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Northern Arizona University Researcher Studies Dog Communication

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How A Whale Saved A Marine Biologist From A Shark

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A modern moth with a proboscis, the organ adapted for sucking up fluids such as nectar. Newly discovered fossil evidence suggests ancestors of such animals exists before flowering plants, raising questions about what ancient butterflies and moths used their tongue-like appendages for. Hossein Rajaei/Science Advances hide caption

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'Butterfly Tongues' Are More Ancient Than Flowers, Fossil Study Finds

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Joe Craine grabs a handful of late-winter Kansas prairie plants. Cattle need the nutrient-rich green grass to grow. Alex Smith/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Wild Turkeys In Cleveland Suburb Peck At Mail Carriers

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What To Do If You Come Across A Frozen Iguana

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How China's Ivory Ban Could Affect Elephant Poaching In Africa

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Two bonobos play fight at the Lola Ya Bonobo sanctuary in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012. Emilie Genty/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Unlike Humans, Bonobos Shun Helpers And Befriend The Bullies

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Canadian Cold Snap Keeps Penguins Inside Calgary Zoo Enclosure

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Trapped In Barbed Wire, White Owl Now Flies Free

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Dogs rescued from floodwater wait to be transferred to a shelter after torrential rains pounded Southeast Texas following Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey on Sept. 3, 2017 in Orange, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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