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This Parrot Has An 'Infectious Laugh,' Scientists Say

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Thomas Gainsborough's 1785 painting Mr and Mrs William Hallett (The Morning Walk) was attacked at The National Gallery in London on Saturday. Thomas Gainsborough/The National Gallery hide caption

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. (right), and the committee's ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., depart after a briefing with FBI Director Jim Comey about Russian influence on the American presidential election earlier this month J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Graveyard of Staghorn coral, Yonge reef, Northern Great Barrier Reef, October 2016. Greg Torda /ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies hide caption

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The South American polka dot tree frog was recently found to glow fluorescent under ultraviolet light. Julián Faivovich and Carlos Taboada (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia"—CONICET) hide caption

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The FBI issued a series of "wanted" posters for Russians accused of cybercrimes Wednesday, including Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, who is alleged to be a Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officer. Courtesy of FBI hide caption

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Trump Travel Ban Blocked Nationwide By Federal Judges In Hawaii, Maryland

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An artist's impression of a white dwarf in an extremely close orbit around what's believed to be a black hole. The star is so close that much of its material is being pulled away. X-ray: NASA/CXC/University of Alberta/A.Bahramian et al.; Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss hide caption

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X-ray: NASA/CXC/University of Alberta/A.Bahramian et al.; Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss