Ria Agarwal

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Family Begs for Abducted 4-Year-Old’s Return as Police Hunt Widens: ‘Let Her Come Home’

The search for Rebecca Lewis ended Monday with the abducted 4-year-old Florida girl’s safe return, authorities said.<p>Rebecca has been found in Memphis …

Tiny Desk Concerts: Blue Man Group

They came, they measured, and they returned to perform a show like no other. It was the great NPR Tiny Desk Takeover by Blue Man Group.<p>If you've not seen this performance ensemble and their production in New York, Las Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago or Berlin, then you've missed a night of magical …

Electrical Engineering

Is there a limit to how long humans can live?

Humans may live longer and longer, but eventually we all grow old and die. This leads to a simple question: Is there an intrinsic maximum limit to human lifespan or not? There are two equally simple answers. Either there is a limit or there isn’t. Without data you may as well guess and your chance …

Biology

“Miracle Puppies” Somehow Survive 25 Days Sealed in Shipping Container Without Food or Water

Vets in Chennai, India, were recently stunned to discover two “miracle puppies” that had survived a 25-day, 3,000-kilometer journey from China to …

9 Myths about Blindness Dispelled (By Someone Who Knows Firsthand)

Let’s clear up some assumptions about blindness.<p>When people see me with my white cane or guide dog, the average bystander operates under a certain …

Comic Books

I Swear to God I'll Drown Every Puppy if You Don't Watch This Australian Man Stack Toads

We weren't aware that toad stacking was a thing anyone would ever conceive of doing, but this delicate-handed Australian man has proved us <i>completely</i> …

Why You Should Treat Your Parents Like Your Pets: Death, Dying, And Dignity In America

Otis was our first baby. He was covered in a caramel-colored fur, weighed 150 pounds and was the best Bullmastiff dog anyone could ask for. He protected me from my husband's incessant tickle attacks and thought that my lap was the best place for him to try and sit.<p>Two years ago, I was walking Otis …

Intensive Care

The Problem With Cancer-Sniffing Dogs

Your canine pal probably won’t have a job at your local hospital<p>Your dog just wants to be a good boy. That’s what makes him great at fetch and sitting for treats. But it’s also part of why he’s unlikely to have a job screening patients for cancer.<p>It’s all a game to your dog. He finds the right …

Pets

6 Things That Happened When I Gave Up Dairy For 3 Weeks

Ice cream is one of my great passions in life, followed closely by cheese and milky breakfast tea. I lived for a long time in a happy, dairy-filled bubble, until recently, when I started hearing reports that eating dairy every day was very probably killing me. If you ever venture onto the Internet …

PEOPLE's Guide Dog at Large, Murphy the Puppy, Is the Star of His Class (Watch the Video Proof!)

He’s just 5 weeks old, but Murphy is already making moves and breaking hearts.<p>The precious fluffball PEOPLE is following through guide dog training …

Pets

Why is the world out for horses’ blood?

Horse blood farms are a growing business, China is buying up the world’s donkeys for their skins, and wild horses in the US face mass slaughter. Are we on the way to an equine wipe out?<p>Does it do any good signing petitions against various horrors, retweeting and reposting them, donating to them, …

Extinction

Man Sees Tiny, Shaking Body, Then He Realizes Puppy Was Thrown 30 Feet Down A Canal

Ana is an Associate Editor who loves animals and food. A good taco and a snuggle with her dogs is all she needs.<p>I have a very big heart. I try to …

Pets

Energy Pet Power Bank Inspired by Cute Animals

Forget those hidebound brick-like portable chargers. The Energy Pet power bank delivers a cute way to charge your mobile devices on the move. Like …

Powerbank

31 Senior Cats Who Will Fill Your Cold, Dead Heart With Joy

With age comes sweetness.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Pets

5 funny dog beds your petite pooch will love

It’s hard not to have a smile on your face when looking at your pet, but looking at your pet lounge in one of these adorable beds will bring even more joy — and probably even a few laughs.<p>From a dog bed that’s appropriate for Shark Week to a pineapple paradise for small pups (or cats), below are …