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Cat Breeding

CryptoKitties Sparks Baidu Canine Copycat

ICO Examiner NewsICO Examiner News - Feb 5, 2018
Ethereum-based cartoon cat breeding game CryptoKitties is set to launch its mobile version, to be made available in China. CryptoKitties allows users to breed their own virtual cats with unique attributes, then record these feline creations to the ...  

Cat Names

This cat is ready to roar

University of CincinnatiUniversity of Cincinnati - Feb 12, 2018
The club brainstormed 33 ideas for its first cubesat mission before picking one, LEOPARD Sat-1 (CubeCats projects have cat names, naturally). LEOPARD, an acronym for Low-Earth Orbit Platform for Aerospace Research and Development, will use sensors to ...  

Siamese Cat

Siamese cat's hair stands up along her spine

NewsdayNewsday - Jan 24, 2018
Q I rescued a 6-year-old part Siamese female cat about six months ago. I started noticing she has a long ridge of fur along her spine when she is relaxed or sitting, similar to that of a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog. I don't know if there is a connection ...  

Persian Cat

Feline good! Adorable video shows Persian kitten enjoying a relaxing warm bath for the first time

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jan 29, 2018
A cute video shows a Persian kitten getting its first bath at their owner's Valencia, Venezuela, home back; 'I gave my Persian cat his first bath! He loved it and was very relaxed with the warm water,' shared the woman posting the video. By Matthew ...  

Bengal Cat

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Blimmin' copy cat, says style guru's mog! Martha Ward shows off faux leopard print coat ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jan 30, 2018
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Blimmin' copy cat, says style guru's mog! Martha Ward shows off faux leopard print coat while posing with matching Bengal cat. By Sebastian Shakespeare for the Daily Mail. Published: 19:57 EST, 29 January 2018 | Updated: 03:40 ...  

British Shorthair

TODAYonline | This fat cat is a star… and he knows it!

TODAYonlineTODAYonline - Feb 17, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR — There's a cat out there with over 1.1 million Instagram followers. Now let that sink in. Meet Bujibu Chempel, a British Shorthair who turned three on Tuesday (Feb 13). Owned by Malaysian actors Hanis Zalikha and Hairul Azreen, the plump ...  

Himalayan Cat

Frank's Faves: Movie house cats
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - Jan 18, 2018

Remember my telling you not quite a year ago about a somewhat rotund Himalayan cat my wife and I had acquired to help alleviate our rodent infestation, but whom I suspected would not be with us long? Guess who's still with us and proving her worth more ...  

Horse Breeding

H&H's sport horse breeding editor's blog: sexy stallions and a scintillating show

Horse & HoundHorse & Hound - Feb 12, 2018
If you've never been to a stallion show at the Oldenburg headquarters at Vechta, Germany, as I hadn't until last weekend, it's an eye-opening experience. The 20x60m indoor hall is decked out in red and blue drapes and national flags, fringed with faux ...  

Horseback Riding

PTSD plummets for veterans who try horseback riding

TreehuggerTreehugger - Feb 8, 2018
A new study found that PTSD scores dropped 87 percent after just six weeks of therapeutic horsemanship sessions. Spoiler: The moral of the story is never underestimate the power of horses. By some estimates, more than 23 million military veterans ...  

Horse Training

Fire destroys race horse training farm in East Penn Twp.

WFMZ AllentownWFMZ Allentown - Feb 1, 2018
EAST PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Firefighters in East Penn Township are working to figure out what caused a massive barn fire on a horse farm Wednesday afternoon. Heavy flames and thick black smoke erupted around 1:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Ben Salem Road ...  


Talents of rescue pups put on display at San Antonio rodeo

mySanAntonio.commySanAntonio.com - Feb 12, 2018
Katarina Pompeyo guides one of her family dogs during the Pompeyo Family Dog Show Sunday at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. The Pompeyo Family Dog Show is one of the new attractions at this year's San ... more. Photo: Robin Jerstad, Freelance ...  

Freshwater Aquariums

'Full-scale' aquarium plans revealed!

Memphis Business JournalMemphis Business Journal - Oct 17, 2017
As visitors make their way down the Mississippi River model, there would be freshwater aquariums with a saltwater aquarium near the Gulf of Mexico model. The saltwater museum would be topped with an aviary featuring the more than 60 percent of North ...  

Saltwater Aquariums

Mystic Aquarium researcher working to breed tropical fish in a lab

theday.comtheday.com - Jan 20, 2018
Mystic Aquarium researchers have spent the last three years trying to create the ideal romantic conditions for royal grammas, working out of a lab at the Marine Science Magnet High School in Groton. The species, popular in saltwater aquariums, breed ...  

Butterfly Watching

Parks.it - Feb 7, 2018

Nell'ambito del progetto Life Natura – Life Ticino Biosource, il Parco del Ticino organizza il secondo corso di Butterfly watching. Il corso fornisce ai partecipanti gli elementi necessari per il riconoscimento delle farfalle presenti o potenzialmente ...  


North Iowa students receive beekeeping scholarships

Mason City Globe GazetteMason City Globe Gazette - Feb 10, 2018
Colin Witte of Rockwell and Gwen Voaklander of Osage have been awarded beekeeping scholarships from the Iowa Honey Producers Association. The scholarships will provide a bee hive, beekeeping equipment, honeybees, a mentor and beekeeping classes ...  

Bird Watching

Good Earth to host bird-watching events

Sioux Falls Argus LeaderSioux Falls Argus Leader - Feb 13, 2018
Winter is a wonderful time here at Good Earth State Park. The snow-covered ground seems to be sleeping while overhead wintering song birds and eagles can be seen looking for food. The park's visitor center is open daily until 4 p.m., and programs are ...  


Livingston County News | DEC announces falconry, wildlife ...
The Livingston County News - Feb 13, 2018

ALBANY — Ever consider taking up falconry? How about wildlife rehabilitation or using leashed tracking dogs? Examinations for people seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed ...  


More parrots reportedly in Ocean Beach

10News10News - Feb 14, 2018
Brooke Durham, founder of the rescue group So Cal Parrot, said last year's rains may have contributed to more baby parrots having the food they need to survive. "The rains stimulated a larger supply of blossoms and fruits that the parrots require," she ...  


The healing power of owls

Spectator.co.ukSpectator.co.uk - Feb 8, 2018
Owls, frontally eyed and nose beaked, look the most human of birds. Accordingly, they have for millennia been prominent in mythology and literature and their image continues to be commercialised beyond compare. They offer an author rich pickings, but ...  


Invasive Parakeets Are Threatening Every Crop on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai—and Multiplying Fast

Modern FarmerModern Farmer - Jan 22, 2018
Like Goo, Jerry Ornellas operates an orchard in southeastern Kauai, an area hit particularly hard by parakeets. Ornellas, who represents the island on the state Board of Agriculture, reports losing 30 percent of his breadfruit, longan, and lychee crops ...  


Student, coach accused of stealing 3 Macaws
gulfnews.com - Feb 7, 2018

Dubai: A student and a coach have been accused of jumping over a villa's wall and stealing three Macaws after they broke the cage with a screwdriver. An Indian employee had gone on vacation to his homeland and when he returned, he discovered that his ...  


Why did passenger pigeons die out? | Earth | EarthSky

EarthSkyEarthSky - Jan 18, 2018
In the 19th century, passenger pigeons were so numerous that hunters competed to shoot as many as possible. But the last passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo over 100 years ago. How did it all go so wrong? This illustration shows how passenger ...  


San Jose: Wild parrots making themselves at home

San Jose Mercury NewsSan Jose Mercury News - Jan 14, 2016
And though other birds such as crows may be put off by the presence of mitred conures in their territory, the brightly colored parrots are not considered a threat. “They're not directly competing with other species” for resources, Goldberg said. The ...  


