Being a vet doesn't always seem like an exciting job. Sure, meeting and saving furry friends has its own brand of gratification, but it's not the kind of work that will get your blood pumping. That's not so for Dr Scott Sims, a veterinarian who moved to Hawaii in 2001 to take on a whole new kind of work day. He recently spoke with Nature World News (NWN) about his practice, his passions, and the reality TV show that has been part of his life for the greater part of the last year.
French physicians identified a case of the deadliest disease in the world, rabies, in one unfortunate patient earlier this year. Before it was even realized what he had, 158 healthcare workers had been exposed to the deadly virus. Now, experts are calling this a strong reminder that rabies is very real, even in countries that take the proper precautions.
It's not very often that you lump a kangaroo and a shark into the same sentence, and yet that's exactly what comes to mind when talking about the rare, cute pocket shark that was discovered deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
Happy 25th anniversary Hubble! As of April 24, it has been a whopping quarter of a century since the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) rocketed out of Earth's atmosphere to begin its mission of surveying the stars. Since then, it's had a hand in... well, just about any space research you can think of. Now, on the advent of this landmark anniversary, we take a look at what the Hubble has accomplished, and what the future has in store for it.
"Happy Earth Day! Now get out." That's essentially what the Calbuco volcano said to residents of southern Chile yesterday evening (April 23) after it started billowing huge columns of ash and lava into the air. Authorities already declared a red alert for the area, and evacuated more than 4,000 people within a 20km (12 mile) radius of the eruption.
Did you have a good Earth Day? Let's finish off a week that celebrates our beautiful blue world with a nice bowl of soup. One that noticeably lacks any shark fins. Surprisingly, a great many Chinese consumers will be right there with us, as a new study has found that the demand for shark fin soup is taking a steep dive.
We've unfortunately got some bad news for bee lovers. Remember those harmful pesticides that are supposedly keeping our honeybees down? Well, it turns out they adversely affect other wild bee populations too - a revelation that may affect a historic EU decision slated for December.
The Ebola outbreak, which made headlines just last year, is slowly but surely coming under control, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and public health initiatives. However, it took a long time and countless deaths to get to this point - something that the WHO says is unacceptable. Now the organization is admitting to partial fault for this disaster, with its investigators and directors quick to say that they will make use of the lessons they have learned moving forward.
What's the oldest wine you've tasted? I can put smart money down guessing that it wasn't 180 years old. And that would mean that a small team of archaeologists and oenologists certainly have some impressive bragging rights, after taste testing ancient champagne hauled up from the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
Humpback whales can now breathe a heavy sigh of relief because as of Monday, most of these iconic mammals are no longer endangered, federal officials announced.
Unless you live under a rock or don't own a television, you probably know who Kermit the Frog is. The beloved Muppet has captured the imaginations of the young and old alike for a stunning six decades, but we all know he's not actually real... right? Researchers have now revealed that a newly discovered species of frog in Costa Rica looks just like him, causing us to wonder if Kermit is more real than we ever thought.
There are only three wolves left in Michigan's Isle Royale National Park, making scientists concerned for the survival of this lone group, new research finds.
Los Angeles police were contacted after someone witnessed a group of people harassing a pair of stranded sea lion pups near a beach parking lot early Sunday morning. The witness claimed that after throwing trash and even a cinder block at the poor animals, a woman in the group took one of the pups away.
The destructive earthquake and tsunami that triggered a catastrophe at Japan's Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant are now four years behind us, but the effects of that disaster are still being felt today. Now a new study has revealed that even as ecosystems slowly recover, Fukushima's native bird population is actually dwindling more than ever - and researchers think they know why.
A rare monkey some believed to be extinct has recently been spotted in the forests of the Republic of Congo after successfully evading scientists for more than half a century, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).