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Call to Save 'Baby' Ends With Cat Rescue
HOUSTON - Many people treat their pets like children, but a woman is in legal trouble after calling 911 and claiming that her "baby," which turned out to be a cat named Baby, was stuck in the sewer.
Camera Traps Expose Tiger
Braving falling trees, snakes, leeches, and other dangers, intrepid researchers have used camera traps to produce the first reliable count of Malaysian tigers.
Can Animals Sense Earthquakes?
The belief that animals can predict earthquakes has been around for centuries. In 373 B.C., historians recorded that animals, including rats, snakes and weasels, deserted the Greek city of Helice in droves just days before a quake devastated the place.
Canada's "Spirit Bears" Gain Perilous Popularity
It is one of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth, with towering peaks, granite-faced cliffs that plunge to indigo fjords, and valleys laced with rushing streams...
Cancer diagnosed in 70 million-year-old
The first discovery of a brain tumour in a dinosaur has revealed that they are indistinguishable from human tumours, suggesting the global disease has barely changed over 70 million years.
Cat allergen's effects may linger
Exposure to cat dander can impair lung function in people with asthma for up to 22 hours, according to a new study.
Chemical pollutants found in aquifer
GAINESVILLE - (AP) -- Trace levels of contamination from a federally regulated waste site have been detected in the Floridan Aquifer, two miles from the well field that draws drinking water for 135,000 residents.
Chilean Mystery Blob Identified as Sperm Whale Skin
A mysterious, 41-foot by 19-foot (12.4-meter by 5.4-meter) gelatinous mass of flesh that washed ashore in southern Chile this June came from a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), not a giant octopus (Octopus giganteus) as some sleuths suspected...
Chimps have culture too
Chimpanzees, our closest animal cousins, are even more like humans than previously thought, according to two new studies published today.
Climate study finds new "weekend effect"
Most scientists agree that the temperature range between day and night in many localities has narrowed significantly in recent decades: now a previously unknown weekly cycle has been discovered within that trend.
Climate study finds new "weekend effect"
Most scientists agree that the temperature range between day and night in many localities has narrowed significantly in recent decades: now a previously unknown weekly cycle has been discovered within that trend.
Conservationists Prowl the Swamps to Save Crocs
A conservation success story is crawling through the swamplands of South Florida, northernmost home of the American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus...
Council plants seed of doubt over GM crops
The Western Bay District Council will consider banning genetically modified crops if there is enough pressure from affected export industries...
Critics Question Zoos' Commitment to Conservation
Since approximately 1250 B.C., when ancient Egyptian records describe birds, lions, and giraffes in captivity, zoos have entertained millions with exotic animals behind bars. Today, with species threatened and habitats disappearing worldwide, zoos are playing a new role in conservation. But are they really achieving what they claim? A growing number of critics argue no.
Crocodile, Scientist "Communicate" by Mobile Phone
A giant crocodile in South Africa is revealing its secret whereabouts through instant messages to the cell phone of the scientist studying its habits.
 
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