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Eight Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Have Died During Move To National Park

When 14 black rhinos were moved from Nairobi to a national park in southern Kenya, something went terribly wrong, as a result, eight animals had been dead. Therefore, this project aiming to introduce the rhinos to the newly created Tsavo East National Park has now been temporally suspended and the remaining six [...]

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Our Ancient Diet Played A Part In Why Our Hands Look The Way They Do

It is the shape and dexterity of our hands that make it possible for us to write, paint, gesticulate and even take part in a fist fight. The common sense is that the nimble human hand evolved as our ancient ancestors started with using tools. However that might not be the [...]

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Scientists May Have Discovered A Sixth Taste

It is commonly accepted that we humans can identify five tastes namely, sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami. The first four have been known for a long long period of time and it was   Democritus, the Ancient Greek philosopher who described the last of them, bitter, nearly2.5 thousand years ago. However, Umami, was [...]

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Raccoon Toilets Found To Create An “Ecology Of Fear” In Other Animals

Raccoons may be linked with trawling through your trash, but in fact, they are pretty hygienic animals. When many raccoons are residing in the same location, they usually like to poop in the same place. So such situation turns out the issue that these raccoon toilets would present an ecology of [...]

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Crocodile Plays Tug-Of-War With Elephant’s Trunk

You had better not to anthropomorphize animals greatly, because it is unfair to apply our laws and behaviors to them. However, in some cases crocodiles could be such cold-hearted thing. Not long ago when Alexander Makanga was on a riverboat safari near Mvuu Camp, he was lucky enough to capture the [...]

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Dinosaur eggs took a long time to develop, far longer than birds. Jaroslav Moravcik/Shutterstock

Dinosaur Eggs Developed Slowly Like Reptiles, Not Like Birds

It is suggested by the latest evidence that it would take dinosaurs three to six months to develop in the egg, just like modern reptiles rather than birds. The researchers estimate that slow developers were put at the disadvantageous position  when the environment was greatly changed at the end of the Cretaceous [...]

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Puppies Might Be Genetically Programmed to Love Humans

Although we have many shortcomings, it is nice to find out that someone really likes us, but they have no choice but naturally doing so. It is confirmed by the recently published study in the journal Scientific Reports that dogs’ love towards humans could be written into their genes.   Being [...]

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What Is This Pink Blob Floating in The Indian Ocean?

What Is This Pink Blob Floating in The Indian Ocean?

It is widely accepted that the sea is dark with amazing terrors. However, sometimes it is not always terror as people think, because certain kinds of mysterious lifeforms, such as a bizarre purple blob, which was seen the coast of California not long ago, could bring some surprise to us. At [...]

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A Weird Googly-Eyed Squid Found on the Seafloor

When researchers were cruising off the coast of southern California in the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, they suddenly found a googly-eyed, cartoony-looking squid on the seafloor. From the video on the spot, we can hear one of scientists was exclaiming that these squids looked like such googly eyes that they appeared so fake! [...]

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A group of hippopotamuses in Kenya (unaffiliated with the cocaine trade). Image credit: Volodymyr Burdiak/Shutterstock

Colombian Drug Lord’s Escaped Hippos Caused Chaos

During the eighties of last century, Pablo Escobar had been regarded as the “king of cocaine,” until in 1993, he was shot dead after a a fatal gun battle with the international police team. Besides his title of the Colombia drug lord, he has also left another legacy: pet hippos [...]

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