Sheep use their brains to avoid dehydration. A new study shows they can dramatically reduce water loss by using their brain's built-in heat exchange system to cool down their blood. When sufficiently calm, sheep can save up to 80% of daily water intake by using this method. » 3/09/15 3:40pm 3/09/15 3:40pm

Sheep Smokes Cyclist In Head-To-Head Race

I have no idea why this sheep was just hanging out on this road, or why it decided to race this cyclist, but I am going to imagine that it simply stands in that spot all day every day, just waiting for some dummy on a bike who needs a lesson in what real speed looks like. » 8/05/14 3:05am 8/05/14 3:05am

Would you be willing to use a living animal as a respirator or dialysis…

Designers Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen use both real and fictional biotechnology to explore the connection between the natural and the man-made, and invite questions about the impact of biotechnology. One of their projects, Life Support, imagines a world in which dogs and sheep take the role of life-saving medical… » 2/23/13 8:00am 2/23/13 8:00am

Sheep born with upside-down head does not want your sympathy

No, he only wants to dine upon this delicious pasture. Meet Terry the sheep. He lives in the United Kingdom and was born with his head screwed on backward. Despite his flip-flopped dome, Terry is in good health and goes about his sheep business as usual. It's unclear what caused Terry's condition, but one thing is… » 10/03/12 3:15pm 10/03/12 3:15pm

Crappiest "Save The Earth" Movie Messages Of All Time

Happy Earth Day, you disgusting mass of consumers! What better way to celebrate than with a round-up of the worst eco-friendly, lecturing movies? We also include a few "green" films that won't make you feel bludgeoned by a tree. » 4/22/12 1:00pm 4/22/12 1:00pm

A goat and a deer are getting married at a Chinese zoo

Apparently, true love really does know no boundaries, as a ram named Changmao and a doe named Chunzi at China's Yunnan Provincial Wildlife Park are going to celebrate this Valentine's Day with their very own inter-species wedding. » 2/13/12 2:49pm 2/13/12 2:49pm

Sheep form an impenetrable forcefield around a confused motorist

Domesticated sheep have the propensity to follow each other into downright dangerous situations and be herded by the most innocuous of shepherds, so it's no surprise these sheep formed an ovine circle of death around one unlucky automobile. They do have plenty of reasons to hate humans, after all. » 1/31/12 3:30pm 1/31/12 3:30pm

The Babe of bunnies? Rabbit herds sheep around the farm

Champis the dwarf rabbit has decided that dogs aren't the only animals that can herd sheep. It turns out that the little guy isn't half bad at giving his farm's sheep the runaround. » 1/29/12 2:23pm 1/29/12 2:23pm

Use caution when using teeth to castrate lambs

Lamb castration is not always the idyllic pastime that some people may think it is. The Centers for Disease Control issued the following alert: » 12/10/11 3:35pm 12/10/11 3:35pm

Blame sheep for screwing up tree-ring dating

Dating objects based on tree rings — dendrochronology if you want to get technical — requires a fairly advanced understanding of how the environment interacts with the trees in order to be accurate. It's fairly common for scientists to make inferences about ancient climate based on the condition of tree rings at… » 7/29/11 12:33pm 7/29/11 12:33pm

Animals who live fast and die young could be the key to human life…

Humans age very slowly, but the older we get, the more likely death gets. Not every animal follows that pattern though - some species live for only very short periods, but their age doesn't actually seem to affect when they die. Figuring out why these animals age the way they do could help us understand why humans… » 2/15/11 1:53pm 2/15/11 1:53pm

Scientists are using sheep to decontaminate TNT-tainted land

A team of scientists is feeding TNT to a flock of sheep. A. Morrie Craig, a veterinary scientist at Oregon State University, has found that the cud-chewing mammals can efficiently clean up explosives-contaminated soil, of which there are 1.3 million tons throughout the U.S. TNT and other explosives from military… » 2/13/11 7:30am 2/13/11 7:30am

Kaiju-sized sheep don't stomp Japan, they slowly graze the populace…

Artist Shuichi Nakano depicts massive animals minding their own business smack dab in the middle of downtown Japan. Nobody seems particularly fazed by the creatures, and I suppose a few giant ewes are more tolerable than a giant radioactive lizard. » 9/18/10 11:00am 9/18/10 11:00am

Sheep take over the old Lord of the Rings set

When Peter Jackson's production crew left Matamata, New Zealand, they left 17 hobbit holes on the private farm that was used as a stand-in for the Shire. Since then, the farm's sheep have moved in on this hobbit ghost town. » 8/08/10 3:01pm 8/08/10 3:01pm

Crappiest "Save The Earth" Movie Messages Of All Time

Happy Earth Day, you disgusting mass of consumers! What better way to celebrate than with a round-up of the worst eco-friendly, lecturing movies? We also include a few "green" films that won't make you feel bludgeoned by a tree. » 4/22/10 3:48pm 4/22/10 3:48pm

Shrinking Sheep Shocker

Scottish sheep are shrinking! Each new generation of sheep on the Scottish island of Hirta are smaller than the last. Shorter, warmer winters, caused by climate change, are tampering with normal sheep evolution. » 7/02/09 3:00pm 7/02/09 3:00pm

Sheep Dialysis Machine: Are Pets the Medical Devices of the Future?

Using animals to grow human body parts has been done, but how about using a live sheep for dialysis? The idea comes from one design student Revital Cohen. The project she's calling "Life Support" seeks to use a sheep whose genome has been spliced with a human to produce human blood. The transgenic sheep then becomes… » 7/08/08 10:09am 7/08/08 10:09am