AFP (Jan. 7, 2013) In the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's greatest havens for biodiversity, conservationists have turned poisoners – they dropped 12 tons of poisoned rat food on Pinzon Island in November, ... watch video
Reuters (Jan. 8, 2014) Dogs use the Earth's magnetic fields to align their position while defecating, according to new research. A team from the Czech Republic and Germany studied the body positions of 70 dogs across 37 ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Sep. 16, 2014) Marine park in the Philippines breeds a baby Humboldt penguin in the country's first hatching program for the species. Elly Park reports.
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Reuters - Light News Video Online (Jan. 22, 2015) The 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will include Wirehaired Vizslas and Coton de Tulears among the 192 different breeds and varieties in competition for best in show. Tara Cleary ... watch video
Reuters - News Video Online (Jan. 24, 2015) This week's animal stories features controversy surrounding a killer whale in Miami, new breeds for the Westminster Dog Show and a heroic feline in Russia. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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Oct. 1, 2015 E. coli ClpB is a bacterial enzyme that untangles proteins. Such tangles are hallmarks of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. A study now offers new insight on this ... read more
Oct. 3, 2015 Every day, hundreds of different plant species -- many of them listed as invasive -- are traded online worldwide on auction platforms. This exacerbates the problem of uncontrollable biological ... read more
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Oct. 1, 2015 A new DNA stain that can be used to image living cells has been created by scientists. The new stain works by binding to a part of the DNA helix known as the "minor groove." Once bound, it turns on ... read more
May 12, 2015 Rats have more heart than you might think. When one is drowning, another will put out a helping paw to rescue its mate. This is especially true for rats that previously had a watery near-death ... read more
Mar. 20, 2013 Scientists have discovered how memory recall is linked to decision-making in rats, showing that measurable activity in one part of the brain occurs when rats in a maze are playing out memories that ... read more
Oct. 12, 2011 Sequencing the genome of the long-lived naked mole rat opens a "treasure trove" of information to scientists. An international team now reports the completed naked mole rat genome ... read more