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Humans and Wild Apes Share Common Sign Language

Some apes, like wild chimps and bonobos, use gestures to communicate, and humans can understand these gestures since they are based on a common language. This is the finding of an experiment in which volunteers watched videos of apes and...

New Pill Treats Diabetic Cats Without Daily Insulin Shots

Bexacat, the first FDA-approved orally administered drug for diabetic cats that have not already received insulin treatment, will be available in the United States soon. The drug, in the form of bexagliflozin tablets, is intended specifically for cats with...

Greek Stray Dog Stands Guard by His Fallen Friend in Heartbreaking Video

A stray dog stood guard by his fallen friend in the middle of the road in footage filmed on Monday on Crete. The footage, shot by a female driver in Heraklion, shows the animal standing by his friend and not...

Lone Wolf Spotted Swimming in the Sea Off Greece

A lone wolf was spotted by surprised fishermen swimming in the Aegean Sea off Magnesia, located in Central Greece. The men on the fishing boat were caught by surprise to see the wolf at such a great distance from the...

Child Buried With 142 Dogs in Ancient Egyptian Necropolis

Egypt's sands have revealed many treasures over the ages, but, more recently, archaeologists digging in a necropolis close to Cairo discovered something that has them scratching their heads. Experts found the bones of an eight-year-old child carefully spread out...

Four Dinosaur Species Found in Chile

An inhospitable valley in Chilean Patagonia that has emerged over the past decade as a significant fossil deposit has revealed the fossilized bones of four different species of dinosaurs. This includes a megaraptor, according to a study published on...

Horse Diving Was a Real Thing

Horse diving is something that many people have never heard of. From the late 1800s to the end of World War II, this strange and now-forgotten stunt was a crowd favorite in the United States. Horse diving was performed by...

The Peacock in Greek Mythology Was Ancient Symbol of Royalty, Power

The peacock plays a role in ancient Greek mythology as the symbol of the goddess Hera, the consort of Zeus. Originally from India, where they were symbolic of royalty, they were later brought to ancient Babylon by Indian traders...

Dogecoin Dog Makes Miraculous Recovery

Dogecoin Dog is making a miraculous recovery. The Shiba Inu was seventeen years old when it became famous as the basis for the "Doge" meme. On Christmas Eve, the dog's owner, Atsuko Sato, posted a series of Instagram updates claiming...

Canadian Polar Bears Disappearing Rapidly

A recent survey found that populations of polar bears in the western Canadian Arctic, including the western section of Hudson Bay, are rapidly declining. Specifically, the populations of female bears and young bears have dropped drastically. Each year for the...

Graveyard of Fossilized Shark Teeth Found in Indian Ocean

A graveyard of fossilized shark teeth was found nearly 5.3 miles below the Indian Ocean, according to researchers from Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The researchers discovered the teeth in October during a month-long voyage along Indonesia's...

Stranded Dolphins Discovered With Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Three species of dolphins found stranded in the Scottish coastal waters were identified by researchers with brain issues related to Alzheimer's disease in humans. The dolphins were part of a pod, or group, of other twenty-two odontocetes. The brains of...

A Hippopotamus Swallowed and Spat Out Two-Year-Old Child Alive

A rogue hippopotamus in southwestern Uganda, attacked and swallowed half the body of a two-year-old child but miraculously spat him out while still alive. According to a statement from the Uganda police force, the little boy identified as Iga Paul...

Sea Turtles an Endangered Species in Greece, Conservationists Warn

Conservationists have warned that sea turtles in Greece and the wider Mediterranean region are an endangered species. Specifically, the loggerhead sea turtle, also known as the Caretta caretta, is under threat. The warning was given by the Mediterranean Association to...

World’s Oldest DNA—Scientists Uncover Forest Full of Mastodons

In a region known as Peary Land at the northern tip of Greenland, researchers uncovered an ancient ecosystem containing two-million-year-old DNA—the world's oldest known thus far. The area is now nothing but a polar desert. However, it once was home...