Posted May 20, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

If you go to an upscale French restaurant in California these days, you may feel as if you are being force-fed foie gras,
as many chefs are filling their menus with the most imaginative foie
gras dishes from entrees to desserts. But you better get there before
July 1, 2012, when a new law banning foie gras is scheduled to go into
effect....

Posted May 18, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

The hawk circled and circled around the yard, no doubt trying to find a
way to dive down and retrieve the newborn puppy that had just wiggled
out of his talons. To Elaine Bouschard of Los Banos, CA, and her
grandson, it was a puppy from heaven.

 

Posted May 17, 2012 by Kitty Devine

The Chic-a-Dee bird-styled smoke alarm puts the fun in functional.

Posted May 11, 2012 by Laurie Kay Olson

Despite costing as much as several thousand dollars a pound, the demand for swiftlet nests to make the traditional Chinese bird's nest soup is taking its toll on swiftlet populations and habitat.

Posted May 11, 2012 by Kitty Devine

You can stay cool in more ways than one with these 10 fantastic feathered-friend fans.

Posted May 4, 2012 by Ron Callari

The lunar affect over animal life on this planet has been well
documented not only in fictional tales, but also in real life. The term
"lunacy" first entered our lexicon as a result. And while your dog is
not most likely to shape-shift into a werewolf, the Super Moon that's
arriving on the eve of Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) has been known in the past
to affect our beloved pets in strange and unusual ways.

Posted April 30, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

When you wake up to birds singing in the morning, you know two things:
one, it's spring, and two, those birds are having a good time! 
Sometimes it even seems as if they're laughing; they are.  The birds are
exchanging their best impersonations of humans doing, well, human
things.  Like the bird here, pretending he's an ornithologist... 

Posted April 28, 2012 by Lady Bee

Neuroscience
professors at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have led us one
giant step closer to learning about how pigeons, and perhaps other birds
and animals, navigate their way home.  We know that they rely on the
Earth's magnetic field, but we know less about their brain's neural
mechanisms that allow the magnetic reception. The Baylor scientists found 53 neural cells that respond, dubbing them the pigeons' GPS cells.