A Cat’s Kidneys Are Worth Their Salt

Cats may not be particularly fond of water, but they are not intimidated by it -- not even salt water. While a person will become more thirsty as a result of drinking seawater, a cat can lap up as much of it as it wants, and its super-efficient kidneys will filter out all of the... Continue Reading →


Stinky Communication Sounds Fishy

We all know that passing gas in public sends a message. Usually that message is unwelcome. Among herring, however, communicating through flatulence may not be as fishy as it sounds.  A study published in Biology Letters by researchers Ben Wilson, Robert S. Batty, and Lawrence M. Dill determined that herring send messages through bubble emissions from their... Continue Reading →

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