Reuters (May 26, 2013) A Chinese agricultural institute has developed a microbial bedding system for pigsties that it says helps pigs stay healthy and grow faster. Called a "microbial mattress" the system absorbs and ... watch video
Newsy (Mar. 24, 2016) The FAA implements new red lights on towers after studies found birds are distracted by them, are attracted to them and fly straight into them.
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AFP (Dec. 6, 2012) From pigs and pandas, to Uggie, the star of the multi-Oscar winning 'The Artist,' animals from around the world left us moved and enthralled in 2012. A selection of AFPTV's finest animal images of ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (May 7, 2014) Pig farmers in the U.S. are working to protect their pigs from the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). This comes as the EU toughens rules on pig imports. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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AP (July 16, 2014) Scientists have come up with a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that change ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat. They hope ... watch video
AP (Oct. 15, 2013) A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted the silvery carcass of an 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish. Because oarfish dive more than 3,000 feet, sightings are ... watch video
Oct. 24, 2016 For many people, nanotechnology belongs in the realm of science fiction. Researchers have solved the mystery of the blue sheen on the leaves of some begonias and have found ... read more
Oct. 21, 2016 Researchers have succeeded in creating a green technology that is an environmental-friendly poisonous pesticide to kill apple snails that have been destroying agricultural produce, especially rice ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 In 2015, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded in part for the discovery of artemisinin, a plant-derived compound that's proven to be a lifesaver in treating ... read more
Oct. 24, 2016 One of the most detailed genomic studies of any ecosystem to date has revealed an underground world of stunning microbial diversity, and added dozens of new branches to the ... read more
June 22, 2016 The transmission of Taenia solium, a pork tapeworm species that infects humans and causes late-onset seizures and epilepsy, can be stopped on a population-wide level with mass treatments of both pigs ... read more
July 22, 2014 Pigs that are bred commercially in Europe are found to have a highly varied mosaic of different European and Asian gene variants. The Asian genes in particular result in a large number of piglets in ... read more
Jan. 22, 2013 Weaning is a time of stress and a lack of energy for pigs. Energy produced by a special type of gut bacteria could help pigs fight pathogens and stay healthy. This new research may have implications ... read more
Dec. 19, 2012 Researchers report for the first time the seroprevalence of three strains of avian influenza viruses in pigs in southern China, but not the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Their research has implications ... read more