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Dalmation Cares For Look-Alike Lamb

The lamb was born on an Australian farm in and abandoned by his mother. That's when farmers brought the sheep to their Dalmatian, who immediately began doting on Dotty. It's not that surprising since Dotty — a white lamb covered in unusual black spots — looks exactly like a Dalmatian.
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Swarming Up A Storm: Why Animals School And Flock

By tricking live fish into attacking computer-generated "prey," scientists have learned that animals like birds and fish may indeed have evolved to swarm together to protect themselves from the threat of predators.
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Jaws, Teeth And Fins! Oh My! 'Shark Week' At 25

The Discovery Channel's annual "Shark Week" is one of the longest running events on cable television. After 25 years on the air, it's become an American icon of sorts. "Shark Week" executive producer Brooke Runnette explains how the team keeps the shows exciting year after year.
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Maryland Legislature At Impasse On Pit Bulls Bill

The Maryland legislature may have finally reached an agreement on gambling, but they left a bill on the table Tuesday that would have dealt with the labeling of pit bulls an inherently dangerous breed of dog. 

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Pest Populations Boom In Record Heat

This summer has been the hottest on record, but as unpleasant as the sweaty days have been, the resulting explosion in mosquito population will be an even itchier problem to deal with.

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How A Virus In Snakes Could Offer Clues To Ebola In Humans

A newly discovered disease that makes boa constrictors sick could help researchers figure out how some dangerous viruses in animals end up infecting people.
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A New Species Discovered ... On Flickr

Could crowd-sourced photo sharing be the future of taxonomy? Cybertaxonomy?

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