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Spitting Cobra Venoms Evolved to Cause Extreme Pain

An international team, including scientists from the University of Queensland, made the discovery by studying the composition of spitting cobra venoms from three groups of snakes — Asian spitting cobras, African spitting cobras, and rinkhals. Co-authors Professor Irina Vetter and Dr. Sam Robinson from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience are among the team that demonstrated the defensive mechanism had developed as a […]

Some Mysterious Facts About Bees!

A honey bee on a radicchio flower collecting pollen. Image by Trisha Haddock.

Who Is the Smartest? Will Man Prevail or Will Modern Dogs Take Over?

For the longest time, modern man has regarded the modern dog as his best friend. Who would have ever thought of a time when modern dogs take over? Most dog owners love their four-pawed pets. We presume ourselves to be the far more clever breed. In fact, as the following amusing facts will show, it […]

Research Reveals How Teeth Functioned and Evolved in Giant Mega-Sharks

A pioneering study by University of Bristol researchers finds that teeth functioned and evolved in the giant prehistoric shark Megalodon and its relatives was...

Massive Prehistoric Crocodile Emerges From Australia

A prehistoric crocodile measuring more than five meters long — dubbed the "swamp king" — ruled Southeastern Queensland waterways only a few million years...

Veterinarians Make List of Top 5 Pet Gifts

Veterinarians at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital have compiled a list of the top five gifts to improve pet health this holiday season. Dr. Jessica...

Chinese Pangolins: Critically Endangered

Chinese pangolins are nocturnal mammals mostly distributed in the southern part of the Chinese mainland and throughout most of Taiwan. They are also found...

3 Billion Animals Impacted by Fires, Including 60,000 Koalas

Estimates that some 3 billion animals were killed or misplaced by the 2019-20 mega-fires in Australia have been confirmed — with a breakdown by...

Scientists Rediscover the Elusive Singing Dogs of New Guinea

The New Guinea singing dog is an animal that was thought to have been extinct in the wild for around 50 years. The 200...

The European Custom of ‘Telling the Bees’

Do you know that there is a European tradition called "telling the bees"? This is a custom according to which beekeepers tell the bees...

How a Little Monkey Saved a Village

This is the true story of a villager who lived near Mount Jinfo in Chongqing, China, and how he saved a monkey only to...

Mass Culling of Minks Forces Shut Down of Major Denmark Fur Seller

Danish officials recently announced plans to kill off the country’s 15 million farm minks due to COVID-19 concerns. As a result, one of the...

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