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The Goldfish Invasion That Is Threatening A Colorado Lake's Ecosystem

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on April 24, 2015
The Goldfish Invasion That Is Threatening A Colorado Lake's Ecosystem

For the casual visitor, Teller Lake in Boulder, Colorado looks like a delightful fishbowl filled with thousands of gorgeous orange, black, and white goldfish floating around. However, to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department they are a group of invasive species that could end up disrupting the lake's entire ecosystem if not removed soon.

Video Of The Week - Walking Poodle Turns Heads In China

By Meera Dolasia on April 13, 2015
Video Of The Week - Walking Poodle Turns Heads In China

If you ever visit the city of Chengdu that lies southwest of China's Sichuan Province don't be surprised to see a cute backpack-carrying poodle strutting down the streets on its hind legs. According to its owner 43-year-old Zhu Tai, the dog can walk for almost a mile before it needs to come down on all fours.

Scrunchies May Save Birds From Nature's Fiercest Predator - Your Cat!

By Allegra Staples on April 8, 2015
Scrunchies May Save Birds From Nature's Fiercest Predator - Your Cat!

Did you know that nature's deadliest predator is probably lurking in your neighborhood? Odds are, you may be even harboring it in your home. Confused? We are talking about your pet cat. Though they may appear cuddly and innocent, they are known to wreak havoc on their local ecology, killing birds, small mammals, and reptiles at an alarming rate. 

Newsflash! Cows Have Favorite Playlists Too!

By Meera Dolasia on April 3, 2015
Newsflash! Cows Have Favorite Playlists Too!

We all know that music has the power to comfort us when we are frazzled or distressed. Can it do the same for animals? In 2001, University of Leicester researchers decided to test this by exposing dairy cows to different genres of music. They discovered that certain types of music helped cows produce 3% more milk than those that only heard the jarring sounds of milking machines.

Video Of The Week - Moritz The Puzzle-Solving Pig

By Meera Dolasia on March 30, 2015
Video Of The Week - Moritz The Puzzle-Solving Pig

When one thinks of pigs, smart is not the first word that comes to mind. However, after seeing Moritz complete puzzles with such ease you may change your mind not just about him but all the other porkers out there.

Tiny Wood Frogs Survive Winter By Partially Freezing Their Bodies

By Jennifer Farrell on March 19, 2015
Tiny Wood Frogs Survive Winter By Partially Freezing Their Bodies

Most animals that hibernate during cold winter months have thick coats of fur or layers of fat to protect them. However, the Rana sylvatica species of the wood frog that can be found in Alaska and the Arctic Circle has neither. Therefore this tiny amphibian has adapted by freezing and thawing itself depending on the external temperature.

Fossil Discovery in Kenya Reveals Modern-Day Hippos Evolved In Africa

By Kimberly Solis on March 12, 2015
Fossil Discovery in Kenya Reveals Modern-Day Hippos Evolved In Africa

Researchers have long suspected that hippos evolved from a family of plant-eating, semi-aquatic mammals called anthracotheres. The ancient animals that roamed freely all the way from North America to Asia inhabited Earth about 40 million years ago. However, scientists could never verify the theory since the only fossils of ancient hippos discovered thus far, dated back just 15 million years. Now thanks to Fabrice Lihoreau, there is finally some proof.

Surprise! Your Dog Can Tell If You Are Happy Or Angry

By Natalie Garcia on March 7, 2015
Surprise! Your Dog Can Tell If You Are Happy Or Angry

While every dog owner knows that their pooch can discern their moods perfectly, scientists have always been a little skeptical. Now thanks to some researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, we finally have some tangible evidence.

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