Rare fish sheds light on surviving in the deep

Mar 9, 2014

Rare fish sheds light on surviving in the deep

They may look like guts stuffed in cellophane, but five fish hauled up from near-record depths off the coast of New Zealand are providing scientists with new insights into how deep fish can survive. In a paper published last week in the Proceedings of ...

Mar 9, 2014

Deep impact: Rare fish sheds light on depths

They may look like guts stuffed in cellophane, but five fish hauled up from near-record depths off the coast of New Zealand are providing scientists with new insights into how deep fish can survive. In a paper published last week in the Proceedings of ...

Mar 9, 2014

Military ace dreamed up 'rocket cats'

You are a 16th-century German prince plotting to crush a peasant rebellion, or perhaps you are leading an army against the Ottoman Empire or looking to settle the score with a rival nobleman. What is a guy looking for a tactical edge to do? ...

Fukushima: animal kingdom

Mar 8, 2014

Fukushima: animal kingdom

by Jun Hongo

Kumassy is a cat. As yet he has no owner. No one knows where or when he was born, only that he was found slinking through the damp, cold streets of Okuma in Fukushima Prefecture on Dec. 28 before being scooped up by what ...

Dogs feel no shame despite the act

Mar 2, 2014

Dogs feel no shame despite the act

The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting “Shame on you!” because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it does not know what your rant is about. Behaviorists insist that ...

Wolf hunt stand-off in Sweden heightens rural tensions

Mar 2, 2014

Wolf hunt stand-off in Sweden heightens rural tensions

Farmers and hunters in Sweden are crying foul over a wolf-hunt ban, which they say threatens their way of life and may lead to civil disobedience. “I think we could live with some wolves, but not as many as there are now. They’re getting ...

Feb 19, 2014

Monkey mind control may lead to paralysis cure

Scientists working on a paralysis cure said Tuesday they had demonstrated how a monkey can use only its thoughts, transferred by electrodes, to manipulate a sleeping fellow primate’s arm to do its bidding. The lab experiment, in which a fully sedated Rhesus monkey’s hand ...