Normally, animals can adapt to changes in their environments with corresponding changes in their behaviors. One well-studied example is what’s called “fear extinction learning.” Animals can be taught to associate harmless things like a sound or lights with a negative outcome. But, if that association changes over time, they can also forget it.
Scientists often seem to be on a quest for sacred chalices or sterling ammo. But a group of microbiologists has now set out on a more odorous odyssey—one to find fantastical feces.
With data on poop’s therapeutic potential piling up, scientists have gotten wind of the possibility that some among us may be extraordinary excreters, dropping deuces with divine healing powers.
Two brothers rescue hundreds of cats stuck in trees every year
Shaun Sears and Tom Otto are certified tree climbers from Seattle. So far, they have rescued over 3,000 cats from trees, climbing as high as 175 feet.