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The World Has Lost 52 Percent of Its Wildlife In the Past 40 Years. What This Means For Our Future

On a daily basis, we rarely consider our actions and the indelible impact they have on the planet and its nonhuman inhabitants. Our vision is often …

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? New Study Makes Temperature Connection

Zebras in warmer climates sport more stripes, perhaps to keep them cool or healthy.<p>A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but some zebras change their stripes. Zebras in warmer places have more stripes, a new study shows, which might help answer an age-old question: Why stripes?<p>The answer …

Zoology

Extremely Rare Fox Seen in Yosemite—First Time in 100 Years

Weird & Wild<p>It's too early to say if the Sierra Nevada red fox is rebounding, experts say.<p>One of the rarest animals in North America, the Sierra Nevada red fox, has been caught on camera in California's Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly a century.<p>Motion-sensitive cameras stationed …

Wildlife

Scientists make breakthrough in fight against deadly amphibian fungus

Scientists have made a key discovery that may help to stem the loss of countless species of amphibians to a deadly fungus.<p>Frogs and other amphibians have been among the worst hit of all species in recent years in terms of the numbers facing drastic declines or extinction: more than one-third of the …

African Clawed Frog Spreads Deadly Amphibian Fungus

Global trade, scientific and medical advancements contributed to the spread of a deadly amphibian disease.<p><b>Apocalyptic, catastrophic, devastating: All words used to describechytrid fungus infections that are wiping out amphibians around the world, including hundreds of frog and salamander …

Rare Giant Salamanders Bred in Captivity

<b>Imagine an amphibian up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) long that can weigh 80 pounds (36 kilograms) and snap chunks off your finger in a split second.</b><p>The Japanese giant salamander is one of the largest of its kind in the world: a mottled, slimy, living fossil that has changed little in millions of …

Two Pileated Gibbons Experience the Wild for the Very First Time!

TRS_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_336x280<p>As an important first step toward repopulating the forests surrounding the Angkor Temple complex in Cambodia, …

Spoon-billed sandpiper numbers boosted by conservationists

Critically endangered spoon-billed sandpipers fledglings have increased in number by a quarter in 2013, after conservationists from WWT intervened to …

Birds

Sea Turtle Nesting Grounds

Save the turtles? Your reusable bag just might.

The Texas Longhorn and the sea turtle may not seem to have much in common, but both share a common enemy: the plastic bag.<p>To sea turtles, bags in the ocean look like delicious floating jellyfish. And longhorn cattle will eat just about anything, including bags that blow into their pastures. Once …

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Casque Headed Tree frog (<i>Hemiphractus fasciatus</i>) with developing eggs on her back. The tadpoles will undergo complete metamorphosis inside the eggs and hatch out as mini frogs.<p>(Photo by Edgardo Griffith)

Back from the brink of extinction: hunting for the world's rarest frog

If you’re planning on scouring a vast Australian mountain range looking for what is probably the rarest frog in the world, scientists suggest a rudimentary approach works best.<p>“We shout out ‘hey frog, hey frog’ and listen for a call back,” says David Hunter, a threatened species officer at the New …

Zoology

6 everyday products you didn't know harm the environment

Next time you look under your bathroom sink, you might just find a number of everyday items that are ruining the planet.<p>Many products we use to stay …

'Extinct' Myanmar bird rediscovered after 73 years

A bird that was long thought to have gone extinct has been rediscovered in Myanmar after a team of scientists used a recording of the species' …

19 Magical Photos of Animals In Winter

We’ve written about how the world around us changes during the winter, but that’s not the only thing that changes; throughout the animal kingdom, …

Winter Fashion

The Majestic Beauty Of Wild Animals Captured By Marina Cano

Marina Cano is a talented and internationally-renowned nature photographer that takes stunning photographs of wild animals. Her adventures have taken …

Wildlife

Watch: Beavers finally return to River Otter in Devon

Five Devon beavers were returned to the River Otter on Monday after they were temporarily removed so they could be tested for disease.<p>England’s first population of wild beavers have been released into the River Otter in Devon marking the start of a re-introduction programme<p>The creatures were …

Wildlife

Why wild animals need wildlife corridors

Habitat loss is now the No. 1 threat to biodiversity on Earth. Fortunately, though, a little connectivity can go a long way.<p>Humans are now better …

Wildlife

These 8 Organizations Refuse to Let the Illegal Wildlife Trade Win

It can be easy to forget the fact that we share the world with millions of other animal species. On a day to day basis, we don’t usually encounter …

Expletive, threat cause chaos in National Assembly

Alicestine October, Media24 Parliamentary Bureau<p>Cape Town – The words “I will fuck you up” mouthed in the National Assembly on Tuesday threatened to …

McBride case opens can of worms

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Analysis: What the FBI says about SA’s alleged 2010 involvement in bribery

South Africa’s 2010 World Cup has become embroiled in a massive scandal as part of a broader investigation into FIFA’s corruption, bribery, money …

The day FIFA stole a part of us

On Wednesday morning, the unthinkable happened. The top brass of FIFA, although not the king himself, were arrested. In Zurich, of all places – where …

TimesLIVE

Rights & Freedoms

Awesome weapons made in South Africa

South Africans are behind many global innovations, including the world’s first heart transplant, the Kreepy Krauley, Pratley Putty, and Dolosse.<p>The …

Bio-twitter Speaks: The Best Brand Names In Biotech

Hershey. Harley-Davidson. Nike.<p>Cheerios. Crest. Leggo. Stratocaster.<p>All great brand names – single words that invoke a consistent image, one that’s generally favorable and reflects, if not dominance, than at least a major presence in a market.<p>In Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology, we spend one class …

How Are Organizations Using Amazon's Cloud? Some Interesting Statistics

With Amazon finally lifting the kimono and admitting to the world that its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division is a massive (and fast growing) part of the business, it is interesting to look into what all of that $6 billion worth of revenue is being spent on.<p>This is all the more interesting given …

Rand slips as US inflation points to Fed rate hike

Johannesburg - The rand slipped against the dollar on Friday as US consumer inflation edged up, boosting the likelihood of a rate hike by the Federal …

Archived But Accessible: Retirement Planning For Your Big Data

There is a special time in the life of every piece of data when it is in its prime and at its most active. Some data might be at its peak for 20 seconds while other data might be important for a year or more.<p>Alas, time and changing context inevitably catches up with all data. So what are your plans …