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The Big Sleep

During the cold winter months, nothing seems more inviting than a warm bed. But for some animals, hunkering down in a cozy den when nights are long and temperatures are low isn’t just a matter of temporary

A Danger to Grizzly Bears

The grizzly bears that live in and around Yellowstone make up almost half the population in the lower 48 states, and now those bears are at risk. In 2015 their numbers in the Yellowstone area declined by

The Domestication of Dogs

The domestication of dogs over the course of several thousand years has inadvertently led to them carrying harmful genetic baggage, a new study has found. According to researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a

Mosquitoes Prefer Some People to Others

Have you ever wondered why some people wake up covered in mosquito bites while others are untouched? Doctors studying malaria transmission have revealed that it is all in the genes. The way we protect ourselves against diseases