Time and Again Farms Offer a Rare Lifeline for Retired Race Horses

For most people, the thought of what happens to race horses once they’ve been retired doesn’t exactly conjure the most pleasant of images.  It’s no secret that many horses once taken out of professional racing circles don’t have a great deal to look forward to.  In fact, it’s one of the most controversial subjects in…

There’s Life in the Old Dog Yet, As This Scottish Golden Retriever Proves!

As the saying goes, there’s life in the old dog yet! One of the most remarkable things about dogs is their unique and inspiring resilience.  Most dogs don’t know the meaning of the word ‘quit’ and where there’s the will to go on, there’s a way to make it happen. In the case of this…

Heartwarming Poodle Pics Become Instagram Sensation

For most of us, the relationships we enjoy with our pets are unique.  To such an extent that many couldn't imagine having such close relationships with human being as they have with their pets.  Nevertheless, it’s often the relationships and bonds the youngest kids form with the family mutt that are the most enchanting and…

21 Baby Names Even Parents Admit Regretting!

All babies are beautiful…absolutely and without exception. There’s nothing the average kid can do that could ever make them less than the apple of their parents’ eye. Sure they get into bother, but on the whole, they’re just wonderful – plain and simple. As far as their names are concerned though, it’s a bit of…

21 Outstanding Yet Affordable Universities

Let’s face it - a college education never has been and never will be what you could call ‘cheap’. Of course, it’s often said that you can’t put a price on a high-quality education, but still…it seems you clearly can! While so many colleges and universities across the United States are prohibitively expensive, others aren’t…

Intact human footprints found in Tanzania near Mountain of God volcano

A set of ancient human footprints found in Tanzania has turned out to be the largest such set in all of Africa, as well as the one that remains the most intact despite the passing of time. A new study has documented how footprints found in 2008 by conservationist Jim Brett had covered the size…

Vegan mom charged with endangerment after feeding baby fruit-and-nut diet

The Vegan mom case in Pennsylvania has attracted a lot of attention, due to the unnamed 11-month-old child of the mother suffering from diet-related malnutrition. This was due to the mother's insistence on feeding the baby a rigid diet of nuts, berries, and little else. According to reports, Elizabeth Hawk, 33, had strictly followed a vegan…

Greenhouse gas emissions facilitated by hydropower reservoirs

Greenhouse gas emissions are steadily declining, but what about the problem of methane emissions in specific? A new study review  has singled out man-made hydropower reservoirs near dams as a key producer of methane, a greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide equivalent that has been cited by many as a rising contributor to climate change. The…

Humans did inherit violence, but civilization made us less murderous

If you think of all those news reports on violent killings, you'd probably think humans are the most murderous species around. And while humans are indeed quite violent, as inherited from our ancestors, we were much more so hundreds of years ago, and have civilization to thank for our mellowing down. Researchers analyzed more than a…

Drepanosaurus had peculiar claw and even stranger limbs

The chameleon-like reptile Drepanosaurus existed about 200 million years ago, and stood out from its prehistoric peers thanks to its outsized, specialized claw that it used as a digging tool. But that wasn't all that researchers discovered when analyzing the prehistoric lizard and what made it so strange for its time. In that regard, Drepanosaurus…