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Aging with pets isn’t just a sentimental concern, but a matter of health and...

Is home somewhere that you feel comfortable? Is it filled with memories of beloved friends and family — some of whom may be furry animals? Researchers...

Guacamole lovers, rejoice! The avocado genome has been sequenced

We now know the DNA of guacamole. Scientists have sequenced the avocado genome, shedding light on the ancient origins of this buttery fruit and laying...

Baby jumping spiders really are watching you

The vision of jumping spiders is nearly as keen in babies as adults, a University of Cincinnati study found. Baby jumping spiders can hunt prey...

Spiders risk everything for love

University of Cincinnati biologist George Uetz long suspected the extravagant courtship dance of wolf spiders made them an easy mark for birds and other...

How to stroke a cat, according to science

Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stroked one minute, only to bite or swipe at...

Five animals that could help us beat human diseases

As humans, we may feel rather lucky about our evolutionary lot. We live longer than many other animals, and lifespans continue to increase thanks to...

Scientists find blue-tongue lizards are born smart

As children, we have much to learn after we are born. We learn to walk, to talk, to develop our social skills, and when we...

Cats kill more than 1.5 billion native animals per year in Australia

Pet and feral cats together are killing over two billion reptiles, birds and mammals per year in Australia. Most of these animals are natives, according...

Scientists net 139-pound Oneida Lake sturgeon

That fish was THIS big. Really, it was. Researchers from the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point on Oneida Lake, in Bridgeport, New York, caught,...

Scientists solve the mystery of the disappearing jumbo squid

The culprit responsible for the decline of Mexico’s once lucrative jumbo squid fishery has remained a mystery, until now. A new Stanford-led study published in...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

These two common foods linked to most heart disease, stroke, diabetes

It is known that a diet high in salt and processed meat can bring lots of harms to people’s health. In a recent study, researchers...