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2009-09-10 14:44:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- PETCO, a leading pet specialty retailer, will host its annual, and very popular, Hamster Ball Derby at all of the company's more than 950 locations across the country on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. Last year's race drew more than 12,000 racing hamsters and their cheering pet parents. (Logo http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030603/PETCOLOGO) Using hamster balls as their vehicles, hamsters and other small pets will race down eight-foot tracks in...

2008-08-29 00:00:36

By Brian C Rittmeyer Mena Small pulled at her mother's clothes, dragging her through Animal Friends' Ohio Township facility. With all the dogs, kittens and bunnies, Mena, 4, couldn't get enough. The rambunctious little girl who likes to sing and dance is fighting cancer. This was her third time at the shelter, for a monthly pet therapy program conducted by Animal Friends and the Cancer Caring Center. When she sees the animals, "her eyes light up," said her mother, Moneera Ogbomon, 43,...

2008-07-02 16:05:03

MIT researchers offer tantalizing evidence on how to make people smarter, naturally New research findings published online in The FASEB Journal provide more evidence that if we get smart about what we eat, our intelligence can improve. According to MIT scientists, dietary nutrients found in a wide range of foods from infant formula to eggs increase brain synapses and improve cognitive abilities. "I hope human brains will, like those of experimental animals, respond to this kind of treatment...

Word of the Day
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.