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Texas A&M University researchers have discovered a physics formula that explains all animal movement. The formula applies to insects, birds, fish, mammals and everything between. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-396601{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-396601, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-396601{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;} Despite the various shapes and components of animals' bodies, they all move in essentially the same way. "We found insects, birds, bats, whales, fish, dolphins, even smaller mollusks are all using the same basic mechanics," said marine biologist Nathan Johnson. Researchers hope this discovery will...

A new study has found that cats and dogs may be able to see in ultraviolet. Science already knew that birds, insects, reptiles and fish can all detect UV light. Now it seems that more animals share this ability than thought. Researchers hope that the new data will allow them to understand how animal vision influences what animals do. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-759876{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-759876, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-759876{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;} Given their sleek ways, cats have long been a symbol of mysticism, and now the reputation gets a boost from new research that finds common house...

Archaeologists in Mexico City have found the skeletons of 12 dogs all buried together more than 500 years ago. The discovery in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan is the first not associated with a building or human burial. Credit: Associated Press The Aztecs placed a high honor on dogs, and believed that they continued to serve their masters after death. The dogs would act as guides for the souls of the deceased, taking them through the underworld to Mictlan, the place of the dead. The remains were in what appeared to be a dog cemetery, about 4 to 5 feet below the current street level. The skeletons were well preserved and mostly intact. The excavation revealed no discernible pattern to...

A new breed of cat called a Lykoi, which looks like a werewolf and acts like a dog, is now prowling the Earth, the Daily Mail reports. The Lykoi cat, named after the Greek word for "wolf," originates from a genetic mutation in a domestic shorthair cat that stops the growth of a full fur coat. This breed has no hair around the eyes, nose, ears or mouth. It also has the ability to shed its hair and go bald. The gene used to create this breed is a "natural mutation in domestic cat populations," said Sweetwater, Tenn., resident breeder Johnny Gobble. "There was no human intervention to create the cat. We are simply using the genetics of natural processes." Gobble, his wife and fellow...

For the second time in the last year, a wild beaver has been caught on camera in England. These sightings are the first instances in 500 years where a beaver has been spotted in the British wilderness. This second round of footage shows a beaver chewing on a tree near the River Otter in Devon, England, as reported by the Daily Mail. Once native to England, the beaver has been hunted to near extinction in the country. After hearing of reported sightings and seeing possible beaver bite marks on some trees, retired environmental scientist Tom Buckley set up photographic equipment along the banks of the River Otter in hopes of catching the semiaquatic rodent on camera. "For me it posed the...