Regent honeyeater: Endangered bird ‘has forgotten its song’

Regent honeyeater: Endangered bird ‘has forgotten its song’

A rare songbird has become so threatened that it has started to lose its song, say scientists. The regent honeyeater, once abundant in south-eastern Australia, is now listed as critically endangered; just 300 individuals remain in the world. “They don’t get the chance to hang around with other honeyeaters and learn what they’re supposed to …

Keith Hernandez on His Cat Hadji’s Favorite Things

Keith Hernandez on His Cat Hadji’s Favorite Things

Keith Hernandez is a former Major League Baseball player, MVP winner, two-time World Series champion, Seinfeld guest star, and current Mets announcer for SNY. He is also a guy who is obsessed with his cat. In recent years, 67-year-old Hernandez and his 18-year-old Bengal companion Hadji have become social media sensations. For instance, I know …

Dogs and Dingoes Are Not Boning

Dogs and Dingoes Are Not Boning

An exhaustive genetic analysis of wild canines in Australia is challenging the commonly held view that “pure” dingoes are basically extinct. Accordingly, scientists say it’s time to stop referring to dingoes as “wild dogs.” New research presents evidence that the dingo population in Australia is surprisingly stable and that hardly any interbreeding is happening between …