Animals

Scientists have detected these substances in the environment, but most studies have concluded that individual sunscreen chemicals are not present at high-enough levels to harm people or animals. (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Do Sunscreen Chemicals Harm Fish?

For most people, a trip to the beach involves slathering on a thick layer of sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer. However, savvy beachgoers know to reapply sunscreen every few hours because it eventually washes off. Now, researchers,…

Macaca cyclopsis, also known as a Formosan rock macaque (台灣獼猴), is the only native primate living in Taiwan. (Image: Billy Shyu / Vision Times)

Monkeys That Like to Eat Bamboo Shoots

There are 23 recognized species of macaques under the genus Macaca, 22 of which live in Asia, including Taiwan. Macaca cyclopsis, also known as the Formosan rock macaque (台灣獼猴), is native to Taiwan. It is the only primate species in Taiwan aside from…

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Do Sunscreen Chemicals Harm Fish?

For most people, a trip to the beach involves slathering on a thick layer of sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer. However, savvy beachgoers know to reapply sunscreen…

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Monkeys That Like to Eat Bamboo Shoots

There are 23 recognized species of macaques under the genus Macaca, 22 of which live in Asia, including Taiwan. Macaca cyclopsis, also known as the Formosan rock macaque (台灣獼猴), is native to Taiwan.…

‘Zombie’ Raccoons Attack Youngstown, Ohio

The residents of Youngstown, Ohio, have been terrified by raccoons that seem to have infested the town, displaying zombie-like behavior. Many people have reported witnessing these animals to the police…

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Can Animals Really Predict Earthquakes?

For centuries, people have claimed that strange behavior by their cats, dogs, and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake, but the first rigorous analysis of the phenomenon concludes that…

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City and Country Fish Evolve Differently

A North Carolina State University study examining the effects of urbanization on the evolution of fish body shape produced both expected and surprising results: One fish species became more sleek…

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A Wild Boar’s Day Out

In an absurd turn of events, a wild boar fell through the ceiling of Kingkow, a children’s clothing store in one of Hong Kong’s shopping malls. The incident occurred in May…

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Plants and Animals Have Feelings Too!

Your days start and end with sensory feelings and all of your decisions, voluntary and involuntary, are governed by your sense and feelings. However, how many take the time out…

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Animals Show Us What True Loyalty Is

Much has been already said, studied, and researched about animals’ ability to sense and feel. Yes, animals certainly use and rely on sensory feelings just as much as we do.…

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Human Anti-Cancer Drugs May Help Tasmanian Devils

Transmissible cancers are incredibly rare in nature, yet have arisen in Tasmanian devils on at least two separate occasions. New research from the University of Cambridge identifies key anti-cancer drugs…