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Wolf cubs raised by humans become attached to us like puppies

Life 21 October 2021 By Krista Charles Two young grey wolves (Canis lupus)Raimund Linke/Getty Images Wolves that are raised by people may have similar levels of attachment to humans as dogs. Christina Hansen Wheat and her colleagues assessed attachment behaviour in 12 Alaskan huskies from two different litters and 10 European grey wolves from three litters…

Astronomers left puzzled by the dimmest supernova ever seen

Space 22 October 2021 By Leah Crane The night sky with stars and blue nebulamanuel_adorf/Getty Images The faintest supernova ever seen has been spotted in a galaxy about 88 million light years away. It is so dim that it doesn’t seem to fit existing models produced to explain the faintest supernovae. Viraj Karambelkar at the…

Invasion review: A slow-moving, tedious disaster drama

By Josh Bell Sam Neill in InvasionMacall Polay/Apple It takes a while for the alien incursion promised in the title of Apple TV+’s Invasion to arrive, and even then, the aliens themselves and their purpose remain largely shrouded in mystery. A slow-moving, often tedious disaster drama, Invasion takes five episodes to get through what a…

Sperm quality has been declining for 16 years among men in the US

By Alice Klein Vials of donor sperm frozen by liquid nitrogenTed Soqui/Corbis via Getty Images A 16-year study of US sperm donors shows that sperm quality has been steadily declining, possibly due to increased chemical exposure and lifestyle changes. Chelsea Canon at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York, a fertility clinic, and her colleagues looked…