See Christine White's koi paintings at Threshold Art Gallery

Redlands Daily FactsRedlands Daily Facts - Feb 6, 2018
Christine White is featured in February at the Threshold Art Gallery, 18 E. Vine St., Redlands. She is exhibiting oil and acrylic paintings in a show titled “Stillness, Boldness.” This is one of Christine White's koi paintings. (Courtesy Photo). A ...  

Guinea Pig

Sidewalk Labs: Google's Guinea-Pig City in Toronto

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Feb 13, 2018
Will Toronto turn its residents into Alphabet's experiment? The answer has implications for cities everywhere.  


Student says Spirit Airlines refused her pet dwarf hamster, led her to flush it down toilet

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Feb 10, 2018
Twenty-one-year-old Belen Aldecosea is blaming Spirit Airlines for leading her to make the emotional decision to flush her beloved pet hamster in an airport toilet after denying it on a flight. » RELATED: Emotional support peacock banned from United ...  


Pet Supermarket in North Fort Myers claims trio of teens filched ferret and fled

The News-PressThe News-Press - Feb 6, 2018
Ferret filchers. That's what the Lee County Sheriff's Office is calling three young customers at a North Fort Myers pet store who allegedly walked in empty-handed and left with one of the popular pets. A store employee watched the three teen males walk ...  


Cells 'walk' on liquids a bit like geckos -- ScienceDaily

Science DailyScience Daily - Feb 14, 2018
Researchers have discovered that cells can 'walk' on liquids a bit like the way geckos stick to other surfaces.  


Ebola virus infects reproductive organs in monkeys | National ...

National Institutes of Health (press release)National Institutes of Health (press release) - Feb 8, 2018
Colorized transmission electron micrograph of the ovary from a nonhuman primate infected with Ebola virus. Characteristic filamentous Ebola virus particles are present between cells (bright red). Intracytoplasmic Ebola virus inclusion bodies forming ...  


Buccaneers get best of Gorillas
Pittsburg Morning Sun - Feb 11, 2018

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. — It was an unfortunate conclusion to the weekend for the Pittsburg State softball team, as Barry University swept the Gorillas in two games 5-4 and 6-5 on Sunday. After crossing the plate four times in the opening frame of game one ...  


Chimpanzee self-control is related to intelligence

Daily MailScience Daily - Feb 8, 2018
Intelligence scores were related not only to how often chimpanzees chose to try to wait for the better reward, but also to how well the chimpanzees could wait when they chose to do so. This was the first such study to examine the relation between ...  


Orangutans use same medicinal plants as people to treat muscle pain for the 'first time ever'

The IndependentThe Independent - Jan 12, 2018
"For the first time ever, self-medication activities of orangutans have been confirmed through this research," said Dr Ivona Foitova who co-authored the study published in the Scientific Reports journal. As well local knowledge about the plant's ...  


50 Escaped Baboons Shut Down a Paris Zoo

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Jan 26, 2018
Precisely how these Guinea baboons, highly communicative primates that live in troops of up to 200, got out remains a mystery. (“We still don't know how the baboons escaped,” the Twitter account proclaimed. “The first step is getting them back into ...  


​2 baby mandrills make debut at Los Angeles Zoo

89.3 KPCC89.3 KPCC - Sep 26, 2017
Two baby mandrills have made their debut at the Los Angeles Zoo. The mandrills, a male and a female by different mothers, were introduced to the public on Tuesday. Mandrills are the largest monkey species. The adult males are known for their colorful ...  


Why These Bonobos Are 'Playing Airplane'

National GeographicNational Geographic - Feb 2, 2018
A zookeeper at the Cincinnati Zoo recently spotted two bonobos playing in a way that human parents might recognize. Zeke, a seven-year-old male, was seen playing "airplane" with a two-year-old bonobo named Bo (short for Bolingo). Their keeper, Jeremy ...  


Zoo welcomes new primates

The Garden City TelegramThe Garden City Telegram - Jan 28, 2018
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, love is in the air for some of the primates at Lee Richardson Zoo after the zoo announced it is now home for a new breeding pair of siamangs and a pair of pygmy slow lorises. While both species have called the zoo ...  


Animal Ethics: What Will Happen to China's Famous Cloned Monkeys?

NewsweekNewsweek - Feb 9, 2018
In late 2017, Chinese scientists saw the birth of the world's first primates cloned by the same method used to clone Dolly the sheep. Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, two adorable crab-eating macaques, took the world by storm, and scientists believe that they ...  

Colobus Monkeys

Black and white colobus monkey born at Dickerson Park Zoo

Marshfield MailMarshfield Mail - Feb 6, 2018
Dickerson Park Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a black and white colobus monkey. The baby was born Jan. 25, and both mother and baby are doing well. Colobus monkeys are born with their eyes open and weigh approximately one pound. “The colobus ...  


Twin baby Cotton-top Tamarins at Lufkin's Ellen Trout Zoo are growing stronger
KTRE - Feb 8, 2018

In December, a pair of Cotton-top Tamarins, an endangered species, were born at the Ellen Trout Zoo. Unfortunately, their parents rejected the twins named Comet and Rudolph shortly after they were born which prompted zoo keepers to hand-rear the duo ...  


OFM Capuchins opens first centre in Keningau

Malaysian Christian NewsMalaysian Christian News - Feb 6, 2018
OFM Capuchins opens first centre in Keningau. Some 500 faithful witnessed the blessing and opening of the Franciscan Capuchin's 'Rumah Sederhana' (humble house) by Father Valentine Gompok OFMCap, located at Kg Mongitom, Bunga Raya here on 30 Dec 2017 ...  


Conservationists warn of danger of air rifles to orangutans

Jakarta PostJakarta Post - Feb 14, 2018
He said small caliber bullets could kill birds and small mammals, such as slow lorises, pangolins and monkeys. “Possibly there has been a much sharper decline in the number of birds in the national park than we have [assumed] all this time. Such a ...  


Two New Species of Googly-Eyed Tarsiers Discovered in Indonesia

SmithsonianSmithsonian - May 8, 2017
Researchers have discovered two new species of tarsiers—a type of tiny, giant-eyed primate—on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. As Bruno Vander Velde reports for Conservation International, these two species of “forest goblins” were named in honor ...  


A. Barton Hinkle: What is VCU doing to the animals?

Richmond.comRichmond.com - Feb 3, 2018
They could be rhesus monkeys, macaques, marmosets, chimpanzees — just about anything short of a silverback gorilla. ***. There's much more VCU won't say, either. For instance, it won't say what sort of experiments the primates are being used for. At ...  


Dozens of exotic animals, including snakes, spiders, and alligators seized in Utah

KUTV 2NewsKUTV 2News - Feb 7, 2018
The animals reportedly belong to handler Jim Dix, who is well known to state animal authorities. The state has previously seized animals from Dix, including wolves, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, among others. The most recent batch of exotic animals was ...  


Why are these African crocodiles turning orange?

CNNCNN - Feb 7, 2018
In a pitch black, bat-ridden cave in the central African country of Gabon, scientist Olivier Testa came face to face with a terrifying creature with bright red eyes and orange scales.  


Belgian NH-90 “Caiman” helicopters flown to Mali by An-124

Army Recognition (press release)Army Recognition (press release) - Feb 11, 2018
As announced by the Belgian Ministry of Defense at a press conference in December 2017, the Belgian Air Force launched its air operations in Mali, Serge Van Heertum reports. To complete the tasks of tactical transport and medical evacuation, two of the ...  


Study finds breeding gharials in Parvati river

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Jan 28, 2018
A study has discovered the presence of breeding gharials in the Parvati river, a tributary of the Chambal flowing on Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border. Gharials (scientifically known as Gavialis gangeticus), found in the northern part of the Indian ...  


