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200 Stranded Whales Die In Australia

On Thursday, wildlife specialists saved 32 of the 230 whales that had been discovered stranded on Tasmania, an island state in Australia, the previous day. According to the Tasmanian Department of Natural Resources and Environment, it was assumed Wednesday that...

Scientists Calculated The Population Of Ants: 2.5 Million For Every Human

An astounding twenty quadrillion ants, or 2.5 million for every human, are thought to exist worldwide, according to scientists. This is the most detailed evaluation of the ant population to date. Ants are insects that have colonized practically every...

World’s Oldest Heart Discovered in Ancient Fish

Within a preserved ancient fish estimated to be about 380 million years old, scientists found a heart. According to scientists, the specimen is indicative of a crucial stage in the development of the blood-pump organ present in all vertebrate creatures,...

Snakes Were Used to Heal the Sick in Ancient Greece

Snakes have held significant roles in the mythology of many ancient cultures, including in ancient Greece, where they were even used to heal the sick. Around the world, the reptiles are often seen as symbols of healing, transformation, or fertility....

Kangaroo Kills Man in Australia for the First Time Since 1936

A man in Australia died on Monday after being attacked by a kangaroo he had been keeping as a pet. It is believed this is the first fatal attack by a kangaroo on a human since 1936. A relative found...

Dolphins Form Largest Alliance Network After Humans, Study Finds

An international team of scientists led by experts at the University of Bristol has revealed that male bottlenose dolphins establish the largest known multi-level alliance network outside of humans. These cooperative interactions between groups facilitate male access to a scarce...

‘Immortal Jellyfish’ May Have the Secret of Life in its Genes

Scientists have unlocked the hereditary code of the "immortal jellyfish," which has the ability to repeatedly return to its juvenile larval form, and therefore it can live forever. Being the only species that is capable of repetitively rejuvenating itself after...

Picture of Ape Cuddling a Pet Mongoose Takes Internet by Storm

This photo of an ape apparently cuddling a baby mongoose like a treasured pet has become viral and is now a candidate for the best wildlife photo in one of the world's most prestigious competitions. The photo was taken by...

The Most Dramatic Chase in Documentary History

Dubbed as the most dramatic chase in documentary history, the following scene was captured on a beach on Fernandina Island, one of the unspoiled volcanic Galápagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador, by the production team of BBC's Planet...

113 Million Year Old Dinosaur Footprints Found in Arid Texas River

Dinosaur footprints more than 113 million years old have been found in a Texas river whose waters are receding due to severe summer drought. A video and pictures of the enormous prints in the mucky Paluxy River riverbed were posted...

Extinct Tasmanian Tiger to be Brought Back to Life

Almost 100 years after its extinction, scientists at The University of Melbourne are ready to try and bring the Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) back to life. The species has been declared extinct since the 1930s. The initiative now has a partnership...

4,000 Dogs Rescued from Animal Experimentation Facility

  Almost 4,000 dogs need new homes after being rescued from a facility in Virginia that sold them for drug experiments in laboratories. The facility has now been shut down due to abuses of animal rights, and organizations are working to...

Gang Member Monkey Executed In Japan

A monkey was executed in Japan for being part of an animal "gang" who were repeatedly attacking humans. The macaque monkey was recently located and executed by a group of specially commissioned hunters in Japan. The "monkey gang" has...

Ancient Greek Mathematical Formula Reveals Cutest Dog Breeds

An ancient Greek formula, known as the Golden Ratio that was used to identify "physical perfection" was recently adopted by pet experts to identify the cutest dog breeds. The mathematical equation, that compares the measurements, ratios, and symmetry of facial...

Rare Walking Shark Spotted on Land

A shark that was recently filmed for the Discovery Channel walking outside the water on land left viewers astounded. Adventurer Forrest Galante documented the species, named the epaulette shark, for the Island of the Walking Sharks program as part of...