/ Feb 11, 2018

Man punches bear attacking his puppy

A Maine man says he punched and kicked a 150-pound (68-kg) bear, scaring it away after it attacked his puppy in the woods. Twenty-nine-year-old Dustin Gray said the bear lunged at him and his 11-month-old puppy on Monday. The 6-foot-5 (196-cm) man tells the Bangor ...

Rookie rescue dog sniffs out survivor from Taiwan quake rubble

Feb 9, 2018

Rookie rescue dog sniffs out survivor from Taiwan quake rubble

A golden Labrador retriever on his first rescue mission has won praise for helping Taiwanese search teams find two people trapped in a building severely damaged building by this week's deadly earthquake. Four-year-old Tie Hsiung (Iron Hero) braved dangerous aftershocks on his first field test ...

/ Feb 8, 2018

Mexican tries to mail a tiger cub

Mexican inspectors have found tigers in all sorts of situations: on leashes, in neighbors' yards and wandering the streets. But the office for environmental protection announced a new twist Wednesday: Someone tried to express-mail a tiger cub. The cub was sedated and packed into a plastic ...

/ Feb 1, 2018

Letter grants Michigan dog unemployment benefits

Michael Ryder had been approved for $360 every week in Michigan unemployment benefits — until the state learned he had not formerly worked at a Detroit-area restaurant chain, and is in fact a dog. Ryder is a German shepherd owned by attorney Michael Haddock on ...

'Dog nurseries' tap demand from Japan's busy, hands-off owners

Jan 26, 2018

'Dog nurseries' tap demand from Japan's busy, hands-off owners

"Dog nursery schools" are attracting growing demand particularly from double-income families and single-person households in Japan interested in facilities that can not only feed and walk the animals but potty-train and discipline them at the same time. Owners drop off their pets in the morning ...

Gadgets that help to make it easy

| Jan 14, 2018

Gadgets that help to make it easy

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Mobile shopping Cerevo has developed a cashless mobile vending machine for vendors wanting to set up shop anywhere without the hassle of a salesperson or a register. The Qvie is a merchandise container that uses 3G and 4G networks to allow customers to unlock it ...

Modern-day Mowgli: Indian toddler forges bond with monkeys

/ Dec 22, 2017

Modern-day Mowgli: Indian toddler forges bond with monkeys

He is still too young to talk, but a 2-year-old Indian boy has become a modern-day Mowgli and a subject of local intrigue after befriending a gang of langur monkeys. Samarth Bangari's unusual friendship was discovered when the youngster was spotted alone in his village ...