Dogs & Man Evolved for Elevation?
The folks who make Olympian statements about the obvious say that that men and dogs that live on the Tibetan plateau are adapted for life at high altitudes.
Are Chihuahua's Bonsai Wolves?That's the claim of this paper where we are told: "The Chihuahua – or the bonsai wolf – transcends two binary oppositions fundamental to contemporary westerners: subject/object and nature/culture." No, I have no idea what it means, and I doubt the author does either.
A Law Unto Themselves
Eight police officers fired 103 times at two unarmed women who were delivering newspapers, and the commission that looked into the situation rejected all calls for any officer to be fired or even suspended.
Cat Shit is Killing Whales?
Maybe. University of British Columbia scientists have found an infectious form of the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii in western Arctic Beluga whales. Of course, canine distemper not only kills seals but also millions of other animals around the world, from lions and African wild dogs to fox and coyotes.
An Entire Country As Marine Sanctuary
Palau, an island country in the Pacific ocean with a population of about 20,000 people spread across 250 islands, has decided to ban all commercial fishing and will become a marine sanctuary the size of France.