucumbers and hateful cardboard boxes. According to new research, the size of the files is so great for small enclosed spaces that they will even try to sit in a magic box that doesn’t exist in.....

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Nibbling Beaver Causes Internet Outage In A Very Canadian Turn Of Events

Nibbling Beaver Causes Internet Outage In A Very Canadian Turn Of Events

A “unique Canadian” situation has arisen in a rural corner of British Columbia (BC) where hundreds of people do not leave the Internet because of beavers through vital communication cables. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported that 900 people lost their Internet connec.....

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