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'Wheelie dogs' enjoy a game of tag at Moroccan animal sanctuary
Several wheelchair-bound rescue dogs playfully “ruffed” it up when they chased each other during playtime.

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California deputies use beanbag gun to release bear stuck in car, video shows
The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office posted a video of deputies shooting nonlethal beanbag rounds to break a car's window in order to release a bear trapped inside.

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Golden retriever comforts neglected horse in viral video
A golden retriever is being credited for nursing a neglected horse back to health after the animals formed an unlikely bond that was captured in a viral video.

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Muppet on Mars? NASA image from the Red Planet sparks comparisons to famous puppet
Extra terrestrials may not be openly roaming the Red Planet, but muppets might be.

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Egyptian mummy reveals incredible embalming 'recipe'
A mummy buried in Southern Egypt more than 5,000 years ago has revealed its grisly secrets, shedding new light on prehistoric embalming practices.

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Climate change risks 'devastating tsunamis' causing havoc across globe, experts warn
A warning has been issued by scientists about "devastating tsunamis" caused by climate change.

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Omega Centauri is a terrible place to look for habitable planets
Omega Centauri may be the brightest among the dense collections of stars known as globular clusters, but it probably doesn't contain many habitable worlds, a new study suggests.

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Stern of US WW II destroyer discovered near remote Alaskan island: Survivor recounts harrowing day
In 1943, Daryl Weathers was a 19-year-old Seaman 2nd Class aboard the destroyer USS Abner Read, which was conducting an anti-submarine patrol in the remote Aleutian Islands. Almost 75 years to the day since the ship's stern was torn off by a Japanese mine, the 94-year-old describes the harrowing event and the ship's survival.

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Rare nickel up for auction in Philadelphia bought for $4.56 million
An extremely rare nickel up for auction in Philadelphia fetched $4.56 million from an anonymous buyer Wednesday.

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Shark attacks Cape Cod swimmer, leaves puncture marks
A man swimming off Cape Cod has been attacked by a shark and is being airlifted to a hospital.

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Stern of US WW II destroyer discovered near remote Alaskan island: Survivor recounts harrowing day
In 1943, Daryl Weathers was a 19-year-old Seaman 2nd Class aboard the destroyer USS Abner Read, which was conducting an anti-submarine patrol in the remote Aleutian Islands. Almost 75 years to the day since the ship's stern was torn off by a Japanese mine, the 94-year-old describes the harrowing event and the ship's survival.

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Plasma scientists created invisible, whooping 'whistlers' in a lab
There's a sort of radio wave that bangs its way around Earth, knocking around electrons in the plasma fields of loose ions surrounding our planet and sending strange tones to radio detectors. It's called a "whistler." And now, scientists have observed bursts like this in more detail than ever before.

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Iron and titanium found on 'Ultrahot Jupiter,' an exoplanet first
For the first time ever, astronomers have found iron and titanium in the atmosphere of a planet outside the solar system. The exoplanet, named KELT-9b, is the hottest alien world ever discovered. The planet is so scorching, it's even hotter than most stars.

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Tasmanian devils face new cancer threat for survival in the wild
A new study from a British university has revealed that the Tasmanian devil is under severe threat from a newly emerged contagious cancer, which could be catastrophic for the animal's survival in the wild.

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These new seahorses are so tiny that hundreds of them would fit in your hand
A newly discovered seahorse may be tiny, but it's making large waves by just being plain adorable.

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Blue-green toxic algae invades Florida river
As Florida reels from the ‘red tide' algae bloom on its Gulf Coast, a freshwater bloom on the other side of the state has caused blue-green toxic slime to invade the St. Lucie River.

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Prehistoric survivor? How we know the 'Meg' is dead
Aren't sharks scary enough? The biggest of them all — the megalodon — has been dead three million years. And, yes, if they were alive now, paleontologists would say — get out of the water, now!

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This strange nebula looks inside out and born-again
The nebula of a dying star has a "inside-out" appearance, scientists announced in a new study — and this may be our sun's ultimate fate.

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Black widow spiders bring their venom to Canada as planet warms
Venomous black widow spiders now range farther north than scientists expected, into an area including the most-inhabited parts of Canada. And there's good reason to suggest that warming temperatures are driving the fatal biters north.

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Interstellar travel requires a long-term approach (and humans are too impatient)
The biggest hurdle to mounting an interstellar mission may be humanity's short attention span.

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NASA spotted a vast, glowing 'hydrogen wall' at the edge of our solar system
There's a "hydrogen wall" at the edge of our solar system, and NASA scientists think their New Horizons spacecraft can see it.

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Orca that carried dead, decomposing calf for weeks now returns to fun with friends
An endangered orca who captivated the world with her “tour of grief” has returned to her pod after spending more than two weeks clinging to her dead and decomposing calf, researchers said Sunday.

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Andean flamingos lay eggs for first time since 2003, charity says
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) shared the news about the birds from WWT Slimbridge in a Thursday press release.

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