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You Can Prevent Seagulls From Stealing Your Food Simply By Staring At Them

At the beach and on the boardwalk, seagulls have a bad reputation for swooping down on unsuspecting people to steal their food. But scientists recently discovered there's a simple solution for deterring these avian thieves: Stare at them. Via: Live Science

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Chinese Biotech Company Successfully Clones Beloved Deceased Cat

Whoa--wait--what?! The future is here and it is scary! Anyone out there getting major Pet Sematary vibes? 

In a report by Liu Caiyu and Xu Keyu, the Sinogene Biotechnology Company, in Beijing, China, have SUCCESSFULLY cloned a kitten using cells from the dead body of a beloved family cat. The deceased cat, known as Garlic, passed away from a urinary tract infection. According to the report, the cost of a clone such as this, costs around a whopping $35,400 USD for a cat and $53,550 USD for a dog.  

Not sure how we feel about this one.. what are your thoughts? Should we be cloning our beloved pets?

Story via Global Times

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Bats Use Leaves As Mirrors To Find Camouflaged Insects

Bats are widely misunderstood creatures in the animal kingdom - while they're associated with witches, vampires and darkness in general, they're actually super cute and interesting. And scientists have just discovered something amazing about them - bats use leaves as "mirrors" that reflect sound waves, helping them find insects hiding behind leaves. Cool, right? Or confusing? Keep on reading, we'll explain everything. 

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Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as you. That changes things. Penguins the size of humans... the idea sounds like it comes from science fiction. But it actually just comes from science. It was recently discovered that giant penguins used to exist. We are not kidding. 

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Allergic To Cats? Rejoice! A Vaccine Is On Its Way!

Hallelujah! For all the cat lovers out there who suffer from cat allergies, there's soon to be a vaccine that'll set you free! 

No more sneezing and that awful congestion. No more suffering around your own or your family/friends cats. This vaccine could be a total game changer! 


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Science Confirms: Cats Are Mean

Cats can be a**holes, and most of the time, they are (aside from those rare moments when your cat shows you affection and it feels like clouds in the sky are parting to reveal the sun shining behind them). But despite the standoffish, b*tchy behavior and simply mean things cats can do, we always gave them benefit of the doubt. 'They can't understand us', we reason. 'If they did understand, they wouldn't act this way.' Well, I'm really sorry to burst your bubble and possibly ruin your relationship with your cat, but I've got some news for you: cat's DO understand you and cats are MEAN. At least that's what the latest science says. 

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16 Fake Science Facts About Animals You Will Need To Read More Than Once

Real science sure is great but most of the time, it's way too serious. That's where Fake Science comes in. People can't stop sharing the hilarious science posters that explain genetics and cosmology in less than accurate terms. 

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Funny Facebook Thread About What A Sphynx And Fluffy Cat Mix Would Look Like (19 Comments)

When Facebook user, Ozz Hart, asked the closed Facebook group, 'THIS CAT IS C H O N K Y' (a site dedicated to the beauty that is chonk), "What happens when a nakey cat and a floof (cat) have kittens?" The comment section blew up with some science, facts and best of all -- pics.  

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Scientists Are Trying To Find The Owner of a USB Stick Found In Leopard Seal Poo

NIWA (@niwa_nz), a governmental research agency in New Zealand came across the "unexpected discovery" while analysing the scat of leopard seals. The scientists are trying to locate the owner of the USB stick, which is still in good working order. People on twitter couldn't stop laughing. 

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Burned Animals From California's Camp Fire Are Being Treated With Fish Skin

Veterinarians at the University of California Davis are using tilapia fish skins to help treat cats and dogs. This is the first time the experimental approach has been used on the animals, according to the school.

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According To a New Research, Unicorns Did Exist After All And People Are Excited

The Ice Age rhinoceros, known as the "Siberian unicorn" due to its enormous single horn, was thought to have gone extinct up to 200,000 years ago. However, new research published in Nature Ecology and Evolution shows it survived until at least 39,000 years ago, meaning the giant lived alongside humans.

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The Weird Science Behind 8 Animal Feet

Across the animal kingdom, feet come in an astonishing variety of shapes and sizes. Different types of feet are specialized to do different kinds of things. Here's the science behind 8 animal feet. Via: The Business Insider


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Scientists Say Llamas Could Help Save The World From The Flu And People Love The Idea

In a study published by the Science journal, researchers discovered an antibody found in llamas that could become an important component in a universal flu vaccine. Check out what the people on twitter thought about it. 

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Just admit it, goat eyes look a bit unusual! They're flatter and more elongated than ours and that actually might be a key towards their survival. A study out of the University of California, Berkeley looked at many different animal eyeballs and discovered a fascinating trend.