Caitlyn Cottrell

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Humans created a new top predator that's taking over the Northeast — and that's just one example of the evolution we're driving

Evolution, it turns out, isn't the long, invisible process we once thought.<p>Instead, it's happening all around us, all the time, and we are its primary drivers.<p>Numbers of the coywolf, a new hybrid of the coyote and the wolf, likely just topped a million.<p>By shaping landscapes, dumping pollutants into …

Biology

A brand new species is evolving right before our eyes — meet the ‘coywolf’

THE CREATION OF A BRAND NEW SPECIES IS RARE, but the coywolf seems to have evolved as a direct result of human actions. According to <i>The Economist</i>, …

Wildlife

Coywolf: New dog-coyote-wolf hybrid already numbers in the millions

Scientists are marveling at a keenly evolved canine, not only because of its physical qualities, but for the rapid expansion of the population as …

Are Cats Domesticated?

"The cat does not offer services," William Burroughs wrote. "The cat offers itself." But it does so with unapologetic ambivalence. Greet a cat enthusiastically and it might respond with nothing more than a few unhurried blinks. Later, as you're trying to work, it will commandeer your lap, keyboard, …

Pets

Is Nuzzle The iPod Of Pet Insurance? Ammunition Thinks So.

This smart collar insures a pet’s health in more ways than one.<p>In America, as much as 47% of all households have a dog, and up to 37% have a cat. Despite this, only 2% of all Americans have any form of pet insurance. Not because they don’t love their pet. Not because their pet doesn’t get sick. Not …

Wearable Tech

13 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Veterinarian

You'll work with people as much as you work with animals.<p><b>1. Training to become a veterinarian takes almost as much time as becoming a human doctor, and it's just as involved.</b> You typically do four years of undergraduate and have to complete the prerequisites and required tests to get into …

The Real Reasons You're Not Sleeping Enough

<i>By meQuilibrium</i><p>Poor sleep leaves you with zero capacity to manage stress. And tiredness isn't the only issue! A sleep-free night leaves you drained, dazed, clumsy, and maybe more emotional than usual (the weepy mess, the irritable crank, etc.)<p>You likely know what you should do to avoid this -- …

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