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Do Fish Have Fingers?

Of course they don't, but they do have the genetic machinery to make fingers — something that shows how similar fish are to modern mammals.
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Dog Races To Catch Up With Ambulance

In Brazil, a man had a seizure and was rushed to the hospital. The animal chased the ambulance until the crew stopped and let the dog climb in.
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Unexpected Life Found In The Ocean's Deepest Trench

An expedition to the Pacific's Mariana Trench has found evidence that life exists miles below the surface. But it's not life as we know it.
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Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

Egg cartons these days are often plastered with an array of terms that can confuse and even mislead consumers. Here's a glossary of carton jargon for the wannabe informed egg buyer.
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Orangutan Declared To Have Basic Legal Rights In Argentina

A Buenos Aires judge ruled in favor of advocates, who are calling for more freedom for Sandra, a 28-year-old orangutan who was born in a zoo.
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Where Are All The Deer? Hunters For The Hungry Report 17-Year Low In Donations

A Virginia organization that connects hunters in the commonwealth with local organizations that serve the hungry reports a major shortage in venison donated this year.

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Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

At a Colorado ranch run by Benedictine nuns, prayer and farming go hand in hand. "We have kind of a corner on the market" for grass-fed beef, says one sister. "People just kind of believe in it."
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In The Deep Ocean, Ghostfish Breaks Records

NPR's Rachel Martin takes a moment to talk about a new fish discovered in one of the deepest places on Earth.
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Is This A Goat Or A Sheep? It's Harder Than You Think

True confession: Our editors mistook a sheep for a goat. Now we've learned a lot about how cool sheep really are. Maybe our blog should be ... "Sheep and Soda?"
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A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker

Inspired by the snails' spiky shells and acid-loving nature, researchers named the new species Alviniconcha strummeri, after Clash frontman Joe Strummer.

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