World News | Reuters | Thursday November 26, 2015
Fourteen bushfires burning across southern Australia have killed two people, thousands of animals, and destroyed 16 homes, and authorities today said they feared the toll could rise.
World News | Rachel Feltman, The Washington Post | Wednesday November 25, 2015
It's one of the biggest unsolved whodunits in history: What killed off the dinosaurs? Scientists are pretty sure that something awfully big slammed into the planet about 66 million years ago, but many suggest that rampant volcanic activity may also have played a major role in the demise of our giant, feathered friends.
Offbeat | Caters News | AP Video Hub | Monday November 23, 2015
In a neighbourhood in Karachi, Pakistan, Hamza (20) and Hassan Hussain (22) pet more than 100 snakes, and have been aptly nicknamed the Python Brothers. Fascinated by snakes since their teenage years when they first watched Jungle Book, they soon turned passionate about them so much so that this duo now claims to have various species of snakes livi...
Offbeat | Rachel Feltman, The Washington Post | Saturday November 21, 2015
Okay, so, today I learned about chitons. Chitons are mollusks. Chitons are covered in tough body armor. That body armor is covered in eyes.
World News | Reuters | Thursday November 19, 2015
A new gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics has been found in people and pigs in China - including in samples of bacteria with epidemic potential, researchers said on Wednesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 18, 2015
The survivors of Pakistan's deadliest ever terror massacre have expressed solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks, describing those responsible as "animals" who had "nothing to do with Islam".
Health | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday November 13, 2015
An experimental drug aimed at combating Alzheimer's disease has a host of unexpected anti-ageing effects in animals, a new study says.
World News | Reuters | Saturday November 7, 2015
Animal rights activists have sued the US Department of Health and Human Services, seeking the release of data about elephants and tuberculosis because of the risk that the animals could spread the potentially deadly disease to other elephants as well as humans.
Offbeat | Mary Quattlebaum, The Washington Post | Thursday November 5, 2015
Chris Grinnell has been helping disabled animals since she was 3 years old. That's when she donated the wheels from her wagon to the wheelchair her father, Ed, was making for their dog, Buddha.
NDTV Food | Thursday November 5, 2015
Scientists, doctors and public health experts have issued a statement of common concern against irrational use of antibiotics in humans and animals and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.
Offbeat | Reuters | Wednesday November 4, 2015
You might call the Jurassic Period meat-eating dinosaur Allosaurus the ultimate big mouth.
India News | Written by Urmi Bhattacharjee | Monday November 2, 2015
Cash-strapped and finding it extremely difficult to feed its animals two square meals, the Nagaland Zoological Park is now quoting from the Holy Bible to encourage citizens to come forward and adopt animals.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 1, 2015
With winter knocking at Delhi's doors, zoo authorities in New Delhi have installed heaters, bulbs and paddy straw seats in animal enclosures besides making available chunks of jaggery, healthy porridge and Indian gooseberry to the inmates.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Wednesday October 28, 2015
Two-headed animals, fish and a bear - it's an unusual sight at Bengaluru's Cubbon Park, where suddenly many sculptures, carved out of wood, have come up.
World News | Chelsea Harvey, The Washington Post | Tuesday October 27, 2015
The lion is among Africa's most iconic wildlife - right up there with elephants, rhinos and giraffes - and also one of the continent's top predators. But despite its status as one of the world's most recognizable animals, the lion has lately been losing its grip on its historic domain
World News | Rachel Feltman, The Washington Post | Tuesday October 27, 2015
It only takes a glance at a history book and a look out the window to know that our planet has lost many of its biggest creatures: The world that was once home to mammoths and towering dinosaurs can now barely maintain stable populations of rhinos and whales.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 26, 2015
Hunters in Florida over the weekend killed some 300 black bears as part of a controversial program allowing sportsmen to track and kill the animals, wildlife officials said on Monday.
Offbeat | Amrita Kohli | Friday October 23, 2015
The terrifying moment when a herd of angry elephants almost attacked a moped rider in Thailand's Khao Yai National Park was caught on camera on October 18. The startling footage recorded on a cars dashboard camera shows the rider literally begging the animals for mercy, for causing a racket with his bike.
World News | Nancy Szokan, The Washington Post | Wednesday October 21, 2015
Consider the housefly, trying to land on your lunch, its wings beating so rapidly they make a buzzing sound. Compare that with the stately heron, arcing its wings as it lifts gracefully into the air and flaps slowly, silently away. Two completely different patterns of motion: It's amazing that both produce flight.
Health | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday October 18, 2015
The European project Venomics has succeeded in creating the largest database of toxins in history after analyzing 203 species of poisonous animals, which will in turn help develop new medicines.
Offbeat | Amrita Kohli | Friday October 16, 2015
Wildlife photography never seemed more fun. For the "Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards," photographers had to send in the "funniest wildlife pictures, taken in the wild".
World News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 14, 2015
People who built Stonehenge, the iconic prehistoric stone monument in the UK, organised large-scale feasts, where animals were brought from all over Britain to be barbecued and cooked in open-air mass gatherings, a new study suggests.
Offbeat | Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post | Wednesday October 14, 2015
A note about the widespread use of the word "cafe" to describe Japan's animal hangouts: Don't imagine sitting at an elegant little table, sipping cafe au lait and nibbling macarons as a tabby curls in your lap or a beagle flops at your feet.
India News | Written by Urmi Bhattacharjee | Monday October 12, 2015
Assam's endangered elephants are facing a bigger threat than being killed by poachers. A boundary wall built inside an International Elephant Corridor is keeping the animals from food and water. Four elephants have already died trying to cross over the wall.