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Foundation of Contemporary Arts Announces New $40,000 Poetry Award

The Foundation of Contemporary Arts (FCA) has announced the new C. D. Wright Award for Poetry, an annual prize of $40,000 given to a poet over the …

'Witty and musical' Muldoon wins Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

Irish writer Paul Muldoon will receive Her Majesty's Gold Medal for Poetry next year for the “restless, playful brilliance” of his work.<p>The Poetry …

It's Really Hard to Know When a Zoo Animal Is Pregnant

Poop mapping, dog pregnancy kits, bribing pandas for ultrasounds—zoos often have to get creative to figure out when their animals will give birth.<p>Sex at the zoo is a highly managed affair.<p>When zookeepers do <i>not</i> want a species to reproduce, birth control is in order. “Chimps take human birth-control …

Pregnancy

People can’t work out if this stray animal is a dog or a bear

Is it a dog? Is it a bear? Nobody knows.<p>In fact, this picture of the animal in Russia has even got experts scratching their heads.<p>The odd looking …

British Philosophy

6 Famous Animals That Changed History

Photo: Shutterstock<p>Dolly the Sheep Proved Cloning Was Possible<p>On July 5, 1996, this fuzzy little bundle of joy emerged from the belly of one of her …

U.S. Army

The 10 Weirdest Sea Monsters of 2017

Photo Credit: Asher Flatt/NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub/CSIRO<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Sea Monsters of 2017<p>One fish, two fish, dead fish, new fish.<p>That's right, …

Glow in the dark sharks: new species discovered in Hawaii – and it glows

Earlier this year a new species of deep water shark, <i>Etmopterus lailae</i>, was discovered in waters surrounding the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean.<p>Measurements of external features, teeth, vertebrae and intestines, along with specific external markings and patterns confirmed that it …

Biology

This Cockatiel Can Sing an Apple Ringtone Perfectly and It's Freaking Us Out

A video of a cockatiel singing a famous ringtone melody has us wondering why these birds are so good at mimicking sounds they wouldn’t normally hear …