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Cats carry diseases that can be deadly to humans

Toxoplasmosis, cat roundworm and cat scratch disease are caused by pathogens that depend on cats — pets or feral — for part of their...

Marine sponges inspire the next generation of skyscrapers and bridges

When we think about sponges, we tend to think of something soft and squishy. But researchers at Harvard University are using the glassy skeletons of...

Scientists find 11 fish species that could walk on land

A team of U.S. National Science Foundation-funded scientists has identified at least 11 species of fish suspected to have land-walking abilities. The findings are based...

Scientists find COVID-19 virus jumped between people and mink

In a new study, researchers found examined COVID-19 infections across 16 mink farms in the Netherlands. They found that the virus likely jumped between people...

Many animal species can be vulnerable to COVID-19 infection

In a new study, researchers found humans are not the only species facing a potential threat from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The...

This plant compound may kill deadly bacteria

The Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia), native to South America, is also abundant in Florida, where it forms dense thickets that crowd out native species. In...

Scientists identify five types of cat owners

Cat owners fall into five categories in terms of their attitudes to their pets' roaming and hunting, according to a new study. University of Exeter...

Venom from honeybees may kill aggressive breast cancer

In a new study, researchers analyzed the venom from 312 honeybees and bumblebees in Perth Western Australia, Ireland, and England. They tested the effect of...

Pets, livestock and wildlife can all catch COVID-19 – does that make them dangerous?

SARS-CoV-2 almost certainly originated in an animal. But ever since the virus infected humans the outbreak has been driven by efficient human-to-human transmission, resulting...

COVID-19 and pets: What you need to know

If you have furry family members, you probably have a lot of questions about how to keep them safe during this frightening global COVID-19...