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Georgia Tech Studies Chickens' Emotions Based On Their Clucks

Monday, May 04, 2015

When a chicken speaks, it's hard to tell whether it's a happy or sad cluck. That's what a research team at Georgia Tech is trying to decipher by recording more than 1,000 hours of chickens clucking.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Understanding Our Powerful Bond With Our Pets

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Daisy Yuhas explores why half of American households have a pet, why we are drawn to cute animals, and the science behind human-animal bonds. 

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Morning Edition

Tyson Foods To Stop Giving Chickens Antibiotics Used By Humans

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Antibiotic use is falling out of fashion in the poultry industry. Tyson Foods, the biggest poultry producer in the U.S., says it will stop feeding its birds human-use antibiotics in two years.

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Don't Trust The Goats; Their Ticks Could Make You Sick

Monday, April 27, 2015

A goat is host to bacteria. A tick visits the goat, picks up bacteria and spreads them to a human. And the bacteria turn out to cause a previously undiscovered disease.

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These Animals Might Go Extinct Because No One Wants To Eat Them

Friday, April 24, 2015

Many species have gone extinct because humans hunted them into oblivion for their meat. But there's another group of animals that are endangered because we've lost interest in breeding them.

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TED Radio Hour

Why Don't Ants Need A Leader?

Friday, April 24, 2015

The world's largest ant colony stretches over 3,700 miles. It succeeds, biologist Deborah Gordon says, because no ant is in charge. They communicate with algorithmic patterns to survive and thrive.

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All Things Considered

Return Of Horses A Sign Of Spring On Michigan Island

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Over the next two months, more than 300 draft and riding horses will be transported by ferry to Mackinac Island.

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All Things Considered

Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.

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Morning Edition

Why Do Mosquitoes Like To Bite You Best? It's In Your Genes

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Researchers set hungry mosquitoes loose on identical and fraternal twins. They found that inherited genes do play a role in making you a mosquito magnet.

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All Things Considered

Millions Of Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A flu strain deadly to chickens and turkeys is striking farms in the West and Midwest. This week, it hit an Iowa facility with millions of egg-laying hens. No one knows how it's entering houses.

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Iowa Farm To Kill 5 Million Chickens In Effort To Contain Avian Flu

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This is the worst outbreak since the H5N2 influenza was first detected in December. The disease has been found in seven other states over the past five months.

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N.Y. Judge Grants Legal Rights To 2 Research Chimps

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe's order Monday grants two research chimps the writ of habeas corpus. The decision, says Science magazine, effectively recognizes chimps as legal persons.

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The Takeaway

Should Animals Have The Same Rights As People?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

One advocate argues that science proves that apes, alongside elephants, dolphins and whales, are among a class of nonhuman animals that exhibit high cognitive ability.

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When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

Monday, April 20, 2015

Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.

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Doctors Don't Always Ask About Pet-Related Health Risks

Monday, April 20, 2015

People can pick up germs and parasites from their pets, and some of them can be nasty. Health care providers for all species could do a better job of communicating the risks, a study finds.

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Humans' Use Of Pain-Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines

Monday, April 20, 2015

Three cats died after their owners used an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat arthritis. The Food and Drug Administration warns to keep drugs away from pets; a tiny bit can be toxic.

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WNYC News

Stringer: City Shelters Harming Animals

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Although some long-term management problems have been fixed, the City Comptroller finds municipal shelters still rife with poor record-keeping — and ripe with odors.

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All Things Considered

A Mother Rises Through The Ranks In 'Monkey Kingdom'

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Macaque monkeys born at the top of society live like royalty. The new film from Disneynature follows a monkey born at the bottom of the pile who struggles to makes a better life for her family.

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Congo Monkey Spotted Decades After Species' Alleged Demise

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bouvier's red colobus monkey — thought to have disappeared for good from the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo sometime in the 1970s — has been photographed by two researchers.

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LA's Mountain Lion Is A Solitary Cat With A Knack For Travel

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A puma named P-22 had to master a suburban commute to find his home in Griffith Park. His name might not be pretty, but the biologist who collared him thinks it fits just right.

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