Harvesting Our Forests

Purdue Agricultural CommunicationsPurdue Agricultural Communications - Feb 9, 2018
There has been several large-scale studies that have investigated the effects of tree canopy removal on amphibians and reptiles. These include the HEE in Indiana, the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP), and the Land-use Effects on ...  


Researchers uncover cause of mysterious mass death of saiga antelopes

Cornell ChronicleCornell Chronicle - Jan 22, 2018
Scientists have discovered that the sudden death of more than 200,000 saiga antelopes in 2015 was likely due to environmental factors that triggered a deadly bacterium. These critically endangered antelopes live in the remote steppe grassland of ...  


Fossils In Amber May Provide Link Between Ancient Arachnids And Modern Spiders

Science ExaminerNPR - Feb 5, 2018
Researchers have found a link between today's eight-legged spiders and an ancient group of arachnids that also possessed tails, according to two studies published in the latest issue of Nature Ecology & Evolution. Four fossils of the tiny crawlers were ...  


MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers clinch home ice with win over Alaska

Duluth News TribuneDuluth News Tribune - Feb 17, 2018
The victory clinched at least fourth place for the Beavers (15-11-7, 12-8-5-3 WCHA), giving them home ice for the quarterfinals of the WCHA Playoffs. "It's huge. We want to stay here in this building," Bitzer said. "We'll have a great atmosphere." The ...  


Chad Reuter 2018 NFL Mock Draft: Buffalo Bills draft Lamar Jackson, keep Tyrod Taylor

NewYorkUpstate.comNewYorkUpstate.com - Feb 7, 2018
Buffalo Bills fans hoping to find a new quarterback in the 2018 NFL draft will be happy to see Chad Reuter's first mock draft. The NFL.com draft analyst has the Buffalo Bills selecting Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson with their first pick in the ...  


Cheetahs get the Blues

SuperSportSuperSport - Feb 10, 2018
The Toyota Cheetahs suffered a blow as they went down to the Cardiff Blues 25-20 in a tough encounter at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday night. Rory Duncan's side desperately wanted the victory to strengthen their chances for the quarterfinals of the ...  


Palm Beach couple sponsors ocelot habitat at Palm Beach Zoo

Palm Beach Daily NewsPalm Beach Daily News - Feb 4, 2018
Residents and animal enthusiasts Carole and John Moran have sponsored another habitat at the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society. Ocelot Overlook officially opened Jan. 15 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony where State Sen. Kevin Rader was the keynote ...  


Chronic wasting disease in Mississippi deer

Jackson Clarion LedgerJackson Clarion Ledger - Feb 10, 2018
The deer was a free-ranging buck in Issaquena County. The disease "slowly makes Swiss cheese" of the brain.  


San Antonio Zoo adopts two elephants

KSAT San AntonioKSAT San Antonio - Feb 13, 2018
The San Antonio Zoo announced today the official adoption of two Asian elephants.  


Girls Basketball: Without Harrison, Daffenberg and Foxes still win on Senior Night

Kendall County NowKendall County Now - Feb 7, 2018
The other senior recognized, Harrison, did not play, but she's expected back for the Foxes (19-6) in their opening game in the Class 4A Plainfield South regional against either Plainfield Central or Oswego Feb. 14. With a win there, the Foxes likely ...  


Artist Spotlight: Get to Know Los Angeles-Based Pop Duo, More Giraffes

Verge Campus (blog)Verge Campus (blog) - Feb 8, 2018
In a cultural landscape that lives and dies by viral videos, hilarious memes, and listicles with a hint of side-eye, new artists strive to fit perfectly into the next great playlist. More Giraffes was born when musicians Mark Hadley and Keeley Bumford ...  


Pablo Escobar's Hungry Hippos, Still Wreaking Havoc

WorldcrunchWorldcrunch - Feb 8, 2018
And with no natural predators in the area, they're multiplying, according to a recent article in the Spanish daily El País. They're hippopotamuses. Escobar's hippos, left over from when he was spent a sizable chunk of his drug money on exotic animals ...  


Scientists make tiny 3D glasses for insects to understand how they see the world

The IndependentThe Independent - Feb 8, 2018
Scientists fitted praying mantises with tiny 3D glasses to understanding how they see the world, and discovered the insects have a “completely new form” of vision unlike that of any other known creature. Researchers used beeswax to glue the miniature ...  


Kangaroos won't rush 'special' Davies-Uniacke

AFL.com.auAFL.com.au - Feb 14, 2018
LUKE Davies-Uniacke appears ready to step straight into North Melbourne's round one team, but coach Brad Scott says the Kangaroos have to be careful not to place unrealistic expectations on the prized recruit. North selected Davies-Uniacke with pick No ...  


GIRLS GAME OF THE WEEK: Lady Leopards celebrate senior night with win over rival EF

Uniontown Herald StandardUniontown Herald Standard - Feb 9, 2018
The Lady Leopards took a 37-34 lead into the fourth period but EF's Alexis Korenoski hit a 3-pointer to tie it and Brianna Spirnak scored off a rebound to put the Lady Warriors up 39-37. Spirnak had a game-high 16 points and Korenoski tallied 12 points ...  


Lions' Super Bowl hopes are stuck in the middle -- as usual

ESPN (blog)ESPN (blog) - Feb 8, 2018
Middle of the pack: The Lions have strong pieces in place to perhaps be a contender in 2018. They have their franchise quarterback, Matthew Stafford, locked up for the future and two receivers who are comfortable with him in Marvin Jones and Golden ...  


Lizards Ran for Their Lives on Two Feet During the Dinosaur Era

SeekerSeeker - Feb 16, 2018
"Initially we thought that these were indeed very interesting early lizard tracks, but then we realized that they provide evidence for lizards running on their hind feet," Fiorillo said. "That realization made the discovery even cooler." The trackways ...  


Meerkats: how we used radar to reveal the underground maze they call home

The Conversation UKThe Conversation UK - Feb 1, 2018
What the radar reveals is quite extraordinary. A family of meerkats, living within an area of 15 sq metres, appears able to excavate around 100 metres of burrows – a tangle of tunnels that makes a London Underground tube map look straightforward – to a ...  


Panthers interim GM placed on paid leave after harassment claim

Chron.comChron.com - Feb 7, 2018
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The interim general manager of the Carolina Panthers has been placed on paid administrative leave after his ex-wife accused him of harassment. Team spokesman Ryan Anderson confirmed on Tuesday that interim general manager Marty ...  

Prairie Dogs

Prairie dogs test Coloradans' patience, and ability to compromise

Christian Science MonitorChristian Science Monitor - Jan 25, 2018
For residents and land managers along Colorado's Front Range, balancing the competing interests of farmers and ranchers, developers, prairie-dog advocates, and ecologists can be a delicate balance that often gets heated. Tensions around the prairie dog ...  


Distemper Virus Breaks Out in Raccoons
Santa Barbara Independent - Feb 6, 2018

Before letting the dog out one last time before turning in, Santa Barbara County Public Health advises pet owners to scan their yards for a nocturnal raccoon. Not only can the two species get into fights, said Jennifer Adame, a community outreach ...  


Salt Lake Co. Animal Services seize 86 reptiles after rescuer ...

fox13now.comfox13now.com - Feb 8, 2018
MIDVALE, Utah – Salt Lake County Animal Services and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources seized 86 reptiles from a warehouse in Midvale. The animals were stored there by local reptile wrangler Jim Dix. Dix is currently in the hospital awaiting ...  


Saving Rhinos Using DNA

Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (press release)Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (press release) - Feb 9, 2018
The future of rhinos could depend on their DNA. Scientists In collaboration with researchers in the United States, South Africa and Russia, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientist Klaus-Peter Koepfli has helped to pioneer new technology to ...  


