Hero or Villain? Man Releases 100 Eels In Brooklyn Lake

Anytime the words “big pile” are found describing slithering animals, I usually nope my way right out of the conversation. But this story about the addition of eels to the NYC park system piqued my curiosity. Andrew Orkin, a jogger, spotted “quite a big pile–fully alive,” while enjoying the view in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. …

U.S. Army Develops Augmented Reality Goggles for Military Dogs

Dogs are good critters. We’ve covered it several times, but it could always stand to be repeated. From sniffing out coronavirus infections to helping the differently abled, or just providing good old-fashioned company, dogs carry out a whole slew of valuable services. In some places, China for example, dogs are so vital that people are …

Fake Sea Turtle Eggs Reveal Poachers’ Secret Trade Routes

Exotic foods are a big business around the world. From foie gras to truffles, gourmets from far and wide are prepared to pay exorbitant prices for a new strange thing to stuff into their mouths. Sometimes, though, these rare treats involve some questionable practices. The aforementioned foie gras, for example, has come under fire because …

Foul-mouthed Parrots Removed from Zoo Exhibit for Swearing Too Much

Animals can be pretty smart sometimes. That’s common knowledge to anyone who owns a dog, or even a cat. But everyone’s favorite pets aren’t actually the brightest ones in the animal kingdom. They’re actually kind of dumb in some ways when compared to creatures like the elephant, pig, or even octopus. There’s also another group …