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The hidden life of pets is a 4-part docuseries, narrated by Hugh Bonneville, which shows some pets and other animals showing some remarkable, almost human traits. In the first episode, Bonneville tells the stories of different animals who display emotional and intellectual intelligence in ways that humans are just beginning to understand. Other episodes examine … Read more

Squirrels could make monkeypox a problem forever

In the summer of 2003, just weeks after a monkeypox outbreak fell ill from 70 people across the Midwest, Mark Slifka visited “the super speaker,” he told me, “that infected half of Wisconsin’s cases.” Chewy, a prairie dog, had by then succumbed to the disease, which he had almost certainly taken to an exotic pet … Read more