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Monitoring wildlife may shed light on spread of antibiotic resistance in humans

Researchers tested for resistance to 10 antibiotics among cattle and 18 wildlife species to explore key attributes and behaviors that may increase exposure and allow resistance to move among humans, animals, and ecosystems.

When cars and wildlife collide: Virtual reality could prevent real-life road accidents

Using a novel simulation approach, researchers took a closer look at how an interactive system, meant to reduce road accidents involving wild animals, can actually affect driver behavior.

Probiotics improve behavioral symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases in mice

Probiotics may improve the behavioral symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases by altering communication between the immune system and the brain, according to an animal study.

NYC's New Crime-Stopping Approach to Animal Cruelty

When is a crime truly treated like a crime? When police consider fighting it a primary responsibility, when criminal laws and sentences match the seriousness of criminal behavior, and when society resoundingly rejects both the crime and the criminal. Show More Summary

Neuroscientists decipher brain's noisy code

By comparing and analyzing the signals of individual neurons in animals undergoing behavioral tests, neuroscientists have deciphered the code that the brain uses to make the most of its inherently 'noisy' neuronal circuits.

Dot Earth Blog: From Apes to Elephants, Wolves to Whales, a Tour of Animals’ Minds and Emotions

A biologist explores the science revealing how animals think and feel, and the many behavioral mysteries that remain.

Cat pheromones may cause increased scratching, focus on scratching devices

A new study on animal behavior theorizes cats scratch more due to pheromones left behind from previous cat scratching.

Modeling a nervous pathway involved in touch-induced behavior

Many animals actively touch objects in their environment and respond to them by appropriate movement sequences. Biologists have captured the key properties of a wide variety of descending neurons that are part of an 'active touch system.'

How To Neuter A Prank Call

(Pet Store | NY, USA) Pet Store | NY, USA Categories: Bad Behavior Pets & Animals Tags: Pet Store Pet Store | NY, USA(The phone ring.) Me: “Hello, You’re through to—” Caller: “—ah, yes. Do you neuter men?” (There is giggling in the background, and it is clearly a prank call.) Me: “Yes, we do. Show More Summary

China Using Farm Animals to Predict Earthquakes

The Chinese city of Nanjing has transformed seven farms into earthquake research centers for the government. According to local media reports, the farms report the animals’ behavior twice a day Read More The post China Using Farm Animals to Predict Earthquakes appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Scientists in China Are Studying the Use of Animals to Predict Quakes

4 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Government researchers in China have asked a select group of farmers to monitor abnormal behavior among their livestock — behaviors that could be indicative of imminent earthquakes. Read more...

'Zoo' Review: A New Summer Drama That Leaves Something to Be Desired

Are some animals predictable in their actions and behavior? What if they all of a sudden went rogue and started attacking humans all over the world? That's the premise behind CBS's new summer drama Zoo, based on the bestselling bookShow More Summary

Zoo: What's It Like to Run a Show Where the Extras Are Animals?

Diva behavior abounds on the set of CBS' Zoo. According to executive producer Jeff Pinkner, it's not uncommon for an actor to go completely off-script, throwing a scene into chaos or to have a tantrum and stubbornly refuse to participate in filming. Of course, the actors in question are all extras -... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Zoo Jeff Pinkner James Wolk

Animal Behavior: 2 Cows Get Busy Behind A News Reporter On Live TV

2 Cows Have Sex Behind A News Reporter Humpin’ azz heffa… LMAO! Image via YouTube

10 fierce animal parents who kicked ass to protect their babies.

last monthHumor / odd : Happy Place

1. This dog, who hid her babies in a hole during a raging wildfire. Sometimes human beings point to animal behavior, and say, "We're one of them! We're savage animals in a constant dance of death and carnage! Coffee is for closers!" Blah, blah, whatever. Show More Summary

Porcupines can't jump: Camera traps in the forest canopy reveal dwarf porcupine behavior

A team of researchers documenting the use of natural canopy bridges over a pipeline clearing with camera traps in Peru found an unexpected animal using some of the bridges. At least 17 dwarf porcupines were photographed. Previously known only as far south as Iquitos in Northern Peru, the discovery was made some 900km away from the closest previous record.

Brain Receptor Found to Significantly Affect Cocaine Addiction

By manipulating the activity of Activin receptors in the brain, researchers were able to increase or decrease cocaine-taking and relapse behavior in animal models. The study focused on receptors in regions of the brain involved in pleasure and reward.

Foster Farms Investigating “Inappropriate” Behavior At Poultry Facilities Captured In Undercover Video

Poultry producer Foster Farms says it’s investigating after an animal advocacy group filmed undercover video at one of its slaughterhouses in Fresno and nearby farms owned by the company. Police are also investigating allegations ofShow More Summary

You Can't Do Everything for Everyone

Recently I watched a TED talk by Marla Spivak about why bees are disappearing. I learned a lot about how intertwined we are with nature and how some of our current behaviors are not only hurting animals and plants, but our future as well. Show More Summary

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