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Birds have always migrated, but humans haven’t always completely understood what was going on. We could certainly see the massive flocks journeying across the skies, but it was anyone’s guess as to why. Not surprisingly, some remarkable ideas and stories about migrating birds have come about through…
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Mankind’s relationship with bees goes beyond the love affair with honey. The sweet treat has its own unusual properties and claims, but bee venom, genes, and fossils are changing many scientific fields. Ancient therapies return to heal (or kill) modern patients, and famous prehistoric events lurk in…
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We’ve all become used to seeing guide dogs and hearing dogs. In some places, people don’t even bat an eyelid at seeing a miniature horse helping out its owner. However, in recent years, the number of creatures assigned the title of “emotional support animal” (ESA) has exploded, and some are truly…
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We have depended on dogs to protect us for millennia. But judging from recent developments, it seems like they are not the only animals capable of protecting us. Other animals have proven to be better than or on a par with dogs in providing security. Sometimes, these critters are trained to become…
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