Archive for the ‘Animals’ Category

Pando, One of the world’s largest organisms is shrinking

The Pando aspen grove, located in central Utah, is the largest organism on the planet by weight. From the surface, it may look like a forest that spans more than 100 U.S. football fields, but each tree shares the exact same DNA and is connected to its clonal brethren through an elaborate underground root system. […]

Wide-eyed glare scares raptors: From laboratory evidence to applied management

Raptors are one of the most important causes of fatalities due to their collisions with aircrafts as well as being the main victims of collisions with constructions. They are difficult to deter because they are not influenced by other airspace users or ground predators. Because vision is the primary sensory mode of many diurnal raptors, […]

Plants communicate distress using their own kind of nervous system

Plants may lack brains, but they have a nervous system, of sorts. And now, plant biologists have discovered that when a leaf gets eaten, it warns other leaves by using some of the same signals as animals. The new work is starting to unravel a long-standing mystery about how different parts of a plant communicate […]

No more rats: New Zealand to exterminate all introduced predators

The New Zealand government has announced a “world-first” project to make the nation predator free by 2050. The prime minister, John Key, said on Monday it would undertake a radical pest extermination programme – which if successful would be a global first – aiming to wipe out the introduced species of rats, stoats and possums […]

Killer cats are killing

“In Athens-Clarke County, we found that about 30 per cent of the sampled cats were successful in capturing and killing prey, and that those cats averaged about one kill for every 17 hours outdoors or 2.1 kills per week. “It was also surprising to learn that cats only brought 23 per cent of their kills […]

Lasers on sharks!!!

Last month, marine biologist Luke Tipple, armed with a career in the study of sharks, accepted the request from handheld laser manufacturers, Wicked Lasers, to attach a Wicked Lasers laser beam to a shark’s fin, which he did with success. On a diving trip in the Bahamas, he fit a laser device onto a lemon […]

Blamed for dwindeling amount of bees, Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm

Monsanto, the massive biotechnology company being blamed for contributing to the dwindling bee population, has bought up one of the leading bee collapse research organizations. Recently banned from Poland with one of the primary reasons being that the company’s genetically modified corn may be devastating the dying bee population, it is evident that Monsanto is […]

Birding News and Features — eBird

If you’re a birdwatcher, eBird is the site for you to go – huge maps of species and countries, you can follow the birds as they’re reported in by other eBirders. Birding News and Features — eBird.

Litter Kwitter Cat / Kitten toilet training system

This is bizarre – teach your cat to use your toilet bowl to take it’s shits and pisses, and never have to clean the litter again! YouTube – Litter Kwitter Cat / Kitten toilet training system amazing.

The Future is Here! Vat-grown meat!

SCIENTISTS have grown meat in the laboratory for the first time. Experts in Holland used cells from a live pig to replicate growth in a petri dish. The advent of so-called “in-vitro” or cultured meat could reduce the billions of tons of greenhouse gases emitted each year by farm animals — if people are willing […]

Donkey basketball

What a fantastic concept: basketball on donkeyback – 4 vs 4. Of course PETA has a problem, but then again, what do they know about animals?

Sharks in your nightclub

Of course, the ignoramusses at PETA – who kill animals to make you pay them – are against this (and very special care indeed is being taken with the sharks) but I think it’s a totally awesome idea: Sharks under you as you dance.

PETA’s Pet Slaughterhouse

Quite incredibly it seems that not only did PETA only find homes for 7 out of some 2216 animals given into it’s care over 2008, it killed the rest! Of course, in order to showcase just how inhumane people can be, they went and killed a whole load of animals to make commercials showing how […]

The floating plastic ducks

I’ve been following this story for years now – tens of thousands of plastic ducks which had gone overboard during a storm in 1992 are still being tracked, and are looking likely to wash up on the UK coasts. Apparently these ducks are now being sold for $500,- a piece. Leave them alone though! Let […]

China to build huge dragon

China is currently building the world’s largest dragon. It will be 30 feet high at the head, and the metal structure will be 13 miles long.

Superlions in unique habitat

An interesting story of how lions and buffalo got stuck together on an island, making the lions change their hunting tactics and due to the richness of their only food source, grow to huge proportions. A strange mini-ecology.

Attractive cockroach robot

A tiny robot which smells like a cockroach can make them gather together allowing us to annhilate loads of them in one fell swoop. Now can we get human pheremones working please?

Stop shooting pigs with exploding bullets

PETA wants this crime to be stopped right NOW!

Why animal testing is important

Did some enlightened pharmacologist allow six people to get instantly critically ill because they decided NOT to test on animals before? Yup, that’s why we like lab rats.

Death to gray squirrels!

This site will teach you how to become a gray squirrel hunting machine in no time!

Giant Squid caught on camera

For the first time ever, live giant squids – sea monsters up to 18 metres large – have been caught live on camera. Our current knowledge of these animals was based on dead ones that occassionaly wash up on shore…

Zombie dogs

US Researchers have managed to drain the blood from a dog, replace it with a saline solution, thereby officially killing the dog and then, using electric shocks, oxygen and replacing the blood, bring it back to life… several times. Apparently none the worse for wear. They want to use this technology to store soldiers with […]

Dead Frog Webserver

Absolutely not for the faint hearted of us. Damon Hearst + technology.

Screw AIBO

I want a cutey lovely little Necoro robopussy – that would be cat, you dirty minded people you… [links to .mov file]

Lion kicks shit out of 42 Cambodian midgets

Spectators cheered as entire Cambodian Midget Fighting League squared off against African Lion Tickets had been sold-out three weeks before the much anticipated fight, which took place in the city of Kâmpóng Chhnãng. The fight was slated when an angry fan contested Yang Sihamoni, President of the CMFL, claiming that one lion could defeat his […]

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