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Spain to cull 17,000 ducks as bird flu hits

More than 17,000 ducks will be culled in Spain after a highly contagious bird flu strain that has affected poultry throughout Europe was detected at a farm, authorities said Thursday.

dateFeb 23, 2017 in Ecology
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Dating the undatables

Asian Horned frogs account for approximately half of the ancient family of frogs called Megophryidae. This group was previously estimated to have originated 100-126 million years ago (mya). Frogs of this family hopped alongside ...

dateFeb 23, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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How migratory birds respond to balmier autumns?

Around the world, no matter where we are, we can usually expect the weather to change from one season to the next. In North America, the warm days of summer eventually turn into the cooler days of autumn, and these changes ...

dateFeb 22, 2017 in Ecology
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Reducing animal testing through better knowledge sharing

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), science and knowledge service of the European Commission, has carried out a study of available knowledge on the replacement, reduction and refinement (the 3Rs) of animal procedures used in ...

dateFeb 22, 2017 in Other
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Your dog can remember more than you think

Any dog owner will tell you how smart they think their dog is. What we usually think of as smartness in dogs is measured or observed in their external behaviour. Being able to respond to commands, for example, or remember ...

dateFeb 16, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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