November 14th, 2018

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Making 'baby formula' for native wildlife

Australia animals: Making 'baby formula' for native wildlife


Wombaroo develops formulas to feed injured and orphaned wildlife - helping replace the mother's milk and giving the animals a chance to survive and thrive.

We went to South Australia to meet the director of the family business as well as some very cute creatures, from sugar gliders and joeys to bilbys and possums

Filmed and produced by Simon Atkinson

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City of the Dogs!

He Befriended 4,000 Dogs to Get Their Side of the Story




An author wanted to set the record straight about what life is like for four-legged New Yorkers. So, he interviewed some — and their humans — for a new book.

Dogs in New York City have a miserable life — that’s what Ken Foster kept hearing. How could they not? Many live in tiny apartments. Most do not have backyards to romp around in. They are bored at home all day while their owners toil long hours.

Mr. Foster’s job is to help dogs (and cats, too). He runs a community outreach program in the Bronx for the Animal Care Centers of NYC, a nonprofit that operates the city’s animal shelters. The program provides free vaccinations, training and food to pets whose owners are struggling financially. Mr. Foster, 54, also writes books about dogs.

He has met more than 4,000 dogs in their homes, in their neighborhoods and with the people they love. Lots of them are happy. So Mr. Foster and a photographer, Traer Scott, decided to tell some of the canines’ stories in a new book, “City of Dogs.”


Read brief interview at NYT.
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Alexa: The Movie?

Police think Alexa may have witnessed a double slaying

Alexa might have been listening, as she almost always is, when Christine Sullivan was stabbed to death in the kitchen of the Farmington, New Hampshire, home where Sullivan lived with her boyfriend on the night of Jan. 27, 2017.

But does Alexa remember any of it?

That’s the question state prosecutors are hoping will produce key evidence in the murder case against Timothy Verrill, who is accused of killing Sullivan and her friend, Jenna Pelligrini, over suspicions they were informing police about an alleged drug operation. Prosecutors say Alexa, the artificial woman who personifies the Amazon Echo smart device, was sitting on the kitchen counter the entire time.

Now, a judge has ordered Amazon to turn over any recordings the Echo device may have made from Jan. 27, the day the women were killed, until Jan. 29, when police discovered them tucked beneath a tarp under the back porch.

Full article at Seattle Times