Jun 12, 2015

Dogs snub people who are mean to their owners: study

Dogs don’t like people who are mean to their owners, researchers said Friday, and will refuse food offered by people who have snubbed their master. The findings reveal that canines have the capacity to cooperate socially — a characteristic found in a relatively small ...

'Hellboy' dinosaur unearthed in Canada

Jun 7, 2015

'Hellboy' dinosaur unearthed in Canada

A new horned dinosaur that was a relative of Triceratops has been unearthed in Canada, researchers say. The bones were found sticking out of a cliff along the Oldman River in southeastern Alberta about a decade ago. “However, it was not until the specimen ...

Jun 7, 2015

Tiny bird imitates hawk to scare predator

A bird weighing just 8 grams scares off a predator 40 times bigger by imitating the “hawk alarm” of other species, scientists say. The trick is used by the brown thornbill, one of Australia’s tiniest birds, to scare off the pied currawong, they reported ...

Oregon port's fake orca 'scarecrow' capsizes

Jun 6, 2015

Oregon port's fake orca 'scarecrow' capsizes

A giant, motorized fake orca deployed to scare off hundreds of sea lions ensconced on the docks of an Oregon fishing village capsized before it could complete its scarecrow mission, officials said Friday. Officials in the town of Astoria were working Friday to tow ...

Jun 4, 2015

U.S. limits antibiotic use in animals

The agency that regulates food and drugs in the United States has drawn up new rules restricting the use of antibiotics in livestock in an effort to combat a growing resistance to the drugs. Only veterinarians will now be allowed to administer antibiotics used ...

Mysterious deep-sea oarfish washes up in California

Jun 4, 2015

Mysterious deep-sea oarfish washes up in California

A dead oarfish, a mysterious and serpent-like creature that swims deep below the ocean’s surface, has washed up on a Southern California island and a university biologist will study the remains, officials said on Wednesday. Amy Catalano said she and a co-worker at the ...

Jun 3, 2015

Chimps found to have basic cooking instinct

Chimpanzees and humans share some of the basic brain skills needed for cooking, a finding that may explain a turning point in the story of mankind, a study said Wednesday. Experiments at a chimp sanctuary suggest a common ancestor imparted these cognitive abilities to ...