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Do cats purr when humans aren't around?

Why do cats purr? Humans tend to think that purring is a sign of happiness in a cat โ€“ and indeed it can be โ€“ but there are other reasons why our feline friends produce this particular vocalisation.

dateJul 03, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Pets strengthen neighbourhood ties

Talk to any pet owner and you are bound to invoke stories about the joy and companionship of having a pet. But evidence is mounting that the effect of pets extends beyond their owners and can help strengthen the social fabric ...

dateJun 28, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Senegal's corner shops go digital to track trade

Corner shops, markets and street traders are still the traditional way most Senegalese do their shopping, but micro-businesses are turning to digital means of tracking clients in the west African nation's informal economy.

dateJun 19, 2017 in Business
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