Health & Science

Scientists Discover How a Flightless Bird Ended Up on “Inaccessible Island”

Scientists Discover How a Flightless Bird Ended Up on “Inaccessible Island”

Samantha Schwab
Nov 07, 2018

Image via Facebook/Atlas Obscura A new study found that the smallest flightless bird in the world—exclusively found on an island called “Inaccessible Island” in the middle of the Atlantic—once had wings, flew...
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WWF Report Shows Animal Populations Dropped 60 Percent From 1970 to 2014

WWF Report Shows Animal Populations Dropped 60 Percent From 1970 to 2014

Kendall Curley
Oct 31, 2018

Image via iStock.com/Damocean The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) just released their Living Planet Report for 2018, and it documents the sobering decrease of wild animal populations across the globe. According to Forbes, the...
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Scientists Trained Dogs to Detect Malaria on Clothes

Scientists Trained Dogs to Detect Malaria on Clothes

Samantha Schwab
Oct 30, 2018

Image via iStock.com/frank600 A new study by UK scientists suggests that dogs can be used as tools for diagnosing malaria in people. Researchers from Durham University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,...
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Dog Revived After Heart Stops for 20 Minutes

Dog Revived After Heart Stops for 20 Minutes

Samantha Schwab
Oct 25, 2018

Image via STV News/Facebook A three-year-old Springer Spaniel named Kurt was scheduled to have a pacemaker installed at the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland, but his heart stopped beating the morning...
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The World’s Oldest Known Flesh-Eating Fish Discovered

The World’s Oldest Known Flesh-Eating Fish Discovered

Samantha Schwab
Oct 22, 2018

Image via Cosmos Magazine/Facebook Paleontologists recently discovered the Piranhamesodon pinnatomus, which is the world’s oldest known flesh-eating fish. Scientists found the fossilized remains in a limestone quarry in the...
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Endangered Aye-Aye Born at the Denver Zoo

Endangered Aye-Aye Born at the Denver Zoo

Samantha Schwab
Oct 15, 2018

Image via Denver Zoo/Facebook An aye-aye, one of the rarest and hardest to see animals in the world, was just born at the Denver Zoo—which now houses three of the 24 aye-ayes in captivity. According to the Denver Zoo, there...
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