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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

13 hours 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 weekHumor / 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

Dogs Really Like Looking at Doors

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Doors “hold a special social relevance to dogs,” animal behavioral specialists say.

Entering a 'golden age' of animal tracking

Animals wearing new tagging and tracking devices give a real-time look at their behavior and at the environmental health of the planet, say research.

Sean Toon — 911 caller in Texas pool party incident — was convicted of torturing animals

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Sean Toon, who called police to complain about group of black teenagers trying to enter a party on Friday, was jailed for violent behavior and animal torture...

Chimpanzees use leafy cups to chug alcohol

Unlike other booze-seeking wild animals, chimps use tools and exhibit other unique behaviors by partaking in fermented drinks. Continue reading ? The post Chimpanzees use leafy cups to chug alcohol appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Sick Of His Secrets

(Vet | USA) Vet | USA Categories: Bad Behavior Health & Body Pets & Animals Tags: Vet Vet | USA(A man brought his little dog in because she wasn’t eating or going to the bathroom. The vets examined her and found that she had something stuck in her stomach blocking entrance to her small intestines. Show More Summary

Amazing Images of the Hidden Lives of Animals in the Serengeti

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Being a wildlife researcher can occasionally mean going all 007 on a lion. In order to study animals without influencing their behavior, scientists sometimes employ the use of hidden cameras. These photographic traps allow conservationists...Show More Summary

The Saddest Child Deaths on Game of Thrones ... Ranked!

It's an old storytelling rule: You never kill animals or children. As part of its mission to wallow in the worst aspects of human behavior, Game of Thrones has broken this rule early and often, and its commitment was never more painful than last night, when Stannis Baratheon offered up... More »

Rafe Sagarin, who merged ecological thinking with national security, dies

Raphael D. Sagarin, a marine ecologist who pioneered new ways of thinking about protecting national security through the lens of the environment and animal behavior, died May 28 after being hit by a pickup truck near Tucson. He was 43.Read full article >>

Social and sensory overstimulation drives autistic behaviors, animal study suggests

A new study shows that social and sensory overstimulation drives autistic behaviors. The study, conducted on rats exposed to a known risk factor in humans, supports the unconventional view of the autistic brain as hyper-functional, and offers new hope with therapeutic emphasis on paced and non-surprising environments tailored to the individual's sensitivity.

Springfield Journal: Masters of Taxidermy Seek to Replicate More Than an Animal’s Appearance

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

The World Taxidermy Championships have long been seen as the premier competition in the field. Now, one judge says, they expect to see a snapshot of behavior and habitat.

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