June 2013

DPS rescues hikers

Two Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopters were used to help a Cochise County Sheriff's search and rescue team find a family of three who became lost on a horseback ride in the Chiricahua Mountains. 

Secret life of the cat: The science of tracking our pets

They share our homes, sleep on our beds and occasionally bring unwanted gifts. Yet, despite our domestic cats playing a big role in our lives, we know surprisingly little about what they get up to. A research project by BBC2's Horizon and the Royal Veterinary College set out to find out more. Alan Wilson, a professor specialising in animal movement, describes what was involved.