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100 Million-Year-Old Skeleton Holds Secrets to Prehistoric Research

A giant skeleton of a marine reptile discovered in Australia, believed to be one hundred million years old, seems to hold secrets into prehistoric life. The skeleton was unearthed by a group of three amateur fossil hunters while on a...

2,500 Seals Found Dead in Russia

On Monday, a senior Russian environmental official said that 2,500 or more seals were washed up dead on the shores of Russia. According to the official, oxygen deprivation was the likely cause of the mass deaths. The seal corpses were...

Last Known Tasmanian Tiger Remains Found in Museum Cupboard

The remains of the last known Tasmanian tiger, believed to have been lost for the last eighty-five years, have been found in an Australian museum. The discovery of the bones and skull of the last existing thylacine was made in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A Fox Pays a Surprise Visit to the Acropolis in Athens

A fox visited the Acropolis in Athens recently. This rare incident was captured on video footage uploaded to TikTok. Marieta Fotinou's video shows a fox ambling down Dionysios Aeropagitou, a pedestrian thoroughfare beneath the Acropolis. Despite these animals being observed...

The Rescue Dog That Creates Art

A one-eared rescue dog named Van Gogh is creating art with his tongue at a Connecticut rescue, as reported by CNN on Wednesday. Van Gogh can certainly do many tricks like many other dogs, but he is getting a lot...

Rats Trained to Rescue Earthquake Survivors

Rats are now being trained to facilitate the rescue of survivors. The anticipated collapse of buildings due to a variety of natural disasters such as earthquakes that leave many trapped inside is what prompted the idea. The project of a...

Whale’s Majestic Move Brings Dramatic End to Marine Rescue

A whale’s majestic move has brought a dramatic end to a marine rescue mission off the coast of Texada Island in Western Canada. The mammal was intertwined last Friday in the ropes of a large buoy from prawn-harvesting gear. Canadian officials...

The History of Horses in Ancient Greece

Horses in Ancient Greece have always held particular significance, and they played an almost mythological role in its history. The ancient Greeks looked upon them as the noblest of creatures and, as such, they became a permanent feature of...