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Are Cats Smarter Than Dogs?

While pet owners may have loads of anecdotal data to show that cats are smarter than dogs or vice versa, there's little scientific evidence to back …

Strange and new, twisted parasitoid wasp species found

The discovery was made by Hannes Baur from the Natural History Museum Bern. Naur found wasps with unique body structures — on investigation he has …

Deep-water hunter first among fish to have warm blood

Researchers have discovered that the moonfish, or opah, is the first ever fully warm-blooded fish, using its unique biology for more effective …

Marine biologist chronicles a lifelong love of fishing

<b>A Naturalist Goes Fishing</b><i><br>James McClintock<br>St. Martin’s Press, $25.99</i><p>In <i>A Naturalist Goes Fishing</i>, James McClintock shares personal stories of the …

Fishing

HOW TO: Attracting pollinators: Flowers that encourage bees, butterflies, and birds to visit

1/11<p>hummingbirds<p>Most people have a pretty good idea of what pollen is. Some know it as the fuzzy, fluffy stuff that flies through the air and makes …

Snow leopards rebounding in Afghanistan amid concerns the species are verge of extinction

By Khaama Press - Sun Oct 25 2015, 9:32 pm<p>539 views<p>The World Wildlife Fund has expressed concerns regarding one of the world’s most endangered …

Wildlife

Earth’s First Mass Extinction Was Caused by The Emergence of Animals, Scientists Say

Ominous.<p>The so-called ‘Garden of Ediacara’, a period of peace and tranquility lasting for millions of years in which Earth’s first known complex …

Badgers Are Killed To Fix A Problem They Didn't Cause

Recently, there was international outrage when a famous lion called Cecil was killed by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe. What's this got to do with …

Wildlife

A special badger – with very special protectors

Edale, Derbyshire I could only stand and marvel: at the badger, but also at the dedication of those working on her behalf<p>Despite the whispering, our excitement was palpable. “There’s a white one,” one of the volunteers from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust said. Not white, as it turned out, although …

Derbyshire

How giant blue whales adapt when food is scarce

Blue whales, the largest animals that have ever lived, are feeding in the rich waters of Monterey Bay and along the California coast, where they prey on the tiny shrimplike sea creatures called krill.<p>Now scientists have discovered just how the massive beasts alter their feeding habits in times of …

Marc Bekoff and Sadie Parr: Saving wolves with compassionate conservation

<b>By Marc Bekoff and Sadie Parr</b><p>North Americans are often quick to condemn the brutality of other cultures and countries, inserting ourselves, sometimes …

Wildlife

How male killers transform into caring parents

When animals kill babies of their own species, it’s brutal and shocking. Infanticide goes against everything we think adults should be in terms of …

Sexual Harassment

Why Restoring Nature Could Be the Key to Fighting Climate Change

For decades, scientists and policymakers have focused on changing human behavior to address climate change. Regulations have mandated reduced carbon …

Nova Scotia birdwatchers delighted by visits from rare birds

With thousands of migratory birds flying south for the winter, autumn is a busy time in the sky over Nova Scotia, and every once in a while a rare …

The answer to a longstanding mystery about cancer may be buried deep inside of elephants

Naked mole rats, for instance, can live for more than 30 years, yet never have a single incidence of cancer.<p>Elephants, similarly, present an even more mystifying conundrum. Despite their size and nearly comparable lifespan to humans — a whopping 50 to 70 years — they have a shockingly low …

Cancer