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Can Allerpet Solve Your Pet Allergies?

8 Feb 2019

Want to cuddle cats but can’t stand the coughing? Want to romp with Rover but avoid the red eyes? Allerpet markets itself as the product for you! Sadly, though, it doesn’t work.

You can catch salmonella from your pet lizards, frogs, turtles and hedgehogs

8 Feb 2019

Eleven people across eight states were infected with the bacteria Salmonella typhimurium. The cause? Their pet hedgehogs....

Did You Know: A border wall between the U.S. and Mexico would cause mass ecological damage?

17 Jan 2019

President Donald Trump wants to “build a wall” between the U.S. and Mexico that, depending on your political allegiances, will either keep out dangerous undocumented immigrants or will serve little...

Bugs in our Guts

11 Dec 2018

The Food and Drug Administration in the U.S.

Dragonflies experience as much g-force as fighter pilots

23 Aug 2018

Gravity and the human body have a finicky relationship. Too little gravity and humans lose bone density, experience extreme nausea and become anemic. Too much gravity and humans lose consciousness...

Queen ants don’t have a divine right to their thrones, just the right genetics

2 Aug 2018

Humans have classified more than 12,500 species of ants, and there are an estimated 10,000 more waiting to be discovered. Besides their incredible strength, almost all of these species have...

Fake Snake News: How Not to Identify a Poisonous Snake

10 Jul 2018

There are almost no poisonous snakes. That’s because for something to be poisonous means it’s toxic if ingested. Like hemlock.

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