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Gorgeous Cat Has Magically Beautiful Eyes That Are Each Two Different Colors

This cat has a fabulous pair of eyeballs, but there is a perfectly normal explanation for its magical looking peepers. The technical name for the condition is <i>sectoral heterochromia</i>, a genetic mutation that causes one iris to contain two completely different colours. This is a subtype of …

A Monkey In India Has Adopted A Puppy And They're Adorably Inseparable

Prepare for some gut-wrenching cuteness.

India

Zebra Stripes Not for Camouflage, New Study Finds

If you’ve always thought of a zebra’s stripes as offering some type of camouflaging protection against predators, it’s time to think again, suggest …

Researcher says aliens are quiet because they are dead

All you have to do is look up at the night sky to see how many stars are out there, many with Earth-like worlds orbiting the star. Scientists …

Planetary Habitability

What You Should Know About the Possible New Planet in Our Solar System

Straight from the mouths of the researchers, here's a good primer to why we think there's a ninth planet, and how astronomers might find it.<p>There's a good chance there's a ninth planet in a far flung orbit at the outskirts of our solar system. A series of solar system objects with unusual orbits …

Undiscovered Crevice at the Bottom of Loch Ness is Big Enough to Hide a Monster

A sonar reading recently revealed a previously unseen trench at the bottom of Loch Ness. Located about nine miles east of Inverness, it looks just …

'Doppelganger' strangers take DNA test to find out if they are related

Two strangers who were told they look so alike that they could be related have taken a DNA test to find out whether this could be the case.<p>Niamh …

As a species, we tend to think that evolution is the kind of thing that doesn't happen to us, there are those who even think that it might have …

Scientists discover five extinct species of bird

Scientists have discovered five extinct species of bird in Madeira and the Azores.<p>Research conducted by Spanish, German and Portuguese scientists has unearthed details of the extinct species of rail, which lost their ability to fly after evolving on the islands.<p>A new study published in ‘Zootaxa’ …

Massacre site shows man has been at war longer than we thought

<b>Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) —</b> In the same deserts where the oldest human fossils were unearthed, scientists now have discovered evidence of mankind's worst invention: warfare. And it appears that man has been at war for longer than previously thought.<p>At a site in northern Kenya near Lake Turkana, …

Anthropology

All you need is the love between this monkey and his new adopted puppy

The animal kingdom has one thing in common — everyone loves puppies.<p>TIME reports that recent photographs of a monkey holding onto a puppy were …

The Reason We Haven't Found Alien Life May Be A Very Sad One

Scientists argue "early Armageddon" snuffs out alien life before it has a chance to evolve.<p>Australian scientists say they've figured out why we've been unable to detect signs of alien life. And for those who dream of someday meeting up with a real-life E.T., it's a pretty depressing reason.<p>In a …

Paranormal

World's Fastest Cheetah Dies—Watch Her Run

In 2012, at 11 years old, the female cheetah ran 100 meters in 5.95 seconds—a record-breaking sprint that was caught on video.<p>Sarah the cheetah, who shattered the world record for the standing 100-meter dash in a feat photographed by <i>National Geographic</i> magazine, was euthanized this week at the …

Wildlife

German U-boat discovery debunks century-old myth

A German U-boat set off from the north coast of Germany for a routine patrol with four officers and 31 crew members on board on Jan. 13, 1915.<p>It was never seen again. The mysterious disappearance sparked a rumor—believed to have been started by another U-boat commander—that the submarine had washed …

Archaeology

Cambridgeshire plesiosaur 'sea monster' could be 'new species'

<b>A Jurassic "sea monster" found in Cambridgeshire could prove to be a new species of plesiosaur, scientists said.</b><p>Oxford archaeologists discovered the 165 million-year-old reptile bones at Must Farm quarry near Whittlesey.<p>Dr Carl Harrington and his team dug up more than 600 pieces of bone as well as …

Armley Vets left animals to suffer in filthy 'dungeon'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/regions/west_yorkshire/1221000/1221845_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524631445_2220af9ccbcb0f6a6bdd9a896a422205<p><b>A vet and his assistant have been convicted of keeping animals in a "filthy dungeon" in Leeds.</b><p>Police discovered 22 dogs and eight cats - …