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Octopuses Give Eight Thumbs Up For High-definition Tv

Saturday December 20, 2008
SHARING a movie with an insensitive eight-armed animal may not be every woman's perfect date. Renata Pronk did it for science, and made two significant discoveries. Her unsettling news for Christmas revellers preparing to tuck into seafood platters is that octopuses can watch television and understand at least some of what they see. Discriminating viewers, however, they enjoy only high-definition programs. In a second finding, the Macquarie University marine biology researcher resolved a long ...

Animal House

Friday November 28, 2008
You'd expect the home of children's author Graeme Base to contain a few surprises - and it doesn't disappoint. Peter Barrett takes a rare opportunity to snoop around.

Pay Tv

Monday September 8, 2008
Rome Showcase, 8.30pm Departures: Jordan NatGeo Adventure, 8.30pm Orangutan Island Animal Planet, 7.30pm

Pay Tv

Monday July 21, 2008
Caught in the Moment Animal Planet, 7.30pm Psycho III (1986) Showtime Greats, 8.30pm McBride: Dogged (2007) Hallmark, 8.30pm

Cd Reviews

Friday July 4, 2008
magic dirt GIRL (Emergency) Rating: 4/5 the explorers club FREEDOM WIND (Dead Oceans/Inertia) Rating: 3.5/5 mahalia barnes & the soul mates VOLUME 1 (Liberation) Rating: 3/5 the music STRENGTH IN NUMBERS (Universal) Rating: 2/5 kill teen angst KILL TEEN ANGST (Good Cop Bad Cop/Inertia) Rating: 4/5 adam rudolph's moving pictures DREAM GARDEN (Justin Time/Planet) Rating: 3.5/5 je suis animal SELF-TAUGHT MAGIC FROM A BOOK (The Lost And Lonesome Recording Co) Rating: 3/5 joel sarakula FEELS LIKE THE ...

Making A Safe Haven For Our Animal Mates

Tuesday June 17, 2008
PATERSON Public School students co-exist every day with the many animals, feathered or leathered, that make their homes in the area.

What Do You Get When You Mix An African Serval With A Tabby? A) Supercat B) Animal Armageddon Or . . . C) Both Of The Above

Sunday June 15, 2008
Australia's fauna may soon have to contend with supersized domestic breeds, writes Caroline Marcus with John Elder.

Rock Hard

Saturday May 24, 2008
Armed with animal instinct and bulging ego, Sebastian Bach has no plans to take the pedal off the metal, writes BEN QUINN.

. . . And Another Thing

Sunday May 18, 2008
IT USED to be that public protest involved a megaphone, some banners, perhaps a nifty chant, and some irate people drawing attention to an issue. Recently, there's been another popular, and troubling, ploy in the art of protest: nuding up. This month we have had taxi drivers take off their shirts in protest, two dozen people almost naked in Sydney over live animal exports, and some of our older, wiser citizens strip off about what they believe are inadequate pensions. We think this should stop ...

Cub Runneth Over With Love, They Say

Wednesday April 9, 2008
AN ANIMAL welfare group is suing a German zoo for the way it is human-rearing a polar bear cub, saying it would grow up a psychopath.

Animal Attractions

Sunday March 9, 2008
Much to his surprise, Richard Tulloch finds a lot to like in the zoos of one of Asia's most cosmopolitan capitals.

Our Big Appetite For Eggs Means Rspca Can Live With This Picture

Sunday March 2, 2008
THE RSPCA is endorsing a range of eggs which Animal Liberation says are laid by chickens kept in inhumane conditions.

Inside The Cage

Thursday February 14, 2008
Seven's series The Zoo captures animal/staff interaction, writes Larry Schwartz.

Downloads And Distractions

Saturday January 12, 2008
Cute Overload

A Love-hate Relationship With The Scud

Saturday December 29, 2007
PARIS HILTON showed off "hot" mobile phone pictures of him to shoppers in an LA mall. Delta Goodrem wrote love songs for him. He made out with party girl Tara Reid in nightclubs and American teenager Alexis Barbara often draped herself courtside, usually in hot pants and high heels, for him.

Cut, Cut But Leave Some Fat

Wednesday August 15, 2007
'All writing is improved by cutting" was the muttered mantra of my redoubtable colleague, the art editor. And there he'd sit, sleeves rolled, in a dingy corner of old Westminster, hacking entire paragraphs from some poor scribe's masterwork to allow more pictures or just more white space. A Marxist he may have been, a card-carrying modernist, obsessive typographer and, of course, cruel. But he was right. We all knew that as we bared our necks to his blade. All writing is improved by cutting, up ...

Honey, I've Got My Eyes On You

Monday July 30, 2007
A researcher now based at Monash University has discovered that bees can be taught to recognise human faces - something previously believed to require a large animal brain. Geoff Maslen reports.

Campaign Against Roo Meat Heads To Europe

Wednesday April 18, 2007
ACTIVISTS from two Australian animal rights organisations will start a campaign of street demonstrations, political lobbying and media appearances in Europe next week to promote their claims that kangaroo meat production is unhygienic.

Blood And Guts, Violence And Death

Saturday January 13, 2007
Death, whether animal or human, must be seen to be truly understood.

How It Feels? To Be An Animal Psychic

Tuesday January 2, 2007
Psychic Amanda de Warren got a surprise the day she found she could also talk telepathically to animals.

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