Cat Is Slowly Buried Alive in Adorable Chick Pile

This strikes me as a very dangerous situation. A cute situation, but also: a dangerous one. And is this the same cat? If so, this cat really puts up with a lot, and I nomiate him or her for Cat of the Year! (Please note, I award a Cat of the Year award at least once a day, your turn could be next.) » 10/16/12 10:50am 10/16/12 10:50am

Urban Noises May Be Turning House Sparrows Into Neglectful Mothers

A new study that examined the effects of urban cacophony on house sparrows drew a pretty depressing conclusion — urban noises can interfere with the calls between songbirds and their chicks, meaning that chicks reared in the city are less healthy than their counterparts chirping and fluttering around in bucolic bliss. » 7/11/12 11:55pm 7/11/12 11:55pm