Tag: Science

A Preliminary Analysis of the Botany, Zoology, and Mineralogy of the Voynich Manuscript

Author of Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Was Italian Jew, Says Scholar. The Guardian. July 5, 2017. The author of the Voynich manuscript, a 15th-century codex written in an indecipherable script that has baffled scholars and code-breakers for years, has been identified by an expert as a…

How to Read the Energy of Crystals

Crystals are ubiquitous in New Age circles. And you might have even heard your “conscious” friends tout the benefits of crystals like they work divine miracles. Let me clear the air first… Crystals are not a miracle healing solution (well, nothing really is). They work…

Reverse Zoonosis: Can You Make Your Pet Sick?

For good reason, there is a great deal of interest in the transmission of diseases from animals to humans. Recently, however, medical researchers have started to ask the opposite question: can we make animals sick? The transmission of diseases from humans to animals is…

Scientists Develop New Flu Vaccines for Man’s Best Friend

It’s that dreaded time of year – flu season. And we humans aren’t the only ones feeling the pain. Dogs can get the flu, too. Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed, for the first time, two new…

Cat Scratch Fever: Everything You and Your Cat Need to Know

Cat scratch fever occurs when a person is bitten, scratched, or licked by a cat infected with the bacteria Bartonella henselae. The infection doesn’t usually cause severe complications. However, it’s possible that it can in people with weak immune systems. Knowing the causes and…

Could Your Dog Give You Norovirus?

Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the US. You can also catch it from infected people and contaminated surfaces. Now, new research raises the question of whether humans can catch it from dogs. The study raises enough evidence for a further…

Bach Flower Remedies For Dogs

Becoming aware of our emotions and seeking to balance them has a fundamental and positive impact on our relationships with our four-legged friends.Essences of flowers are most appropriate to deal with issues related to any animal’s emotions as well as behavior. In fact, the…

Contagious Canine Cancer: How It Evolved Over 2,000 Years

The canine transmissible venereal tumor is a contagious form of cancer that is common in dog populations across the globe. In a new study, researchers have uncovered surprising information on how this cancer has evolved, and the findings could shed light on the evolution…

Dog Sledding Offers A Healthy Dose Of Adventure For Children With Cancer

A team of sled dogs racing through the snowy forests of northern Canada conjures up the timeless spirit of exploration. But the intrepid youths on the sleds may not be exactly what you’re picturing – they’re young girls and boys with cancer. A young…

Why Do Labrador Retrievers Love Food So Much?

 Labrador retrievers love food, say their owners, and they are often more obese than dogs of other breeds. Now, new research published in Cell Metabolism says there may be a biological reason for this. A genetic modification appears to increase a Labrador’s interest in…

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