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Drug resistance in people and animals may push millions into poverty: World Bank

If drug-resistant infections in people and animals are allowed to spread unchecked, some 28 million people will fall into poverty by 2050, and a century of progress in health will be reversed, the World Bank said on Monday.<p>By 2050, annual global GDP would fall by at least 1.1 percent, although the …

Public Health

Animals Hilariously Reimagined With Eyes on the Front of Their Faces

What if all animals had eyes in the front of their face like humans? Redditor welcometosuplexcity imagined just what that would look like and shared a Photoshopped creation of a frontal-eyed pigeon. Met with intrigue and some disbelief, others are now trying their hand at manipulating eye placement …

Photo Manipulation

Be smart when you buy a puppy

The Kennel Club, along with a number of animal welfare groups, has been marking Puppy Awareness Week by sharing little-known facts about the public's puppy buying habits.<p>Half of pups (49 per cent) bought online, without being seen first, fall sick and around one in five pups (17 per cent) end up …

Cuddling kittens can kill you, warn scientists

Cuddling a kitten may always make you feel better - but it could be dangerous to your health, according to experts.<p>Doctors from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US conducted a large-scale survey of the cat-borne bacterial disease cat scratch fever.<p>They found the scope and impact of …

This Bengaluru Woman Refused To Marry A Guy Because He Didn’t Want To Keep Her Dog

All broken relationships, secrets and confessions seem to find their way to social media these days. Any given day, various apps and websites give …

Pet dementia blamed on lazy lifestyles and poor diets

Pet owners who notice their animals becoming forgetful and confused may be shocked to learn that the cause could be a particularly human problem.<p>Growing numbers of cats and dogs are suffering from dementia, with more than a million in Britain likely to have the condition.<p>Vets have warned that …

Pets

These videos are definitive proof that kangaroos are the scariest animals in the world

What's the scariest animal in the world? A lion, a bear, a deadly spider or perhaps a giant snake?<p>All of those answers are wrong. Two videos have recently surfaced which prove the seemingly humble kangaroo is in fact the most terrifying creature on planet earth.<p>They are not cute, as many kangaroo …

Fancy cardboard cat houses will make you question who owns whom

Who run the world? Cats.<p>If you needed more proof that cats own their humans, you're in luck. Cacao Furniture just created some purr-fect cardboard …

Photographer Captures An Underwater Dance Of Colors

<p>Luka Klikovac’s light movements render incredible records of water-immersed colored fluids.</p><p>The shapes displayed in Luka Klikovac's work look like colored smoke, or maybe strange deep-sea creatures, but they're actually mixtures of colored and black liquids immersed in water. The …

Photography

My Crowdfunding Campaign: A cat mansion for $799

<i>Welcome to On Small Business’s series spotlighting interesting crowdfunding campaigns. Every week, we’ll feature a new company or individual attempting to raise money through these new online portals.</i><p><b>Who:</b> Michael Gibbs, 58, a retired procurement manager for mills that make wood products and</b> …

Crowd Funding

This Dog Presented A Petition To The Government To Ban Animal Abusers From Owning Pets

The call for an animal cruelty register to be enforced in the UK has gained 500,000 supporters.<p>They set him on fire, fed him drugs, broke his neck, and ultimately left him for dead. He is very lucky to be alive.<p>After admitting the offence, Chunky's four abusers were issued a five-year ban from …

Strange Entities Drift Through Nature in 'Hidden Miracles II'

Vladimir Vlasenko creates another micro-short science fiction film on hidden wonders in nature.<p>Since Neill Blomkamp made his career with <i>Alive in Joburg</i>, the short film predecessor to <i>District 9</i>, there has been no shortage of filmmakers showing off their CGI skills in sci-fi shorts. Last year, …

Music Videos

NASA Could Save Airlines Millions by Solving Their Bug Problem

There’s an important aeronautics problem that keeps bugging NASA scientists.<p>Researchers at the U.S. space agency are plugging away to find the best …

Aviation

The Incredibly Real Beauty of Nature’s Explosive Power

Sergio Tapiro has been photographing the Colima volcano outside his home town of Colima, Mexico, for the past 14 years. “One of the lessons I have learned from this volcano is if you want to take a good picture you have to know your subject—you have to study, to read, to see, and learn to watch …

