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Japan Coast Guard suspends search for crew of missing cargo ship with 43 sailors and 5,800 cows

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The search for the crew of a cargo ship that went missing during Typhoon Maysak was suspended Saturday due to bad weather, according to Japan's Coast Guard. The Gulf Livestock 1, with 43 crew members and almost 6,...

Burping cows are fueling the climate crisis. This company says it’s got a solution

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Cows produce beef, milk -- and a lot of methane. A byproduct of digestion, methane is produced from both ends of the animals, although over 90% enters the atmosphere via their burps. And that's a problem, because m...

Cows prefer to co-moo-nicate in person, research suggests

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Cows don't make video calls but if they did, chances are they'd hate them just as much as most of us do. The farm animals prefer face-to-face chat, new research from Austria suggests. Cows are more relaxed after be...

Cows are sacred in India. Critics say a new national exam politicizes the animal

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India has introduced a nationwide "cow science" exam to "infuse curiosity" about the bovine, according to officials, in the latest promotional push by the country's Hindu-nationalist government that critics say poli...

Scientists are potty-training cows in a bid to help save the planet

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If you can potty-train a child, you can potty-train a cow. At least, that was the theory a group of researchers in Germany decided to test, in a bid to find a solution to the environmental damage caused by livestock...

Cows’ stomachs can break down hard-to-recycle plastic, study finds

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Researchers in Austria may have found an unlikely solution to the problem of plastic pollution: cows, and the microbes found inside their stomachs. Researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Scien...

Canadian farmers rescue cows from floods after a month’s worth of rain in two days

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A flotilla of motorboats, canoes, dinghies and jet-skis helmed by farmers raced to move dozens of trapped cows from frigid waters as floods hit the Canadian province of British Columbia. After a month's worth of rai...