Iberian Peninsula rodents migrated due to climate change 12 million years ago
Science Daily - Feb 7, 2018

Rodents are an ideal group to conduct palaeoecological research: 1) they are among the most diverse groups of mammals, 2) they are widely distributed geographically across a huge range of ecosystems and 3) they are particularly sensitive to ...  


Ben Bromley: Squirrels blamed for power struggles

The Courier Life NewsThe Courier Life News - Feb 10, 2018
The powers that be in the power industry are at it again. They're blaming squirrels for all their problems. It's a genius move, choosing scapegoats who are incapable of rebuttal. Last month a squirrel was blamed for a Sauk City outage that left ...  


Henning: Gardenhire's energy sets tone in Tigers camp

The Detroit NewsThe Detroit News - Feb 15, 2018
Lakeland, Fla. — An hour into his first spring training with the Tigers, Ron Gardenhire, a big-league infielder long before he came a manager, stood 15 feet to the right of first base on one of the four back fields at Tigertown. Wednesday morning's ...  


The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman have some epic intro ...
EventHubs - Feb 12, 2018

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are officially joining the Injustice 2 battle tomorrow. We've seen quite a bit of the game's next DLC character (they all count as one) over the past week or so, and one thing's for sure: these turtles are filled to the ...  


Polk County man breeds giant tortoises

FOX 13 News, Tampa BayFOX 13 News, Tampa Bay - Feb 6, 2018
WINTER HAVEN (FOX 13) - Did you know a Winter Haven man has been breeding rare Galapagos Islands Tortoises for years? “They're prehistoric looking they haven't changed a lot,” said breeder Wayne Hill. Native to the Galapagos Islands, these are the ...  

Wild Cats

Sonoma County couple raises wild cats like family

Santa Rosa Press DemocratSanta Rosa Press Democrat - Feb 1, 2018
To fully understand their love of wild cats, you must know this about the Dicelys: They're both wearing T-shirts with snow leopards on them. Barbara drinks coffee out of a mug that reads, “The term 'cougar' is so demeaning” on the front. And on the ...  


A day for Flip: Wolves to pay tribute to Flip Saunders

1500 ESPN1500 ESPN - Feb 15, 2018
Flip Saunders is an integral part of Minnesota basketball. There's Kevin Garnett, Kevin McHale, Lindsay Whalen, and others. Saunders was the man who helped turn Garnett into an MVP and made professional basketball relevant again in Minnesota. Saunders ...  


Zoo Miami Welcomes Births Of Endangered Zebras

CBS MiamiCBS Miami - Feb 9, 2018
... have been exploring while running and bucking throughout the exhibit displaying their instinctive ability to move quickly shortly after birth. This is the 21st and 22nd successful birth of this endangered species at Zoo Miami. Grevy's zebras are ...  


Armadillo Day: Bee Cave Bob to predict if spring has sprung

Spectrum NewsSpectrum News - Feb 1, 2018
BEE CAVE, Texas – While the country eagerly waits to see if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow, down in Texas there is another animal predicting when spring will arrive – Bee Cave Bob. The southern twist on Groundhog Day, Armadillo Day looks to Bob ...  

American Bison

EXCLUSIVE: Foster Friess Considers Senate Run To Beat Back 'The Anarchy Industry' [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller - Feb 10, 2018

Let's call it the American Party and have the American bison to replace the elephant,” Friess suggests. Whatever you call the parties, Friess hopes politicians of all stripes can get together on at least one of his passions: requiring health-care ...  


Manatees are main attraction at festival

Sun SentinelSun Sentinel - Feb 5, 2018
Hundreds of people turned out Sunday for the last day of ManateeFest at Manatee Lagoon FPL Eco Discovery Center in West Palm Beach.  


Jackrabbit tennis topped by Tulane
Brookings Register - Feb 12, 2018

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The South Dakota State women's tennis team was topped by Tulane, 4-1 Sunday afternoon at the Mizzou Tennis Complex. The Jacks fall to 0-6, while Tulane improves to 4-3. “Our weekend wasn't the best for most of us,” head coach Joey J ...  


Copper Mining Company to Resume Drilling in Porcupine Mountains

WDIO-TVWDIO-TV - Feb 7, 2018
State officials are allowing a copper mining company to resume exploration of a section of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. | Photo: WDIO-TV file. Created: February 07, 2018 05:32 AM. SILVER CITY, Mich. (AP) - State officials are allowing a ...  


Chosen One of the Day: 'The Chipmunk Adventure's Sexy Smuggler, Claudia Furschtein

Syfy WireSyfy Wire - Feb 14, 2018
The 1980s were a time of big and bold fashion. For women, this meant generous shoulder pads that could only be dwarfed by voluminous hairdos that defied gravity and reached for the stars, topping an outfit at once elegant, alluring, and outrageous ...  

Bull Frog

Good morning Columbus. What you need to know: A window into the newsroom, I-65 closed again, Amazon names HQ ...

The RepublicThe Republic - Jan 18, 2018
What you need to know: A window into the newsroom, I-65 closed again, Amazon names HQ finalists, meet a Bull Frog. By Scarlett Syse -. 1/18/18 12:36 PM. Good morning Columbus —. News people get used to whiplash, careening from one story to another to ...  

American Crow

A visit to Cumberland Mountain State Park

Wilson PostWilson Post - Feb 7, 2018
Off in the distance, the cawing of the American crow could be heard. We came up Trice Bluff Road overlooking the creek there. We made a quick stop at the Bartons Creek boat ramp where we found a pair of Canada geese. I believe they were staking out the ...  


Art of the Roast

Flathead BeaconFlathead Beacon - Jan 24, 2018
Waxwing has been selling its single-origin blends through its website and social media, as well as word of mouth. Ceres Bakery in Kalispell and Azul Coffee Bar, which operates out of Uptown Hearth in Columbia Falls, have carried Waxwing's coffees as ...  


'Starlings' Showcases An Imagination That Stretches To The Stars ...

NPRNPR - Feb 1, 2018
It's startling to sit down to a perfectly good book of short stories, then encounter an introduction that says it isn't a book of short stories. Jo Walton's Starlings has been billed as her first short-fiction collection, but in her prelude, she says ...  


Backyard Wildlife: Finches Are Everywhere
Santa Barbara Independent - Feb 8, 2018

During his famous voyage to the Galápagos Islands, Charles Darwin noticed that the finches differed markedly from island to island. Each group had uniquely shaped bills that helped them feed on the different foods indigenous to each island. These ...  


RUSSELL HIVELY: Chinese ring-necked Pheasants

Neosho Daily NewsNeosho Daily News - Feb 13, 2018
I was thinking about Chinese ring-necked pheasants one day. Pheasants do not live in our area of Missouri. They survive best on lands that have been disturbed by the glaciers of the Ice Ages millions of years ago. Pheasants were brought to this country ...  


Braziel wins national book contest

UAB NewsUAB News - Jan 19, 2018
The national prize is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at California State University, Fresno. The prize includes a $2,000 award and publication of her debut full-length book, “Known by Salt.” The book will be published by Anhinga Press. The ...  


A new bot snitches on how your Twitter friends are changing their bios

RecodeRecode - Jan 28, 2018
I learned this thanks to a new service called Spoonbill. Every day, it sends me an email with a rundown of the changes the people I follow on Twitter have made to their bios, names and locations. It's a readable digest of how people are choosing to ...  


Woodpecker brains host protein linked with human brain damage

Science News for StudentsScience News for Students - Feb 15, 2018
In fact, some sporting-goods companies have modeled their helmets after woodpecker skulls. Severe or repeated concussions can cause brain damage in people. And one sign of that is the buildup in the human brain of a protein called tau. It can ...  


