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Sunflower sea stars — voracious predators that feed on mussels and sea urchins — are succumbing to a strange wasting disease that has devastated populations of sea stars along the West Coast. Dennis Wise/University of Washington hide caption

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To Save A Huge, 24-Armed Sea Creature, Scientists Become Loving Foster Parents

A mysterious disease is killing off the West Coast's enormous sunflower sea star, so researchers have launched an ambitious effort to breed this species in captivity.

Sunflower sea stars — voracious predators that feed on mussels and sea urchins — are succumbing to a strange wasting disease that has devastated populations of sea stars along the West Coast. Dennis Wise/University of Washington hide caption

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To Save A Huge, 24-Armed Sea Creature, Scientists Become Loving Foster Parents

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Once Again, Banned Russians Raise Questions About Doping At The Olympics

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DaBaby performs at Rolling Loud at Hard Rock Stadium on July 25 in Miami Gardens, Fla. He has received swift and significant backlash for comments he made at that festival. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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The Music Industry Is Holding DaBaby Accountable

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