Health & Science

World's First Known Omnivorous Shark Species Identified

World's First Known Omnivorous Shark Species Identified

Samantha Schwab
Sep 05, 2018

Image via Beth Swanson/Shutterstock.com A new study published by researchers found the bonnethead shark to be the world’s first known omnivorous shark. Scientists from the University of California in Irvine and Florida...
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Esther Is the Largest Animal to Ever Receive a CT Scan in Canada

Esther Is the Largest Animal to Ever Receive a CT Scan in Canada

Samantha Schwab
Aug 10, 2018

Image via estherthewonderpig/Instagram Esther the Wonder Pig made history on August 8th when she became the largest animal to receive a CT Scan in Canada. Esther--who is 650 pounds--came down with amystery illness in November....
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Edinburgh Vets Develop Tests That Detect Early Signs of Liver Disease in Dogs

Edinburgh Vets Develop Tests That Detect Early Signs of Liver Disease in Dogs

Samantha Schwab
Aug 09, 2018

Image via Pressmaster/Shutterstock.com Vets based at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies found that the blood tests developed to improve the diagnosis of liver disease in humans can be used to...
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How A Drone Called SnotBot Became a Game Changer in Whale Conservation

How A Drone Called SnotBot Became a Game Changer in Whale Conservation

Lauren Bronston
Aug 08, 2018

Image via OceanAlliance/Facebook Reader beware: This article is snot for the faint of heart. For whale biologists like Dr. Iain Kerr, it used to be a real mission to collect whale blubber. The fleshy tissue contained invaluable...
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Brussels Ban on Animal Testing Predicted to Save 20,000 Animals From Exploitation

Brussels Ban on Animal Testing Predicted to Save 20,000 Animals From Exploitation

Samantha Schwab
Aug 03, 2018

Image via Kachalkina Veronika/Shutterstock.com The Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium will officially ban animal testing on cats, dogs and primates as of January 2020. As of January 2025, animal experimentation will be prohibited in education...
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Recent Study Shows That Lavender Can Be Used to Calm Horses

Recent Study Shows That Lavender Can Be Used to Calm Horses

Kendall Curley
Aug 01, 2018

Image via DavidEwingPhotography/Shutterstock As herd animals, horses are known to be very reactive to their environment and surroundings. This means that activities like traveling in a trailer or being in hectic, loud environments can...
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