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rhesus
Herpes-Infected Monkeys 'Terrorizing' And 'Ravaging' Florida Very Rarely Infect People
Sep 16, 2013 17:13 PM E
Monkeys with herpes B are roaming Florida, but the chance of the Rhesus monkeys infecting humans is low: since 1932, only 31 cases of herpes B have been found in humans, according to the CDC.
island nation
Kiribati President To Build Floating ‘Lily-Pad’ Cities To Save Pacific Islands’ Inhabitants From Rising Sea
Sep 16, 2013 15:10 PM E
Kiribati could become the world’s first floating country should its president’s plans come to fruition. Anote Tong wants to save his island nation’s 100,000 inhabitants from sinking into the Pacific Ocean by building “lily-pad” cities.
thale cress
Gently Caressing Plants Prevents Gray Mold Buildup, Say Swiss Scientists
Sep 16, 2013 13:01 PM E
By rubbing the leaves of thale cress, Swiss scientists found that the plant's defense mechanisms kicked in, making them more resistant to gray mold. Lehcen Benikhlef, a plant biologist at Fribourg University who led the study, said that wounding plants has previously shown similar triggering of immune response.
Japan Typhoon
Japan Typhoon Threatens Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Hundreds Of Thousands Evacuate Coastal Japan [PHOTO, VIDEO]
Sep 16, 2013 10:05 AM E
Japan Typhoon Man-yi batters Kyoto and Shiga. As many as 300,000 evacuate. Desperate workers at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant race to pump rainwater away from radioactive water tanks.
ikea monkey
IKEA Monkey, Japanese Macaque Who Charmed The World, Won't Be Returned To Owner
Sep 13, 2013 17:05 PM E
The IKEA monkey (real name Darwin) will not be returned to his "mom," Yasmin Nakhuda. The wild animal is illegal to own under Canadian law, and will remain at the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary in Ontario.
hawaii spill
Hawaii Molasses Spill: With Thousands Of Fish Killed, Swarms Of Sharks May Move Into Honolulu Waters, Officials Warn [VIDEO]
Sep 13, 2013 15:53 PM E
A massive molasses spill in Hawaii has killed thousands of fish in what one official called "the worst environmental damage to sea life that I have come across." Matson Navigation Company say they have repaired the leaky pipe, but the company faces questions over their safety practices.
doomsday
Doomsday List: British Scientists Reveal How They Think The World Will End
Sep 13, 2013 13:18 PM E
There’s a lot of speculation out there as to how the world will end. British scientists have compiled a list of possible doomsday scenarios they believe are likely to mark mankind’s fate.
Insect mechanical gears
Insect Mechanical Gears Discovered In Nature: How Are Organic Gears Used? [PHOTO, VIDEO]
Sep 13, 2013 10:02 AM E
Insect mechanical gears were discovered in a baby Issus bug. Learn how nature applies the use of a mechanical gear.
orangutan
Male Orangutans Plan Their Trips The Night Before, Loudly Announce Their Itinerary To Females
Sep 12, 2013 16:24 PM E
Male orangutans use "long calls" to announce their travel plans for the following morning. The calls serve to warn competitive males away, and to tell female orangutans that they'll be coming by soon.
Trout eats shrews
Trout Eats Shrews: Why Were 19 Shrews Found Inside A Rainbow Trout? [PHOTOS]
Sep 12, 2013 14:06 PM E
Trout eats 19 shrews! See the pictures taken by the researchers of Togiak Refuge.
Source: Wikimedia Commons
World's Ugliest Animals: Blobfish Takes Top Spot In Ugly Animal Preservation Society Vote [PHOTOS]
Sep 12, 2013 13:54 PM E
The Ugly Animal Preservation Society say that the blobfish is the world's ugliest animal after it received 795 out of 3,000 online votes. The kakapo, proboscis monkey, axolotl were among the runners-up.
crocodile
Ancient Crocodiles Were Able To Run Like Dogs And Walk On Two Feet To Evade Dinosaurs, Say Researchers
Sep 11, 2013 15:20 PM E
Using more than 100 jaws of ancient crocodiles, researchers from the University of Bristol in England determined that different kinds of crocodiles swam like dolphins and ran like dogs. "They evolved lifestyles and feeding ecologies unlike anything seen today," said lead researcher Tom Stubbs.
kenya
Kenya Aquifer: Massive Underground Reservoir Holds 70 Years' Worth Of Water
Sep 11, 2013 11:58 AM E
A Kenya aquifer could set the stage for years of water security for the country. Discovered in an arid and poor region of the country, the Kenya aquifer is 25 times larger than Loch Ness Lake.
mosquito
Mosquito ‘Invisibility Cloak:’ Scientists Create Scent To Deter Disease-Carrying Bloodsuckers From Preying On Humans
Sep 10, 2013 15:05 PM E
A mosquito “invisibility cloak” could be the answer to our worldwide mosquito problem. Instead of a repellent, the new approach to warding off disease-carrying mosquitoes uses a recently discovered group of compounds that actually inhibit the mosquito’s sense of smell.
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