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Animal Welfare. Ensuring the highest standards of care in animal testing Before any new treatment can be used in humans, it must first be tested in animals to determine that it is safe and effective.
The appropriate and responsible use of these experiments is an indispensable part of biomedical research. We appreciate and take seriously public concern about the use of animals in medical research. We thus are committed to: using only animal experiments where required to by law or where no scientifically-acceptable alternative is availableensuring that all tests on animals are carried out responsiblydeveloping alternatives to animal testing About alternatives to animal testing. LifeLearn Sofie. Ancient wolf genome pushes back dawn of the dog. Love Dalén/Cell DNA from a small piece of rib bone (pictured, top) from an 35,000-year-old wolf from Taymyr, Siberia, suggests that dogs and wolves may have split 27,000 to 40,000 years ago.
A bone from the lower jaw of a slightly older Taymyr wolf, found in the same expedition, is also pictured (bottom). The genome of an ancient wolf from Siberia is adding weight to evidence that humans domesticated dogs thousands of years earlier than generally thought — perhaps as far back as 40,000 years ago. The first dogs might have been hunting companions for early humans as they settled Europe and Asia during the last Ice Age, researchers suggest. It has proven hard to pin down exactly when humans domesticated dogs from wolves. New Organica. Gibbons found to communicate with soft 'hoos' about predators and neighbours.
Biologists at Durham University spent four months recording gibbon callsThey recorded gibbons making 450 'hoo' calls from 25 animals that were impossible to distinguish with the human ear and were often inaudibleEach call was found to relate to different contexts like foraging, meeting neighbours, singing to mates or warning others about a predator nearby Hoos about birds of prey were the quietest so not to alert the predators By Richard Gray for MailOnline Published: 00:00 GMT, 8 April 2015 | Updated: 14:52 GMT, 10 April 2015.
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Saola. The Saola, Vu Quang ox or Asian biocorn, also, infrequently, Vu Quang bovid (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), is one of the world's rarest mammals, a forest-dwelling bovine found only in the Annamite Range of Vietnam and Laos.
Cousin to cattle, goats, and antelopes, the species was defined following a discovery of remains in 1992 in Vũ Quang Nature Reserve by a joint survey of the Ministry of Forestry and the World Wide Fund for Nature. The team found three skulls with unusual, long, straight horns kept in hunters' houses. An Unlikely Pairing. Dolphins and Fishermen For years, resident bottlenose dolphins in Laguna, Brazil, have helped local fishermen catch schools of fish.
Like marine sheepdogs, the Laguna dolphins herd fish toward the shore where the fishermen wait, and then slap their heads or tails against the surf when the fish are close enough to be caught by fishing nets. This unique behavior has attracted the attention of tourists, as well as biologists Simon Ingram, from Plymouth University in the United Kingdom, and Fábian Daura-Jorge, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil, who have recently published a report online in Biology Letters about the phenomenon and their observations of the dolphin’s behavior.
Science finds a new way to unboil an egg - CNET. The modern world is awash with public touch screens, from airplane TVs to ATMs to deli-counter kiosks.
And with all those shared screens comes more potential to share germs. Glassmaker Corning, whose tough Gorilla Glass displays front Apple's iPhone and Samsung's new Galaxy S6, is hoping to make our more-touchable electronics world a little less grimy, thanks to its antimicrobial version of Gorilla. The new product, introduced last year, is now making its way into more public places, with Corning in January announcing deals to bring the germ-fighting glass to ATMs and payment terminals. The glass is already on an office touch screen made by Steelcase used to book conference rooms. New Organica. Giving an old bee a youngster's job causes brain rejuvenation. Right?
ISRN Tropical Medicine Volume 2013 (2013), A Review of Some Protozoan Parasites Causing Infertility in Farm Animals. This New Finding Explains Why Bees Are Disappearing. The secret is out – bees have been disappearing for almost a decade now, and scientists are scrambling to understand why.
Some sources relay that the colonies all across the world are vanishing due to pesticides, electromagnetic frequencies, mites, and even GMO crops, but what researches have recently found to be the cause of the bee catastrophe will shock you. According to a recent report in Quartz, a first-of-its-kind study determined that large numbers of bees are dying due to cross-contamination of pollen and various pesticides. “Scientists had struggled to find the trigger for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that has wiped out an estimated 10 million beehives, worth $2 billion, over the past six years. […] Scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture have identified a witch’s brew of pesticides and fungicides contaminating pollen that bees collect to feed their hives. What does this study conclude? The authors summarized in their study: 6 Amazingly Intelligent Animals (That Will Creep You Out)
Why animals can’t resist touchscreen technology. Whether it’s apes, bears or penguins, animals can’t enough of touchscreens, says Jason G Goldman, and it’s revealing intriguing things about their behaviour. Esme, Molly, Quinn, and Emily live together in Austria. Their favourite foods are mushrooms, sweetcorn, and strawberries, and their hobbies include playing games on their touchscreen tablets. These four gamers, however, are not human – they are red-footed tortoises, and they live in the Department of Cognitive Biology at the University of Vienna.
