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Paralyzed Man Can 'Feel' Again with Brain-Connected Prosthetic Hand

A prosthetic hand that is connected directly to the brain successfully enabled a paralyzed man to "feel" again, according to researchers at the …

The Brain

Giraffe has zig-zag spine (but don't worry, all the other giraffes treat him normally)

The Masai giraffe is believed to have suffered with a wonky neck for five years after being injured in an accident<p>A giraffe with a broken neck has proved its survival instinct after surviving for five years with a zig-zag spine.<p>The Masai giraffe was discovered by photographer Mark Drysdale whilst …

Non-human persons? Animal rights get legal leg up

Like humans, chimpanzees possess reason, language and emotions. They feel despair, joy and fear. Our DNA differs from theirs by just over one per …

A Veterinary Tech & Vet Assistant Career Guide

If you have a high affinity towards animals you came to the right place. This website will be our contribution as a complete resource that seeks to …

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Science

Introducing the Ili pika, an adorable animal no one’s heard of (and it’s already endangered)

We know. It’s basically a cross between a teddy bear and a cuddly bunny. And it’s adorable.<p>This extremely rare mammal is called an Ili pika and has …

How Veterinarians Affect Human Health

Sasha Chapman explains:<p>The idea that there is a connection between our health and that of other animals is not new. Sir William Osler, one of …

How the bow became the perfect video game weapon

You're given a bow in <i>Far Cry 4</i> almost immediately, and it's the most enjoyable weapon in the game.<p>The last <i>Tomb Raider</i> game was improved by its bow. It was the weapon I used the most, even when it wasn't the optimal choice for many situations. <i>Far Cry 3</i>, likewise, had a great bow.<p>A good bow, properly …

Giraffes may be headed for extinction

Elephants aren’t the only African animals in grave danger. Giraffe populations are down 40 percent over 15 years<p>One of the world’s most iconic and beloved animals is quickly disappearing. Fifteen years ago about 140,000 giraffes (<i>Giraffa camelopardalis</i>) roamed the plains and forests of Africa. …

Australian veterinarians cracking under pressure of overwork, poor pay and reduced numbers

<i>Damien Solley knows first hand that mental health problems are intertwined with working in the veterinarian industry.</i><p><i>Dr Solley has revealed two</i> …

ESPN poll: 8-team playoff favored

College football's inaugural four-team playoff is still weeks away, but the FBS head coaches already prefer an eight-team playoff.<p>Of the coaches who …

Check out Dying Light's monstrous Night Hunter in action

<i>Dying Light</i> is an unusual sort of game. It's a zombie survival game from the folks behind the original Dead Island that seems to buck the trend when it comes to development.<p>Originally announced in May 2013, the free-running, open-world game shifted its launch not backwards, but forwards. Initially …

4 Mind-Blowing Theories About Famous Lines in the Bible

For thousands of years, a huge chunk of mankind has huddled over the pages of the Bible, wondering what it all meant. Are those four creepy horsemen …

Mississippi State eyes playoff, another shot at Alabama

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Their confidence never wavered.<p>Dak Prescott, Josh Robinson and the rest of the Mississippi State Bulldogs weren't defeated, even …

Xu Beixi's answer to Why does the human race need money for survival while all other species don't?

<b>This is not true on multiple levels.</b><p>1. We don't need money for survival per se.<br>2. Other species use currency, too.<p>Presenting the world's oldest known …

Why do seals keep trying to have sex with penguins?

It ain't pretty, but unfortunately it's real: Researchers have recorded multiple instances of Antarctic fur seals attempting to have sex with king penguins. And according to the scientists, who have published their latest observations in the journal Polar Biology, this interspecies aggression is a …

Scientists Receive $10 Million Grant To Melt Stuff

COLLEGE PARK, MD—Saying the money would help further researchers’ understanding of the awesome scientific phenomenon, representatives for the …

Live longer? Less sex, more greens

A slow pace of life, including reduced reproductive rates and a plant-rich diet, can increase the lifespans of lizards and snakes<p>Less sex and eating more greens has been found to lead to a longer - if not necessarily more enjoyable - life in reptiles.<p>Researchers discovered that a slow pace of life, …

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