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What Not To Serve Buzzards For Lunch, A Glorious Science Experiment

This bird likes livers, kidneys, entrails — anything it can pluck that's freshly dead. But what if you served it ... a painting?
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Two Glorious Science Experiments: One About Sex, The Other About Lunch

In the 1760s, an Italian scientist ran a sex experiment that required putting teeny trousers on some ardent male frogs. Hot guys in pants, it turns out, aren't so hot.
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New York Bill Would Ban Selfies With Tigers

Dating sites are filled with pictures of single men showing off their adventurous yet tender sides by cuddling with the big cats. Anyone caught posing next to a tiger would be fined up to $500.
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Spineless, And Now Homeless: National Zoo Closes Animal Exhibit

Invertebrates make up about 99 percent of all species. But they're no longer being featured at the National Zoo after the exhibit was shuttered due to budget issues.
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Summer Has Arrived And So Have The Great Whites

A new report finds a big jump in the number of great white sharks off the East Coast — up to 5,000 of them.
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National Zoo To Unveil Three New Asian Elephants This Week

The National Zoo is adding three new Asian elephants to its herd, and they will make their public debut this week.
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LA Mountain Lion A Poster Cat For California's Rat Poison Problem

Reports that Griffith Park's famous four-legged resident became ill from exposure to rodenticides have heightened concerns about the use of the poisons in California.
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Black Bear Captured, Tranquilized In Bethesda

Michael England, with the Rockville Police, says officers tried to direct the bear away from commercial and residential areas. It was later tranquilized and transported to a wooded area.
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New York Passes Bill To Outlaw Tattooing Pets

Getting Fido inked or pierced, except for purposes of medical identification, will be against the law in New York after Gov. Cuomo signs the measure.
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Inside The Oyster Research Lab Known As The 'Room of Doom'

Is there a turning point at which Chesapeake Bay oysters fail to survive? That's the question Smithsonian researchers are trying to answer.

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