The fossilized remains of a whale that washed up on a shore in what's now Chile more than 5 million years ago. Vince Rossi/Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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A fish that knows the way to go: the Chinook salmon, which appears to use the Earth's magnetic field to navigate ocean waters and rivers. Jeff T. Green/Getty Images hide caption

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Caught red-beaked: This eagle grabbed a small wildlife camera in western Australia, flew away with it and then pecked away at the lens. ABC Kimberley hide caption

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The olinguito is the first carnivore species to be discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years. Courtesy of Mark Gurney hide caption

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