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Dogs are extremely sensitive to their owners' every move, and this
sensitivity is even greater between dog handlers and their working
dogs. The question, to Dr. Lisa Lit of the University of California,
Davis, was whether or not a handler's beliefs might interfere with the
results of a search, say, for drugs or explosives.
Don't tell a male cricket this, but his mating call is responsible for attracting more than a mate; it attracts a parasitic, pregnant fly called the Ormia ochracea. Other flies would not hear the crickets, but the Ormia ochracea has unusually acute multi-directional hearing that a University of Wisconsin, Madison (UW-Madison) researcher wants to biomimic in a powerful way.
Scientists from China studying fossils of Diania Cactiformis, nicknamed the 'walking cactus', say the odd worm-like animal is enlightening them on how arthropods (insects, spiders and crustaceans) evolved their jointed legs.
Anatoly Konenko has created a miniature for the living - an aquarium; the world's smallest
aquarium that can contain fish. Wait until you see how small it really is and how Konenko has put it together.
Who do we love most? Polls report it's our pets. And who do we see as superheros? Pets Are Superheros. And that's the name of the online company that will illustrate your pet as a superhero for just 25 bucks and a photo.
Recently a study was published in the science journal PLoS ONE in which
genetically modified sheep were put to various discrimination tests, and
their performance was compared to that of non-modified sheep of the
common variety, Ovis aries. On the way to developing a possible
treatment for Huntington's disease, the researchers discovered that
sheep are really very smart!