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Japanese Researchers' Banana Peel Study Wins Ig Nobel Award
Offbeat  (tags: research, scientists, discovery, interesting, off-beat, humor )

Naoko
- 3 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A team of Japanese scientists earned the Ig Nobel Physics Prize for detailing the hazards of stepping on a banana peel in their paper titled "Frictional Coefficient under Banana Skin."
Longitude Prize 2014: The Challenges
Offbeat  (tags: inventors, scientists, Research UK, solutions, Longitude Prize 2014 )

Ray
- 123 days ago - bbc.co.uk
To commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the original Longitude Prize (for the invention of a clock that could keep time at sea), a new prize has been launched to encourage inventors and scientists to find solutions to six key problems facing the world.
Animal Research 'Pledge on Openness' Agreed
Offbeat  (tags: bio-industry, scientists, science, research, animals )

Ray
- 130 days ago - bbc.co.uk
UK animal researchers have signed a pledge to be transparent about the nature of their experiments, The Concordat on Openness on Animal Research has initially been signed by 72 organisations, including universities, bio-industry companies,
Ageing Research: Could New Blood Be the Secret to Youth?
Offbeat  (tags: scientists, research, humans, Ageing, blood, secret to youth )

Ray
- 141 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The secret to reversing the ageing process could lie in the blood of the young, according to new research. Scientists, who have been experimenting on mice, have discovered older animals got stronger,
EXPOSED: Whales Exploited in Circus-Style Shows By SEA LIFE
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Borg
- 157 days ago - us6.campaign-archive2.com
A painstaking CAPS investigation, carried out over the last six months, has revealed the cruel exploitation of beluga whales, who are forced to perform degrading, circus-style tricks for screaming audiences in SEA LIFE's "Beluga Whale Theatre" in Shanghai
Scientists Think They'Ve Found a Lost Continent in the Indian Ocean
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Tamara
- 573 days ago - socialreader.com
William Blake saw the universe in a grain of sand. A team of geologists saw a continent. In a paper published online Monday in Nature Geoscience, an international research team reports that it has found evidence of a lost "micro continent" in the Indian
Laboratory Cruelty You Were O Meant to See.
Offbeat  (tags: Animal testing, cruelty, dogs, cats, suffering, media, cover-up, abuse, protection, scientists, humans, pets )

Borg
- 892 days ago - animalexperimentspictures.com
Researchers do not want the general public to know what really happens behind the closed doors of their animal testing laboratories - they have too much to hide! GRAPHIC IMAGES !!
Fungus Behind America's Bat Die-Off Traced Back to Europe
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, bats, science, US, Canada, Europe, animals, scientists )

Raymond
- 893 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
The mysterious deaths of millions of bats in the United States and Canada over the past several years were caused by a fungus that hitchhiked from Europe, scientists reported Monday.
Samantha Garvey, Homeless Teen Up For Prestigious Intel Science Prize, Gets A House
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BarbCat
- 982 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. -- Samantha Garvey and her family had been living in a shelter for several days when they got word the 17-year-old aspiring marine biologist had made it to the semifinals of the prestigious national Intel science competition.
Earthquake Noticed By Animals First
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BarbCat
- 1124 days ago - care2.com
You may have heard stories from pet owners about their pets acting strangely right before an earthquake, or at least have heard about them in the media. Such incidents have been reported since 373 B.C. in Greece, when rats, weasels and snakes abandoned
DNA Profiling to Help Stop Illegal Tiger Trafficking
Offbeat  (tags: scientists, studies, edinburh zoo, learning tiger dna, illegal trafficking )

Simone
- 1190 days ago - local.stv.tv
Scientists are visiting Edinburgh Zoo to learn how to use tiger DNA to stop illegal trafficking of the endangered animals. The experts are taking part in three weeks of training in the hope that they will be able to set up a profiling system in South
Human Studies Might Benefit Zoo Animals
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Brittany
- 1264 days ago - dispatch.com
Research on third shift workers is helping zoo's better care for their nocternal primate's.
Bonobos Are Smarter Than You Think
Offbeat  (tags: AnimalWelfare, conservation, endangered, habitat, wildanimals, interesting, research, scientists, study, funny, off-beat, unusual )

Shirley
- 1313 days ago - healthypets.mercola.com
Can these animals actually understand English?
HOW MUCH DO ANIMALS REALLY KNOW?
Offbeat  (tags: research, science, interesting, society, news, education, animals, animalwelfare, environment, GoodNews, suffering, humans, society, discovery, research, study, scientists, wildlife, humans, interesting, society, news )

Brittany
- 1342 days ago - animalintelligence.org
Scientists are seeing evidence of higher mental abilities in a wider range of animals.
 

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