Some evidence from wild chimpanzee communities in Guinea suggests that when young chimps die, mothers continue to carry and groom them for some time. These two chimps live in captivity. hide caption

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Paul Rhymer, the last Smithsonian taxidermist, just retired after 25 years in the job his father and grandfather once held. hide caption

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This baby Eastern screech owl found a home in a family's mango tree in Miami Shores, Fla. The Michot boys named him Bob. Courtesy of Emily Michot hide caption

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Ken Darnell milks snakes in his Gordon, Ala., lab. The amount of venom he retrieves varies by snake, starting with just a few drops. Kathy Lohr/NPR hide caption

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In the study, miniature GPS loggers weighing just 16 grams were fitted into custom-made backpacks carried by flocks of up to 10 homing pigeons. Courtesy of Zsuzsa Akos hide caption

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New York has changed its beekeeping rules, making clandestine operations legal. That's good news for these two Brooklyn beekeepers (above), who were photographed last year when their craft was still illicit. Today, Deborah Grieg and Jim Fischer (below) open up a hive for inspection. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Fido Has Fleas? Be Careful; Treatment Can Go Awry

The EPA has received thousands of complaints from pet owners and veterinarians that flea and tick medicines are triggering reactions ranging from skin irritation to death.

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