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Origins Of The Top Dog Names Of 2018: Pop Culture, Brunch, And Baby Names

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Researchers say they've found a way to let queen bees pass on immunity to a devastating disease called American foulbrood. The infectious disease is so deadly, many states and beekeeping groups recommend burning any hive that's been infected. Here, a frame from a normal hive is seen in a photo from 2017. Bernadett Szabo/Reuters hide caption

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Wisdom, the 68-year-old albatross, has still got it going on. Here she is incubating her egg this week at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Madalyn Riley/USFWS Volunteer/Flickr hide caption

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Tristram Stuart: Can Feeding Scraps To Livestock Help Tackle The Food Waste Crisis?

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Kate Orff: How Can Oysters Revive New York City's Waterways?

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Holstein Friesian are a breed of dairy cattle and this week, one of those cattle made big news for its size. Not pictured here. Mike Kemp/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Knickers, The Giant Steer That Stole The Internet

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The beached pilot whales lie in clusters, dead on the shore of Hanson Bay in the Chatham Islands. Workers with New Zealand's Department of Conservation sought to prepare the 51 bodies for burial Friday. