People Are Locking Up Dozens Of Dogs To Farm Them For Their Blood

By: Sarah V Schweig/The Dodo  Pets sometimes need blood transfusions, just the way people sometimes do — but a new investigation suggests that blood coming from a blood farm in Texas is sourced from approximately 150 ex-racing greyhounds who are caged and suffering. An anonymous former employee at the Pet Blood Bank observed and documented greyhounds kept in wire cages…

“Super Malaria” Is Spreading, And We Should Be Very Worried

By: Josh Davis/IFLScience  Fears are mounting about the spread of a new “superbug” strain of malaria. First identified in Cambodia, but since spreading to another four countries in the region, the strain of Plasmodium falciparum is resistant to drug artemisinin, often the first line of defense against malaria infection, researchers report in a letter to The Lancet Infectious Diseases….

California Becomes First State To Ban Pet Shop Sales Of Non-Rescued Animals

By: Good News Network  After a bill was unanimously passed in the Senate earlier this week, California has become the first state to ban the commercial breeding of dogs, cats, and rabbits. The legislation, AB-485, is a direct blow against the use of puppy mills: facilities that breed animals in crowded, dirty, and inhumane conditions. Now, the…

Google Just Announced A $1.1 Billion Deal With HTC To Challenge The Apple Empire

By: Karla Lant/Futurism  Google is back in the smartphone game after announcing their $1.1 billion cooperation agreement with HTC. Google’s $1.1 billion in cash will buy the non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual property and give them 2,000 HTC smartphone employees. GOOGLE’S EMERGING HARDWARE BUSINESS In a joint statement Wednesday evening, Google and HTC announced their $1.1 billion…

An Incredibly Powerful 7.1M Earthquake Just Struck Mexico City

By: Robin Andrews/IFLScience  An incredibly powerful earthquake, registering as a 7.1M, has rocked Mexico City, a densely-packed metropolis containing nearly 20 million people, and its many suburbs and nearby towns. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), it was a deep-seated earthquake (51 kilometers/32 miles depth) that struck at 1:14 pm local time. The epicenter was 122 kilometers…

Thanks To Lobbying, It’s Illegal To Power Your Home With Solar Panels In Florida

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  It may have ravaged much of the Caribbean, but Hurricane Irma weakened mercifully quickly as it passed over Florida. That’s not to say that it didn’t cause significant infrastructural damage, of course, and soon after the storm had passed, 40 percent of Florida lacked electricity, something that ended up killing several people who relied on it….

Sign Language Interpreter Decides To Warn People Against Something Quite Different During Hurricane Irma

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Some things are too important not to double check. If you’re leaving on vacation, you check you’ve got your passport. If you’re about to perform a triple-bypass surgery, you confirm that you’ve got all the right equipment and expertise to hand. If ladies and gentlemen, you’re warning people to get out…

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