Researcher Julia Mueller-Paula and colleagues wanted to see whether the reptiles could learn to complete a spatial cognition test, and to do it they used a computer that could be operated with a touchscreen. Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought. Universal Basic Income (UBI) proposals are gaining in popularity across the political spectrum. The measures would see governments hand a set monthly income to every single citizen within a country, either in addition to existing benefits or in place of them (depending on the details of the particular UBI proposal). Coral Research. Why Coral Reefs? Our survival depends directly upon the health of our global ecosystems. Coral covers only about 0.2 percent of the Earth’s surface, yet coral reefs support 25 percent of all marine life with more density of life in reefs than any in other ocean habitat.
Our life as humans depends on coral reefs. More than a billion people depend directly on reefs for their livelihood. How the threat to lions, leopards and wolves endangers us all. They are the planet's most prolific killers – and also some of nature's most effective protectors. This is the stark conclusion of an international report that argues that lions, wolves, pumas, lynxes and other major carnivores play key roles in keeping ecosystems in balance. It also warns that the current depletion of numbers of major predators threatens to cause serious ecological problems across the globe.
Le déclin des grands carnivores bouleverse les écosystèmes. Le Monde.fr | • Mis à jour le | Par Pierre Le Hir Ce sont les seigneurs du règne animal. Les maîtres de la jungle et de la savane, des forêts et des océans. Le lion, le tigre, le guépard, le lynx, le loup, l'ours ou la loutre de mer, ces grands carnivores au sommet de la chaîne alimentaire. Tous, ou presque, sont en déclin, alors même que leur présence se révèle cruciale pour l'équilibre des milieux naturels. C'est ce que met en évidence une étude internationale (Etats-Unis, Australie, Italie et Suède), la plus complète sur ce sujet, publiée jeudi 9 janvier dans la revue Science.
Algonquin Park Ape on Bizzare Zoology. Research Papers - LionAid. More news... News Article: Forest products critical to fight hunger - including insects. A woman selling dried caterpillars in Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of the Congo Rome, 13 May 2013 – Forests, trees on farms and agroforestry are critical in the fight against hunger and should be better integrated into food security and land use policies, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in Rome (13-15 May).
Farmer Ants Fertilize Their Gardens With Bacteria - Wired Science. Thanks to their vast underground fungus farms, leafcutter ants are one of Earth’s most successful species — and one secret of their agricultural success is bacteria, which the ants use like fertilizer. By farming with microbes that pull nitrogen from the air, the ants thrive in nitrogen-poor rain forest soil. Could Ants Hold the Key to Sustainable Agriculture? - Wired Science. Crop monocultures are bad. Edible insects. The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Grow Your Own Locust Kit Could Someday Help Feed African Refugees : The Salt.
USING THE BLACK SOLDIER FLY, Hermetia illucens, AS A VALUE-ADDED TOOL FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SWINE MANURE. Sleep (non-human) Birds. Major histocompatibility complex and sexual selection. A pathogen is any agent that causes disease. The body has two defense mechanisms for dealing with pathogenic microorganisms and other harmful substances: the inflammatory reaction and the development of an acquired immunity. Discoveries - Yellowstone Ecosystem Needs Wolves and Willows, Elk and...Beavers? Discoveries - By the Light of January's Wolf Moon. TreeHugger. Divers can talk to dolphins, perhaps aliens, with new device. Found: Whale thought extinct for 2 million years. North Korea claims proof of unicorns.
Mini Microbe Portraits From the Micropolitan Museum - Wired Science. How Animals See The World. Wagga Wagga Covered In Spider Webs As Flooding Recedes. Taiwan zoo fined after birth of ligers. The 10 weirdest animal discoveries of 2012. Missing turtle survives in storage room for 30 years. World-first hybrid shark found off Australia. Dog chases stick, orca chases dog. Index of 6 unbelievable animals. Insecticides@mukamimi pts. Pest control. Animals. Animals. Animals. Animalia. Biology.