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A Rat Without a Y Chromosome Could Reveal Human’s Genetic Future

A spiny rat  that has lost its Y chromosome has been discovered by researchers in the Amami Islands. The finding could reveal the future of human genetics. The rattus - its scientific name - from the island in the Ryukyu archipelago of...

New 4.9 Earthquake Hits Evia, Greece

A 4.9 earthquake hit the island of Evia in central Greece on Tuesday evening. The island was rattled by a series of aftershocks throughout Tuesday after an early morning quake measuring 4.8. There is no information on damages. The focal depth...

Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Rattles Evia Island in Greece

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit the island of Evia in central Greece in the early hours of Tuesday. The tremor was felt in Athens, but no damages have been reported. According to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA,) the earthquake...

18-Million-Year Old Petrified Trees Unearthed on Lesvos, Greece

Excavations for rainwater drainage pipes brought to light fourteen more petrified trees in the Petrified Forest on the island of Lesvos. "The trunks were in a very good state of preservation—they are impressive logs laid on successive strata, one above...

Rats Eat 200kg of Seized Cannabis

Rats in India have been accused of destroying over 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of seized cannabis, as reported by local police, with some of it being "eaten up by the rats." The acquisition of cannabis by rats came into play...

World’s Oldest Cat Sets New Record

A 26-year-old British feline in southeast London has set a new world record for the oldest living cat. The Guinness World Records confirmed that Flossie, a beautiful brown and black, looks just as good and is just as playful as...

Unconditional Freedom Releases New Documentary

This month, Unconditional Freedom released a new documentary exploring its environmental and social projects. In their own words, Unconditional Freedom creates programs to "provide the reflection, nourishment and tools necessary to restore human dignity." They tackle areas as varied as the...

Thanksgiving: Large Turkeys in Short Supply

Since the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth, turkey has been a tradition. Over the years, it has, therefore, become almost unimaginable to celebrate the holiday without it. Even vegans and vegetarians have some sort of meat-free replacement...

Historic Deal to Help Countries Worst-Hit by Climate Change

COP27 reached a historic decision to create a fund to help developing countries cope with the consequences of catastrophic climate change.

Humans Can Communicate With Cats by Blinking, Scientists Say

A study on cat-human interactions has confirmed that cat owners can communicate with their pet cats by blinking. Scientists observed cat-human interactions and were able to confirm that this act of blinking slowly makes humans more approachable by cats while cats...

Tuvalu Island Turns to Metaverse as It Disappears

Tuvalu, a small island nation in the South Pacific, has announced plans to digitally replicate itself in the metaverse. A full-scale digital version of the microstate will be built amid fears that Tuvalu will be entirely submerged by rising...

UNESCO Conference in Greece Delves Into Impact of Overtourism

November 17th was the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Marking the event is an international, two-day conference that started at Delphi, Greece. The forum is entitled “The Next 50—The future of World Heritage in challenging times enhancing...

Climate Change Kills More Elephants than Poaching, Kenya Says

Wildlife and Tourism officials in Kenya say that climate change is killing more elephants in Kenya than poaching. It also poses the biggest threat to the conservation of their lives. The illegal slaughter of elephants in search for ivory in Kenya used...

Environmental Groups Challenge Offshore Gas Exploration by Greece

Environmental groups in Greece have challenged the decision to start gas exploration west and southwest of Crete, saying that dangers to the marine environment have not been adequately assessed. Greenpeace, WWF, and the Pelagos Cetological Research Institute have been attempting...

Miniature Horses on Rhodes Threatened by Extinction

A unique breed of only eleven miniature horses, known as the Rhodian Pony, found only on the island of Rhodes, is threatened by extinction. Efforts to save the breed began in 2001 when the organization Phaethon was established. The non-profit, based...