Do Cow Farts Actually Contribute to Global Warming?

There are currently approximately 1.3 to 1.5 billion cows grazing, sleeping, and chewing their cud at any given time on planet Earth. And these 590-kilo (average weight for both a beef and dairy cow) animals eat a lot. Much like humans, when they eat, gas builds up inside of their guts and has to be expelled. (See Why Beans Make You Fart) Cows fart and burp… a lot. The result is a large amount of methane being introduced into the atmosphere. Read More >>

Bored Scientists Imagine Rats the Size of Cows

The fast-breeding rat could one day evolve to be the size of a cow, according to scientists, who suggest extinctions higher up the animal size chain could leave empty evolutionary slots for the rat to bulk up and fit itself into. Read More >>

Isle of Man's Jurassic Park... For Cows

The Isle of Man is about to become the UK's smaller and significantly tamer version of Jurassic Park, thanks to a plan to introduce a herd of rare cows to the island. Let's hope they don't break down the fences, escape and... eat someone's daffodils. Read More >>

Wireless Networks of Cows Will Keep Gas Under Control

I'd hate to be the IT guy fixing this network. By dropping electronic devices into the stomachs of cows and networking them together, researchers hope to reduce the climate-warming farts and burps they produce. Read More >>

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Milton Keynes Cows Vandalised / Massively Improved by Dinosaur Respray

The famous concrete cows of Milton Keynes have been vandalised, with the local equivalent of Banksy blacking them up and turning them into dinosaur skeletons. Read More >>

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Hawaiian Shirt Commando Tests Knives Against Frozen Pig Skull

Here at Gizmodo, we like to think we put our reviewed products through a rigorous, real-life evaluation. That's one way of doing it. Or, you can test a device by attacking frozen animal corpses while wearing a Hawaiian shirt. Read More >>

Origin of Modern Cows Traced to a Single Herd

A genetic study of cattle has claimed that all modern domesticated bovines are descended from a single herd of wild ox, which lived 10,500 years ago. Read More >>

Cows Can Now Booty Call Their Farmers

Farming cows is a thankless task; keeping track of their fertility sounds funny, but it's what keeps meat in your burger and milk on your cereal. Fortunately, mobile technology means that cows can now drop their farmers an SMS when they're feeling frisky. That's right. Bovine sexting has arrived. Read More >>

Sex With Animals Will Give You Penis Cancer

I hope you didn't need the risk of death to convince you to not have sex with animals. But just in case, know this: bestiality will give you penis cancer. Read More >>


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