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Animal Science Study: Majority of dog breeds are highly inbred, contributing to an increase in disease and health care costs throughout their lifespan. The average inbreeding based on genetic analysis across 227 breeds was close to 25%, or the equivalent of sharing the same genetic material with a full sibling.

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Animal Science Ivermectin could help save the endangered Australian sea lion: this conservation priority species has new hope for survival thanks to a successful University of Sydney trial of the now-notorious drug to treat hookworm infection.

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Animal Science A species of tropical bee has evolved to eat meat from carcasses. As a result, these bees have gut microbiomes that are more similar to those of hyenas or vultures than other bees.

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Animal Science Chimps, like humans, show signs of uncertainty when faced with a hard choice: As choices in a memory test became more difficult, chimps wavered more between choices. They moved their finger back and forth between the two options, unable to decide.

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Animal Science Dogs tilt their head when processing meaningful stimuli: "Genius dogs" learned the names of two toys in 3 months & consistently fetched the right toy from the pair (ordinary dogs failed). But they also tilted their heads significantly more when listening to the owner's commands (43% vs 2% of trials)

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Animal Science Report: First Confirmed Hatchings of Two California Condor Chicks from Unfertilized Eggs (No male involved)

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Animal Science A discarded car tire on the ocean floor is deadly for hermit crabs. Scientists found that once crabs climb into the tire, they can't get out. Six tires in Mutsu Bay, Japan collectively trapped 1,278 hermit crabs in a year.

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Animal Science Wolves make roads safer - wolf entry reduced DVCs by 24%, showing an economic benefit that is 63 times greater than the costs of wolf predation. Most of the reduction is due to a behavioral response of deer which suggests they control damages from overabundant deer in a way that human hunters cannot

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Animal Science If it so wishes, cats are able to track their human companion’s every move — through sound of their voices. Experiments involving ‘impossible teleportation’ reveal the cognitive powers of the house cat.

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Animal Science It's well known that a sudden loud racket such as fireworks can spark anxiety in dogs, but new study shows that even day-to-day sounds may upset them, and that owners may not realize it. Many owners underestimate their dogs' frightened reactions to household noises, and often respond with amusement.

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Animal Science Female African elephants evolved toward being tuskless over just a few decades as poachers sought ivory

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Animal Science The Norwegian wolf is extinct

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Animal Science Chickens bred to lay bigger and bigger eggs has led to 85% of hens suffering breastbone fractures

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Animal Science Canine hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention share similar demographic risk factors and behavioural comorbidities with human ADHD

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Animal Science Honeybees increase social distancing in response to a common parasite - Tetap Awasi

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r/science Oct 26 '21

Animal Science An ambitious project is attempting to interpret sperm whale clicks with artificial intelligence, then talk back to them.

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Animal Science The silk draglines made by zebra jumping Spiders are tougher than the silk webbing of orb weaver Spiders, even though they’re made at 25 to 35 times the speed.

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Animal Science New Fossil Discovery Suggest "Dog-Sized Scorpions" Once Roamed Earth

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Animal Science After 10000 years of inbreeding the critically endangered Kakapo flightless parrot is still in good genetic shape.

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r/science 8d ago

Animal Science New study adds to growing evidence that the gut microbiome—the trillions of microbes that live in our intestines—can affect animal behavior. Researchers have found that a species of gut bacteria, known as Lactobacillus apis, is linked to enhanced memory in bumblebees.

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Animal Science Creation of First Human-Monkey Embryos Sparks Concern

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r/science Oct 29 '21

Animal Science Honeybees use social distancing to protect against parasites - study

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r/science Oct 06 '21 Wholesome

Animal Science First albino chimpanzee spotted in the wild was killed by adults in its community.

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r/science 11d ago

Animal Science The octopus is known for its high intelligence, vision, and instincts, with a new study revealing its brain varies in size and shape depending on habitat, when it was active and interaction with other animals.

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r/science 22h ago

Animal Science Fossil remains of herd of 11 dinosaurs discovered in Italy

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