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Venus the ‘two-faced’ cat (Video)

Venus the 'two-faced' cat

Venus the chimera cat has a face you’ll remember. In fact, she looks rather two-faced. Her left eye is green while her right is blue. And the left side of her face is covered in black fur while the right is orange. Venus was found on a North Carolina dairy farm in 2009, and her owner was drawn to her ... Read More »

Researchers simulate the gait of ancient arachnid (Video)

Researchers simulate the gait of ancient arachnid

A new video based on fossils of a 410-million-year-old arachnid uses computer animation to recreate the animal walking. The arachnid belonged to the extinct order Trigonotarbida, and was a member of the Devonian genus Palaeocharinus, which was one of the first predators on land. Scientists from the University of Manchester and the Museum für Naturkunde used exceptionally preserved fossils from the ... Read More »

Scientists turn to satellite monitoring to count polar bear populations

Scientists turn to satellite monitoring to count polar bear populations

For polar bears, iconic Arctic animals that are coping with diminished sea ice and a rapidly-changing habitat, population numbers are important. But for biologists trying to learn those numbers, the job of counting white bears in a vast white landscape is difficult, expensive and sometimes dangerous. Now, polar bear researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and other organizations have found ... Read More »

Researchers Discover Thousands of Dinosaur Footprints in Alaska

Researchers Discover Thousands of Dinosaur Footprints in Alaska

Dinosaur Track Site has been discovered by the Alaska’s Denali National Park. The track site suggests that many dinosaurs might have walked through the track. The fossil evidence has furthermore strengthened the conviction that Dinosaur lived at the polar latitudes at the end of the Cretaceous Age. The researchers have estimated the time to be around 70 million years while ... Read More »

Australia : Rescuers free beached whale

Australia : Rescuers free beached whale

A whale that stranded on the southern Gold Coast on Tuesday night has been successfully ‘relaunched’ by Sea World staff this morning. The marine rescuer workers first tried to rescue the juvenile humpback yesterday, after it beached at Palm Beach late on Tuesday. But authorities struggled to move it offshore during yesterday’s high tide, and were forced to suspend the ... Read More »

Researchers watch photosynthesis in action

Researchers watch photosynthesis in action

A new study has shown the first snapshots of photosynthesis in action as it splits water into protons, electrons and oxygen, the process that maintains Earth’s oxygen atmosphere. Petra Fromme, lead author of the research said that this study is the first step towards their ultimate goal of unraveling the secrets of water splitting and obtaining molecular movies of biomolecules. Read More »

Pesticides now linked to declining bird populations, Dutch study

Pesticides now linked to declining bird populations, Dutch study

A STUDY out of the Netherlands has found a correlation between declines in farmland bird populations and use of neonicotinoid pesticides. The analysis, reported in the journal Nature indicates that pesticide use may reduce the amount of prey available to birds, and suggests that neonicotinoids pose an even greater risk to wildlife than previously anticipated. Nature reports although recent studies ... Read More »

Whale carcass near Canso Causeway, Report

Whale carcass near Canso Causeway, Report

Some whale experts are trying to figure out what to do with the remains of a 14-metre fin whale that was found along the shores of Port Hastings, N.S. last week. The whale is now beached just a few hundred metres from the Canso Causeway’s swing bridge, and a group from the Marine Animal Rescue Society has travelled to Port ... Read More »