Man arrested - accused of critically injuring tiny puppy

A 50-year-old man in Indianapolis, Indiana, has been arrested for allegedly abusing a tiny puppy, reported Tuesday's Indy Channel. The accused man, …

Indianapolis

Sweet Puppy Shot 18 Times by BB Gun Makes a Remarkable Recovery Thanks to Kind People - One Green Planet

As animal lovers, it is hard to imagine how anyone could do harm to a puppy, but unfortunately, that’s just what happened to little Brody. At only …

Cute Animals

Grammys 2016: 10 things you missed, including Taylor Swift’s shade and Kendrick Lamar’s fire

As always, the Grammy Awards boasted a three-and-a-half hour telecast — with very few actual awards given out. But the show is all about performances anyway, so it doesn’t really matter. Here are 10 things you missed.<p><i>[Grammys: Taylor Swift wins the big one, but Kendrick Lamar steals the show]</i><p><b>1) No</b> …

David Bowie

Bristol Whales willow sculpture dives into nature reserve home

<b>Two life-size whale sculptures made out of willow have re-surfaced at a nature reserve.</b><p>The artwork, named The Bristol Whales, was installed in the city centre last summer to mark Bristol's status as European Green Capital.<p>A head of a humpback whale and tail of a blue whale are depicted by the …

Whales

Microsoft's latest iPhone app can identify your dog's breed based on a photo

It's called Fetch!, and it's available for iPhones and on the web. It uses artificial intelligence techniques to classify images of real-world dogs into breeds. On the web, users can upload a photo of a dog, or you can take a picture of your pet using your phone's camera.<p>If you upload a picture of, …

Artificial Intelligence

Man Finds Tiny Newborn Kitten Alone In the Rain

A tiny kitten was found in the rain not too long after he was born. The man who spotted the kitten knew…The post Man Finds Tiny Newborn Kitten Alone …

Kittens

People are illegally buying these 'thumb monkeys' for $4,500

The new "It pet" for China's wealthy is a fitting one, considering it's the year of the monkey this Lunar New Year — the pygmy marmoset.<p>Smaller than …

Report finds female Marines cannot meet some standards for special operations forces

A report conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps on integrating women into all military units concluded that even the top female troops likely cannot cut it in the special operations forces -- even though they typically have better disciplinary records and perform better at problem solving.<p>A copy of the …

Military

Travis Durden creates classical Star Wars sculptures and depicts Batman in a post-apocalyptic universe

A shadowy caped figure stands on the balcony of a dilapidated, abandoned theatre, looking down upon the remains of a once opulent auditorium.<p>To …

2011 Donald Trump told Fox News that skipping a debate is 'not courageous'

Before Donald Trump made the high-profile decision to skip a scheduled Republican presidential debate himself, he said other politicians who did …

Republicans

Chinese scientists have genetically engineered autistic monkeys

Scientists in China have successfully created monkeys that suffer from autism. Wait, <i>what</i>? Why would anyone do such a thing? It turns out that they …

Monkeys

Asked To Score Goal So Girl Can Get Puppy, Cam Atkinson Scores Three

One day after a Senators fan asked Bobby Ryan to score a goal for puppy-related reasons, a Blue Jackets fan asked winger Cam Atkinson to score on her …

NHL

Can You Make It Through These Nature GIFs Without Vomiting?

Sometimes Mother Nature can be a one-way ticket to vomtown.

Show dog dies after being bitten by snake still on loose amid mild conditions

Whippet killed after being bitten by snake still on loose amid recent mild weather<p>A champion show dog has died after being bitten by a snake that was still on the loose in the recent mild winter weather.<p>North, a UK prize-winning whippet, was fatally attacked in his owner's back garden by an adder …

Inflammation

The gharial which lost its freedom after traveling 1000 km

Born under captivity in Patna Zoo, a young critically-endangered gharial, which was released into the wild has now lost her freedom once again after …

The National carries a correction for its erroneous Sturgeon editorial

Newspaper admits mistakes over Mail on Sunday’s story about the first minister<p>I took the Scottish newspaper, The National, to task yesterday for running an editorial that attacked the wrong target and for suggesting that the SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, had never expressed hatred for Margaret …

Fish