(ENVIRONMENT) One study suggests that the spices in curry such as coriander and tumeric can reduce the amount of methane produced by bacteria in sheep's stomach. Researchers hope that the spices can work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cows and sheep in the future. — Global Animal
(DOG GENETICS) While the physical difference between a great dane and a chihuahua is apparent, the genetic makeup of all dog breeds is pretty much the same. In fact, there are only seven genetic variations that differentiate the thousands of dog breeds living today. — Global Animal
(HONEYBEE SCIENCE) A new strain of honeybee has learned to groom other bees in the hive to keep varroa mites, the mites which kill entire colonies of honeybees, out of the nest. But will this 'groomer bee' be enough to help save the honeybees? — Global Animal
MICHIGAN- Forget the nagging wife clichés – a gnawing dog may be good for your health. A drunk man who'd passed out woke to find his toe chewed off by his pet terrier. Good thing, because it led to a diabetes diagnosis. This dog, like many others, seems to have the ability to detect illness.
AUSTRALIA– What turtles may lack in speed, they can certainly make up in distance, new satellite data shows. In a quest for the perfect nesting site, three small loggerhead turtles swam about 2,000 miles over five months in search of the best place to breed. That's patience and persistence!
In a remarkable example of David and Goliath proportions, a recent study found that certain ants in Africa can keep any animal, including elephants, away for Acacia trees of their choosing. For all their size, elephants walk a wide circle around trees where ants stake their claim. That's some serious bragging rights for an insect.
(WILDLIFE) Here's a fascinating finding about chimps – you're more likely to share being left or right-handed with a chimpanzee of your gender than your spouse. Read how a chimp's preference for one hand over the other represents another trait chimpanzees share with people, right down to the disparities between gender.
CANADA– Read how Canada's first apex predator, the anomalocaris canadensis, may not have had the bite that its fearsome looks imply.
INDIA - A huge deposit of amber has been found in India. Encased in this amber are insects from 50 million years ago; insects that survived the dinosaurs, and predate mammals. Could this discovery lead to a 'Jurassic Park' incident?