‘I wasn't dying today:’ Grandma kills rabid bobcat with her bare hands

‘I wasn't dying today:’ Grandma kills rabid bobcat with her bare hands

A grandmother in Georgia says she simply refused to give up and die when suddenly attacked by a rabies-stricken bobcat in her front yard, instead battling the creature to the death with her bare hands. DeDe Phillips was working outside her home in rural Hart County when the large feline suddenly struck. Read more “I […]

Africa’s 2000-year-old trees of life are suddenly dying off

Africa’s 2000-year-old trees of life are suddenly dying off

Twilight of the baobabs?DeepEarth Photography / Alamy Stock Photo By Michael Le Page 500 BC. In Rome, King Tarquin the Proud has been sent into exile and there’s a brand new Roman republic. At around the same time, in what is now Zimbabwe, an elephant defecates after feasting on baobab fruits. A seed sprouts in […]

Chimps are now dying of the common cold and they are all at risk

Chimps are now dying of the common cold and they are all at risk

A juvenile chimpanzee in Kibale National Park, UgandaRuth Hofshi/Alamy Stock Photo By Andy Coghlan As if poaching, logging, habitat loss and climate change aren’t bad enough, wild chimpanzees now face a new, deadly peril: a virus that causes common colds in people. The threat has been exposed after an investigation of an outbreak of respiratory […]