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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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Chicken nuggets contain very little meat.

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

New Animal Found: How’d We Miss This Cutie?!

(ANIMAL DISCOVERY) The Animal Kingdom welcomes a new member to it’s family. For the first time in thirty-five years, scientists from the Smithsonian Institute discovered a new species of carnivore mammal called the olinguito. Weighing only two pounds, the smallest member of the raccoon family lives in the treetops of the Andes Mountains. For decades, […]

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<p>A woolly mammoth at Victoria BC's Royal Museum. Photo Credit: Flickr</p>

The Next Frankenstein? Scientist Resurrects Extinct Species

(ANIMAL SCIENCE) Although cloning dogs, cross-breeding, genetically-modified food, and Petri dish-grown organs can be ethically questionable,  it seems society is accepting these scientific advances as the norm. Scientists everywhere are jumping on the opportunity to create, destroy, patent, and profit. With many experimental motives in question, it’s important that we monitor their progression, and if […]

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<p>Judging by the size of its teeth, the "Devil-Tooth" shark was around three-and-a-half feet long - slightly smaller than a leopard shark (pictured above). Photo Credit: Corbis via Daily Mail</p>

Satan Shark Discovery Shocks Scientists

(ANIMAL SCIENCE) A new prehistoric shark species has been discovered in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Diablodontus michaeledmundi, also known as “Devil Tooth,” had dangerously sharp teeth and hook-shaped head spikes, giving the creature a somewhat demonic appearance. Scientists suspect the horn-like protrusions evolved either for self-defense or for attracting potential mates. In addition to their devilish prongs, these unique predators also had […]

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