This small juvenile skunk was caught by Des Plaines, Ill., homeowner Richard Kaulback. He says there have always been raccoons and opossums in the Chicago area, but this year, skunks have become prolific. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Chicago-Area Skunk Population Raises A Stink

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Texas Authorities Find Massive Shark Kill

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Zebra And Cattle Make Good Lunch Partners, Researchers Say

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A helicopter ferries a tour boat into Crater Lake at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. Park management will be evaluating how the noise affects the soundscape and park wildlife. Jeff Barnard/AP hide caption

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Documenting The Sound Of Fallen Trees (And Planes)

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Glowing Kittens Help In Fight Against AIDS

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A worker displays two giant African land snails. For the third time since 1966, the snails are invading the US. Bobbi Zimmerman /AP hide caption

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Miami Invaded By Giant, House-Eating Snails

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When the T. rex skeleton was first put on display, it was presented standing vertically, in this Godzilla-like pose, as seen at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History around 1950. Recent studies show the dinosaur actually kept its body horizontal. Watch the videos here to see how T. rex walked. Carnegie Museum of Natural History hide caption

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Bone To Pick: First T. Rex Skeleton, Complete At Last

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A healthy gypsy moth caterpillar on a leaf. Outbreaks of gypsy moths damage roughly 1 million acres of forest in the U.S. each year. Michael Grove/Science/AAAS hide caption

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How A Clever Virus Kills A Very Hungry Caterpillar

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A Swainson's thrush flies a mock-migration in the wind tunnel at the University of Western Ontario. Science/AAAS hide caption

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Thirsty Birds 'Burn The Engine' In Flight

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A Virus That Affects Caterpillar Behavior

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Champion Swimmer Takes On Dolphins And Loses

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