Strange bee-haviour: social life of Australian species offers insights on evolution, scientists say | Bees

The unusual social life of a native species of Australian bee has shed light on how cooperative behaviors in bees evolved, new research suggests. Flinders University scientists have analyzed the behavior of Amphylaeus morosus, a forest-dwelling bee that lives in small nests of rarely more than two females. The researchers believe the bee only made … Read more

What’s with all the new dog breeds? We ask an expert | Social trends

The animal charity Blue Cross is campaigning to stop pugs and French bulldogs being featured in advertisements. It hopes to slow demand for thea flat-faced pooches where “overbreeding” is causing breathing and walking difficulties. Yet new breeds of dogs are introduced each year. How are there so many? And what does this mean for dogs? … Read more

Illegal donkey-skin trade thriving on social networks, report reveals | Global development

The illegal sale of donkey skins is thriving in online marketplaces, with traders openly flouting local laws, and social media multinationals such as Facebook doing little to prevent the illegal trade, according to a new investigation. Traders on Facebook are offering large quantities of donkey skins on the site, the report said, including one trader … Read more

‘Put Yourself in Comfortable Positions Where You Can Stretch Yourself’ How Dr. Lauren Smith Transformed Her Own Social Anxiety Into A Platform To Help Others

We all know how difficult the medical and scientific aspect of veterinary medicine is, but what we often forget is the social, communication, and leadership skills that are also needed to be a successful veterinarian. One woman who knows this better than most, is the founder of The Vetitude, Dr. Lauren Smith. From battling her … Read more

21 Social Media Posts About Cats & Dogs Deemed Guilty Of Being Cute & Funny

If cuteness and silliness were a crime, cats and dogs would be the smooth criminals of the world! Just think about it, cats would be the prime purrpetrators in the land of cute capers while dogs would find themselves collared for being absolutely darling. And because they did the crime, let’s sentence those cuties to … Read more