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Scientists Suspect Link Between Cat Feces, Female Suicide


WASHINGTON - Women infected with a parasite spread by cat feces run a higher risk of attempting suicide, suggests a study of more than 45,000 women in Denmark published in a scientific journal this week. READ MORE

Jul 05, 2012 / 2 comments

 

Japan's Runaway Penguin Suffering From Pink-Eye


TOKYO - A plucky penguin that was recaptured last week after nearly three months at large in the polluted waters of Tokyo Bay has conjunctivitis, an aquarium official said Monday. READ MORE

May 29, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Fake Testicles, Facemasks, the New Level of Pet Pampering


NEW YORK - People and their pets often end up resembling each other, but image-obsessed Americans are taking that age-old relationship a step further, treating their four-legged friends to everything from spa facials to testicle implants. READ MORE

May 23, 2012 / 2 comments

 

U.S. Urges Voluntary Cuts in Farm Antibiotics


WASHINGTON - U.S. regulators on Wednesday urged a series of voluntary measures to limit the use of antibiotics in healthy livestock and farm animals amid concerns of growing drug resistance in humans. READ MORE

Apr 12, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Dogs on the Job Drive Down Workplace Stress, U.S. Study Says


WASHINGTON - Employers looking to ramp up productivity in these dog-eat-dog times might consider letting their staff bring Fido to the office, a scientific study published last Friday suggests.   READ MORE

Apr 05, 2012 / 1 comments

 

Meat-eating Animals Lose Taste for Sweets, Study Says


WASHINGTON - European and U.S. scientists said Monday that many meat-eating animals appear to lose their ability to taste sweet flavors over time, a finding that suggests diet plays a key role in evolution. READ MORE

Mar 13, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Is Sharing the Key to Advanced Society?


WASHINGTON - The ability to share knowledge and learn from each other may be the key difference between people and chimpanzees that helped humans to dominate the modern world, scientists suggested on Thursday. READ MORE

Mar 02, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Cat-sized Horses Were the Norm in a Hotter Past, Study Says


WASHINGTON - More than 50 million years ago, the Earth was a hotter place than it is today and horses the size of pet cats roamed the forests of North America, U.S. scientists said on Thursday. READ MORE

Feb 23, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Manitoba Bans Dog Ear Cropping


OTTAWA - A veterinary medical association in Western Canada announced Friday a ban on the cosmetic cropping of dogs' ears, but some breeders warn it could lead to torn floppy ears. READ MORE

Feb 10, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Oldest Known Croc Had a Shield-Like Head, Study Says


WASHINGTON - The oldest known species of crocodile had an armor-plated head and a body half the length of a subway car, according to research released Tuesday by US scientists who identified the now-extinct creature. READ MORE

Feb 01, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Japan Studies Flora and Fauna Near Fushima Plant


TOKYO - Japanese scientists are studying how radiation has affected plants and animals living near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, an official said Monday. READ MORE

Jan 30, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Battling Cancer - Annie's Story


With a Little Help from Her Friends, Annie Sage Found Love and Health   READ MORE

Jan 24, 2012 / 2 comments

 

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns California Meat Safety Law


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court Monday overturned a California law that set strict standards for slaughtering and selling the meat of sick and injured animals. READ MORE

Jan 23, 2012 / 0 comments

 

Hints That 'Extinct' Giant Tortoises Live On


WASHINGTON - It may be the ultimate paternity test for a reptile believed lost to history. READ MORE

Jan 10, 2012 / 0 comments

 

U.S. Restricts Some Antibiotics in Livestock


WASHINGTON - U.S. health officials announced Wednesday they will begin restricting the use of some antibiotics in cows, pigs and poultry due to concerns that some infections in humans may be growing resistant to treatment. READ MORE

Jan 04, 2012 / 0 comments

 

World-first Hybrid Shark Found Off Australia


SYDNEY - Scientists said on Tuesday that they had discovered the world's first hybrid sharks in Australian waters, a potential sign the predators were adapting to cope with climate change. READ MORE

Jan 04, 2012 / 0 comments

 

U.S. to Phase Out Most Chimp Research


WASHINGTON - The leading U.S. medical research agency said Thursday it would move to phase out most government-funded experiments using chimpanzees after an independent panel of experts urged strict limits on use of the primates. READ MORE

Dec 15, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Chimpanzee Research Rarely Needed, U.S. Experts Say


WASHINGTON - Most U.S. research on chimpanzees is unnecessary and should be strictly limited in the future, an independent panel of medical experts said Thursday, stopping short of urging an outright ban. READ MORE

Dec 15, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Crows Remember Colors for a Year, Japanese Study Says


TOKYO - Crows have a long-term memory so good that they can recall colors for at least a year, a Japanese study has shown. READ MORE

Dec 08, 2011 / 0 comments

 

Ocean Cacophony a Torment for Sea Mammals


BERGEN, Norway - With the constant churn of freighter propellers, the percussive thump of oil and gas exploration and the underwater din of military testing, ocean noise levels have become unbearable for some sea mammals. READ MORE

Dec 08, 2011 / 0 comments

 
 
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