For Rajasthan's camel herders the Pushkar fair is the one time of the year for them to sell off their young camels. But with demand for the animals in steady decline, many are returning home out of pocket and with unsold camels.
Reuters (Nov. 18, 2013) Australian ecologists have recruited teams of citizen-scientists to help count koalas in New South Wales and Queensland. The iconic marsupial is listed as vulnerable in both states, but through ... watch video
Newsy (Oct. 3, 2014) A new study found increased alcohol intake negatively affects sperm count in Danish men. Heavy drinkers' sperm count decreased by up to a third.
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AFP (June 11, 2013) Thanks to a climate that snails love, Poland is aiming to become a major exporter of the gastropods, which are enjoyed as a delicacy in France, Spain and Italy. Although large-scale snail breeders ... watch video
AP (June 2, 2014) A growing number of American homes are keeping African pygmy hedgehogs as pets. They have an internet fan base and breeders say they have huge waiting lists for the often cuddly hedgehogs. (June ... watch video
AFP (Sep. 8, 2014) Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president, defended the right of the white private game breeders to South African land on Saturday at a game auction that brought over $22 million. Duration: ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (May 9, 2015) Built especially for elephants, a swimming pool in India's western Rajasthan state provides relief to the jumbos from the scorching summer heat. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Xinhua News Agency (Aug. 25, 2012) As Kenya annually suffers dry season, millions of livestock are at risk and people are short of food as the drought worsens.
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AP (Apr. 1, 2013) People in the United Arab Emirates have been drinking camels' milk for centuries, but now there are plans to go global. Dubai's plans to export camel milk products worldwide, using it for everything ... watch video
Aug. 3, 2015 On the 29th of July, airplane wreckage washed up on the island of Réunion. It is highly likely that it belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines airplane MH370. Geologists may be able to identify the ... read more
July 31, 2015 Resettlement projects in the Amazon are driving severe tropical deforestation, according to new research. Widely hailed as a socially responsible and 'innocuous' strategy of land redistribution, ... read more
July 29, 2015 Viewing aquarium displays led to noticeable reductions in blood pressure and heart rate, a research team found in the first study of its kind. They also noted that higher numbers of fish helped to ... read more
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
June 24, 2014 Evidence that an influenza A virus can jump from horses to camels has been found by scientists – and humans could be next. “Over the last 10 years, we’ve been amazed at all the cross-species ... read more
Feb. 25, 2014 The coronavirus responsible for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is prevalent in camels throughout Saudi Arabia and has been around for at least 20 years, according to a new ... read more
Feb. 3, 2014 Using radiocarbon dating, archaeologists can pinpoint the moment when domesticated camels arrived in the southern Levant. Their findings further emphasize the disagreements between Biblical texts and ... read more
May 28, 2013 By sequencing the genome of a Bactrian camel, researchers have made a significant contribution to population genetic research on camels. The study has laid the foundation for future scientific work ... read more