Scientists on Google Earth discover that cows are magnetic
There are many animals that sense their place in the world through tapping into the earth’s magnetic field. We think that bees use it to work out where the hive is, and it’s thought that birds and fish use it when they migrate. However, before now it’s never been thought that cows might tap into it too…
Cows herded by remote control… the most fun you can have on a farm?
After his recent campaign to clear up the clearly criminal practice of battery chicken farming, I'm pretty sure mad-as-a-march-hare celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will be gearing up for a brand new TV series over the latest news that farmers might soon be corralling cattle using radio-controlled bovine headsets.
Researchers from the Department for Agriculture in the good ol' US of A have put their thinking caps on and designed a high-tech cow-hat that sits over the cow's ears and allows the controller to corral the individual remotely, using sounds funneled directly to the ears.