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Scientists Pinpoint Source Of Antarctic 'Quack'

For decades, a mysterious quacking "bio-duck" has been heard roaming the waters of the Southern Ocean. Now scientists say the source is a whale.
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What Spooked The Subs Of The '60s? Quacking Whales

In the '60s, submarines picked up a mysterious quacking sound in the Southern Ocean. This "bio-duck," as it came to be known, has been heard on and off ever since, but scientists haven't been able to trace it — until now. New research shows that the quack is coming from minke whales, but researchers still don't know why.
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Canadian Police Extricate Bear From Jar

Residents in Ontario called police when they spotted a bear bumbling down the street. It was unable to see where it was going because of a large birdseed jar stuck on its head.
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Introducing A Divorce Rate For Birds, And Guess Which Bird Never, Ever Divorces?

A pair of swans suggests Love Eternal. You often see them in twos, gliding together. But they're not Nature's Coupliest Birds. Which are?
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British Marine's New Mission: Save All Of Kabul's Street Animals

Street dogs and cats find treatment and get linked up with foreign adopters at a clinic that's helping lower the rabies threat in Kabul.
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VIDEO: Leopard Attacks Residents In Central India

The big cat lunges at one man and chases panicked residents along rooftops in Chandrapur, Maharashtra.
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Post-Rehab, Injured Snowy Owl Released Into Wild

The snow owl that captured the attention of District residents this winter before being struck by a bus was released back into the wild on Saturday.

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One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

Ivan Soltesz studies epilepsy in mice, but says children with chronic seizures are his inspiration. He's closing in on a way to quell the seizures with light — and without drugs' side effects.
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Japan Says It Will Temporarily Scale Back Whale Hunt

After a U.N. court ruling last month ordering Japan to halt whaling in Antarctic waters, Tokyo said it was reducing its target catch to just 210 animals a year.
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'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises

A team of international scientists have found four species of insects with reversed sex organs. The females' anatomy may have to do with their need for nutrients that only males produce.

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