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Tick Bot Terminates Those Lil Buggers

Listen up, ticks! Researchers at the Virginia Military Institute have your number. They’ve built a small rover that mimics a live host to draw you from your hiding places and kill you on contact.

Top 10 Naughtiest Pets

Let’s take a break from marauding lumps of space rock and talk pets. Naughty pets. Most are dogs. BAD puppy!

fun fact: Zoonosis: n, plural (zo·on·o·ses) [-seez, -seez]): Pathology . any disease of animals communicable to humans.


Can Fido Catch Your Flu?

With the flu season ready to hit its usual peak in November, health experts are growing increasingly concerned about people passing illnesses on to their pets.

The deadly H1N1 virus of recent years is of particular concern, with humans more likely to be the carriers and our pets the victims.

"We worry a lot about zoonosis, the transmission of diseases from animals to people, but most people don’t realize that humans can also pass diseases to animals."
Christiane Loehr, Associate Professor, OSU College of Veterinary Medicine

it’s not too ruff

in case you were wondering.


#omg. Fare thee well, productivity. May a flight of kittens mew thee to thy rest.

The surfing dogs are attempting to break two world records this weekend!

Top Dog Surfers Hit the Waves

This Sunday, America’s best canine surfers will compete at the  7th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, the largest competition of its kind in the United States.

these waves are ruff…

Why Dogs Really Do Feel Your Pain

Dogs may empathize with humans more than any other animal, including humans themselves.
During one experimental condition, the people hummed in a weird way. For that one, the scientists were trying to see if unusual behavior itself could trigger canine concern. The people also talked and pretended to cry.
The majority of the dogs comforted the person, owner or not, when that individual was pretending to cry. The dogs acted submissive as they nuzzled and licked the person, the canine version of “there there.

they’re all like aww…

TWiDN: Cats Make us Healthier, Dogs Too!

Cats (and dogs) are good for humans! Seriously! They help build immunity and help sustain our mental health.

Plus, Trace explains how Amelia Earhart’s plane might be just out of reach on the bottom of the Pacific, and how Earth and Mars both quake with plate tectonics.

or woof…

Have you submitted your "pets-as-sharks" photos?  

I hope you have! If you haven’t send via email to with your Shark Pet photo attached! Let us know if your pet was adopted/is available for adoption, plus your name and location!

We want happy pets, so don’t force them into something tooooo crazy!

(If you got a bounce back from the email inbox try this one, it works!)

A Shark Kitty!

A neighbor biked by and said, “it’s a kitty. A shark kitty!”

It’s pretty cute!

Send us your pets dressed as sharks so we can share them on

Email discoverynews (at) with the subject: Shark Pets and you might see your pet in a slideshow on our website!

Trace drops “General Von Whiskertons” in this week’s Discovery News video roundup. This week Trace focuses on sex robots, pet psychics and sonic booms…what more could you want?

Happy Friday, y’all

Are Pet Psychics Real?

Discovery News’ Benjamin Radford delves into the “science” of pet psychics.

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Photo credit: Corbis

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