In Istanbul, a city of 15 million people that’s famous for its relaxed attitude towards stray cats, groups of volunteers build elaborate houses for their feline neighbors. There, cats can find donated food and toys, cushions and boxes to keep them out of harsh weather, and even a new owner if they’re lucky. It all […]
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Whereâs Walrus? You Can Help Scientists by Volunteering to Count Marine Mammals In Satellite Images
Scientists are appealing to the public to help them monitor the number of Walrus in the Arctic by looking at imagesâtaken from space. The real-life Where’s Wally? project will see animal-lovers scanning satellite images to help monitor Walrus populations along the Arctic coastline. Conservationists hope that the ‘Walrus from Space’ research project will give a […]
A new study estimated the global population of Grauer’s gorillas—the world’s largest gorilla subspecies–and it reported good news for rangers, nonprofits, and caretakers who have been saving this Critically Endangered animal. From a previous global estimate of 3,800 individuals, the number has almost doubled to 6,800 individuals. This revised estimate comes from recent field surveys […]
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If you have a population of the world’s most endangered tiger in your country, what’s the best way to ensure your grandchildren can see them in the wild? Creating a national park twice the size of Yellowstone is a great place to start. That’s what China did, and it worked. Recent population censuses on the […]
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Sometimes solving the most complex technology and engineering challenges involves, if one can believe it, looking towards nature for solutions. So it has gone with the Teslagram a currently-unhackable security fingerprint created from a butterfly’s wing. The wings of this most charismatic insect are cloaked in tiny scalesâup to 200,000 of them, which contain a […]
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They’ve famously survived the vacuum of space, and even returned to life after being frozen for decades in Antarctic moss. But as hard as it is to kill the bizarre microscopic animal, the tardigrade, it’s harder to find one fossilized. In fact, only two have ever been discovered and formally namedâuntil now. Lead researchers at […]
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Dog owners might tell you their dog understands them better than most people. What they don’t know is the dog understands them probably better than even they realize. Researchers studying canine-human connections have found dogs can “catch” human emotions, and like children, dogs often look into their owners’ faces for clues about how to react […]
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As an example of the majesty of life, the art of camouflage, and the extremes of evolutionâone need look no further than the leafy seadragon of South Australia. Fondly called “Leafies” by the Aussies of Melbourne and Adelaide, it is a member of the genus that includes pipefishes, seadragons, and seahorses, and takes its name […]
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The remains of a giant prehistoric penguin were discovered fossilized on a beach on New Zealand, delighting a group of young students, and filling in gaps in the fossil record at the same time. The penguin would have stood 1.4 meters tall, while underwater it could stretch out to 1.6 meters, making it far larger […]
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An endangered turtle that washed up in Ireland with hypothermia has been returned to its native Canary Islands on a flight—and even had its own boarding pass. The three-year-old Loggerhead sea turtle, known as Julius Caesar or ‘JC’, was discovered on the beach in County Donegal, but has boarded a flight to much warmer waters. […]
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