Where have all the seabirds gone?

Animals
Is there such a thing as a “cute” shark? Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten and you've got the aptly named pocket shark. It is the newest and rarest species found off the U.S. coast. Surprised scientists have found a tiny, young version of the extraordinarily rare shark. It was fished ou... - Posted on April 30, 2015
Scientists a step closer to "bringing back" mammoths Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth. It's thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast. Researchers deciphered the complete DNA code, or genomes, of two mammoths. The new genomes are far more refined... - Posted on April 29, 2015
Real life cats in hats It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller, faster. They need to knit hats for cats. What started as a lark — and to honor the grandmother who taught her to knit — has turned into ... - Posted on April 27, 2015
Dogs bond with owners just by looking Oh, those puppy eyes. Just by gazing at their owners, dogs can trigger a response in their masters' brains that helps them bond. This is according to a study. Owners can do a similar trick in return, researchers found. This two-way street evidently began when d... - Posted on April 22, 2015
“House cat” was a cougar! A celebrity mountain lion that lounged under a home for hours and refused to budge despite bean bags, tennis balls and prods has wandered out on its own, wildlife officials said. A thorough check turned up no sign of the big cat. It is known as P-22 and was found under a res... - Posted on April 17, 2015
Baby orangutan gets help from his sister Fleece jackets, piles of hay, a fuzzy stuffed animal sloth and a lot of fruit were on Bobbi Gordon's shopping list when she became a surrogate mother to a big-eyed, spikey-haired little boy. A handful of animal keepers at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo found themselves with a ti... - Posted on April 15, 2015
Baby orangutan gets help from his sister Fleece jackets, piles of hay, a fuzzy stuffed animal sloth and a lot of fruit were on Bobbi Gordon's shopping list when she became a surrogate mother to a big-eyed, spikey-haired little boy. A handful of animal keepers at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo found themselves with a ti... - Posted on April 15, 2015
A tiny bird and a marathon migration A tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey. It was tracked from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean. It is part of the songbirds' winter migration to South America, ac... - Posted on April 9, 2015
Milwaukee fans are crazy for Hank the Dog The fascination with Hank the dog has legs. The stray pup wandered into the Milwaukee Brewers' baseball spring training facility in Arizona last year. The dog later was adopted by a team executive. Now the fluffy white pooch has become a fan favorite. A kiosk of Hank-... - Posted on April 8, 2015
Where have all the seabirds gone? The number of seabirds, including gulls, puffins and auklets, has dropped significantly in the Gulf of Alaska and northeast Bering Sea. It is a possible consequence of warmer waters. That is according to a preliminary federal analysis of nearly 40 years of surveys. U.S. Geol... - Posted on April 3, 2015