Chimps are natural-born killers, say scientists

Sep 18, 2014

Chimps are natural-born killers, say scientists

Chimpanzees can be lethally violent to each other, and a study released Wednesday says this stems from an inherent streak and not, as some have suggested, from human interference. Zoologists, led by the famed Jane Goodall, have speculated for years on the causes of ...

Goldfish has 'high-risk' surgery for brain tumor in Australia

Sep 17, 2014

Goldfish has 'high-risk' surgery for brain tumor in Australia

A goldfish called George was on the mend in Australia on Tuesday after undergoing “high-risk” brain surgery. The 10-year-old fish had a tumor protruding from its head, leaving his owner with two options: to have it operated on or have the fish put to ...

Sep 12, 2014

West Australia scraps divisive shark cull policy

The government of Western Australia on Friday said it would abandon its controversial catch-and-kill shark policy after objections from the state’s environmental agency, in a move welcomed by conservationists. Premier Colin Barnett ruled out further use of drum lines to hook sharks off the ...