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Yeti Still Alive in High Himalayas

Yeti Still Alive in High Himalayas

According to a new research by the scientists, sub species of brown bear can be found currently in the High Himalayas. Scientists had tested the hair samples of the big beast and revealed that there exists some genetic match between brown bear and the ancient polar bear.

The new DNA research by the scientists revealed the mystery behind the Yeti. They now believe that some sub species of brown bear could be found in the High Himalayas that has been proved wrong for the mythical beast.

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Massive colony of honeybees in attic stuns elderly Florida woman

Massive colony of honeybees in attic stuns elderly Florida woman

An elderly Florida woman was quite stunned when exterminators called to remove a rodents found a huge honeybee hive hiding in the attic of her home.

Sevia Moore, 98, had called exterminator remove what she thought was rats in the attic of her single-level home, but they found the attic was full of bees.

Leo Cross, founder of Florida Wildlife Trappers, found bees everywhere in hallows of her home. He estimated that there were 20,000 to 30,000 bees in the elderly woman's home. The bees were there for around one year.

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Researchers find blood in 46-million-year-old fossilized mosquito

Researchers find blood in 46-million-year-old fossilized mosquito

Mosquitoes have been sucking blood of other creatures for nearly 50 million years, a research by scientists at the National Museum of Natural History revealed.

The researchers discovered components of red blood cells (RBCs) in a fossilized mosquito that existed nearly 46 million years ago.

The fossilized mosquito was discovered from inside an oil shale (a sedimentary rock) extracted from a prehistoric lakebed in north-western Montana.

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Moose are Devouring Vegetation in Canada's Gros Morne National Park

Moose are Devouring Vegetation in Canada's Gros Morne National Park

Moose are consuming vegetation in Gros Morne National Park in Canada to an extent that entire species of songbirds is vanishing. Research is now showing the impact of moose on the park.

Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland is known for its natural scenic beauty along variety of wildlife that is living there. It was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1987.

However, recent changes in vegetation as well as increase in deforestation in many regions of the park were brought to the notice of Darroch Whitaker, with Parks Canada in Gros Morne.

Iran Calls Off Its Plan of Sending Cat to Space

Iran Calls Off Its Plan of Sending Cat to Space

Plans to send a cat to space by March next year have, apparently, been callously thrashed by the advocates from PETA. It is, therefore, that the country of Iran has now decided to send a second monkey to outer space by the end of November 2013.

"The second live animal will be ready within a month to be sent into space", said Iran's space organization's deputy head, Hamid Fazeli.

It has been found that Fazeli has already fulfilled all possible requirements for the monkey launch.

African Elephants Capable of Understanding Human Gestures

African Elephants Capable of Understanding Human Gestures

A number of experiments were performed on elephants of Africa. These experiments demonstrated that elephants were able to understand the gestures made by humans.

Elephants were given a test in which they were provided with two identical buckets. The elephants were successful in choosing the one with a hidden treat. This was told by researcher Ann Smet from the University of St Andrews.

Elephants were locked up at a lodge in Zimbabwe. The main motive for such an action was to conduct study on them.

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Pesticides Likely Causing Stress amongst Bees

Pesticides Likely Causing Stress amongst Bees

A latest study conducted by the Royal Holloway University of London's researchers has suggested how bees tended to face physiological stress due to pesticides.

The team of researchers suspected that the population of bees was probably being indirectly affected by the pesticide levels. The normal bee behaviour, according to Dr. Nigel Raine's belief, was impacted hugely by pesticides.

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Britain's First Honeybee Reserve to be set up for Protecting Species

Britain's First Honeybee Reserve to be set up for Protecting Species

The first honeybee reserve in Britain is to be set up on the Hebridean islands of Colonsay and Oronsay.

To keep any other species on the islands other than the British black honeybee, Apis mellifera mellifera will be treated as offence by the reserve. There are about 250 native species of bee in Britain but only one of these is farmed for honey.

Campaigners have been calling for the islands to be named as official reserves for years, after two locations were selected for a pilot breeding station in 1941.

Turkeys are Running Wild after Nearly Wiped out of Existence Once

Turkeys are Running Wild after Nearly Wiped out of Existence Once

Wild turkeys are eating crops, ruining gardens, crashing into cars and motorcycles and even destroying through suburban windows. Previously almost wiped out of existence here, turkeys are running wild.

Missing in Maine 26 years ago, the population of turkey has increased to an estimated 60,000 birds. The growth in Maine mirrors across North America, with the number increasing from about 1 million to 7 million birds in the past 30 years.

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Gilgo Beach Reports Humpback Whale in Fishing Net

Gilgo Beach Reports Humpback Whale in Fishing Net

A humpback whale's demise is being investigated by a group of Long Island's marine fisheries experts. On Tuesday morning, the whale was found ashore east of Gilgo Beach in fishing net.

Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation's Kimberly Durham said that the examination into the matter is being backed by state environmental officials.

A surfer discovered the whale, which weighed in at around 20 tons, almost a mile to the east of Gilgo. According to Durham, wounds and suffering was there in the whale after being in the net.

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