Saving Africa's endangered seahorses

Deutsche WelleDeutsche Welle - Feb 9, 2018
Eco-at-Africa. Saving Africa's endangered seahorses. The Knysna seahorse is only found in a small section of South Africa and is one of only two seahorse species in the world currently listed as endangered. Locals need to act quickly to save the ...  

Sea Lions

Emergency responders train to rescue sea lions, other wildlife caught in oil spills

The Daily BreezeThe Daily Breeze - Feb 7, 2018
Last week, 19 groups in the network participated in an annual drill, a response to a mock spill involving the collision of an oil tanker and barge off the San Diego coast. The exercise placed participants at the beach doing rescues, into animal ...  


Jellyfish — as many as 75 of them — headed to Aquarium of Niagara

Buffalo Business FirstBuffalo Business First - Feb 12, 2018
With its Humboldt Penguin exhibit due to open next month, Aquarium of Niagara officials are working on the next, new exhibit, one that focuses on jellyfish. “Jellyfish are one of those species that do attract a lot of attention,” said Gary Siddall ...  


Catawba baseball swept at home by Sailfish
Salisbury Post - Feb 10, 2018

SALISBURY — Palm Beach Atlantic swept a doubleheader from Catawba here Friday at Newman Park, 9-7 and 12-3. The Sailfish (3-3) spoiled the Indians' home opener with the sweep. Catawba lost its first five games of the season on the road — four on last ...  


French tourists arrested for catching protected parrotfish
The Nation - Jan 19, 2018

Six aged French tourists were arrested on Thursday afternoon with eight protected parrotfish off the popular Promthep Cape in Phuket.  


On the Water: Halibut on the Beaches

The Catalina InsladerThe Catalina Inslader - Feb 16, 2018
Catalina is not known for halibut. The near shore glory fish here are White Sea Bass and Yellowtail, both are game fighters and delicious table fare. Halibut are almost an afterthought by comparison. I think of Halibut the way that anglers to our North ...  


Nigel Slater's smoked mackerel cakes with tomato sauce recipe

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jan 30, 2018
Wash, but don't peel, 750g of potatoes, then boil them until tender in deep, lightly salted water. Drain and mash them with about 50g of butter. Skin 250g of smoked mackerel, break into small pieces and add the fish to the potato. Chop 3 spring onions ...  


Science news in brief: Starfish have eyes and beetles make toads regret eating them

The IndependentThe Independent - Feb 15, 2018
But one species of beetle can escape from a toad's stomach nearly two hours after being eaten, according to a new study. Found in wooded areas on nearly every continent, bombardier beetles – a group that consists of more than 500 species – get their ...  


Area residents help Albemarle's salamanders to gain survival skills ...

WINA AM 1070WINA AM 1070 - Feb 12, 2018
(CHARLOTTESVILLE- WINA) Two of the roads that intersect with 29 North are a big part of Albemarle County's annual salamander migration. It's happening on Polo Grounds and Rio Mills Roads. The salamanders are getting help from their human friends with ...  

Tree Frog

Invasive Cuban tree frog spotted in Southwest Florida

WPTV.comWPTV.com - Feb 2, 2018
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Experts say an invasive species of frog is here to stay along Florida's west coast. Cuban tree frogs have established themselves in Florida since they were first recorded in Miami back in 1952. The frogs could be tan, gray, brown or ...  

Leaf Frog

Very Cool New Exhibit Opens in Burlington

inhalton.cominhalton.com - Feb 9, 2018
Hop over to west Burlington and you'll find an American bullfrog, Asian tree toad, and Mexican leaf frog. Those are three of the frogs being featured at a cool new exhibit. The winter exhibit, Frogs! is running at the Royal Botanical Gardens' RBG ...  

Dart Frog

Now We Know Why Poison Frogs Don't Poison Themselves

National GeographicNational Geographic - Sep 28, 2017
New Poison Dart Frog Found in the Amazonian Rain Forest January 18th, 2017 - Deep in the Peruvian Amazon, in a region known as the Manú Biosphere Reserve, Shirley Jennifer Serrano Rojas heard something: a unfamiliar frog's croak. The sound belonged to ...  

Coral Snake

Don't look now, but that creepy, crawly thing may be lethal

Las Cruces Sun-NewsLas Cruces Sun-News - Jan 14, 2018
The southern part of New Mexico is home to the deadly coral snake. (Photo: Getty). The southern part of New Mexico, she said, is also home to the deadly coral snake. The coral snake has red and black bands with small yellow stripes in between the two ...  


Santa Clarita Veterinarian Cautions Pet Owners About Rattlesnakes, Mosquitoes Arriving Early This Year

KHTS RadioKHTS Radio - Feb 9, 2018
A Santa Clarita veterinarian is cautioning pet owners in the Santa Clarita Valley to be aware that rattlesnakes and mosquitoes will probably be seen earlier than usual this year as the weather continues to warm up. Don't miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS ...  


Snakecatcher finds beautiful 1.68m Boomslang in Hillcrest

Highway MailHighway Mail - Oct 26, 2017
The Boomslang has a potent haemotoxic venom, and is considered to have the most toxic venom of any South African snake. October 26, 2017. Nick Evans with the 1.68 metre Boomslang he rescued in Hillcrest on Sunday. PHOTO: KZN Amphibian and Reptile ...  


Talamancan Palm-Pitviper: Cryptic New Species of Venomous Snake Identified in Costa Rica

Sci-News.comSci-News.com - Jul 19, 2016
“The newly discovered Talamancan palm-pitviper is a striking green-and-black snake living in some of the most remote regions of Costa Rica,” Prof. Parkinson said. The coloring is a characteristic the Talamancan palm-pitviper shares with its close ...  

Sea Snake

Could Climate Change Bring More Venomous Sea Snakes to California?

Care2.comCare2.com - Jan 30, 2018
When an extreme El Niño weather pattern raised Pacific Ocean temperatures off the coast of Southern California three years ago, extremely venomous yellow-bellied sea snakes — a creature that had only been seen once before, in 1972 — washed up on ...  

Rat Snake

You can see this two-headed black rat snake in Cape Girardeau ...
KFVS - Jan 19, 2018

It's not something you see every day. We're talking about a two-headed black rat snake.  

King Cobra

King Cobra rescued

The HinduThe Hindu - Feb 15, 2018
A highly venomous 10-foot King Cobra was rescued by Gudalur Forest Division staff in a tea estate in Pandalur on Tuesday morning. District Forest Officer (Gudalur Division) P. K. Dileep said that members of the Rapid Response Team (RRT) from the ...  

Corn Snake

Pet snake, guns stolen from Red Deer home - Edmonton

CBC.caCBC.ca - Feb 6, 2018
Red Deer RCMP are the hunt for a thief who made off with a collection of rifles and handguns — and a two-metre long pet corn snake.  

Black Mamba

World's deadliest black mamba snake caught on popular tourist ...

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - Feb 13, 2018
The deadly 2.8m-long killer was first spotted on the beach by a couple as they were going for a swim in South Africa.  


Woman finds 'dangerous' kingsnake lurking in bathroom

STV NewsSTV News - Feb 2, 2018
"It is likely that the kingsnake came into the bathroom through toilet piping. "Snakes are excellent escape artists so it is important owners ensure their vivariums are completely secure. "Anyone missing a snake should contact our centre in Glasgow on ...  

Python Snake

Can you spot the snake on this Queensland deck?

Yahoo7 BeYahoo7 Be - Jan 30, 2018
Python snake news. Imagine finding this little guy hanging out on your deck... Photo: Facebook/SunshineCoastSnakeCatchers. Some were convinced it was lying on the single chair, completely wedged along the edge of the chair. Others admitted defeat. For ...  

Boa Constrictor

9-foot-long snake's escape leads to school early dismissal

BRENTWOOD, Mo. — Around 400 students at a suburban St. Louis school got part of the day off Friday after a 9-foot-long boa constrictor wriggled out of her aquarium, setting off a frantic search. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a teacher ...  

