Sheep use their brains to avoid dehydration. A new study shows they can dramatically reduce water loss by using their brain's built-in heat exchange system to cool down their blood. When sufficiently calm, sheep can save up to 80% of daily water intake by using this method.
Hunting is a challenge at the best of times. But, factor in America's most remote mountain range combined with this continent's most elusive big game species — the dall sheep — and you have a recipe for the most difficult 10 days of your life. Or, the most rewarding.
The sheepdog is truly a superhero. Somehow, it manages to convince a group of uncooperative sheep to move in a particular direction. It sounds simple, but it's not as easy as it sounds. What the sheepdog appears to do intuitively has baffled mathematicians.
There's a veritable menagerie in this week's landscape reads: domesticated sheep, archeologist rabbits, robot cockroaches, and acidified limpets.
It's hard to believe, but this deformed hairy thing is a dog. Her name is Ginger, a "4-pound, 14-year-old poodle who had been the victim of a hoarding situation." Her hair was so matted that some of her body parts were trapped by it. So much that the poor thing had to learn to walk again after she was groomed at a…
Nighttime sheep-herders rejoice, for green-glowing sheep are now a thing. Two questions, though. How? And why?
Designers Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen use both real and fictional biotechnology to explore the connection between the natural and the man-made, and invite questions about the impact of biotechnology. One of their projects, Life Support, imagines a world in which dogs and sheep take the role of life-saving medical…
No, he only wants to dine upon this delicious pasture. Meet Terry the sheep. He lives in the United Kingdom and was born with his head screwed on backward. Despite his flip-flopped dome, Terry is in good health and goes about his sheep business as usual. It's unclear what caused Terry's condition, but one thing is…
Sheepherding is a profession as ancient as civilization, but that doesn't mean it can't benefit from a little tech. New heart-monitoring collars let sheep shoot their shepherd a text whenever they're in danger.
Happy Earth Day, you disgusting mass of consumers! What better way to celebrate than with a round-up of the worst eco-friendly, lecturing movies? We also include a few "green" films that won't make you feel bludgeoned by a tree.
Apparently, true love really does know no boundaries, as a ram named Changmao and a doe named Chunzi at China's Yunnan Provincial Wildlife Park are going to celebrate this Valentine's Day with their very own inter-species wedding.
Champis the dwarf rabbit has decided that dogs aren't the only animals that can herd sheep. It turns out that the little guy isn't half bad at giving his farm's sheep the runaround.
Lamb castration is not always the idyllic pastime that some people may think it is. The Centers for Disease Control issued the following alert:
I'm glad someone turned something as boring and utilitarian as camping tents into something beautiful like FieldCandy's Fully Booked tent, which is designed to look like an open book.
Dating objects based on tree rings — dendrochronology if you want to get technical — requires a fairly advanced understanding of how the environment interacts with the trees in order to be accurate. It's fairly common for scientists to make inferences about ancient climate based on the condition of tree rings at…
PETA and PETA loving people, chill. It's not real. Well, the animals could be real but the sheep isn't really being used as a dialysis machine. Okay. The man and sheep setup is actually part of an art piece by Revital Cohen called 'Life Support'. It examines whether we could use animals as medical devices.
Humans age very slowly, but the older we get, the more likely death gets. Not every animal follows that pattern though - some species live for only very short periods, but their age doesn't actually seem to affect when they die. Figuring out why these animals age the way they do could help us understand why humans…
A team of scientists is feeding TNT to a flock of sheep. A. Morrie Craig, a veterinary scientist at Oregon State University, has found that the cud-chewing mammals can efficiently clean up explosives-contaminated soil, of which there are 1.3 million tons throughout the U.S. TNT and other explosives from military…
In 1996, Dolly the sheep made headlines for being the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. She was put down in 2002. But as it turns out, Dolly's still alive today. A scientist secretly made four copies years ago.