The collection plate and a plate of dog treats makes the rounds after the Sunday services at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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At This Church, Parishioners Wear Collars, Too

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The Butterflies And Beetles Behind Evolution

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Ants That Count!

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Lioness Sabrina (foreground) walks in her pen at the Gaza Zoo with her brother, Sakher, in 2007. The two lions are among the few animals at the zoo that survived the Israeli offensive against Hamas militants nearly a year ago. Hatem Moussa/AP hide caption

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At Gaza Zoo, The Wild Things Return

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North America was once home to mammoths, mastodons (above) and beavers the size of black bears. Barry Roal Carlsen/University of Wisconsin-Madison hide caption

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Fungus Provides Clues To North American Extinctions

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Lower Tuna Limit Still Too High, Researchers Say

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Success Boosting Monkey Muscle Could Help Humans

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Scientists Decode DNA Of Domestic Pig

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Seeing The Softer Side Of Nature

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Seeing Through The Eyes Of An Armadillo

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Scientist Monkeys Around With The Economy

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Health Insurance: Now For Your Dog, Or Hedgehog

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Slo-Mo Cricket Chirps Reveal Secret Serenades

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Report: Florida's Snake Invasion Choking Ecosystem

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Olive Ridley turtles come ashore to lay their eggs on La Escobilla beach in Oaxaca, Mexico, one of the most important nesting grounds in the world for the creatures. Before the Mexican government instituted a ban on their slaughter, Olive Ridley turtles were harvested nearly to extinction. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Endangered Sea Turtles Return To Mexico's Beaches

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