Newsy (Mar. 21, 2014) Researchers sequenced the loblolly pine's 22 billion base pairs, the largest sequenced genome yet. The human genome only has 3 billion base pairs.
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AP (Dec. 5, 2014) Inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary can get state licenses in landscaping and horticulture. The goal is a better shot at employment after release. Other inmates, including those serving life ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (June 3, 2014) Baby skunks and fawns are cared for by a Kansas resident, who runs a rehabilitation center for wild animals from inside of her family home. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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AP (Jan. 12, 2016) People in the Russian town of Khabarovsk were surprised to see a wild boar wandering through a public park Tuesday. Animal rescuers worked into the night to restrain the animal and sent it to a local ... watch video
AFP (Nov. 11, 2014) Ecuador's Santo Domingo Detention Center uses dogs in a new kind of prisoner treatment called "canotherapy". Inmates train man's best friend and so forge a close bond with the animals. Duration: ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 26, 2013) The Serengeti National Park is in danger. Climate change, poaching and a constantly growing population in the immediate surrounding area are threatening to disrupt animal migration and destroy the ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Nov. 5, 2012) Throughout military history, animals have gone to war with humans. They served in wars that men started, and their loyalty is scarcely mentioned.
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AFP (Sep. 22, 2016) The New York authorities seize $4.5 million worth of illegal elephant ivory items in what they describe as the biggest bust in the state's history. Ivory items put on display for reporters included ... watch video
Sep. 28, 2016 A fungus that compromises the immune system of mosquitoes, making them more susceptible to infection with the parasite that causes malaria, has been discovered by scientists. Because environmental ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 When animals choose their mates, how discriminate they are varies a great deal. For some male Mormon crickets, any female will do; in contrast, blue peahens rarely fall for the first cock courting ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Researchers have developed a novel toolkit based on modified yeast cells to tease out how plant genes and proteins respond to auxin, the most ubiquitous plant hormone. Their ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Toxins from mold found growing on nuts or corn can weaken the airways’ self-clearing mechanisms and immunity, opening the door for respiratory diseases and exacerbating existing ones, suggests a ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 In order to properly decide if an upgrade is worth the cost, consumers should compare the new product with what they already own. But new research shows there‘s a wide gap between what buyers ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 For the first time, researchers point to areas in Africa where foreign agricultural companies’ choice of crops and management of fresh water are partly responsible for the increased water shortages ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your body by up to two degrees, according to research. And the spice may also contribute to a general improvement in overall health, say authors of a new ... read more
Feb. 26, 2015 A substantial number of prison inmates have not received treatment for mental health conditions, a expert claims. The study recommends that prisons prioritize the use of validated screening ... read more