Phys.Org
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Nomad Scythian herders roamed vast areas spanning the Central Asian steppes during the Iron Age, approximately from the 9th to the 1st century BCE (Before Common Era). These livestock pastoralists, who lived on wagons covered by tents, left their mark in the history of warfare for their exceptional equestrian skills. They were among the first to master mounted riding and to make use of composite bows while riding. A new study published in Science led by Professor Ludovic Orlando and involving 33 international researchers from 16 universities, now reveals the suite of traits that Scythian breeders selected to engineer the type of horse that best fit their purpose.
Daily Mail - USA
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The Lion's Gate Sanctuary put down its three lions, three tigers and five bears on April 20 after local county commissioners denied their request to move about 20 miles from its site in Denver.
Leicester Mercury
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A man who dragged his pet puppy on a lead through a cemetery, stripping the skin off its paws, before attacking it, has been given a suspended jail sentence.Liam Smith (22), of Tuckers Road, Loughborough, was seen by staff at the town's cemetery in Leicester Road, swearing at the animal as he dragged it yelping and screaming along the road.They intervened and were sworn at by Smith. Later a woman walking her own dog tried to grab the puppy and then called the police. Members of the public...
Bleacher Report
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Caitlyn Taylor, a high school softball player from Kentucky who was attacked by a shark while playing a tournament in Florida, said she's "glad" the incident happened to her instead of a teammate and believes her athletic background helped her survive the scary ordeal. On Wednesday, Mirin Fader of ESPNW passed along comments from Taylor, who said people in the water originally thought the animal was a dolphin. She described the thoughts running through her head as she fought back after the shark clamped down on her legs: When you play sports, you're constantly going throughnot to this extremeintense pressure situations and I think a lot of people who don't go through those types of situations every day, when they face something that's a little scaryor very scary like this one wasmost people would shy away from it or get scared or give up.
The Northern Echo
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THREE halal slaughtermen and their two bosses will now face trial over alleged animal cruelty, the High Court has decided.
Washington Free Beacon
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"For an artist to go and play in a country that occupies other people’s land and oppresses them the way Israel does, is plain wrong," Waters told Counterpunch in 2013. "I would not have played for the Vichy government in occupied France in the Second World War, I would not have played in Berlin either during this time." The crowd appeared to align with Waters on what he was espousing on Israel, and also shared his intense vitriol against Trump. During a short clip that was shown during the event of an anti-Trump concert Waters played in Mexico City earlier this year—in which Trump was made to appear as a Nazi and a Ku Klux Klansmen—one middle-aged man wearing a collared shirt with a sweater screamed out that Trump is "a fucking animal." The crowd and Times moderator Pareles also nodded their heads as Waters stated his belief that the world should have no borders, that EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to eliminate nature in the United States, and that "we all know that big pharma is constantly coming up with cheap ways to cure everything, and it is immediately suppressed because they don't make enough money.
Phys.Org
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Females often live longer than men—this is true for humans and for many other animal species.
Western Daily Press
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Puppies are being kept in dark, tiny pens with broken bones and fur covered in faeces at legal puppy farms, according to the owner of a Somerset animal shelter.Vanessa Linnell, from St Giles Animal Centre in Wrantage, near Taunton, was devastated by the state in which former puppy farm dogs have arrived at the centre .St Giles takes in unwanted dogs and re-homes them, but many of these dogs come from disgustingly horrible conditions at puppy farms that breed dogs to sell across the...
BoingBoing
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This adorable little Xenomorp h will be available in July, but itty bitty Ellen Ripley is available right now.
Futurity
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Reminders of death make people more likely to support killing animals, regardless of their existing attitudes about animal rights, according to new research. The research provides new insight into the psychology behind humans' willingness to kill animals for a variety of reasons, and could also potentially help scientists better understand the psychological motivations behind the murder and genocide of humans, says lead researcher Uri Lifshin, a doctoral student in the University of Arizona's psychology department. Lifshin and his colleagues conducted a series of experiments based on their existing work on terror management theory—the idea that humans' awareness of their own mortality is a strong motivator for behaviors that may help quell the fear of death. Sometimes, our self-esteem depends on the idea that we are special and not just sacks of meat.
