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ALEX, The Parrot Who Knew What He Was Talking About

It's been long believed that parrots could only mimic human speech -- that they could not comprehend what they were taught to say. Differing from that position, it's been scientist Irene Pepperberg's mission to prove that theory a fallacy, and she's spent several decades debating this issue with the scientific community. The African Grey she named ALEX (an anagram for 'Avian Learning Experiment') was her subject and over the course of his 30-year lifespan. . .

Keep On Trucking: Salmon Migration Done By Humans This Year

The extended severe drought conditions in California are causing a number of problems for wildlife -- perhaps none more far-reaching than the newly hatched young salmon and their need to reach the ocean. The Sacramento River is so dried up that most would never make it. So they are hitching a ride downstream from a fishy form of public transportation.

Resurrection Biology For Those Who Think Extinction Stinks!

It sounds likes a science fiction plot line, or a novel penned by Stephen King. However in actuality, the science called 'Resurrection Biology' or 'De-extinction' has been in development for years by scientists who are becoming more and more proficient at understanding the intricacies of DNA.

Tongue-Eating Parasite -- The "Ewwwwww!" Animal Video of the Day!!!

I never thought I would feel sorry for a fish.  This oddly light-hearted look at this bizarre parasite is quite informative.  I'd never heard of these things before.  Check it out...

Mystery Solved? Why Zebra's Have Stripes

There has been a debate raging between scientists for decades -- why do zebras have stripes. Are they meant to blend with the tall grasses to confuse lions? Are they meant to attract just the right mate? Maybe even some way to regulate body temperature? The real answer came out this week in the journal Nature Communications -- and it does have to do with a sense of confusion, but not for the lions.

Animal Intelligence: Is Your Dog Or Cat Smarter Than You?

Who's to really say how smart our pets are? Is there any way to measure? Truth be told, scientists have discovered that several animal species  can recall past experiences and have a distinct mental perspective,  albeit one very different from humans. Read on for some more information, and hopefully, a few laughs too.

Honey Bees Killing Bumble Bees? Bumble Bee Population On The Decline…

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for our buzzing and pollinating pals, it looks like the world’s wild bumble bees are catching viruses from diseased honeybees… Uh-Oh…


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