A giant isopod in Japan has refused to eat for more than four years. This specimen was caught during a NOAA expedition in the Gulf of Mexico by Bob Carney of LSU. NOAA Ocean Explorer hide caption

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Wisdom (left) and her mate on their nest last November at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Pete Leary/USFWS hide caption

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Oh, Mama! World's 'Oldest' Bird Has Another Chick

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Boiling is the easiest way to dispatch a crustacean, but there are some signs that the creatures can feel pain. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A promotion for J.R.R. Tolkien's classic, which is now being made into a movie trilogy, at the Frankfurt Book Fair last month. Arne Dedert /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Blaine Badick walks through floodwaters with her dogs in Hoboken, N.J., on Wednesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Moo-Bile App Helps Keep Cows Cool And Farmers Updated

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Narragansett and Standard Bronze heritage breed turkeys browse at a farm in Westport, Mass. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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