Animal Cruelty

Cover of WWF extinction (Living Planet) report (wwf.org)

Happy World Animal Day? WWF Extinction Report

Published on October 4th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

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Today’s World Animal Day, celebrated across the globe since a 1931 convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy, conceived of it as a way to highlight the plight of endangered species. They chose October 4 because it’s the ... Read More


Business

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London Launches 1st Solarbox

Published on October 3rd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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When you next visit London, be sure to not only look out for red telephone boxes, but also green ones. A new startup called Solarbox has just launched in the streets of “The Big Smoke.” It turns ... Read More


Health

WHO portrait of an apparently healthy Ebola family in Liberia (WHO.int)

WHO Shares Plan For Ebola Vaccines

Published on October 3rd, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

There’s progress on international Ebola vaccines. You may be hearing it here first. From the tone of today’s US media, it comes none too soon. The news was actually released on Wednesday but apparently got lost ... Read More


Animals

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Reptiles Learn Through Imitation, Research Shows

Published on September 30th, 2014 | by James Ayre

Reptiles can learn through imitation, new research from the UK and Hungary has shown. The new findings represent the first strong scientific evidence that reptiles show signs of social learning. Now you may be thinking “well ... Read More


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