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Shrimp shells may shield cows (and people) from E. coli - Futurity

A new biological treatment could help dairy cattle stave off uterine diseases and eventually may help improve food safety and protect people from E. …

Stock Markets

Pythons Have Surprising Homing Ability, New Snake Navigation Study Finds (VIDEO)

Taking an invasive Burmese python (<i>Python molurus bivittatus</i>) out of the Everglades may be a lot easier than keeping it out. That’s because the snakes have an impressive ability to find their way home, report biologists who tracked snakes in Florida’s Everglades National Park.<p>They relocated six …

Do Insects Sleep?

Welcome to the third and final installment of my sleep series, in which I explore whether the organisms I talk about most on Our Modern Plagues sleep. I’ve already covered plants and microbes (which don’t actually sleep, but do have fascinating circadian behaviors). Next up: insects.<p>So, do insects …

You Yawn. She Doesn't Yawn Back. Uh-Oh

You are at a table for two, sitting with your girlfriend or boyfriend, when, for no good reason (you can't help it, you didn't mean to do it), you yawn. It's a big, gaping, jaw-extending, embarrassing yawn and because you didn't cover your face, oh, God, she/he sees it. A second or two goes by, and …

Science Jokes From Our Twitter Followers

Check out some of our favorite science jokes.<p>On Monday, we asked our Twitter followers, "What's your favorite science joke?" The nerds delivered. Here are our favorite science jokes, organized by subject.<p>Chemistry<p>@PopSci I was going to tell a joke about sodium, but Na.— Ian Haygreen (@IanHaygreen) …

Blood-brain barrier repair after stroke may prevent chronic brain deficits

Following ischemic stroke, the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which prevents harmful substances such as inflammatory molecules from …

Nanotube coating helps shrink mass spectrometers

Nanotechnology is advancing tools likened to Star Trek's "tricorder" that perform on-the-spot chemical analysis for a range of applications including …

Salamanders shrink as Appalachia heats up - Futurity

Climate change can devastate a species or force them to leave. But a few species of salamanders in the eastern US appear to be shrinking in size …

Zoology

Look Into The Face Of Gnathostoma Spinigerum, A Worm That Infects Eels… And People

A team of U.S. researchers found the microscopic worms in 28 percent of eels sold live in U.S. markets.<p>Aww, aren't they cute? These are scanning electron microscope images of nematodes of the species <i>Gnathostoma spinigerum</i>. You could get these little critters from eating imported eels that are sold …

This Is Your Brain On No Sleep

If you’ve been skipping sleep, thinking you’ll make up for it on weekends, here’s some bad news. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Peking University have found that chronic sleep loss may actually lead to irreversible damage to and loss of brain cells.<p>“We live in a society where each …

Neuroscience

Deepwater Horizon Spill May Be Responsible For Heart Defects In Fish

Fish that were exposed to oil when they were young will be unlikely to survive to reproduce.<p>Nearly 170,000 gallons of oil have spilled into Texas' Galveston Bay, threatening bird habitat and serving as a reminder of the lasting effects of such disasters. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill exposed …

X-ray movie shows how fly beats its wings

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The Toe Poke Blog

5 hours ago<p>Philippe Coutinho was back at Liverpool for the first time since his move to Barcelona to bid farewell to his former teammates.<p>Having been …

Soccer

BHA chief calls for life bans for horses given anabolic steroids

• Paul Bittar says British racing needs to take strong stand • Report likely to recommend increase in current six-month ban<p>The British Horseracing Authority's chief executive, Paul Bittar, has called for any horse administered with anabolic steroids to be banned for life from racing in the …

Quevega becomes first horse to win six times at Cheltenham Festival

• Moves ahead of Golden Miller, a five-times Gold Cup winner • Stablemate Glens Melody pushes favourite to the post<p>Willie Mullins had as many setbacks as successes on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival but he secured the victory he wanted most of all when Quevega entered the record books on …

British Horseracing Authority considers doubling ban on doped horses

• Racing's rulers also planning to introduce out-of-training testing • Philip Fenton has two runners at Cheltenham on Wednesday<p>Amid the usual colour and drama of the opening day of the sport's biggest week of the year the doping scandals that have plagued British racing in the past 12 months …

Horse Racing

Two more horses die at Cheltenham Festival after Our Conor death

• Stack The Deck and Akdam put down on second day • Bryan Cooper will miss Last Instalment ride after breaking leg<p>Two horses were killed here on Wednesday to bring the total number of deaths to three after two days of this year's Festival.<p>Stack The Deck, who was running in the Champion Bumper, a …

Do You Agree with Liam Neeson's Stance About Horse-Drawn Carriages in NYC?

It looks like actor Liam Neeson is not “Taken” with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s efforts to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city. While de Blasio has …

Liam Neeson
Russia

Iraq veteran reunites with service dog

After a year apart, an Air Force veteran reunited with his military dog of four years in Iraq.<p>Air Force Tech. Sgt. David Simpson retired last year, while his German shepherd, Robby, remained in service, reports FOX13 in Tampa.<p>When Simpson found out Robby was retiring, he flew to Spangdahlem Air …

Journalism

The Things You Learn When You Give a Dog an MRI

The first-ever study to compare brain functions between humans and non-primates shows that dogs have designated voice areas in their brains, just …

Pets
Pets

Downward-Facing Human? Yoga Has Gone to the Dogs

It sounds silly at first: yoga for dogs, but the people who take “doga” classes with their canine family members can’t stop raving about it.<p><b>TODAY:</b> <b>Continue Reading</b>

Yoga

In The Most Canada Story Ever, A Cab Driver Called 911 Because He Mistook A Big Fluffy Dog For A Bear

I don’t know what is most Canada about this story: That A) A Toronto cab driver who got lost in rural Markham called 911 because he mistook a 150lb. Newfoundland for a bear, or that B) it was a local news station that “solved” the case or that C) they reported it in the most staggeringly …

Watch Dizzying Footage of Rescue Worker Saving A Dog from 90-Foot Cliff

It's understood that dogs aren't the most intelligent of creatures, but damn they're cute, so when one little pup named Oreo was stranded forty feet …

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