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WATCH: Boy with Rare Muscle Disorder and 3-Legged Dog Become Besties


Owen Howkins, 8, has a rare muscle disorder and was afraid to ever leave his house. That was until he met a 3-legged dog named Haatchi. READ MORE

Feb 20, 2014 / 1 comments

 

Cat Infects Colorado Man with Bubonic Plague


After accidentally being bit by his cat, Paul Gaylord is lucky to be alive. His cat had infected Gaylord with the plague. READ MORE

Feb 03, 2014 / 1 comments

 

Ibises' Flight Precision Stuns Researchers


PARIS, Jan 15, 2014 (AFP) - Ibises flying in a V formation synchronise the flapping of their wings with a degree of precision previously thought impossible, astounded researchers said Wednesday. READ MORE

Jan 16, 2014 / 0 comments

 

First Taiwan-Born Panda Makes Public Debut


This week, the first giant panda cub born in Taiwan made her much-anticipated public debut, entertaining thousands of excited fans who flocked to her enclosure.   READ MORE

Jan 07, 2014 / 0 comments

 

Ancient Bones Offer Peek At History Of Cats In China


WASHINGTON - Five-thousand-year-old cat bones found in a Chinese farming village have raised new questions about man's complex rapport with domestic felines through history, said a study out Monday. READ MORE

Dec 20, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Researchers Train Dogs to Sniff Out Early Signs of Ovarian Cancer


Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Working Dog Center have started training three dogs to use their extraordinary sense of smell to sniff out the signature compound that indicates the presence of ovarian cancer. READ MORE

Oct 14, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Missing Lynx: Climate Change to Wipe out Rarest Cat


PARIS, France - Within 50 years, climate change will probably wipe out the world's most endangered feline, the Iberian lynx, even if the world meets its target for curbing carbon emissions, biologists said on Sunday. READ MORE

Jul 22, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Rare Proof of Life for Elusive Australian Parrot


SYDNEY - An intrepid Australian bird-spotter has captured the best evidence in a century of a live "night parrot", a rare creature that ranks among the world's most enigmatic avian specie READ MORE

Jul 15, 2013 / 0 comments

 

U.S. says will Retire most Research Chimps


WASHINGTON - The U.S. government confirmed last week it will send most of its 360 research chimpanzees into retirement but will keep a small colony of about 50 for possible future studies on vaccines and behavior. READ MORE

Jul 03, 2013 / 0 comments

 

On the Hoof: Ancient DNA Reveals Story of the Horse


PARIS - Scientists last Wednesday said they had unravelled the DNA of a horse that lived some 700,000 years ago, a record-breaking feat in the young field of palaeo-genomics. READ MORE

Jul 02, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Peter Gabriel Wants to Talk with Animals Online


LONG BEACH, California - Peter Gabriel joined big thinkers and one of the Internet's founding fathers Friday in launching an "Interspecies Internet" for animals to communicate with us and each other. READ MORE

Mar 05, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Reptiles are at Risk, Study Finds


PARIS - Almost one in five of the world's reptile species are in danger of extinction as their habitats are cleared away for farming and logging, a report said Friday.   READ MORE

Feb 18, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Starchy Genes Made Dog into Man's Best Friend, Study Says


PARIS - A genetic switch allowed dogs to adapt to a starch-rich diet and evolve from meat-munching wolves into Man's leftover-loving best friend, according to scientists. READ MORE

Feb 08, 2013 / 0 comments

 

Comfort Dogs Assist in Healing After Tragedy


By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell     READ MORE

Dec 18, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Dogs Can Sniff Out Lung Cancer, Pilot Study Shows


Dogs are surprisingly adept at sniffing out lung cancer, results from a pilot project in Austria published on Wednesday suggested, potentially offering hope for earlier, life-saving diagnosis. READ MORE

Dec 05, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Fujitsu Develops Health Monitor for Dogs


TOKYO - Worried the family dog is too chubby? Japanese information technology giant Fujitsu says it may have the solution with a new health management service that lets owners keep a close eye on their pet's exercise regimen through a pedometer attached to its collar. READ MORE

Nov 28, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Urban Grasshoppers Lower Their Voices to be Heard Over the Din


PARIS — For city grasshoppers, noise just isn't cricket. Loud traffic drowns out the song the male grasshopper makes by rubbing a toothed file on his hind legs against a protruding vein on his front wings to lure a mate.   READ MORE

Nov 15, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Birds of a Feather Don't Share a Sick Bed


PARIS - House finches avoid sick members of their own species, scientists said Wednesday in a finding that could be useful for tracking the spread of diseases like bird flu that also affects humans. READ MORE

Nov 07, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Mamba Venom Holds Promise for Pain Relief, Researchers Say


PARIS - Scientists have used the venom of Africa's lethal black mamba to produce a surprising outcome in mice which they hope to replicate in humans -- effective pain relief without toxic side effects. READ MORE

Oct 04, 2012 / 0 comments

 

How Sea Lions make Mega-dives


Scientists in California have shed light on a marine mystery: how diving mammals can hunt for food at great depths without getting the "bends," according to a study published on Tuesday. READ MORE

Sep 20, 2012 / 0 comments

 
 
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