2011 January | Its Nature

Month: January 2011

Building a Tasmanian Devil Ark

Australian scientists have created their own version of Noah’s Ark – but for Tasmanian devils. This project was called Devil Ark which was part of a plan to allow the endangered species on the mainland to repopulate, just in case all Tasmanian devils fell prey to facial cancer which is not only deadly, but highly

Cat called in for Jury Duty

Yes, you certainly read that right. The story going around the Internet world is that a kitteh (sic intentional) has been summoned to court for jury duty. According to the rumours circling around last week, a cat named Sal Esposito from east Boston was called to jury duty. Depending on what case that is, that

Rare Sumatran Tiger Gives Birth

Sumatran Tiger fans and those at Taman Rimba zoo are rejoicing – a rare Sumatran Tiger gave birth to 3 healthy cubs on January 25, 2011. This was a welcome boost for the endangered species, said Didi Wuryanto who is the head of the provincial tourism and cultural agency of the Taman Rimba zoo in

Red Sea Parting is Theoretically Possible

It’s not always the case that science and religion agree with each other. However, scientific researchers have just confirmed what believers of the Abrahamic religions already knew – that the miraculous parting of the Red Sea for Moses and the Israelites to escape from the Pharoah is entirely plausible, according to new computer simulations. The

9,400-Year-Old Dog Bone Unearthed

A 9,400 year old dog skull fragment has been found amongst fossilised human waste. According to researchers, this is proof that humans have had domesticated dogs almost 10,000 years ago. Dog owner According to Samuel Belknap who is a graduate student of University of Maine, the dog skull bone fragment provides evidence that this dog

Giant Crayfish Discovered

This week, the internet has been buzzing with news of a brand new species of giant crayfish. This news delighted animal lovers and er, seafood eaters, all across the world. It probably also inspired those who love horror movies like Godzilla to shriek away from the creatures of the deep. But before you start screaming

Mammoth Scientific Ambitions

Although the ice age is well over and the woolly mammoth is thought to have become extinct over ten thousand years ago, it is the centre of an exciting new project created by scientists under the leadership of Kyoto University in Japan. The aim of this project is to us cloning technology to bring this

Ancient Mammoth Tusks = Cure for Modern Medicine

A 30,000 year old woolly mammoth tusks discovered in the Yukon may assist medical researchers in understanding bone diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. Stephen Sims holds the portion of mammoth tusk that will be used to research osteoclasts. Photo: University of Western Ontario It is common for Scientists to use modern-day elephant tusks in

Man mails out hundreds of tarantulas

If you have a fear or insects or arachnids, you better not check your mail. A German national shipped hundreds of live tarantulas into the United States of America through the post. He pleaded guilty to a federal smuggling charge, said the prosecutors. You've got mail! The 37 year old man, Sven Koppler, pleaded guilty

Fox Shoots a Man with a Gun

It is every animal rights campaigners dream – Fox Shoots Man. And this is exactly what happened last Thursday on a cold winters day in the picturesque countryside of the Grodno region in north-western Belarus. Pleading innocence (or self-defense?) After wounding the fox from a distance, the hunter decided to approach the animal. But when

Why You Shouldn’t Drink and Fly

With the potential come back of the avian flu during some of the coldest winter weather in a long time, it is no surprise that alarm bells have been ringing in Romania when a flock of birds mysteriously died. However according to Veterinarians, they were just simply drunk. A European Starling searching for berries The

Chihuahua

The smallest breed of dog is the Chihuahua. It is named after the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. There are no breed standards for Chihuahuas. As a result, height varies between Chihuahuas. However, the general height of these dogs are between 6 to 10 inches. However, some can grow as tall as 15 inches. They cannot
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