Latest Cosmopolitan species Stories

2009-05-06 16:30:00

Human denizens of Salt Lake City are waiting for an annual blessed event, the hatching of chicks in a peregrine falcon nest high on an office building.

2009-03-27 09:37:30

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 86,000 people are injured each year in falls caused by their cats and dogs. That's an average annual injury rate of 29.7 per 100,000 people, the agency said in a release.

2009-03-27 06:50:00

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cats and dogs are a factor in more than 86,000 serious falls each year.

2009-03-16 10:00:00

Ninth Nesting Season for Harrisburg's Female Peregrine Falcon HARRISBURG, Pa., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A live, 24-hour Web-cast of two Peregrine falcons who nest on a ledge on Pennsylvania's Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg resumed for the season today. "The popularity and notoriety of these magnificent creatures grow each year," said acting Secretary John Hanger.

2009-02-19 17:00:40

A Chinese man said he caught a 6-pound rat the size of a cat by its 12-inch tail in a residential area of the city of Fuzhou. The man, identified only as Xian, said he caught the gargantuan rodent after seeing a group of people crowding around it, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Xian said he

2008-09-18 15:42:53

Puzzled about why Fido acts the way he does? Although some pet behaviors may seem a bit odd, there is usually a sound reason for all of them.

2008-09-10 10:05:00

Thinking about adopting a perky little puppy as a friend for your fluffy cat, but worried that they’ll fight -- well, like cats and dogs?

2008-02-27 07:54:51

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday signed one of the nation's toughest laws on pet sterilization, requiring most dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered by the time they are 4 months old.

2008-02-19 12:45:00

If you’re a land owner and animals such as coyotes or wild pigs are driving you hog wild, help may soon be on the way to control their numbers in a humane way – in the form of a birth control pill for animals.

2008-01-29 09:05:00

The Fertile Crescent of the Middle East has long been identified as a "cradle of civilization" for humans. In a new genetic study, researchers have concluded that all ancestral roads for the modern day domestic cat also lead back to the same locale.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.