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Take Your Dog To The Office And Stress Less

Do you think you'd be less stressed out if you took your dog to work with you? Science agrees. Employees with dogs were less stressed out than their coworkers, new research finds. But it works only if the dog is polite.
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Why Don't Spiders Get Stuck In Their Webs?

This mystery has plagued arachnologists for decades. William Eberhard and Daniel Briceno untangle the web question in a paper in the journal Naturwissenschaften. The answer has to do with spiders' oily, hairy legs.
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Elephant Escapes From Traveling Circus In Ireland

Customers at a coffee shop in Cork, Ireland, looked outside and saw a 2.5 ton elephant standing there. The animal, named Baby, escaped from a traveling circus. Circus employees got Baby back within minutes.
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Using An App To Report Injured Wildlife

A Colorado animal protection group has created a website and smartphone application designed to help someone who's found an injured animal, lost or found a pet or wants to report animal cruelty. Animal Watch hopes to expand the program nationally in the future.
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Owner Optimistic Stolen Parrot Will Be Returned

The owner of an African grey parrot says he believes the thieves will soon return the bird that was taken recently in England. It seems Chico loves to squawk a song by Queen. The parrot's owner says the thieves will soon tire of hearing "We are the Champions."
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How To Spot A Mimic Octopus — The Mystery Revealed

Here's a handy guide to the amorphous and vibrant mimic octopus, courtesy of the webcomic xkcd.
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'A Huge Loss': Program Helps Families Grieve Pets Who Pass

When a pet dies, many families are unsure of how to grieve. Prince George's County is offering counseling to help them through those tough times.

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