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
AFP (Aug. 11, 2016) Rats are being trained to sniff out landmines and tuberculosis in Tanzania as part of a project which could one day use rodents to diagnose cancer. Landmines continue to maim and kill across Africa ... 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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Sep. 21, 2016 Peninsular Malaysia hosts at least three rare mussel species, one of which (Hyriopsis bialata) is not found anywhere else on the planet. Now investigators suggest that this species may be in danger. ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 Climate change, urban expansion and agricultural intensification blamed for risk to some of Britain's best loved species. Some of the UK's leading nature experts have delivered a clarion call for ... read more
Sep. 20, 2016 Habitat degradation poses a greater risk to the survival of turtles and tortoises than rising global temperatures, according to new research. More than 60 per cent are listed as vulnerable, ... read more
Sep. 20, 2016 Every plant and animal has a unique genetic composition, which makes a lake like a bowl of DNA soup—every spoonful contains the combined DNA of the lake’s inhabitants. Scientists have only ... read more
Sep. 23, 2016 Researchers have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and ... 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