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SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism

The theme park says a 2013 documentary critical of its captive orca attraction has hurt its bottom line. Now, it's pushing back with a social media campaign and plans for new habitats for its whales.
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Fossil Of 'Jaggermeryx' Found Namesake In Another Stone

Scientists have named an extinct pig-like creature with big lips after Mick Jagger. Their findings will be published in the September issue of the Journal of Paleontology.
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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

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Souls Tumbling In The Light

Every fall, birds head south and, around Sept. 11, New York sends two beams into the sky. When birds and lights collide, that could mean trouble — but New York is surprisingly gentle.
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Dogs Are Invited To A Costume Party In Boulder, Colo.

It's a competition, meant to encourage people to clean up after their dogs and use a waste composting program. The contest is called: There's No Such Thing as the Poop Fairy.
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U.S. Gets Middling Marks On 2014 'State Of Birds' Report Card

Domestic cats, high-rises and vanishing habitat are taking a toll on more than 33 species of American birds, a comprehensive update reports. Still, wetland and coastal birds are faring better.
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9 Ridiculously Cute Underwater Puppies (You're Welcome)

Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: "I'm wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I'm one of the pack. ... Just kidding. ... I usually just wear a wet suit."
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More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

A new Audubon report shows how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American bird species by the end of the century. Bald eagles, loons and orioles are among those facing major threats.

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At 60 Tons, This Dinosaur Feared Nothing

Researchers have dug up the skeleton of one of the largest animals to have ever walked the earth. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Matt Lamanna, who was part of the research team that made the discovery.
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Dead Chickens, A Tiny Motor And The Story Of Alibaba

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company in the world. It may also save the lives of a few chickens in Northern California.

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