Posted February 27, 2017 by Ron Callari

In some scientific circles, it’s a foregone conclusion that bumblebees are heading for extinction. Pesticides in particular are one of the major causes for accelerating their demise. The downside if their extinction were to happen, the earth’s functioning ecosystem would collapse.

Posted February 23, 2017 by Ron Callari

Some of the smallest frogs known to man were recently discovered following a five-year survey in India. Scientists discovered the new species after exploring some of the more biodiverse forests and mountains of the country. The seven new species are part of the “night frogs" family, biologically referred to as the Nyctibatrachus genus. Four of the seven — which are among the tiniest frogs ever found — are capable of comfortably crouching on a Indian rupee of or a thumb nail, with room to spare.

Posted February 22, 2017 by Rebecca West

Eugene, Oregon, is home to Luvable Dog Rescue, a place where dogs can escape high-kill shelters and kennel stress until a forever home comes along. Learn more about it.

Posted February 22, 2017 by Creature Features

Meet Rambro, an Arapawa sheep with anger management issues who, when he isn't ramming motorcycles and heavy equipment, stars in YouTube videos with view counts in the millions.

Posted February 21, 2017 by Ron Callari

Robert Frost’s haunting refrain: “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep,” referenced a long trek on a cold wintry day in New England. The poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is a metaphor for the self-determination that comes from fulfilling one’s self-imposed obligations.

Posted February 21, 2017 by Creature Features

A Hawaiian family's cat was found and returned to them a full fifteen years after it had disappeared, reminding pet owners it's never too late to give up on a missing pet.

Posted February 20, 2017 by Ron Callari

As much as it's been reported our world has entered the ‘sixth mass extinction,’ is it comforting to learn that scientists are experimenting with de-extinction? While the ethical issues may be of concern for some, such is the case with the scientific studies conducted by a Harvard team to create hybrid mammoth-elephant embryos in the next two years.

Posted February 19, 2017 by M Dee Dubroff

 

A few years ago in Aledo, Texas, on a winter's night shortly before the holidays, Golden Retriever, Calamity Jane, proved herself to be as brave and as bold as her frontier-woman 's namesake. Read on for more on this amazing dog.