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How Dogs Find Their Way Home Without a GPS

The migration patterns of certain animals have always been a mystery to scientists. Species such as birds and humpback whales demonstrate precision and consistency every time they migrate to a new climate with whales migrating as far as 3,000 miles to the exact same feeding area every year! (I need a GPS to go just 10 miles up the road.) Another animal who demonstrated this impressive feat was a sheepdog from Wales who about a month ago traveled 240 miles to his previous owners home.

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Pupils Give Clues to Ecological Niche

Domestic_dog__Cani_eyeLooking deeply into the eyes of your pet cat, one thing is immediately obvious. Assuming that your feline is easygoing and placid, doesn’t mind up-close-and-personal encounters with humans and is not struggling to get as far away as possible, you would be struck by its pupils. They are not like yours. They are not like a goat’s, either. As it turns out, that is all for the best.

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DIABOLICAL WASPS TURNS SPIDERS INTO ZOMBIES!

sn-spiders_4Spiders are often perceived as fearless and terrifying creatures able to hold their own against any predators. But when it comes to the Reclinervellus nielseni wasp — which lives in Australia and Japan — the spider is no match. This species of wasp has the gruesome ability to turn the Cyclosa argenteoalba species of spiders into arachnid zombies that they feast on until their usefulness runs out.

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