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Record Number Of Stranded Sea Lion Pups Strains California Resources

An uptick in malnourished pups on the coast has rescue centers struggling to keep up. Changing weather patterns and warmer ocean waters could be to blame, but it's still too early to tell.

No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest To Quantify Bug Stings

How much does a bee sting hurt, exactly? How about a bullet ant bite? To help find an answer, an entomologist has built an index ranking insect stings — after getting stung over a thousand times.

Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.

Old Land Battle Resurfaces In Georgia Between The Gullah Vs. Government

The Gullah people, who are descendants of West African slaves, want to return to land the U.S. government took away during WWII. But the land has been a wildlife refuge for 40 years.

From Bored To Blown Away: Feline Reactions To 'Music For Cats'

David Teie talked with us last week about his cat-friendly music. This week, we share how some of Weekend Edition's feline listeners reacted to Teie's tunes.

Dutch Owl's Rampage Ends Safely For All

An owl in the Netherlands unaccountably chose rather large prey, and managed to do quite a bit of damage, but the emergency is over.

After Rescue, Massive Sea Turtle Will Be Released In S.C. Thursday

A rare 475-pound leatherback sea turtle "immediately responded to treatments" of fluids, vitamins and antibiotics after it was rescued in South Carolina on Saturday.

As Palm Oil Farms Expand, It's A Race To Save Indonesia's Orangutans

Demand for palm oil is destroying the habitat of endangered Sumatran orangutans. One group is working to rescue, rehabilitate and reintroduce these often-orphaned primates back into the wild.

Think Man-Sized Swimming Centipede — And Be Glad It's A Fossil

This sea monster swam Earth's seas about 480 million years ago and was the biggest creature of its day, scientists say.

Correction To Monday's Story On Banned Snakes

Regarding new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rules, we said there's a ban on the sale of the reticulated python and 3 other snake species. The rules ban importation and interstate sales and transport.