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Jun 2018

  1. Epidemics investigated at Smithsonian exhibition

    A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History addresses zoonotic diseases. "Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World" will be on display for three years.

  2. Kershaw Co. kitten potentially exposes 3 people to rabies

    Following exposure to a kitten that tested positive for rabies, three people in Kershaw County, SC were referred to doctors by the Department of Health and Environmental Control. The kitten was tested on Friday confirmed to have rabies on June 25. 

  3. Look beyond tiger-centric ecotourism, say researchers

    New research shows that ecotourism in India should expand its currently tiger-centric focus. The researchers analyzed and reviewed peer-reviewed studies on ecotourism that had been published in the years since 2005.

  4. Local organization that pairs disabled people with horses in need of volunteers

    Horse Sense, which pairs disabled people with horses for therapy, has seen an increase in people seeking these partnerships this summer. However, because many volunteers are college students that go home for the summer, Horse Sense is now seeking new volunteers to help them meet the demands.

  5. Vince the Therapy Dog Brings Smiles to Summit Pacific Patients

    The Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma has brought in Vince the therapy dog, a Great Dane, to ease the tension for patients there for a hospital stay. His handler hopes to test him with Therapy Dogs International in six or nine months.

  6. How do horses read human emotional cues?

    Horses can understand human emotional cues via facial expressions and voice tones, according to a new study from researchers at Hokkaido University and The University of Tokyo. The study will be published in Scientific Reports and discusses the methods used and the timing differences in...

  7. More than just horsing around

    The Second Chance Humane Society is expanding its services to include a program for equine assistance and is partnering with Equine Empowerment to promote the human-animal bond. This additional focus on horses has been a goal since Second Chance acquired the Angel Ridge Ranch more than five years...

  8. Dogs understand what's written all over your face

    A new study in Learning & Behavior shows that dogs are able to understand the emotions in a human face's expressions. It gives evidence that dogs use different parts of their brains to process the emotions of humans.

  9. Many wildlife-vehicle collisions preventable

    A study from the University of Waterloo has found that many of the wildlife-vehicle collisions in Ontario are preventable. The study gives examples of strategies that could help prevent these incidents, including better signage, wildlife detection systems, and fencing and wildlife crossings.

  10. Purdue research promotes benefits of 'tickling' rats

    Researchers at Purdue University are studying the impacts of tickling rats. Their paper, published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments, describes the tickling techniques and claims that tickling can be beneficial as rats used in research laboratories as well as those kept as pets can...