February 11, 2016
igor purlantov, would you still eat meat if animals could talk, futurologist, ian pearson, 2050, 2050, device, food with a voice, eating
Futurologist Ian Pearson recently predicted that by 2050 it will be possible to implant devices into our pets and other animals to give them the ability to speak to us.This raises the interesting question of whether such a device would provide animals raised and slaughtered for food with a voice, and whether this voice would make us think twice about eating them.
February 10, 2016
igor purlantov, three animals have diea at seaworld san antonio, pacific white dolphin, water, acrobatics, texas sea world, unna, orca, stella, beluga whale
Dart was a Pacific white sided dolphin, the kind that’s known for zipping through the water near the bows of ships and performing ocean acrobatics, one of the most active and playful species of an already active and playful animal. But for the past month, the 12-year-old SeaWorld San Antonio show animal had been ailing. And this weekend, he died, the park said. Dart was the third mammal to die at the Texas SeaWorld branch in as many months, his death coming fast on the heels of those of Unna, an orca, and Stella, a beluga whale.
February 9, 2016
igor purlantov, not so dumb animals, putting dog through IQ test, fido, space, dumb animals, dogs, lethal cunning, operate, play the innocent
Like anyone who has ever had to fight Fido for space by the fire, I’ve never had much time for the idea that dogs are just dumb animals. Sure, they can play the innocent after snaffling that stilton, but in reality they operate with a low and lethal cunning that’s all too familiar.
February 8, 2016
igor purlantov, as perceptions of animals evolve, so does english, steer escaped, slaughterhouse, new york city, queens, media outlets, sanctuary, natural life
Last month, a steer escaped from a slaughterhouse in the New York City borough of Queens. Video of the animal trotting down a busy street was soon featured on many media outlets. For those who care about animals, the story has a happy ending: The steer was captured and taken to a sanctuary, where he will live out the remainder of his natural life.
February 4, 2016
igor purlantov, life isnt a cartoon, animals are not our playthings, small hours, terrible visions, loved ones, betty, photobombing horse, north wales
Sometimes, in the small hours, terrible visions haunt you. Loved ones, upset. Abandoned children. Satanic flashes. Long-suppressed scenes from especially frightening films. And now, to add to the portfolio of nighttime horrors, we have Betty the photobombing horse from Prestatyn, north Wales.
February 3, 2016
igor purlantov, five reasons you need to watch animals, rodents, cats and dogs, HBO, duplass brothers, phil matarese, mike luciano, february 5th
Rodents (and cats and dogs and pigeons) are people, too — at least in the clever, offbeat, and slightly sad new HBO animated series Animals. Brought to you by the Duplass Brothers producing arm, Animals was created by young up-and-comers Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano. Originally scheduled for a February 5th release, we just found out today that the premiere episode will be available online a day early, on Thursday. Here are five reasons you should watch:
February 2, 2016
igor purlantov, oxygen free animals dont exist after all, scientists, 2010, hyper salty, woods hole oceanographic institution, earth, bmc biology, oxygen
In 2010 a group of scientists announced that they’d found evidence of multi-cellular life in hyper-salty, oxygen-free pools at the bottom of the ocean. A new study indicates that what they thought were living animals were actually corpses taken over by bacterial “body-snatchers.” Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have published a paper in BMC Biology that dashes the hopes of biologists on Earth and those who hope to find life in extreme conditions on other planets. Their findings cast doubt on whether or not metazoans can ever live entirely without oxygen.