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Parrot Who Swore At Firefighters Trying To Rescue Her Has Sent A Thank You Video

Jessie the Macaw originally told her rescuers to 'f*** off'.<p>A Macaw parrot that was stuck on a roof for three days has sent a thank you video to the …

Fire Fighting

How Accurate Is Alpha’s Theory of Dog Domestication?

Long ago, before your four-legged best friend learned to fetch tennis balls or watch football from the couch, his ancestors were purely wild animals …

Princeton University

An Overjoyed Rescued Pet Duck Gleefully Greets Her Human at the Door When She Gets Home From Work

A really sweet rescued pet muscovy duck named Petunia who lives indoors, excitedly greeted her human Chantel Grant at the door when she came home …

Pets

21+ Things That Are Much Bigger Than You Always Thought

My favorite section of the 'Guinness World Records' book was always the biggest things. I marveled at the Blue Whale, the skyscrapers vying for the …

World Records

Surfer's Monster, 80-Foot Wave Came from a Hidden, Underwater Canyon

An astonishing video that circulated on Twitter yesterday (Aug. 13) shows a surreal and stomach-dropping scene: An azure wave, streaked with vertical …

Aquatic Sports

Little Kitten Comes Home One Day Carrying A Strange Baby On Her Back

"It's very emotional seeing her loving other animals."<p>This little white kitten named Blanquis may still be less than a year old, but she already …

Cute Animals

Man Spends Almost 40 Years Planting A Tree Every Day On A Remote Island, And Just Look At It Now

The largest river island in the world, Majuli, may disappear. Over the last 70 years, Majuli has shrunk by more than half and there are concerns it …

New York City

20 Funny Old People Who Don't Understand Facebook

Technology is constantly changing. It's nearly impossible for even the most technologically savvy web users to keep up, and it's no wonder that some …

Social Media

Watch This Frog Light Up After It Swallows a Firefly

Cellphone video recently captured an incredible sight: After a tiny frog gulped down a firefly, the unlucky insect kept flashing from inside the …

America's Oldest Dog Discovery Helps Solve Canine DNA Riddle

Science & Innovation<p>Think your pup has something in common with dogs that roamed the Americas 10,000 years ago? It may, but not in the way you think.<p>Some 10,000 years ago, in what is now Koster, Illinois, a dog died. Its adopted group of hunter gatherers carefully laid the pup to rest in its own …

This Mosque Might Look Ordinary From Outside, But It Will Make Your Jaw Drop Once You Enter It

Shah Cheragh is a funerary monument and mosque in Shiraz, Iran. It translates to “King of the Light” and it’s easy to understand why. The …

Snubbed Peter Rabbit board game on display, more than 100 years after Beatrix Potter designed it

When a world-famous author offers to design her own board game based on her best-loved character, one might expect those around her to jump at the chance to make it.<p>Not so the publishers of Beatrix Potter, it appears.<p>A new exhibition is to tell how Potter was thwarted in her attempts to make her …

Canine Confessions: The Humorous Thoughts of Our Precious Dog Companions

<b>What’s really on your dog’s mind?</b> Artist Christopher Rozzi created a “Tiny Confessions” series that illustrates the innermost thoughts of our canine …

Pets

Cat Confessions: The Humorously Cynical Thoughts of Our Feline Friends

<b>We recently ventured into the minds of our canine companions, and now it’s time to turn to the inner workings of our feline friends.</b><p>In artist …

Has hope become the most endangered species in conservation?

As wildlife continues to decline around the world, conservation has become a bleak calling. Can a new Optimism Summit help reframe the mission to save life on Earth?<p>Want to hear a sad story? You could read this article of mine about the first mammal lost to climate change. Or this one about how …

Ancient genomes suggest dual origin for modern dogs

Wolves gave rise to dogs not once, but twice, suggests a study published today in <i>Science1</i>. The findings, based on genetic analyses of ancient and …

The Secret Cave In Central Park That Has Been Sealed Up Since The 1930s

Central Park is known for many things- muggings, picnics, ice skating, the turning of the leaves and the finest horseback riding in NYC, but it was …

Sneaky Dogs Leave 'Apology' For Mail Carrier After Stealing Her Lunch

“They will look guilty for a while, but then it is all fun and games with them again.”<p>Ever since Carol Jordan adopted Bear and Bull six years ago, …

Three Playful Young Deer Gleefully Splash In and Around a Big Ontario, Canada Backyard Puddle

After moving from the country to the suburbs of Ontario, Canada, Candice Diaz-Ring was pleasantly surprised to find three adorably playful young deer …

Nature Will Find A Way: Raccoon Vs Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

<i>"Don't go out there, don't go out there!"</i> This is a short video of a raccoon demonstrating both its problem solving skills and dexterity by casually …

8 Cat Toys For Lazy Cats

Cats get a bad rep for being lazy. And in some cases, it's not an entirely unearned one, either. But just because your feline buddy loves to lie …

The Operatic Complaints of an Indignant Dog Remixed as a Wonderful Concerto in A♭ Minor

In May 2018 we wrote about an indignant French bulldog named Walter in Austin, Texas who complained loudly to his human in a beautiful operatic voice …

Runaway calf who lived with deer in the woods settles into her new sanctuary home

These days, Bonnie the calf is hanging out with new bovine friends at the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York. But the flighty heifer spent most …

15 Clever Gift Ideas to Welcome Home a Newly Adopted Cat

31 Shares<p>It’s Adopt-a-Cat month and if you’re planning to bring home a new feline family member anytime soon, we’ve put together this list of <b>15</b> …

Skillet Potatoes With Cajun Blackening Spices and Buttermilk-Herb Sauce Recipe

Potatoes deserve more than to just be a boring side dish. They've got serious star power, and these Cajun-spiced baby potatoes—first boiled until creamy, then crisped in a skillet, and finally topped with a cooling buttermilk-herb dressing—prove it.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Boiling and then sautéing …

This 86-year-old came out 'too late' to find love. So young people surprised him.

Martin is an 86-year-old gay man from the U.K. — who came out at age 85.<p>For all those years, he hid a big part of who he truly was. "It's tough being …

It Takes Others To Help Undo The Wounds 'Self Love' Can't Heal

A healing process that is going to rewrite deeply held narratives of shame or inadequacy must include experiences in which others teach "you are …

Loneliness Is as Lethal As Smoking 15 Cigarettes Per Day. Here's What You Can Do About It

Lonely people are 50% more likely to die prematurely than those with healthy social connections.<p>As a social work graduate student, I worked in a medical hospital. One of my projects included studying the "revolving door" patients--those individuals who came into the emergency room on a regular …

An Artistic Tribute to the Movies of the 1980s

It seems like I spent the entire decade of the 1980s sitting in a movie theater. Even if you weren't born then, you've probably figured out from …