Archives for September, 2013

You have to see this to believe it. This video from CNN shows how a 31-pound cat is losing weight by walking on an underwater treadmill. I wonder how they were able to get this cat to even stay in the water. I think my cat would lose more weight in the process of fighting…

Photographer Graham McGeorge has captured remarkable images of bonobos, our closest living relative that share 98.7% of human DNA. The photos depict bonobos engaging in similar behaviors as humans, like the image above from another photographer of bonobos embracing each other. McGeorge also captured images of bonobos caring for their young as well as a…

It’s a girl!!!

Scientists at the Smithsonian National Zoo have now confirmed that the new panda bear cub born on August 23rd is a girl and Tian Tian is her father.

Estimating unknown viruses in mammals

An ambititous project seeks to identify all unknown viruses in mammals to determine the relative risk of infection to humans and to develop strategies to prevent and treat infections before they become pandemics. The pioneering research team is led by Dr. Simon Anthony at Columbia University and Dr. Peter Daszak from EcoHealth Alliance. The team started…