Tamagotchis Are Coming to Your Phone: Slowly Kill Them at Your Leisure

(AV CLUB) by William Hughes – After decades of being confined to little plastic eggs (and the occasional, usually Japan-only video game), nostalgia-rich pet simulators Tamagotchi are finally coming to

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London Visitors’ Last Chance to See Dippy Ahead of Tour

(BBC) – A museum’s famous 112-year-old dinosaur is set to leave London for a national tour. Dippy the diplodocus, a 70ft long (21.3m) plaster-cast sauropod replica made up of 292 bones,

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The Guide Dog That Spies on People Who Ignore its Owner

(BBC) – Unable to see the world around him, Amit Patel fitted his guide dog with a camera and set about recording evidence of the discrimination he faced but could

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Dog’s Dinner: DNA Clue to How Dogs Became Our Friends

(BBC News) – Dogs have been dining on human food scraps since the early days of their domestication, it appears.  By Helen Briggs Our canine companions developed the ability to

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Vets Warn People Against Buying ‘Flat-Faced’ Dogs

(BBC) – Vets are warning would-be dog owners to think twice before buying breeds with fashionably “flat-faced” features because of concerns over their welfare. Pugs, bulldogs, French bulldogs and shih-tzus

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English Bulldogs Have Reached a Genetic Dead End

(GIZMODO) – The English Bulldog is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, but it’s also one of the unhealthiest. An upsetting new analysis now shows that

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Meet Monique, the Hen Who is Sailing Around the World

It’s a tale of perfect camaraderie and of co-dependence. Two years at sea have fostered a close relationship between the two fellow sailors as they cross the globe, through warm

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Newgrange Bone Find Sheds Light on Man’s Best Friend

(RTÉ News) – The skeletal remains of a 4,800 year old dog found in the Neolithic passage tomb at Newgrange has been used by scientists to establish new information about

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Finally, An Invention That Can Tell You What Your Cat Is Really Saying

(GIZMODO) – Convinced that when your cat meows, it’s truly trying to tell you something? Now there’s a 3D printed talking cat collar to pick up on Fluffy’s varied vocalizations and

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Together, We Can Make This Auto-Facebooking Camera Harness for Dogs a Reality

(Tech Crunch) – The problem with Facebook isn’t the amount of pictures of dogs, it’s the lack of pictures by dogs. Finally someone is addressing this scourge — unfortunately, it’s

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