Yesterday, I wrote about ways you can delay or prevent cognitive dysfunction, or dementia, in your dogs and cats, but what if telltale signs are already showing up?
Isn't this pig smiling? He is playing with Beatrijs Voorneman, the designer of his new toys - ones she created to keep crowded farm pigs from attacking each other and getting bored.
Recently a study was published in the science journal PLoS ONE in which genetically modified sheep were put to various discrimination tests, and their performance was compared to that of non-modified sheep of the common variety, Ovis aries. On the way to developing a possible treatment for Huntington's disease, the researchers discovered that sheep are really very smart!
I was shocked to learn that this beautiful Crystal Bubble by Pierre Staphane Dumas was a real inhabitable bubble, and not just a design for a bubble. Indeed, Dumas has made a business out of renting Crystal Bubbles and other members of his BubbleTree collection. Of course, if you would like to buy one, you could stay there longer than a night or two...
Cells that lie deep in the hypothalamus, known to be linked to violent behavior in male mice, were shown, with the help of fluorescent tags, to be intertwined with cells active during sex. Could a mix-up in these cells be responsible for violent sexual behavior in some human males?