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
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
Apr. 27, 2015 The monk parakeets that have invaded Europe and North America over the last 40-50 years fortifying their massive communal nests atop utility poles in many urban areas appear to have originated from ... read more
Apr. 27, 2015 Researchers have discovered how an abundant class of RNA genes, called lncRNAs can regulate key genes. By studying an important lncRNA, called Xist, the scientists identified how this RNA gathers a ... read more
Apr. 27, 2015 Coral reefs, true reservoirs of biodiversity, are seriously threatened by human activities and climate change. Consequently, their extinction has often been heralded. Now, researchers are painting a ... read more
Apr. 27, 2015 An apparently advantageous mechanism of conifer pollination has nevertheless been disappearing over millions of years, a new study finds. The mechanism works well, but because it depends on three ... read more
Apr. 27, 2015 Olive oil is universally considered a much healthier alternative to meat fat. Plant-derived oils (such as olive oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil) largely consist of unsaturated fatty acids, whereas ... read more
Apr. 27, 2015 Bumblebees that have been infected by parasites seek out flowers with nicotine in the nectar, likely to fight off the infection, new research has found. The nicotine appears to slow the progression ... read more
Apr. 27, 2015 Researchers have captured the first 3-D video of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out, from a sphere to a mushroom shape and back again. The results could help unravel the mechanical ... read more