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You can now eat donut macarons in Toronto

Toronto restaurant going vegan for two days each week<p>Toronto Restaurant Openings: Founder Bar, Sang Ji Bao, Backyard Japanese, Miya Bhai<p>Popeyes is …

Toronto

8 Friendly Facts About Ragdoll Cats

The Ragdoll cat can be described in three words: big, beautiful, and friendly. With silky, medium-length fur that's similar to a Persian or Angora …

The Gorgeous Gypsy Vanner Horse

By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne<p>Like some fantasy creature of legend or a magical steed from a fairy tale come to life, so the Gypsy Vanner Horse seems. Its …

Horse Racing

Chamonix to Introduce Cat Sledding next winter

Save the Historic Free Roaming Wild Horses of Kisatchie National Forest

While free roaming wild equine herds in early settlement regions of the United States are quickly disappearing from our American landscape, they can …

Once Extinct in the Wild, World’s Last Wild Horses Return Home

Przewalski’s horses were for decades absent from their natural habitat.<p>Przewalski’s horses in captivity in England. (Photo: Paul Dunleavy/CC BY …

NASA's Scott Kelly Grew 2 Inches: The Body After a Year in Space

After living for nearly a year aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is two inches taller than his identical twin brother Mark.<p>One of the main goals of his groundbreaking mission is to study how well humans can endure — mind, body and spirit — on a long-duration …

Space Science

Puppy killer found guilty of felony animal cruelty

Just over one year ago, a man in Sacramento County, California, brutally killed his soon-to-be ex-girlfriend's young puppy and this week, a jury …

National Zoo Euthanizes One Of Its Cheetahs

<i>Updated with comment from Granger's keeper.</i><p>The Smithsonian's National Zoo euthanized one of its cheetahs yesterday, after animal care staff …

Washington D.C.

Nobel Prize in Medicine honors treatments for malaria and parasitic diseases

Prestigious prize is jointly awarded to William C. Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura, and Tu Youyou<p>The Nobel Prize in Medicine has been jointly awarded to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura, for developing a therapy to treat infections from roundworm parasites, and Tu Youyou, for her discovery of a …

Work On Parasite Diseases Earns Nobel Prize For Medicine

The medicines they helped develop are credited with improving the lives of millions. And now three researchers working in the U.S., Japan and China have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Among the winners: William C. Campbell of Drew University in Madison, N.J., for his work on …

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, …

Competition Between Carnivores: Untangling the Relationship Between Pumas, Black Bears, and Deer

Changing Planet<p>A black bear looking up from feeding (Photo by Max Allen)<p>Pumas and black bears are the two large carnivores found throughout California. Both species kill deer and other ungulates and as a result they often compete with each other. In Mendocino National Forest, where I completed my …

Resplendent: Quetzal Season in Costa Rica

An unimaginable array of flora and fauna can be found in <b>Costa Rica</b>‘s jungles amid the purr of jaguars, mist of clouds, and sputter of active volcanoes.<p>But one creature is so vaunted that it was the inspiration for the Aztec and Maya feathered snake god: the aptly named <b>resplendent quetzal</b>. Famed …

Central America

Scans Reveal Strange Warm Spot At Giza Pyramid

Probably not grain storage...or a Stargate<p>There's a lot we know about the iconic Pyramids at Giza. We know they were built thousands of years ago to hold royal mummies and grave goods (not grain). The pyramids were likewise not the home/landing site/temples of aliens dead set on taking over …

How our bodies react to holiday food excess

If you're otherwise healthy, is it OK to over-indulge at the dinner table at this time of year? Here's the truth.<p>“Comfort food” is in greater demand at certain times of year more than others, be it due to short days and worsening weather, or simply the gastronomic indulgence of seasonal parties.<p>If …

Scientists Have Started Growing Human Fallopian Tubes in The Lab

The next step in reproductive health.<p>Researchers in Germany have successfully grown the innermost layer of human fallopian tubes in the lab - the …

Sphero’s BB-8 Wearable Will Give You The Force

Gesture Control Coming Fall 2016<p><i>Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens</i>, as mentioned in our review, introduced many important new characters, but the fan favorite may have been the soccer ball droid BB-8. What many consider to be R2-D2 for the 21st century, BB-8 offers a lot to love: a slick …

Meet the First Hispanic American in Space

Growing up in Costa Rica, Franklin Chang Díaz and his friends would put chairs sideways inside a big cardboard box in his backyard and pretend it was …

Hawaii Declares State Of Emergency To Fight Dengue Fever And Zika (UPDATE)

The state is experiencing its largest dengue outbreak in decades.<p><b>UPDATE</b>: Feb. 12 -- Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed a statewide emergency proclamation on Friday to fight mosquito-borne illnesses, including dengue fever and Zika.<p>The measure will give the state access to disaster funds and the option of …

Check Out These X-Rays of Flowers From the 1930s

More often than not, x-rays are a medical tool used to take a peek inside a body and see if everything’s in the right place. But during the 1930s, …

Protecting Nicaragua’s Natural Paradise for Jaguars and Other Wildlife

Changing Planet<p>Bosawás Biosphere Reserve in northeastern Nicaragua is home to extraordinary natural areas and abundant wildlife. Covering close to 20,000 square kilometers, the reserve features more than 300 types of trees, at least 368 bird species (representing close to half of all the birds …

Wildlife

Top dog: scientists measure canine IQ

Scientists are measuring the IQ of dogs in the hope of boosting understanding of the link between health and intelligence; proving that canines …

Israel may be the next country to land on the moon

Thus far three countries have landed on the moon, the United States, the Soviet Union, and, more recently, China. Only the United States has landed …

How New York's 'Lowline' Underground Park Will Actually Work

In a city like New York, space is at a premium. Which is exactly why it has to get creative when it comes to its parks. We’ve seen gardens grown on …

Urbanism

Miniature horses roam free near Florida's Turnpike

<b>MIRAMAR, Fla.</b> - Some miniature horses were roaming free Wednesday morning along the side of Florida's Turnpike in Miramar.<p>Sky 10 was above the …

Horses

Mighty 20-pound French bulldog scares off three bears from Monrovia home

A 20-pound French bulldog may not be your idea of a guard dog. But Jules may make you reconsider.<p>Stature meant nothing to the fearless pooch when she confronted a trio of bears that came lumbering around her family's Monrovia home.<p>Jules' owner recently filmed her brush with the bears when they …