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Are Silver Dragées Edible Or Not?

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:59

Are Silver Dragées Edible Or Not?You’ve probably heard the warning every year since you were a kid: Don’t eat those little silver balls on your Christmas cookies, because they’re “poisonous.”


Father Fatally Shoots Robber Who Pointed Gun at His Children in Popeyes

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:47

Father Fatally Shoots Robber Who Pointed Gun at His Children in PopeyesThe robber pointed his gun at two of Carlos Molina's children, police say


Court filing: Mueller issued 15 search warrants in Manafort case

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 04:29

 Mueller issued 15 search warrants in Manafort caseAccording to a new court filing, Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued 15 search warrants in the case against Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate.


Inside The Real (And Really Secret) Middle East Peace Process

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 04:18

Inside The Real (And Really Secret) Middle East Peace ProcessWASHINGTON ― A little over a month ago, Iran established something close to a diplomatic presence in Saudi Arabia for the first time in nearly two years.


10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 04:01

10 Things to Know for TodayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Jake Tapper: Trump Attacks FBI Only When His Side Is Threatened

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:59

 Trump Attacks FBI Only When His Side Is ThreatenedPresident Donald Trump has dramatically different opinions about the FBI — depending on who’s being investigated, noted CNN anchor Jake Tapper.


Novator 9M729: The Russian Missile that Broke INF Treaty's Back?

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:51

 The Russian Missile that Broke INF Treaty's Back?What you need to know.  Novator 9M729: The Russian Missile that Broke INF Treaty's Back? The United States has revealed which Russian cruise missile Washington believes is in violation of the landmark 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. Speaking at the Wilson Center on November 29, National Security Council official Christopher Ford revealed that the weapon is in fact the Novator 9M729—which carries the NATO designation of SSC-8.


Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill To Avert Government Shutdown

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:40

Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill To Avert Government ShutdownWASHINGTON ― Less than 48 hours before a government shutdown, House lawmakers passed a stopgap spending bill on Thursday to fund the government through Dec. 22.


Dylan Farrow Asks Why Woody Allen Has Been Spared After Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:32

Dylan Farrow Asks Why Woody Allen Has Been Spared After Harvey Weinstein ScandalWoody Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow is asking why her father has been spared in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the subsequent #MeToo movement.


Al Franken resigns: Yahoo Newsroom readers' strong reactions

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:11

 Yahoo Newsroom readers' strong reactions“What kind of fool blames others for his own failure?” “A disgraced unfunny democrat...a perfect resume for SNL and/or Colbert!” Al Franken announced Thursday that in the “coming weeks” he would be resigning from the Senate. Yahoo Newsroom readers couldn’t wait to weigh in, sharing their strong reactions. Franken’s resignation comes on the heels of a series of allegations from women accusing him of sexual harassment and misconduct. He has argued that not all the allegations are true, and he believes an ethics committee investigation would find him innocent. Franken said Thursday, “This decision is not about me. It is about the people of Minnesota.” What do you think? Did Franken do the right thing? Is he setting an example? Who will fall next? Join the conversation in Yahoo Newsroom.


New algorithm recognizes distinct dolphin clicks in underwater recordings

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:17

Scientists have developed a new algorithm that can identify distinct dolphin click patterns among millions of clicks in recordings of wild dolphins. This approach could potentially help distinguish between dolphin species in the wild.

Heart monitors on wild narwhals reveal alarming responses to stress

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:17

Stress from human disturbances could cause behavioral responses in narwhals that are inconsistent with their physiological capacities, researchers say. They found that narwhals released after entanglement in nets and outfitted with heart monitors performed a series of deep dives, swimming hard to escape, while their heart rates dropped to unexpectedly low levels of three to four beats per minute.

Crafty crows know what it takes to make a good tool

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:17

Biologists have discovered how New Caledonian crows make one of their most sophisticated tool designs -- sticks with a neatly shaped hooked tip. New Caledonian crows are the only species besides humans known to manufacture hooked tools in the wild. The study reveals how crows manage to fashion particularly efficient tools, with well-defined 'deep' hooks.

It's all in the ears: Inner ears of extinct sea monsters mirror those of today's animals

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:16

A new study has revealed that an extinct group of marine reptiles called sauropterygians evolved similar inner ear proportions to those of some modern day aquatic reptiles and mammals.

The unique pentraxin-carbonic anhydrase protein regulates the ability of fish to swim

Science Daily Animal News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:16

A study has shown that carbonic anhydrase VI (CA VI) is present in some species as a combination of two proteins.

San Diego Blaze Sparks New Fears As Los Angeles Still Battles Spate Of Wildfires

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:14

San Diego Blaze Sparks New Fears As Los Angeles Still Battles Spate Of WildfiresAs the Los Angeles area battles massive wildfires that have scorched more than 140,000 acres and forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate, a rapidly advancing blaze in nearby San Diego County is sparking new concerns.


Mugabe-era finance minister out on bail in Zimbabwe

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:16

Mugabe-era finance minister out on bail in ZimbabweA Zimbabwean court on Thursday freed a Mugabe-era finance minister on bail ahead of his trial on corruption charges, laid following his arrest at the height of last month's military takeover. Ignatius Chombo, a close ally of former president Robert Mugabe who resigned on November 21, was the first Mugabe loyalist to be charged with a crime. The Zimbabwe High Court freed him on $5,000-bail (4,200 euros) but ordered he report to police three times a day, surrender his passport and stay away from government offices and the central bank.


This Church Banner Perfectly Captures How Progressive Christians Feel Right Now

Yahoo Animals and Pets - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:05

This Church Banner Perfectly Captures How Progressive Christians Feel Right NowAn Episcopal church is causing a stir in Washington, D.C., after putting up banners that attempt to capture the mood of many progressive Christians in the nation’s capital.


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