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Study finds that cats, ferrets can be infected by Coronavirus, WHO to look into transmission between pets and humans
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Study finds that cats, ferrets can be infected by Coronavirus, WHO to look into transmission between pets and humans

Infected cats had the virus in the mouth, nose and small intestine while kittens had massive lesions in their lungs, nose and throat.

Unregulated markets selling wildlife illegally should be shutdown, in South East Asia, in order to mitigate spread of diseases
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Unregulated markets selling wildlife illegally should be shutdown, in South East Asia, in order to mitigate spread of diseases

People from Myanmar supported the crackdown on markets the strongest as illegal trade has been taking place openly in these regions.

World Wildlife Day 2020: 10 incredible camouflaging insects to remind you that Mother Nature is beautiful
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World Wildlife Day 2020: 10 incredible camouflaging insects to remind you that Mother Nature is beautiful

Whether it is to protect themselves from predators or to help them catch their prey, these insects are masters at blending in

Heat wave called 'The blob' kills off around one million birds in the Pacific ocean
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Heat wave called 'The blob' kills off around one million birds in the Pacific ocean

The heatwave lasted around 700 days from 2014 to 2016 and effected water temperature and food webs.

Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer
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Why is air pollution so harmful to us? Human being's DNA may hold the answer

Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking

Deforestation, climate change will wipe out Madagascar's entire rainforest by 2070
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Deforestation, climate change will wipe out Madagascar's entire rainforest by 2070

Protected areas can help mitigate the devastation while long-term solutions for ending GHG emissions are found.

Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves
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Wildlife discovered in 2019: From leaf like lizards, venomous vipers to human sized leaves

Discoveries of new species is the outcome of perseverance, years of fieldwork & long periods of looking at museum records.

The Wall, Pink Floyd's best known album, is embodiment of tension, competing visions that haunt many rock bands
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The Wall, Pink Floyd's best known album, is embodiment of tension, competing visions that haunt many rock bands

Forty years ago Pink Floyd released its 11th studio album The Wall, which would go on to become the number two bestselling double album in history. But it would also mark the last time Pink Floyd’s core members would record an album together. Years of touring and financial stress had taken their toll. The egomania of one member, Waters, during the recording of The Wall would be the tipping point.

How has the past shifts in climate shaped the evolution of house geckos
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How has the past shifts in climate shaped the evolution of house geckos

In two different studies. researchers have found that the diversification of the Hemidactylus geckos took place because of two past climatic events.

Some animals pause their own pregnancies, but how they do it is still a mystery
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Some animals pause their own pregnancies, but how they do it is still a mystery

More than 130 species of mammal can pause their pregnancies and it can last anywhere between a couple of days and 11 months.

Mysore city's thriving bird scence now has a first-of-its kind bird atlas to its credit
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Mysore city's thriving bird scence now has a first-of-its kind bird atlas to its credit

About 60 volunteer birders pooled in their time, effort and bird-watching skills to make this Atlas possible.

New species of hardy crustacean discovered living in mouths of whale sharks
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New species of hardy crustacean discovered living in mouths of whale sharks

The species is known for its hardy ability to live in environments ranging from high mountains to the deep sea.

From guitarfish with no lids to a squid with orange-sized lenses, the animal kingdom's eyes are proof of nature's creativity
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From guitarfish with no lids to a squid with orange-sized lenses, the animal kingdom's eyes are proof of nature's creativity

The animal kingdom, however, has the strangest, most complex eyes within it, from six-eyed spiders to geckos that can see 350 times better than humans. Some animals see infrared and ultraviolet, parts of the spectrum not visible to humans. Some animals even use their eyes to frighten predators or, like butterflies, imitate the eyes of larger animals with completely different parts of their bodies

Treasure trove of fossil reveal post-apocalyptic landscape after an asteroid hit Earth
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Treasure trove of fossil reveal post-apocalyptic landscape after an asteroid hit Earth

Mammals had lived in the large shadow of the dinosaurs, never getting bigger than a small dog until the mass extinction.

Animal, bird collections in museums mostly made of male specimens finds a new study
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Animal, bird collections in museums mostly made of male specimens finds a new study

The males may be larger and easier to spot, even when the females were more colourful, the males were preferred.

From stealthy chimps, smart orca whales to farmer leafcutter ants, animals do better as community than humans
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From stealthy chimps, smart orca whales to farmer leafcutter ants, animals do better as community than humans

Once animals are grouped, a mechanism comes into play that makes living in a group efficient

Wildlife Week 2019: Global illegal animal trade market continues to affect over 5,500 species of fauna
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Wildlife Week 2019: Global illegal animal trade market continues to affect over 5,500 species of fauna

The legal and illegal trade of wildlife as pets or for animal products is a multi-billion-dollar industry.

Wildlife Week 2019: Indian fisherfolk transitioning away from tradition is affecting fisheries nationwide
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Wildlife Week 2019: Indian fisherfolk transitioning away from tradition is affecting fisheries nationwide

Commercial, industrialized fishing operations seek out migrant labour to fill their large manpower needs.

Pooch matters: Dogs get say in owners' mate selection, show studies; women see pet canines as children
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Pooch matters: Dogs get say in owners' mate selection, show studies; women see pet canines as children

Women placed value on how their dog reacted to a potential mate, in the same way that she would put value on how her human children would react to a potential mate, according to studies.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi kicks off Maha poll campaign, e-cigarette ban, teaser loans; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi kicks off Maha poll campaign, e-cigarette ban, teaser loans; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Narendra Modi kicks off Maharashtra poll campaign in Nashik, e-cigarette ban, teaser loans, review of Netflix series Unbelievable; today's must-read stories