Beagle Dog

Dogs get stressed out every time they’re left alone.
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It may suck leaving your pup at home every day, but canine experts say it«s even worse for your dog. They»re called man’s best friend for a reason and, unlike people, do not always get over the separation anxiety so easily.
According to a report from IFLScience, dogs get stressed the moment they realize their owner is gone. Even more significantly, some dogs remain very stressed the whole time, only calming down when their owners walk back in the house.
«When stress levels increase — a dog«s heart rate, respiratory functions, and levels of stress hormones, such as cortisol — are also likely to rise,» Battersea Dogs and Cats Home»s Canine Behaviorist and Welfare Team (CBWT) explained. “The first 30 minutes after being left alone is usually the most stressful time for the majority of dogs. However, fo… Read more

Plastic Bags – The Environmental Scourge

CHONGQING, CHINA — APRIL 2: (CHINA OUT) A scavenger picks up plastic bags at an open dump on April 2, 2008 in Chongqing Municipality, China.
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This caterpillar is commercially bred to be used as fishing bait, but a new research shows that it might serve a larger environmental purpose in solving widespread plastic pollution.
According to a report from Phys Org, scientists discovered that the wax worm was found to have the ability to biodegrade polyethylene, which is known to be one of the most commonly used and toughest plastics in the world. The wax worm lives as parasites in bee colonies.
The discovery kicked off when amateur beekeeper Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria (CSIC) was taking out wax worms from her beehives. While the wax worms were temporarily in a plastic shopping bag, Bertocchini found i… Read more

Sudan

Sudan, 43, the last male northern white rhino, is certainly under a lot of pressure. Although there are still two existing female northern white rhinos in the world — — 17-year-old Satu and 27-year-old Najin — the trio are unable to breed naturally. Northern white rhinos are classified as critically endangered species.
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The very last male northern white rhino has joined Tinder. Unlike many others who is on the dating application to have fun, the rhino, named Sudan, is making a last-ditch effort to save his species from extinction.
According to a report from the Associated Press, the campaign is called «The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World» and is a partnership between Kenyan wildlife group Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Tinder dating application.
«I don’t mean to be too forward, but the fate of the species literally depends on me,» Sud… Read more

Dinosaur eggs

Fossilized dinosaur eggs were recently unearthed in south China.
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Archaeologists got their hands on five dinosaur egg fossils that managed to stand the test of time from the late Cretaceous period 70 million years ago.
According to a report from China Central Television (CCTV), the fossilized eggs were unearthed from a construction site near the city of Foshan, south China’s Guangdong Province. The five dinosaur shells were buried in red sandstone roughly seven to eight meters underground, with each fossil measuring at 13 to 14 centimeters in diameter.
«We found five eggs: three were destroyed, but they are still visible,» archaeologist Qiu Licheng said. «The other two have their imprints on the stone. The eggs were round in shape, belonging to phytophagous dinosaurs.»
Archaeologists date these eggs from phytophagous dinosaurs to be 70 million y… Read more

Turtle eggs

The Burmese roofed turtle (Batagur trivittata) is so rare that in 2014, only one egg from the critically endangered species was found. It’s estimated that there are only five remaining Burmese roofed turtles in the wild.
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Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Turtle Survival Alliance have stumbled upon the Easter eggs of a lifetime. They have discovered 44 eggs of the Burmese roofed turtle, one of the rarest reptiles in the world.
According to a report from Seeker, the Burmese roofed turtle ( Batagur trivittata ) is so rare that in 2014, only one egg from the critically endangered species was found. Only five remaining Burmese roofed turtles are left in the wild.
Steven Platt, a regional herpetologist at WCS Myanmar, said the major breakthrough doesn’t end with the discovery of the rare turtle eggs, they still have to determin… Read more

Penguins

Two of the most common species of penguins in Antarctica have experienced severe decline due to climate change.
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A new study by the non-profit organization Oceanites, in collaboration with researchers from Stony Brook University in New York and NASA, revealed that two of the most common species of penguins in Antarctica have experienced a severe decline due to climate change.
The study, dubbed as the «State of Antarctic Penguin» report 2017, showed that the population of Antarctic penguins has dropped by over 25 percent on average over the past 20 years. Sadly, both the adélie penguin population in Petermann Island and the chinstrap colony at Baily Head on Deception Island experience more than 50 percent decline.
“In one generation, I have personally witnessed the precipitous decline of once-abundant Adélie and chinstrap penguin populati… Read more

Naked Mole Rat

The naked mole rat can live without oxygen for as long as 18 minutes.
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The bizarre-looking naked mole rat may be the butt of jokes, but its strangeness includes a host of seemingly miraculous health «superpowers» like not getting too old and being practically impervious to cancer.
Well, add another superpower to the mix. Apparently, the naked mole rat can live without oxygen for a whopping 18 minutes.
According to a report from New Scientist, researchers placed the naked mole rat in a chamber that contains just 5 percent of oxygen. This amount is alarmingly low with less than a quarter of what«s usually found in the air. Neither mice nor humans can survive such conditions, but it»s no problem for naked mole rats. In fact, the researchers even stopped the experiment after five hours.
So they upped the ante, placing the creatures in a chamber that contains… Read more

Washington’s National Zoo Previews ‘American Trail’ Exhibit

DNA from two feces samples confirmed that a she-wolf has indeed settled in the West of Jutland. In addition, a footage also showed the she-wolf roaming together with another wolf, implying that the she-wolf has found her mate.
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After 200 years, a wolf pack is once again roaming wild in Denmark.  There had been no verified wild wolf sighting in Denmark since 1812 until a male wolf ( grey wolf) was spotted in the Jutland peninsula north of Germany in 2012.
Wolves are known to roam in groups, so the scientists in Denmark started to look for more members of the pack. Since 2012, they have spotted a total of five different wolves in the County, one of which is a she-wolf.
According to Copenhagen Post, DNA from two feces samples confirmed that a she-wolf has indeed settled in the West of Jutland. In addition, a footage also showed the she-wolf roaming together with a… Read more

Canadian Goose

As per Humane Society Organization, there is a federal law that protects Canada geese, and nearly all bird species in the U.S. However, in some cases, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) gives individual permits to kill geese on one property.
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A goose with an arrow lodged on its neck has been spotted walking on various locations in Amherst, New York.
A video sent by a News 4 viewer showed the goose walking casually as if not caring about the sharp object pierced on its neck.
According to News 4, members of the SPCA in Erie County and the Department of Environmental Conservation have been trying to catch the goose on the loose to remove the arrow. However, they remain unsuccessful.

Because the goose remains elusive, it«s not known yet how it got pierced and how long has it been since. The big question however is that despite the goose»s situation, it appears t… Read more

Physical Activity Can Lower Risk of Heart Damage, Says New Study

According to a new study, physical activity can lower the risk of myocardial damage in middle-aged and older adults and reduce the levels of myocardial damage in people who are obese.

Physical activity is inversely associated with chronic subclinical myocardial damage, according to a study by Florido et al . Image credit: Skeeze.
“Physical activity is associated with reduced risk of heart failure, particularly among obese people,” the team behind the study said.
“Heart failure may be caused by subclinical myocardial damage, in which there is damage to the heart muscle but a patient does not show sign or symptoms.”
The scientists studied 9,427 participants aged 45-64 years without cardiovascular disease and a body mass index of more than 18.5 kg/m2.
Physical activity was categorized per American H… Read more

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