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The look of defeat

'Animal hoarder' kept 17 dead puppies and six reptiles in a freezer next to his TV dinners while dozens of dogs lived outside in filthy cages

• <b>Jacob Ryan Pelfrey, 23, charged with dozens of counts of animals cruelty for keeping dogs and reptiles in horrible conditions</b>• <b><br>Shelter workers in</b> …

Pet photographer joins fight to combat ‘black dog syndrome’

Animal photographer Fred Levy’s latest photo project shows us that you should never judge a dog by its color.<p>His photos are, in the literal sense, …

Man catches weird 'furry' trout in Wisconsin - Unexplained Mysteries

The fish appeared to be covered in a coat of white fur. Image Credit: George Bower<p>One fisherman got more than he bargained for when he hooked a trout …

Where Will the Great White Shark Celebrity Mary Lee Go Next?

The 3,456-pound top predator shot all the way from Maryland to New Jersey overnight.<p>It seems that Maryland and Virginia weren't enough of a draw for a certain great white shark named Mary Lee. The shark—whose travels have gone viral on the Internet—left those waters and was pinged off the southern …

Cognitive Science

When Star Wars Villains And Shelter Animals Come Together, It's A Force That Can't Be Beat

May the force these furry little animals be with you.<p>To celebrate Star Wars Day and to raise awareness about the plight facing shelter animals, The Ottawa Humane Society made the genius decision to pair adoptable pets with some of the galaxy’s most dastardly villains.<p>Somehow, the cute animals …

4 Awesome Volunteer Opportunities for Wildlife Conservation Abroad - One Green Planet

Volunteering or interning your time towards a wildlife organization is a wonderful opportunity to get involved and assist a cause you care …

Cognitive Science

People Pets

Joseph Phillips-Garcia of Kanaka Bar, British Columbia, knows Sako is a hero, and now the rest of Canada knows too.<p>The 4-year-old king shepherd joined Purina’s Animal Hall of Fame on Monday for his amazing actions, reports the Huffington Post. Sako was one of several animals honored in the event …

12 Ailments Humans And Animals Share

Humans aren't as different from the rest of the mammal world as we’d sometimes like to think. We’re not the only animals that get acne as youngsters, …

Killer Whales

Cute Baby Animal Photos From ZooBorns Motherly Love

We can't think of a better way to spend a Friday afternoon than looking at photos of cute baby animals. Oh, wait, we <i>can</i>: looking at photos of cute baby animals with their mommas! To celebrate Mother's Day, we have so-cute-you'll-squeal pics from <i>ZooBorns Motherly Love: Celebrating the Mother-Baby</i> …

Kenya opens anti-poaching forensic laboratory

<b>The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has opened a forensic laboratory to boost the fight against poaching.</b><p>The information gathered should help in prosecuting suspected poachers as cases can collapse because of weak evidence.<p>The laboratory will build up a DNA database which will link stolen ivory and …

Extinction

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Beautiful geometric animal logos

Making a logo that stands out – and doesn't look like anything rude – is a tricky task as a designer. There's been tried-and-tested methods that have …

A bright idea could help eliminate a fishing problem

Bycatch is a problem. It's when fishing trawlers scoop up sea-life other than the species they're targeting.<p>If there’s too much bycatch, the fishermen sometimes have to dump their entire catch back into the ocean, says Bob Hannah of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. And dumping 3,000 to …

Stranded sea lion pups fall victim to California's 'ocean deserts'

Thousands of young sea lions are being found ashore, as those concerned about climate change and animal welfare speculate on the state’s changing ecosystem<p>The waters of the Pacific off the coast of California are a clear, shimmering blue today, so transparent it’s possible to see the sandy bottom …

"2 Broke Girls" has been cancelled, and say it ain't so!

It really is the end of a television era. First <i>Girls,</i> which has been keeping us laughing (and cringing) about twenty-something foibles since 2012, …

10 shocking animal noises that prove the world is an incredible place

We know that dogs go "woof" and cats go "meow," but how does a porcupine sound? (Warning: It borders on cuteness overload.)<p>How do cheetahs and foxes call out to one another in the wild and what sound does the otherwise-quiet male ostrich make during mating season?<p>The answers are a series of noises …

Birds

This Rescued Pet Rat And Dog Are The Best Buddies Ever

Osiris and Riff Rat are an unusually trusting couple; the 3-year-old Dutch shepherd therapy dog lets the 3-month-old rat crawl into his mouth and …

3 new features in Google Maps 9.8 on Android

Google Maps 9.8 has three new features that help manage location photos, details and your schedule.<p>Version 9.8 of the Google Maps app for Android brings three changes that seek to enhance your user experience. You'll now be able to add multiple photos at a time, hide scheduled events on location …

China 'expanding island building' in South China Sea

<b>The US says that China has expanded its programme of land reclamation in the South China Sea.</b><p>US officials say China has reclaimed 810 hectares (2,000 acres) since the beginning of 2014.<p>China claims almost the whole of the South China Sea, resulting in overlapping claims with its neighbours.<p>Other …

China

'Sports Guy' Bill Simmons is out at ESPN after almost 15 years

The Sports Guy is leaving the worldwide leader.<p>Bill Simmons and ESPN are parting ways after years of tension that boiled over in 2014. The move, …

Week in Fashion: Rihanna’s bold look, Gigi's Ravishing Red DVF, and Beyoncé’s barely there Givenchy

Fashion’s elite made their way to New York this week in honor of one of the most spectacular events of the year, the Met Gala. Beyoncé reigned supreme in a show-stopping barely there Givenchy Couture gown, Rihanna was captivating in a canary yellow fur-trimmed and beautifully embroidered Guo Pei …

Crime

Apple's New Music Service Will Push Paid Subscriptions, With Free Samples

Coming soon from Jimmy Iovine: The anti-Spotify service.<p>Apple wants people to pay for its streaming music service. But that doesn’t mean it won’t let people listen for free, too.<p>Apple is still negotiating deals for the streaming service, which it would like to announce soon. But it would like to …

Music Industry

Harvard engineering class tries to make the best BBQ smoker

As part of a 14-week-long assignment, 16 Harvard engineering students were given the task to create the perfect brisket. But what did they need to do that? A really, really good BBQ smoker. To build one, Engineering Sciences professor Kevin Parker landed his class a big-name client willing to fund …