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September 23rd, 2018, 1:40 am

Asking for a little help again. A cat I know has been kidnapped and his human, Izabela, is completely depressed. He has been taken by this man from the front of Izabela's house to Canonbury overground station, from where they probably travelled towards Richmond.
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If you recognise this man or the cat (new neighbours' furry or stray in the area?), please contact Izabela or me here. Please share this poster to help us. We are ready to pay ransom, quick swap - no police involved (only our family protectors). We just want Mr Muk back.

More information at http://findingmrmuk.co.uk/

Thank you <3
 
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September 26th, 2018, 12:34 pm

Mr Muk back home with Izabela. The thief arrested. Freaks on furry life support, like I, rejoice :-)
 
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October 3rd, 2018, 12:00 am

Undestructible tardigrates
They are so shweet, aren't they :-D
 
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October 3rd, 2018, 5:10 pm

BTW, the Taiz animals are rooting, scrabbling, wallowing, digging, etc. in dollars at the moment :-D If someone donated, big thank you.
 
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October 4th, 2018, 4:56 pm

Prenatal acoustic communication programs offspring for high posthatching temperatures in a songbird
Cuteness overload :-)
In many species, embryos can perceive and learn external sounds. Yet, the possibility that parents may use these embryonic capacities to alter their offspring’s developmental trajectories has not been considered. Here, we demonstrate that zebra finch parents acoustically signal high ambient temperatures (above 26°C) to their embryos. We show that exposure of embryos to these acoustic cues alone adaptively alters subsequent nestling begging and growth in response to nest temperature and influences individuals’ reproductive success and thermal preferences as adults. These findings have implications for our understanding of maternal effects, phenotypic plasticity, developmental programming, and the adaptation of endothermic species to a warming world.
[...] by acoustically signaling high ambient temperatures to their embryos before hatching, zebra finch parents can program the developmental trajectories of their offspring in response to this key environmental variable. Our findings therefore provide both an adaptive function for prenatal communication and a type of maternal effect where parental control over signal production can be unambiguously tested. By uncovering a mechanism for a transgenerational effect of temperature on development in endotherms, our study also advances our understanding of the acclimatization capacities of organisms to rising temperatures.
 
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October 11th, 2018, 11:55 am

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October 11th, 2018, 11:57 am

Maybe his wife was a psychopath.
"You should never call a psychopath a psychopath. It upsets them." 
 
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October 31st, 2018, 6:41 am

 
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November 23rd, 2018, 9:17 pm

Humans didn't cause mass animal extinctions in Africa, like previously thought, study says
The animal decline might have instead been because of environmental factors such as declining atmospheric carbon dioxide and expansion of grasslands, researchers write.
"Low CO2 levels favor tropical grasses over trees, and as a consequence savannas became less woody and more open through time," John Rowan, a postdoctoral scientist from the University of Massachusetts Amherst who was involved in the research, said in a statement. "We know that many of the extinct megaherbivores fed on woody vegetation, so they seem to disappear alongside their food source."
 
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November 28th, 2018, 6:03 am

SEA LIFE TRUST is creating the world’s first open water sanctuary for beluga whales in a ground-breaking marine welfare project in Iceland. In partnership with WDC, the SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary is one of the biggest developments in captive whale and dolphin care and protection in decades and the first of its kind to be created for cetaceans. Little Grey and Little White will travel nearly 6,000 miles from China to their new home in the sub-arctic waters in a bay in Iceland.
 
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November 28th, 2018, 10:32 am

 
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December 2nd, 2018, 2:41 pm

the internet has been abuzz about this
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it seems it's just a weird breed,
belgian blue
 
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December 2nd, 2018, 3:24 pm

 
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December 3rd, 2018, 9:17 am

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My life as a wolf, by British naturalist who dared to infiltrate a pack in the wilderness

Shaun Ellis is an English animal researcher who is notable for living among wolves, and for adopting a pack of abandoned North American timber wolf pups. He is the founder of Wolf Pack Management and is involved in a number of research projects in Poland and at Yellowstone National Park in the United States.
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