Open Culture
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Consider, he writes, the experience of an early discoverer of cave paintings: “What would be for him the simplest lesson of that strange stone picture-book? … that he had dug very deep and found the place where a man had drawn the picture of a reindeer. But he would dig a good deal deeper before he found a place where a reindeer had drawn a picture of a man.” The explorer “might descend to depths unthinkable” and never find, nor expect to find, such a thing. “Art,” Chesterton wrote, “is the signature of man.” Almost a hundred years later, scientists of all kinds agree with Chesterton’s aphorism: painting and sculpture distinctly made humans human. So too did something equally abstract and nowhere else in evidence in all the animal world: Language. In a new essay, another witty and perceptive novelist—though one with a much darker viewtakes on evolutionary explanations of language and advances an unorthodox view, full of provocations and curious observations.
Watford Observer
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Watford residents will probably have heard of the widely reported case of Ilott v Mitson. Heather Ilott was completely left out of her estranged mother's will, who instead left her estate of approximately £500,000 to three animal charities that she had no connection with during her lifetime.
Daily Mail - News
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Officials at the MoD say VX, one of the deadliest chemicals ever created, has recently been used in a series of animal experiments at their labs in Porton Down, near Salisbury.
Western Daily Press
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Welcome to your LIVE traffic news and breaking news service for today. Scroll through the LIVE blog below to get the latest on the roads and the breaking news from across the county. This week has been mainly dominated by interesting stories from around the county, as opposed to breaking news. We did have some CCTV appeals yesterday and some significant results from the courts. Yesterday's top stories included - Taunton cow abuser Owen Nichol sentenced for animal cruelty caught on film...
The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: No new cases of H5N1 outbreak has been reported in the country, including in Kelantan so far, the Dewan Negara sitting was told today. Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (pix) said however the monitoring operations were still being actively carried out by the Veterinary Services Department (JPV) in efforts to curb the outbreak. "JPV at the state level has been directed to oversee and monitor the movement of poultry from within and outside the country to detect H5N1 outbreaks. "The department also implemented the National Sampling Programme to make it compulsory to notify on animal diseases and those with an economic impact," he said during the oral question session. He was replying to Senator Datuk Seri Syed Ibrahim Kader who asked the ministry on the measures that had been taken by the government to ensure poultry was safe to be consumed. — Bernama
Western Daily Press
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Daily Mail - Home
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Officials at the MoD say VX, one of the deadliest chemicals ever created, has recently been used in a series of animal experiments at their labs in Porton Down, near Salisbury.
The Event Chronicle
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ScienceDaily
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The use of animals in biomedical research has long been the focus of campaigns by animal rights activists. Two leading scientists give their expert view of the importance of animal testing to medical progress and present ways it could be further improved to yield more useful clinical results.
Daily Mail - USA
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The animal incident in South Africa has been branded the 'cutest' ever after the baby was caught on camera taking after the older members of the group while running towards the car.
Mashable
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We've all packed on the pounds during winter hibernation, and are trying to get our bods in check before shorts season. Some of us are getting a late start on doing just that one of us being this poor beaver in Hamilton, Ontario, who thought he could make it through a wrought-iron fence unscathed, but misjudged the situation a bit and got himself into an embarrassing ordeal. A fat Hamilton beaver that got stuck in a fence has been freed by the soapy hands of a quick-thinking animal services worker #zoornalism pic.twitter.com/IkSYz3t2Dc Liam Casey (@liamdevlincasey) April 26, 2017 SEE ALSO: Adorable cat does trust falls right into our hearts Read more... More about Soap , Stuck , Fence , Beaver , and Canada
Voice Of America
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He is senior author of a study describing the work in the journal Science Translational Medicine. In animal trials, Chibale said MMV048 cured 100 percent of mice that were infected with malaria. It was shown to wipe out an infection in three days, said Chibale, adding, “Overall, it presents an exciting profile in terms of the potential to contribute to malaria eradication.” And, MMV048 completely protected monkeys that received a dose of the compound. Researchers were unable to infect them, according to Chibale, who said he hopes the experimental drug has the same effect in humans. “It’s present in the body in the blood already," he explained, "so even when you get bitten by a mosquito, the parasites that initially end up in the blood they will find the drug already waiting for them and they’ll be killed off before they increase in population.
Mashable
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We've seen dogs do trust falls . Now even cats are doing it. That's right. Even an animal that instinctively does not trust humans, will never trust humans (even though we feed them, shelter them, play with them, and attempt to pet them) is doing a trust fall. Even a cat is doing a trust fall. This is truly a momentous occasion in pet-owning history. Read more... More about Pets , Cute Animals , Cats , Conversations , and Watercooler
CNN
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