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Same-Sex Marriage Legal In The U.S. & The Animal Kingdom?

(CULTURE/ANIMAL KINGDOM) Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote that all 50 states cannot ban same-sex marriage–a historic victory for what many have called the “defining civil rights challenge of our time.” Not only does the Supreme Court and 60 percent of Americans— an all-time high—support gay marriage, but so does […]

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<p>Mother goats remember their kids' voices a year after separation. Photo Credit: Brian Squibb</p>

A Mama Goat Never Forgets

(MOTHER’S DAY/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Many mammal moms recognize their babies’ cries during the post-birth and nursing periods, but it can be difficult to observe whether those bonds last over time. However, according to new research, mother goats are able to recognize their babies’ bleats at least a year after separation. Read on to learn more about […]

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<p>What type of music does your pet prefer? Photo Credit: Shutterstock</p>

Does Your Pet Like Your Music?

(PETS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) We hate to break it to you, but your cat might not like that Radiohead CD you always play. Scientists have been able to pinpoint what types of music different animals prefer, and surprisingly it has more to do with the size of the animal than their relative temperament. Read more to find […]

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<p>Animals like Santino the chimp from Sweden have displayed the ability to "mental time travel". Photo Credit: Corbis</p>

Are Animals Capable Of Mental Time Travel?

(ANIMAL SCIENCE/CHIMPS) Santino, a chimpanzee from Sweden, has grown famous for his unruly habit of throwing rocks at passing tourists. Over time, he even learned to hide the rocks behind his back and stand a few feet away from the humans to pass himself off as well-intentioned. His behavior led animal experts to delve further […]

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Man’s Best Friend Or Man’s Best Man?

(ANIMAL WELFARE/SCIENCE) Gregory Berns and his research team has successfully trained dogs to sit still for long enough in an MRI Scanner to receive a clear image of their brains. Images have proven dogs are more like people than we think, especially when considering brain activity in the specific brain region called the caudate nucleus. […]

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Chickens are not the only animals who could possibly predict earthquakes. Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Half Chicken, Half Disgusting

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) If you needed one more reason to quit chicken nuggets, well here it is! Researchers in Mississippi found two nuggets from two national fast food chains that were made up of 50 percent “good” chicken meat, and 50 percent of the grossest ingredients one can imagine. Sure, they were just two nuggets, as detractors […]

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Whales still get hit despite ship speed regulations and observation systems. Photo Credit: Discovery

Ear Wax Tells Whale’s Tale

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL SCIENCE) The endangered blue whale’s ear wax could be the key to saving the beloved species. Scientists from Texas have analyzed a 10-foot-long earplug retrieved from a blue whale who passed away due to a collision with a ship off the coast of Santa Barbara, California in 2007. Like a tree’s rings, the ear […]

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<p>Smithsonian scientists discover a new carnivorous mammal species in the western hemisphere called the olinguito. PHOTO CREDIT: Smithsonian.com</p>

Meet the World’s Latest Animal Discovery

(ANIMAL DISCOVERY) The animal kingdom got a lot cuter this week, thanks to researchers at the Smithsonian. The Museum of Natural History announced a new species of mammal on Thursday called the olinguito. A member of the raccoon family, the olinguito was discovered in the treetops of South America’s Andes mountain range. Dr. Kristofer Helgen, the […]

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