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Daily GIFs: August 21, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. "C'mon, dance with us!" 2. Coming in for a closer look. 3. "Excuse me, coming through." 4. The case of the missing keys has been solved. 5. Shaking it off. Share this on Facebook? Get another dose of adorable animals:...

Daily GIFs: August 4, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. Best photo bomb ever. 2. Doggy-paddle practice. 3. "Check out my hops!" 4. Getting dizzy, dizzy, dizzy. 5. "Hello ma'am, may I also have a kiss?" Share this on Facebook? Get another dose of adorable animals:...

The biggest threat to emperor penguins may not be leopard seals or even killer whales, but a much larger predator: global warming. Credit: Getty Creative Climate change, which is quickly melting the sea ice this species depends on for survival, could cause dramatic drops in the number of emperor penguins across Antarctica by the end of the century, a new study finds. Specifically, more than two-thirds of Antarctica's emperor penguin colonies will decline by more than 50 percent by the end of the century under future climate change scenarios. QUIZ: Brush Up on Your Penguin Facts The researchers, from France, the Netherlands and the United States, are pushing to have this iconic species...

PARIS - Penguin species in the Antarctic that once benefited from rising temperatures are now in decline due to warming gone too far, scientists said Thursday. Credit: Gentoo Penguins. Getty Creative Previous scientific research was unable to determine why populations of Adelie and chinstrap penguins are in decline, while gentoo penguins are increasing in numbers. In the new study, biologists said that all three species expanded after the last Ice Age ended around 11,000 years ago, but rising temperatures being seen today are threatening their food supply. "There was less ice around Antarctica, which was good for these penguins, as it opened up new breeding habitats," Gemma Clucas of the...

New Penguin Flu Found in Antarctica

WASHINGTON - A new kind of bird flu has been detected for the first time in Adelie penguins in Antarctica, though the virus does not seem to make them sick, researchers said Tuesday. Adelie penguins. Credit: Getty Creative The virus is unlike any other avian flu known to science, said the report in mBio, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "It raises a lot of unanswered questions," said study author Aeron Hurt, senior research scientist at the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in Melbourne, Australia. The findings show that "avian influenza viruses can get down to Antarctica and be maintained in penguin populations," he...

Daily GIFs: May 5, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. Monday blues. 2. Best fur-ends forever. 3. The original slip 'n slide. 4. Jurassic Park has got nothing on this kitty. 5. Follow the leader. Share this on Facebook? Get another dose of adorable animals:...

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