Tag: Animals

Fractured Forests Are Endangering Wildlife, Scientists Find

Around the world, humans are fracturing vast forests. Highways snake through the Amazon’s rain forests, and Indonesia plans an ambitious transportation grid in Borneo, through some of the largest untouched expanses of tropical forests. If you were to parachute at random into any of the planet’s forests, you’d probably land a mile or less from […]

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Is This the First Fossil of an Embryo?

A creature called Caveasphaera lived in China 609 million years ago, and it left behind fossils that resemble tiny grains of sand. But as innocuous as those fossils appear, they may speak volumes about our own evolutionary history. Under a microscope, the fossils turn out to be clusters of hundreds or thousands of cells. Were […]

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Seeking a New Lens to Study Same-Sex Behavior in Animals

Male field crickets perform mating songs and dances for each other. Female Japanese macaque monkeys pair off into temporary but exclusive sexual partnerships. Pairs of male box crabs occasionally indulge in days-long marathon sex sessions. Comparable arrangements can be found in damselflies, Humboldt squid, garter snakes, penguins and cattle. In fact over 1,500 species across […]

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President Trump Signs Federal Animal Cruelty Bill Into Law

In a rare display of political unity, President Trump on Monday signed a bipartisan bill that, for the first time, makes acts of animal cruelty a federal crime punishable with fines and up to seven years in prison. The bill, called the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, was introduced in the House this year […]

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Gov. Northam welcomes new ‘First Puppy’ to Executive Mansion

RICHMOND, Va. – There’s a new addition to the Executive Mansion! Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam asked constituents to “paws for a moment” and help him welcome his family’s new four-legged member, Pearl. He called Pearl the “First Puppy of Virginia.” Pearl will join the Northams’ dog, Murphy, in fulfilling all First Dog duties. Related: McAuliffe […]

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Man charged with animal cruelty for allegedly mutilating rabbit while driving

Please enable Javascript to watch this video ROCKVILLE, Conn. – The suspect in a disturbing case of animal cruelty went before a judge Wednesday. Patryck Sochocki, 25, faces several charges, the most disturbing of which involves mutilating a rabbit while driving. Sochocki pleded not guilty and had no comment outside the courtroom. According to police […]

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Is N.Y.C. Ready for a Ban on Free Street Parking?

Weather: This crisp fall day will be mostly sunny, with a high around 50. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving). ImageCredit…Mariana Vincenti for The New York Times If you have ever tried to park in New York City, you probably know that finding an empty space can be a tedious task. Don’t park […]

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