Tag Archives: Zoology

Strange Science: Wildlife-Train Collisions

Many animals are killed each year due to being struck by trains or otherwise having their habitat affected by the presence of trains. Little research has been done on how many animals and how to prevent this. But scientists are … Continue reading

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Checking Out Taxidermy?

If you’ve ever found yourself in need of a taxidermy animal so you could take it to class and/or study it, you’re in luck if you find yourself in Anchorage, Alaska. You’ll need a library card, but the Alaska Resources … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Why Do Male Cats Have Nipples?

Did you know that male cats have nipples? Did you ever wonder why? The reason for this is that when kittens are first embryos, they start out without any characteristics that will determine their biological sex. And nipples are part … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Hammy, the Last Pig on Earth

By Marianne MacDonnal, provided by Joachim Heijndermans Art provided by Leigh Legler Follow Marianne @mmacdonnal-london12 or sign up with @london12-news/entertainment to receive her latest articles in your mail. ~ On Wednesday, February 12th, a day that will never be forgotten … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Kangaroos in Austria?

Kangaroos live in Australia, not Austria. But since 2015, there have been four incidents of kangaroos being spotted in Austria, far from their native lands. Some of the kangaroos spotted in Austria have been pets that got loose. (Who knew … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Flying Spiders

Warning, today’s post contains spiders. Young spiders often use strands of their silk to “balloon” from place to place, but scientists have recently discovered that spiders are also able to use electrical fields to travel vast distances, sometimes hundreds of … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Machinations of Dolphins

It’s well known that dolphins are quite intelligent, but did you know that they have been known to show forethought, an understanding of delayed gratification, and even planning? In 1993, a dolphin at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain: August 2015

I’ve been a bit busy with my new Kickstarter, but here are the numbers for the month! The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($167.09) Art: ($150.00) Advertising: ($20.00) Processing Fees: ($22.28) Donations: $169.40 Ad Revenue: … Continue reading

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Sport of Kings

An essay by Rick King, as provided by Judith Field Art by Luke Spooner I woke up, rolled over and collided with something solid. Stretching out a shaking hand, I opened my eyes. I was facing the oak tree in … Continue reading

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