Zoo visitors save an employee from tiger attack

Siberian Tiger

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppA 16-year-old Siberian tiger, Typhoon, mauled an unnamed Russian zookeeper in full view of Kaliningrad zoo’s visitors on Saturday. This incident was a result of the tiger’s cage door being accidentally left open. When the handler entered the enclosure to bring it food, the tiger leapt at her, pinning her down while biting and clawing at her. There were no other zoo employees present when the surprise attack happened. It occurred right by a fence that was just a few feet from where zoo visitors had…

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Danish inventor admits to dismembering journalist’s body

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppPolice in Copenhagen released a statement on Monday that Danish inventor Peter Madsen, 46, admitted to dismembering the body of Swedish freelance journalist Kim Wall, 30, back in August. Wall was last seen boarding Madsen’s privately built submarine where she was going to interview him for an article about his venture. Wall’s boyfriend alerted authorities the next day when she did not return from the trip. Initially, Madsen stated that he had dropped Wall off safely in Copenhagen, later changing his story to say that there had…

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Man killed in car by teens throwing rocks from overpass

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOn Monday, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office charged five Michigan teenagers with second-degree murder after allegedly throwing a large rock off of an overpass that crashed through the windshield of a man’s car, killing him. The incident occurred last Wednesday, Oct. 18 at around 8:30 p.m. Kenneth White, a 32-year-old construction worker, was riding home from work in the passenger seat of a van with his friend, heading south on Interstate 75 near Flint, Mich. The driver told Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell that he saw…

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Whales and dolphins are more human-like thanks to their bigger brains

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppAccording to a study published on Oct. 16 in “Nature Ecology and Evolution,” cetaceans, like whales and dolphins, grew larger brains much like humans in order to better live in societies. This process is known as encephalization and “has given [humans] the big brain we need to communicate, cooperate, reach consensus, empathize, and socialize.” Our brains have evolved and expanded over millennia to accommodate our developing, complex needs and those of our societies. Apparently, we aren’t the only mammals who have experienced this biological evolution.…

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‘A nuclear war may break out any moment’ claims North Korea

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOn Monday, North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment,” reports The Washington Post. This is only a continuation of a “bombastic war of words” between the East Asian powerhouse and the U.S. that has been further developing over recent months. North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the U.N., Kim In Ryong, informed the General Assembly’s disarmament committee that his country was now a “full-fledged nuclear power which possesses…

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