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Newswise: ‘To the Rescue’ Game Designers Break Fundraising Goal in Just Two Days

Article ID: 717652

‘To the Rescue’ Game Designers Break Fundraising Goal in Just Two Days

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock students are in awe over all the support shown for their dog rescue shelter simulation game, whose $16,000 fundraising campaign on Kickstarter was reached in just over 48 hours.“We have been totally blown away by the amount of support that we’ve received for this project,” said Olivia Dunlap, one of the UA Little Rock graduate students who created “To The Rescue.

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19-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT

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Article ID: 717448

'The Nemo effect' is untrue: Animal movies promote awareness, not harm, say researchers

University of Oxford

The emotive warnings were made because of global reports that its precursor 'Finding Nemo' had inspired a surge in purchases of clown fish, which in turn caused environmental and animal harm. This became known as "the Nemo effect".

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14-Aug-2019 9:45 AM EDT

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Article ID: 716830

When Working with Animals Can Hurt Your Mental Health

American Psychological Association (APA)

While it might sound like fun to work around pets every day, veterinarians and people who volunteer at animal shelters face particular stressors that can place them at risk for depression, anxiety and even suicide, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

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1-Aug-2019 2:25 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 717099

Cat Walks into the ER

Henry Ford Health System

He had walked into the Emergency Department at Henry Ford Hospital to escape the cold and rain on that fateful day in April. His brown coat matted from the rain, he had entered through the automatic sliding door at the walk-in entrance, turned the corner and stepped through the metal detector without setting it off. Standing in front of the towering security desk and unaware of his surroundings, he then tried to get someone’s attention as he only knew how. He began meowing. What happened next will warm your heart.

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7-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: The Growing Trend of Emotional Support Animals

Article ID: 717049

The Growing Trend of Emotional Support Animals

University of New Mexico

Researchers propose standard assessment for certifications

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6-Aug-2019 4:45 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 716453

Preventing people from abandoning exotic pets that threatened biodiversity

Universidad De Barcelona

Abandoning exotic pets is an ethical problem that can lead to biological invasions that threaten conservation of biodiversity in the environment.

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26-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Pet tags link widely used flame retardant to hyperthyroidism in cats
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    10-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715306

Pet tags link widely used flame retardant to hyperthyroidism in cats

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology have associated hyperthyroidism with another class of flame retardants, using silicone pet tags similar to the popular wristbands that many people wear for charitable causes.

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3-Jul-2019 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715322

It's dog eat dog on the canine social ladder

University of Exeter

Climbing the social ladder is a ruff business for dogs, new research shows.

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3-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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