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Killers Were Tiny, Victims Were Huge At Chile's Whale Graveyard

Millions of years ago, dozens of the massive sea creatures washed ashore. Their fossils were discovered in 2011. Scientists have worked to figure out what killed them. Now they have an answer.

Winter Blahs Got You Down? 'Crowboarding' Video Can Help

If the snow and ice have cramped your style, you might take cues on how to make the best of things from a crow. The bird was filmed using a jar lid as a sled, over and over.

Deadly MERS Virus Circulates Among Arabian Camels

A new virus in the Middle East has sickened more than 180 people and killed an alarming 43 percent of them. But scientists haven't been sure where the virus originates or how people catch it.

How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain

Anyone who's had MRI knows how hard it is to lie motionless. But the dogs that participated in this brain-scanning experiment aced the test. Maybe the treats did it.
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Virginia Bill Would Discourage Pet Stores From Doing Business With Puppy Mills

The Virginia House of Delegates is set to vote on a Senate-approved bill aimed at making sure dogs being adopted in the state don't come from puppy mills.

'Piglet Smoothie' Fed To Sows To Prevent Disease; Activists Outraged

Undercover footage shows a hog farm feeding sows ground-up piglets that succumbed to a deadly virus. Veterinarians say it's the only method they have to protect herds against a fast-spreading disease.

These Reindeer Really Do Glow, And It's For Their Own Good

It's not Rudolph's nose that's red. Herders in Finland are experimenting with fluorescent paint on their animals' antlers and fur. They hope to reduce the 4,000 reindeer deaths on highways each year.

Americans Want Antibiotic-Free Chicken, And The Industry Is Listening

Chick-fil-A's plan to ditch antibiotics in its birds is part of a small but growing trend. Driving the growth is concern about the risks associated with routine use of antibiotics in farm animals.

Eagles Make DTE Energy Plant Their Winter Home

The Michigan power plant dumps a lot of warm water into Lake Erie. The warm water attracts fish. The fish in turn attract bald eagles. Almost 200 of them have been nesting at the plant.

Is Tyson Foods' Chicken Empire A 'Meat Racket'?

A new book argues that Tyson's system treats farmers like "modern-day sharecroppers." Author Christopher Leonard looks at Tyson's inner workings and the not-so-independent farmers who raise the birds.