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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Feb. 10, 2016 Considerably more of the fossil record of creatures such as mammoths, mastodons, camels, horses and ground sloths has been lost in what is now the continental United States ... read more
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Feb. 10, 2016 Boxer Muhammad Ali famously declared his intent to 'float like a butterfly and sting like a bee,' but perhaps boxers should look to another type of insect for inspiration: ... read more
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Feb. 10, 2016 The ocean's power to rein in carbon and protect the environment is vast but not well-understood. But now, an international team of scientists has begun to illuminate how the ocean plucks carbon from ... read more
Feb. 10, 2016 The ultimate goal of evolutionary biology is to understand how mutations in DNA shape the growth and behavior of all living things. Standard research tools facilitate genetic studies of closely ... read more
Jan. 14, 2016 Rats can absorb disease agents from their local environment and spread them, according to a new study. The results also indicate that the threat rats pose to the health of poultry and humans has been ... 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