Gopher Snake

Adopt a “furry Valentine,” romp with your dog in a supervised setting, feed a snake

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Feb 2, 2018
Snake Feedings: Meet resident gopher snake, Julius Squeezer, for an up-close and personal visit and feed him lunch if he's hungry. 11-11:30 a.m. Sundays, Del Valle, 7000 Del Valle Road, Livermore. Free. Pet Loss Support Group: Valley Humane Society's ...  

Indigo Snake

Development: Who watches out for wildlife?

The West Volusia BeaconThe West Volusia Beacon - Jan 31, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the time said Victoria Park, which was planned to add more than 4,000 homes on nearly 2,000 acres, “is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the Florida scrub jay or Eastern indigo snake.” Gopher ...  

Garter Snake

Snake species believed to had vanished reappears in Arizona | The ...

The Daily CourierThe Daily Courier - Jan 9, 2018
When the northern Mexican garter snake was listed as threatened in 2014, officials weren't sure they would ever come across one of the snakes. It was rediscovered along the Colorado River in 2015, 111 years since it had last been spotted. (Jeff Servoss ...  

Water Snake

Golden refuge

Port St. Joe StarPort St. Joe Star - Feb 8, 2018
Green Anole (20+), Eastern Fence Lizard (1), Southeastern Five-lined Skink (1), Broadhead Skink (3), Ground Skink (20+), Six-lined Racerunner (1), Eastern Racer (1), Scarlet Kingsnake (1), Coachwhip (1), Eastern Corn Snake (1), Brown Water Snake (1 ...  

Blue Whale

Blue Whale game claims Arab teens' lives

The Arab WeeklyThe Arab Weekly - Feb 10, 2018
AMMAN - The sometime deadly Blue Whale Challenge, one of the latest crazes in virtual world gaming, has reached Jordanian teens. Schools in Karak governorate, south-west of Amman, reported students inflicting injuries on themselves as part of the 50 ...  

Humpback Whale

Humpback whale entangled in 285ft of rope freed by rescuers off coast of Hawaii

The IndependentThe Independent - Jan 16, 2018
A humpback whale spotted off the coast of Hawaii entangled in 285ft of rope has been freed by rescuers. The animal was first spotted on Thursday by the captain of a fishing boat near Makena Beach, on Maui island. A rescue team arrived on the scene, but ...  

Killer Whale

How to Get a Killer Whale to Say 'Hello'

New York TimesNew York Times - Jan 31, 2018
While it shows that a captive killer whale can produce novel sounds when trained, it doesn't reveal how wild orcas use this ability. Dr. Rendell said it is “somewhat ironic” that this study, performed on captive animals, adds to a growing case against ...  

Beaked Whale

The global scourge

New Straits Times OnlineNew Straits Times Online - Jan 22, 2018
A few months ago, Norwegian scientists found 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste in the stomach of a Cuvier's beaked whale stranded off the island of Sotra. The animal was so emaciated that it had to be put down. The plastic makes the animal feel ...  

Right Whale

Lobster Industry Ensnared in North Atlantic Right Whale Deaths

EcoWatchEcoWatch - Feb 12, 2018
Last year was not a good one for the North Atlantic right whale. Seventeen of them were discovered to have died, about 4 percent of a total population of 455. Numbers have been low for decades—the species was declared endangered in 1973—but if the ...  

Minke Whale

Minke whale deaths cause for concern

Mount Desert IslanderMount Desert Islander - Feb 7, 2018
2018. NOAA coordinates a network of stranding-response organizations; Allied Whale at College of the Atlantic is a member of the network. Stranding-response groups responded to 29 minke whale strandings during the year, more than double than the ...  

Sperm Whale

Bowhead Whale

Conflict Avoidance Agreements for Arviq (Bowhead Whales) of the Arctic
Lexology - Feb 1, 2018

Decreasing ice cover,[1] declining global biodiversity,[2] and socio-economic issues[3] are conspiring to increase the risk of conflict between wildlife and industry around the world and specifically in the Arctic. However, a relatively new form of ...  

Grey Whale

Biz Buzz: Another Whale is coming downtown

Lincoln Journal Star (blog)Lincoln Journal Star (blog) - Feb 2, 2018
The Grey Whale Sushi & Grill is planning to open a second downtown location in the Larson Building at 1317 Q St. Specifically, the new location will be in the space that used to be occupied by Firehouse Subs. The new location will not be a carbon copy ...  

Beluga Whale

Baby beluga whale Tyonek's unusual, 4,000-mile journey to San ...

San Antonio Express-NewsSan Antonio Express-News - Feb 14, 2018
A beluga whale named Tyonek is on its way to SeaWorld San Antonio after being rescued in Alaska. Photo: COURTESY /COURTESY. Image 2 of 7. Tyonek comes from an endangered population of beluga whales in the Cook Inlet, a 180-mile watershed that extends ...  

Whale Shark

Microplastic pollution could push whale, shark towards extinction ...

Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog)Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog) - Feb 6, 2018
These species are getting exposed to toxic chemicals through breakdown of microplastics in their digestive system.  

Great White Shark

One great white shark caught every two days off NSW beaches

9news.com.au9news.com.au - Feb 11, 2018
One great white shark is being caught every two days near popular New South Wales beaches as a trial of smart drum lines is being conducted. Researchers say the technology is making waterways across the east coast safer with most sharks swimming away ...  

Tiger Shark

South Texas diver spins massive chomping tiger shark in viral video

mySanAntonio.commySanAntonio.com - Feb 15, 2018
Image 33 of 33. South Texas diver spins massive chomping tiger shark in viral video. 1 / 33. Back to Gallery. You can usually find Eli Martinez underwater, equipped with a milk crate and surrounded by sharks. In a now viral Instagram video, Martinez ...  

Gray Seal

Gray seal pup rescued from roadside in Amagansett

NewsdayNewsday - Jan 17, 2018
A seal pup was rescued from the side of the road in Amagansett Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Photo Credit: Dell Cullum. By Rachel Uda rachel.uda@newsday.com @Rachel_Uda Updated January 17, 2018 4:50 PM. Print See Comments Share. Share Tweet Share Email. A ...  

Fur Seal

Strong winds send migrating seal pups on lengthier trips

Science NewsScience News - Feb 15, 2018
Migrating northern fur seal pups travel hundreds of kilometers farther in blustery years than in milder years, researchers reported February 14 at the American Geophysical Union's Ocean Sciences meeting. Those epic journeys may be linked to pup deaths ...  

Harbor Seal

Harbor seal returned to ocean

Turn to 10Turn to 10 - Jan 12, 2018
Harbor seal returned to ocean. by NBC 10 NEWS. A rescued harbor seal is returned to the ocean at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2018. (WJAR). SEAL RELEASE_frame_55.jpg · SEAL RELEASE_frame_464.jpg · SEAL RELEASE_frame_988.jpg ...  

Elephant Seal

Free screenings of DisneyNature's 'Oceans,' elephant seal rookery ...

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Feb 1, 2018
The events are part of the annual Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Celebration on Highway 1, which runs through the end of February.  

Polar Bear

American researchers strap camera to polar bear in Arctic

WFLAWFLA - Feb 7, 2018
(WFLA/NBC) – American researchers strapped a camera to a polar bear to document its behavior, socialization and hunting patterns. The video shows the bear's eye view of the Artic and the bear's struggle to find food. The video also shows the bear ...  

Brown Bear

Video of bear on the loose in Basra, Iraq goes viral

Arab NewsArab News - Feb 3, 2018
A video posted to social media Video showing an escaped Syrian brown bear lumbering through the streets of the Iraqi city of Basra has gone viral. (Screenshot). LONDON: A video posted to social media Video showing an escaped Syrian brown bear lumbering ...  

