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On Reflection, Pigs Are Smart

With all the bad press that pigs have been getting of late, owing to the swine flu scourge, it’s good to see that an academic journal, Animal Behaviour, has given our porcine friends a PR boost in the form of a study that shows pigs know how to identify themselves, and explore their surroundings, using mirrors.

Posted on Nov 9, 2009 READ MORE


Cloned cow
From the Daily Mail

Scientists Seek to Create Docile Zombie Animals

Researchers are probing ways to create genetically modified livestock that are oblivious to their confinement and thus easier to prepare for subsequent slaughter.
Zombie bacon double-cheeseburger, anyone?

Posted on Jan 14, 2007 READ MORE


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The Daily Mail

Animals Pictured in the Womb

Using a cutting-edge array of 3-D ultrasound scans and tiny cameras, a British production team has produced images of the entire gestation process of many different animals, like this developing elephant (above). The images are to air on National Geographic next month.

Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


WSJ editor Dan Henninger

A WSJ Editor Compares Gay Marriage to Animal Marriage

Stephen Colbert highlights a clip of an editor from the Wall Street Journal saying that in the wake of a woman in India supposedly marrying a snake, gay-marriage supporters in America should now be required to guarantee that animal marriage is not around the corner.

Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


Why Does Homosexuality Exist in the Animal Kingdom?

If homosexuality is a genetic aberration, why hasn’t it been bred out of all species? That’s the provocative question posed in Seed magazine, which reports that among some species, it actually makes more evolutionary sense for animals to copulate with members of the same sex—as opposed to members of the opposite sex.

Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


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