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Growing trend among young singles who treat pets like girlfriends and boyfriends

July 22nd, 2014 at 9:41 am » Comments Off

Lucy, a 1 year old Burmese Mountain dog and her owner Alfred Pretrone. There’s “something special” about Lucy, says Alfred Pretrone about his female companion. She’s good-looking, “chill” and she makes the stress melt away at the end of a long day. But Lucy isn’t Mr. Petrone’s girlfriend. She’s his dog.    

Comfy – a new app that solves the No. 1 complaint about offices

June 20th, 2014 at 11:58 am » Comments Off

Comfy You go to work on a hot summer day, but as soon as you sit at your desk, your are freezing. Or it’s winter and the heater keeps you too hot. The heating and cooling system is designed to keep you comfortable but it’s not doing a very good job, and it wastes massive […]

Top 14 Photos of the Week

June 10th, 2014 at 7:40 pm » Comments Off

Sometimes the big picture is even bigger than the BIG picture! Quote of the Day:  ”Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.” – Bertrand Russell

Scientists erase, then restore rats’ memories

June 3rd, 2014 at 12:48 pm » Comments Off

Researchers can selectively remove a memory and predictably reactivate it by stimulating nerves in the brain. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers have erased and reactivated memories in rats, profoundly altering the animals’ reaction to past events.    

Why pet owners are skipping the pet food aisle in favor of homemade pet food

June 3rd, 2014 at 10:18 am » Comments Off

Veterinarians say these pet food home chefs do it for different reasons. We not only obsess over what we eat. We also obsess over what our pets eat. While the pet food industry has started adding salmon, vegetables and other ingredients humans favor to its products, the store-bought stuff just doesn’t make the cut anymore […]

Drones can be used to walk your dog

May 26th, 2014 at 8:38 am » Comments Off

Drone walking a dog. Researchers are always developing and thinking of new ways that drones or unmanned aerial vehicles can be used. They are being used and studied in various industries and sectors including the military, agriculture, retail, delivery services, and even the arts. In the not so distant future, drones may even be used […]

Dogs can sniff the scent of prostate cancer with 98% accuracy

May 25th, 2014 at 8:43 am » Comments Off

Dogs’ noses have four times the number of olfactory cells as humans. Dogs noses are powerful and it has been well documented what they are able to sniff out. Researchers have discovered that our canine companions’ snouts may be more accurate than advanced laboratory procedures when it comes to detecting certain forms of cancer.   […]

Top 14 Photos of the Week

May 14th, 2014 at 8:06 am » Comments Off

When Rex applied for the job as pool security guard, he was imagining far more bikinis! Quote of the Day: “I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.” – Edith Sitwell

Top 14 Photos of the Week

April 30th, 2014 at 6:02 pm » Comments Off

“Don’t make me dig out my claws!” Quote of the Day: “A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.” – Baltasar Gracian

CHAT – a translator that turns dolphin sounds into English

April 11th, 2014 at 11:04 am » Comments Off

Dolphins are believed to be one of the most intelligent animal species on the planet. Scientists have developed a working translator that can take dolphin sounds and turn them into spoken English. The translator called CHAT (Cetacean Hearing and Telemeintry), takes the whistling sounds that dolphins make to communicate, and matches them to a known database of meanings. […]

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