Black Bear

Alicia Vikander To Star In Morten Tyldum-Directed Thriller 'The Marsh King's Daughter'; STXintl Handling In Berlin

DeadlineDeadline - Feb 12, 2018
The film puts Teddy Schwarzman's Black Bear back in business with Tyldum; Black Bear financed and produced The Imitation Game, which got eight Oscar nominations including Best Picture. Black Bear, whose most recent film is the Oscar-nominated Dee Rees ...  

Panda Bear

A Day With the Homies EP

Under the Radar MagUnder the Radar Mag - Jan 22, 2018
Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, has pressed a five track record with decks and a dance floor in mind. And the speakers. Lennox was clear from the outset of this creation that this was intended to be heard as he puts it "out in the air." A Day With the ...  

Koala Bear

Video: This cyclist stopped to give a drink of water to a thirsty koala ...

Scroll.inScroll.in - Jan 26, 2018
While cycling through the blistering heat in the Adelaide Hills last week, cyclist Matt Sully came across a thirsty koala desperately searching for a drink of water. Naturally, he stopped to give the creature some water. Australia's heatwave has caused ...  

Grizzly Bear

The Blame Game: On Evans and missed opportunity

Grizzly Bear BluesGrizzly Bear Blues - Feb 14, 2018
It's been well documented over the last week how Chris Wallace messed up big time not trading Tyreke Evans. I've been one of the many people in complete disagreement with the Memphis Grizzlies General Manager over his decision to keep Tyreke Evans as a ...  


Before He Surrendered, Roberto Duran Was Looking To Harm

DeadspinDeadspin - Feb 7, 2018
Grossinger's and Gleason's: The only thing they have in common are the chinchillas. “Sure, the mountains are better than here,” Brown insists. “Anything's better than here. But the best place was in Panama. Where the army trained. There was nobody ...  


Local Roundup: Otters sweep East Bay in conference softball opener
Monterey County Herald - Feb 10, 2018

Hayley Fein's bat was just a potent Friday as her right arm, ripping three hits and driving in three runs in the CSU-Monterey Bay softball team's 8-4 win over CSU-East Bay. Earlier in the day, Fein pitched in leading the Otters to a conference-opening ...  


Mysterious ancient carvings of camels found in Saudi Arabia's Al Jawf

Al-ArabiyaAl-Arabiya - Feb 15, 2018
The joint team that announced the discovery noted that the area may have been a place of worship or that camels' carvings were used as border markers. While a number of archaeologists considered that this discovery reflects the potential wealth of ...  


Rock art: Life-sized sculptures of dromedaries found in Saudi Arabia

Science DailyScience Daily - Feb 13, 2018
Technically, they also differ from those discovered at other Saudi sites -- frequently simple engravings of dromedaries without relief -- or the sculpted facades of Al Ḩijr (Madâ'in Şâliḩ). In addition, certain Camel Site sculptures on upper rock faces ...  


Gazelles' Johnson Medals At State Meet
Yankton Daily Press - Feb 12, 2018

WATERTOWN — Yankton's Samantha Kortan and Alison Johnson finished just off the podium in the all-around during the individual competition of the South Dakota State Gymnastics Meet, held Saturday at the Watertown Civic Arena. Watertown's Myah Morris ...  


FOLLOWUP: Holt woman with cancer finds homes for most of her ...

Crestview News BulletinCrestview News Bulletin - Feb 16, 2018
I've literally gotten hundreds of phone calls and messages and I couldn't even get back to everybody."  


Ex-HHS Secretary: How a Small Government Organization Treats Medicare Recipients 'Like Guinea Pigs'

TIMETIME - Feb 9, 2018
Those fears hardened when CMMI came under blistering criticism from both sides of the aisle for how the center's early work treated millions of Americans — in some cases, the majority of Medicare beneficiaries — as guinea pigs in what are supposed to ...  


'Oh deer oh deer'

Norfolk Eastern Daily PressNorfolk Eastern Daily Press - Jan 17, 2018
The crew were able to free the deer without any need for equipment before it was returned to the wild at 8.18pm. Just half an hour after the first call to a muntjac stuck in railings, a crew from Thetford were called to another muntjac stuck in Haling ...  


Why Lemurs Have Such Strange Diets

Scientific AmericanScientific American - Jan 16, 2018
Lemurs are primates, like humans, but they're an odd bunch. Found only on Madagascar, an island off eastern Africa, this group includes some of the only primates known to hibernate—and some of the few that feast primarily on leaves instead of fruits ...  


Pepperdine Waves Fall, 3-1 to UC Irvine Anteaters

Malibu TimesMalibu Times - Jan 18, 2018
Despite a winning start to their 2018 season, the Pepperdine University men's volleyball team lost to UC Irvine Anteaters at home on Sunday, Jan. 14. The Anteaters won with set scores 25-21, 16-25, 25-19 and 29-27. UC Irvine is currently ranked No. 5 ...  


Supporter Spotlight: Suzanne Davenport

Rainforest Trust (press release) (blog)Rainforest Trust (press release) (blog) - Jan 10, 2018
Over the years, she worked tirelessly to support and volunteer with organizations that provided protection to tapirs and was a donor to Rainforest Trust. As we celebrate Suzanne's life, we found ourselves asking, “Why the tapir?” What was it about this ...  


Los Angeles Zoo Puts Baby Okapi on Display | California News | US ...

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report - Jan 23, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Zoo has put on display a baby okapi (oh-KAH-pee), a reclusive species that in the wild is found deep in the now-vanishing dense rainforests of central Africa.  


Student meets exotic animal for school project

Morganton News HeraldMorganton News Herald - Feb 6, 2018
Lindsi Taylor, a fourth grader at Oak Hill Elementary, smiles in a photo with Tyra, a serval cat from Morganton. She recently did a school project on servals and was able to meet one in person. Lisa Wall/ The News Herald. Facebook · Twitter · Email ...  


'Like vultures feed off carrion'

Goal.comGoal.com - Feb 16, 2018
Neymar Sr. has slammed his son's critics after the Paris Saint-Germain star failed to live up to expectations in Wednesday's Champions League reverse to Real Madrid. The Brazilian showed glimpses of his best form in the 3-1 defeat, but was marshalled ...  


Original Penguin Celebrates NYFW: Men's With a Live Set by Band AJR

WWDWWD - Feb 7, 2018
AJR, an indie pop band, performed a live set, following their appearance in the brand's spring 2018 campaign. By Thomas Waller on February 7, 2018. Share This Article; Reddit · LinkedIn; WhatsApp; Email; Print; Talk. Ryan Met, Jack Met, Adam Met, AJR ...  


Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo lift Pelicans in double-overtime win against Nets

NOLA.comNOLA.com - Feb 11, 2018
The Pelicans (29-26), in a major funk since losing All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to a season-ending Achilles injury, are hoping Saturday's win is a confidence-builder. New Orleans needed star forward Anthony Davis to pick up his game after he was ...  


Bahamas resort Baha Mar hiring someone to hang with flamingos all ...

The SunThe Sun - Feb 14, 2018
A hotel called Baha Mar in the Bahamas has an advert up on its website for a Chief Flamingo Officer - which means that you'll get to look after the beautiful birds all year round. The job will revolve around a new flock of the birds that will arrive at ...  

Bearded Dragon

Pueblo Zoo's bearded dragon speaks to importance of proper ownership

Pueblo ChieftainPueblo Chieftain - Feb 5, 2018
Skywalker the bearded dragon at the Pueblo Zoo on Feb. 1, 2018 in Pueblo, Colo. (Chris McLean, The Pueblo Chieftain). Zoo's bearded dragon speaks to importance of proper ownership. Buy Now. Skywalker the bearded dragon at the Pueblo Zoo on Feb. 1, 2018 ...  



