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Florida's Python Hunt Aims To Put Dent In Population Of The Invasive Species

Audie Cornish talks to humorist Dave Barry about Florida's so-called "Python Challenge." It was dreamed up by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The "challenge" is a month-long contest with the mission of raising public awareness about Burmese pythons.
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Stock Market Cat Shows Wealth Managers Who's Boss

Britain's Observer newspaper ran a 2012 investment challenge pitting stockbrokers and wealth managers against Orlando. The calculating kitty chose stocks by batting a toy mouse onto a grid of options. The cat's portfolio came out ahead.
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Jim and Jamie Dutcher: "The Hidden Lives of Wolves"

From 1990 to 1996, Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived among a pack of gray wolves just outside Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness. During these years of observation, the Dutchers say they found these often misunderstood animals to be highly social...

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The Kraken Is Real: Scientist Films First Footage Of A Giant Squid

For thousands of years, sailors have told stories of giant squids. In myth and cinema, the kraken was the most terrible of sea monsters. Now, it's been captured — on a soon-to-be-seen video.
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'Python Challenge' Asks Floridians To 'Harvest' Snakes

For the next month, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is asking residents to tangle with the Burmese python. They say it's a "harvest," but really they're asking people to hunt as many pythons as possible.
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Agreed, Baby Pandas Are Cute. But Why?

Xiao Liwu made his public debut Thursday at the San Diego Zoo. As fans crowded around the exhibit, hoping to catch a glimpse of the 5-month-old giant panda cub, we asked the question that perhaps needs no asking. Scientists offer some clues.

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