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If We Could Engineer Animals to Be as Smart as HumansâEUR"Should We?
Science & Tech  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animalwelfare, animals, wildanimals, wildlife, pets, GeneticEngineering )

Glenn
- 2 days ago - singularityhub.com
Advances in neural implants and genetic engineering suggest that in the not-too-distant future we may be able to boost human intelligence. If thatâEUR(TM)s true, could weâEUR"and should weâEUR"bring our animal cousins along for the ride?
From Live Science: Severe Winter Weather Forces Alligators To Snorkel In Order To Survive
Science & Tech  (tags: Severe Winter Weather, Ice Covered Swamps, Threat To Wildlife, Alligators, Habitat Dangerous, animals, climate, environment, habitat, interesting, news, safety, science, scientists, study, world )

Fiona
- 6 days ago - livescience.com
Due to severe winter weather, East Coast, USA, usually extremely warm swampy areas are covered with ice, causing many hazard and life threatening situations to the wildlife in this areas.
What Do Plants and Animals Do During An Eclipse?
Science & Tech  (tags: science, environment, animals, animal-plant plants, eclipse, study, environment )

Fly
- 18 days ago - sciencenews.org
A citizen science project aims to gather data to put science behind anecdotal evidence
Christmas Miracle: One of World's Rarest Big Cats Is Back From the Dead
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, interesting )

Marty
- 34 days ago - siberiantimes.com
Each big cat counts for so much with this endangered species since each one could in the end be the difference between survival and extinction in their natural habitat....
Ticks Fed on Dinosaurs -Here's Proof!
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, archaeology, research )

John
- 36 days ago - researchgate.net
Trapped in 100-million-year-old amber, the fossils are the first ever evidence linking ticks to a dinosaur host.
Shrews in Winter Shrink Their Skulls and Brains
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, research )

John
- 37 days ago - nytimes.com
Bad news, bears. Hibernation is no longer the coolest thing animals do to survive the winter. As cold weather approaches, tiny mole-like creatures known as red-toothed shrews will shrink their own heads, reducing their skull and brain mass!
Dino Duck Was Quite the Swimmer
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery, animals )

John
- 42 days ago - sciencenews.org
It may have walked like a duck and swum like a penguin, but a flipper-limbed creature discovered in what is now Mongolia was no bird. The strange new species is the first known non-avian dinosaur that could both run and swim, researchers say.
ScallopsâEUR(TM) Amazing Eyes Use Millions of Tiny, Square Crystals to See
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, interesting, research, science, scientists )

John
- 47 days ago - sciencenews.org
ThereâEUR(TM)s stiff competition for the most elaborate eyeballs in the animal kingdom, but a mollusk that turns up on dinner plates might be a finalist.
Mystical Yeti Was a Bear!
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, investigation, research )

John
- 47 days ago - sciencenews.org
Campfire legends of massive, shaggy bipeds called yetis are grounded in a less mysterious truth: bears.Eight samples of remains such as fur, bones and teeth purportedly from mountain-dwelling yetis actually come from three different kinds of bears.
Even a Small Oil Spill Is Bad News for Birds
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, animals, research )

John
- 52 days ago - sciencenews.org
Ingesting even small amounts of oil can interfere with the animalsâEUR(TM) normal behavior, researchers reported November 15 at the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America.
New Zealand May Use Genetic Tech to Wipe Out Undesirable Species
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, technology, environment, habitat, humans, animals, New Zealand, genetic, species, dangerous precedent, video, ethics )

Ricardo
- 59 days ago - nexusnewsfeed.com
Experts are considering using gene editing technology as a tool for addressing some of the great biological challenges facing the world today: everything from controlling or limiting the growth of vector-borne diseases to promoting conservation...
First-Ever Pictures of Snow Leopards on the Ukok Plateau
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, animals, research )

Marty
- 77 days ago - siberiantimes.com
Camera traps in the hardly accessible area have shown a wildlife bonanza on a first expedition dedicated to snow leopard this summer...
Take a Look at Nature's Catwalk, Where Four Feline Species All Pass By the Same Camera Traps
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, interesting, research )

Marty
- 90 days ago - siberiantimes.com
All four were snapped on the same trail by two cameras close together in a time span of several days in the Russian Far East. One camera caught the large Amur or Siberian tiger and the next day spotted a lynx....
 

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