Eiffel Tower's latest star attraction: army of grazing sheep

Nov 28, 2014

Eiffel Tower's latest star attraction: army of grazing sheep

French farmers flocked to the Eiffel Tower on Thursday, sheep in tow, to express their frustration over increasing attacks by wolves which some say have been “overprotected” by the government. Some 300 sheep bleated or lazily grazed at the foot of the French capital’s ...

Nov 28, 2014

Courtship 'frill' helps identify new dinosaur species

A U.S. scientist has identified fossilized bones in a Canadian museum as belonging to a new species of dinosaur, saying researchers had only “scratched the surface” in terms of dinosaur diversity. Nick Longrich, a paleontologist who teaches at the University of Bath in Britain, ...

Nov 28, 2014

South African rhinos are moved to safer areas

South African National Parks said it has completed the first phase of moving rhinos in the Kruger National Park to safe areas after deaths from poaching surged to a record. SANParks, as the state parks organization is known, said it moved 29 rhinos to ...

Putin's tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China

Nov 27, 2014

Putin's tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China

A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge. China’s official Xinhua News Agency said Wednesday that the animal, named Ustin, killed 15 goats and left another three missing on Sunday and ...

Nov 27, 2014

Macaws bring harmony to Caracas' chaos

In one of the world’s most hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow-colored tropical birds streaking across the late-afternoon sky has become a natural respite from rampant crime and choking pollution. Macaws are thriving amid the high-rises and traffic of Caracas thanks to a ...

Nov 25, 2014

U.S. physicists solve mystery of why cats rule, dogs drool

Popular web videos showing that “cats rule and dogs drool” have new scientific evidence to support that felinophilic sentiment, at least when it comes to drinking. While cats expertly manipulate water to quench thirst neatly, dogs smash, slosh, spill, and splash their way, according ...

Dogfighting thrives in U.S. despite high-profile gang busts

Nov 24, 2014

Dogfighting thrives in U.S. despite high-profile gang busts

In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout. Nearby, an undercover agent with the sheriff’s office met with Sam’s breeder, a big-timer in the underground world of dogfighting ...

Nov 23, 2014

New strain of bird flu found in goose in Germany

A worrying new strain of bird flu has been observed for the first time in a wild bird in northern Germany, the Agriculture Ministry said Saturday. The goose with the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain was identified in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and was ...