ESPNESPN - Feb 14, 2018
The bobblehead doll is one of the more coveted fan giveaways at NHL games, but one team thought the standard-issue version was getting a little stale. That's why the Sharks made the league's first augmented reality bobblehead.  


Dozens of dolphins stranded in Mexico's Baja California Sur

NBCNews.comNBCNews.com - Feb 14, 2018
MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities say dozens of dolphins have been found stranded on a rocky beach along the coast of Baja California Sur state. The federal environmental protection agency says 54 of the marine mammals came onshore in the area of La ...  


Of Budget Seminars, Ringworms, and Leprosy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Premium TimesPremium Times - Feb 5, 2018
If, however, last year's instalment of these budget seminars serves as a useful point of departure, their focus will not be on the design of fixes for our leaky public expenditure management framework… In other words, as with the real economy, these ...  


Unicorns gorge as investors dish up bigger rounds, more capital ...

TechCrunchTechCrunch - Feb 3, 2018
Is there a point when investors will turn off the spigots for giant unicorn funding rounds? If so, we haven't reached that threshold yet. Last year, investors put a record amount of capital into members of the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard, a list of ...  

Wolf Spider

Spiders are powerless to the vibrations of 4WDs
Radio Australia - Feb 15, 2018

"One lady, who was preparing to sue a school because she found a wolf spider on a backpack of her son … I said to her, 'do you own a 4WD diesel?'. "'Did you leave it idling for a little while this morning?'. "'Were you watching me?' she asked." The ...  

Widow Spider

Venomous false widow spider found lurking in Cambridge home

Cambridge NewsCambridge News - Feb 12, 2018
Venomous false widow spider found lurking in Cambridge home. The 29-year-old man only spotted the spider as it was crawling up his sleeve! Share; 8Comments. By. Josh Thomas. 19:00, 12 FEB 2018; Updated 19:52, 12 FEB 2018. News. Enter your postcode to ...  


Why falling in love gives you butterflies

NBCNews.comNBCNews.com - Feb 14, 2018
... it's the same feeling, but it depends on your interpretation of it) this nerve is stimulated that activates the gut.” Dr. Prause points to a region in the brain called the cingulo-opercular network, aka the salience network, which is associated ...  


Environ-Mental: Yes, cows are bad and that is sad

UT Daily BeaconUT Daily Beacon - Feb 15, 2018
Yes, that's right, cows. The impact of the cattle industry on climate change is enormous. It accounts for 18 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. If you were given a quiz about the top contributors to CO2 emissions, I wouldn't think you ...  


DOVES event raises $5000

Morehead NewsMorehead News - Feb 9, 2018
... most of the Morehead Shop & Share volunteers. Also thanks to those who helped but were not listed below. Kroger Manager Debbie Ellis, Vicky McBrayer, Deborah Canales, Shirl Blair, Angela Fultz, James Brown, Linda Bradley, Mary Claire Williams, Pat ...  


Human Fleas and Lice Spread Black Death

The ScientistThe Scientist - Jan 16, 2018
Researchers have long thought that fleas on rats spread the Black Death during medieval times, but a new study suggests it was, instead, fleas and lice on people that transmitted the plague.FLICKR, BAYER CROPSCIENCE UKRats may have gotten a bad rap ...  


An attempt to shine light on dragonflies of Goa

The Navhind TimesThe Navhind Times - Feb 3, 2018
Odonates or dragonflies in common parlance are known as excellent indicators of the health of the ecosystem they live in. Studies have proven that dragonflies are sensitive to changes that happen in a particular landscape. With the aim of bringing the ...  


Grasshoppers: The new poster bug for insect conservation

PursuitPursuit - Feb 7, 2018
We stumbled across this discovery while conducting Australian Research Council-funded research into how matchstick grasshoppers are adapting to climate change. When searching for sites where this species had been reported 40 to 50 years ago, including ...  


Scientists have finally figured out how giant centipedes kill their prey, and it's not pretty

Rare.usRare.us - Jan 25, 2018
The Chinese red-headed centipede is not for the faint of heart, but if you are their prey, you're pretty much toast. RELATED: A giant centipede spots a baby mouse, but this is no easy meal, especially when mom is near. That's because scientists have ...  


Pen in Hand: Millipedes: the oldest land creatures on Earth are still gliding along

Tehachapi NewsTehachapi News - Jan 22, 2018
A good example of these subtle neighbors are the millipedes. Millipedes are elongated, caterpillar-like organisms that glide through leaf litter and topsoil, eating mostly decaying plant matter. There are several different species of millipedes in Kern ...  


Al Mansur, the man behind Al's Pizza and the Flying Iguana, debuts ...

Jacksonville Business JournalJacksonville Business Journal - Feb 13, 2018
The Al's Pizza location at 303 Atlantic Blvd. in Atlantic Beach has been a staple of the community for 25 years — the second Al's Pizza that restaurateur Al Mansur ever developed. Now, Mansur is transitioning what was had been highest-volume location ...  


Dinosaurs were so good at living that it might have caused their ...

BGRBGR - Feb 6, 2018
When you think of the end of the dinosaurs you likely envision an asteroid striking Earth, creating a massive explosion and plunging the planet into a dark, cold haze from which the mighty creatures had no chance of emerging. New research suggests that ...  


Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (Blu-ray)
DVD Talk - Feb 15, 2018

Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend is a movie about William Katt and Sean Young trying to make love while a baby brontosaurus looks on. In my consideration, there's something wrong with that, and why Baby hasn't wrecked the shop on its way to bad movie ...  

Tyrannosaurus Rex

T. rex on skis chases Jeep Wrangler down snow-covered street

A 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport towed a dinosaur on skis down a snow-covered street, while playing the theme song from "Jurassic Park."  

T Rex

Largest T-Rex ever is on the move | New York Post

New York PostNew York Post - Feb 7, 2018
CHICAGO — The largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found is on the move. Chicago's Field Museum began dismantling the skeleton named Sue on Monday....  


Found: Evidence That Archaeopteryx Evolved Like Darwin's Finches

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Jan 26, 2018
Over the years since the first Archaeopteryx fossils were found, in 1861, scientific opinion on them has evolved. The feathered dinosaur that represents an evolutionary transition to modern birds, lived in Bavaria, in southern Germany, around 150 ...  


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom gets a second trailer

Flickering Myth (blog)Flickering Myth (blog) - Feb 5, 2018
Apparently riffing on Executive Producer Steven Spielberg's very own BFG with that opening shot, as well as the original Jurassic Park's Brachiosaurus reveal, it's certainly a more effective showreel for what we can expect on June 22nd. As always, let ...  


Jurassic Park Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Sick Triceratops Statue
IGN - Feb 6, 2018

The original Jurassic Park movie is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and what better way to do it than with one of its iconic dinosaurs delivered to you in collectible form. Chronicle Collectibles has announced the new Triceratops statue, via iO9 ...  


200 million-year-old ichthyosaur species discovered

The Talking DemocratDoordarshan - Feb 3, 2018
In 2016, Dean Lomax from the University of Manchester in the UK described an ichthyosaur skeleton that he had examined in the collections of Leicester's New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. He spotted several unusual features of the bones and determined ...  


The Case of the Headless Corythosaurus

Scientific American (blog)Scientific American (blog) - Apr 19, 2017
It's hard not to like stories about long lost lovers reunited. Despite time and chance, they find their way back to each other to reaffirm their bond. There are fossil stories like this, too. Such tales may not be as purely romantic, but it still warms ...  


At Last, a True Protoceratops Nest

Smithsonian (blog)Smithsonian (blog) - Nov 3, 2011
During the 1920s, American Museum of Natural History expeditions to Mongolia brought back, among other things, dinosaur eggs that they attributed to the horned dinosaur Protoceratops. The researchers were so confident in this assignment that the ...  

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