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Colorado reports plague-infected fleas and animals, blames disease for 10-year-old’s death

Colorado health officials are investigating plague activity across a handful of counties, with plague-related causes behind the death of a child. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment noted lab-confirmed reports of plague-infected fleas and animals in areas including La Plata County, where the 10-year-old died. Plague, caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, can… Read More »

Why yoga poses are named after animals

Translating from Sanskrit to English, Raja means King. Dattatreya teaches us that natural gurus exist everywhere — you just need to notice them. This asana is one of the lesser known yoga poses with animal names. The inverse of camel pose, this is among the poses that really does resemble its namesake. Swan Pose —… Read More »

Same-sex sexual behavior in animals: Do we have it all wrong?

Many animals, from a range of phyla and species, display same-sex sexual behaviors. This has intrigued evolutionary biologists, but have they been looking at the subject all wrong? Share on PinterestResearchers suggest a new way of looking at same-sex sexual behavior in animals. Over the years, researchers have discovered that many animals sometimes engage in… Read More »