Heroic Pit Bull Saves Woman from Vicious Stabbing, Finds Forever Home

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Dogs protect their handlers in warzones and in law enforcement. Pups are known to stand up for their human family in the face of a threat. But what about a dog that has no connection to a human? One homeless Pit Bull didn’t need an emotional attachment to save someone. When he saw a woman […]

Woman Pumping Gas Finds Snake Stuck In The Strangest Place

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Holly Brown Malkames had stopped to get gas at a station in Kansas last week and was finishing up when she suddenly noticed something weird moving across the pump’s screen. At first, she thought it was a strange computer graphic — then, when she realized it actually kind of looked like a snake, she thought […]

These Photos Reveal the Pollination Secrets of Florida’s Most Elusive Flower

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The ghost orchid is one of the rarest and most mysterious flowers in North America. Until recently, scientists could only guess at how the 2,000 or so plants that cling to the trees in Florida’s remote old-growth swamp forests are pollinated—no one had ever photographed the event before. The ethereal flowers thrive in difficult-to-access, flooded forests […]

Kitten Races to Geologist, Climbs Onto His Shoulders and Won’t Let Go

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A geologist was leaving camp when he heard a little meow. A tiny kitten ran right up to him for a cuddle. Tony Tony, a geologist, was working on site in Pennsylvania when an unexpected visitor caught his attention early morning last week. “I heard a teeny squeaky mew and I turned around. There was […]

UK Government Introduces Tougher Punishments for Animal Cruelty

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The United Kingdom’s Parliament approved a new bill to protect some of their most vulnerable inhabitants from harm. The new law is aimed at keeping animals safe. The Parliament also increased potential prison sentences. Three cheers to the UK! Law of the Land The new Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill has a harsh sentence for people […]

The Female Scientist Who Discovered the Basics of Climate Science—And Was Forgotten By History

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Two hundred years ago today, on July 17, 1819, Eunice Foote was born. Thirty-some years later, the amateur climate scientist made the remarkable discovery that when sunlight shines on carbon dioxide in a closed container—our atmosphere, for example—heat builds up inside. Carbon dioxide's warming ability is fundamental to climate science, and it explains why our […]

Dog Who Lived Outside Is So Grateful To Be Sleeping In A Bed For The First Time

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Nala was rescued from a dirty, trash-filled backyard in Detroit where she spent all of her time. She was never allowed to go inside, and since she was only around 5 months old when she was rescued, it’s possible that she had spent her entire life living outside. Despite the way she was treated, Nala […]

Heartbroken Man Urges Dog Parents to Cherish Every Moment

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This post originally appeared on LoveWhatMatters.com, and is reposted here with permission from the author. “My life has been turned upside down… some may say it isn’t the same as losing a human family member, but you’re wrong. In my opinion, it is far worse. As a child grows, they become less dependent on you. […]

Hear the Wild Way Magnificent Frigatebirds Attract Mates

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This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. 190807-magnificent-frigatebird-drum-roll.mp3 Transcript: This is BirdNote. Male birds give it their all to get a female’s attention during the breeding season. Some males sing, and some build intricate nests. But then […]

Boaters See Giant Shark — Then Realize He’s Doing Something Pretty Cute

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A group of scientists were recently out on the water near British Columbia when they noticed they had a huge visitor — a salmon shark was swimming along near their boat. They were excited by their visitor and decided to watch him for a bit — when they suddenly noticed him doing the cutest thing.  […]