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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July 31, 2015 A new study examines how consuming the concentrated extract of thylakoids found in spinach can reduce hunger and cravings. Thylakoids encourage the release of satiety hormones, which is very ... read more
July 30, 2015 The behavior of fruit flies, which are commonly used in laboratory experiments, is altered by electric fields, new research shows. The research indicates that the wings of the insects are disturbed ... read more
July 31, 2015 Starvation early in life can alter an organism for generations to come, according to a new study in nematodes. The epigenetic effects are a 'bet-hedging strategy.' Famine survivors are smaller and ... read more
July 31, 2015 The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown. By mimicking the v-shaped posture adopted by ... read more
July 29, 2015 Wine-making is steeped in age-old traditions, but to address the threat of pests and concerns over heavy pesticide use, vintners are turning to science. With the goal of designing better grape ... read more
July 29, 2015 For consumers searching for just the right sunblock this summer, the options can be overwhelming. But scientists are now turning to the natural sunscreen of algae -- which is also found in fish slime ... 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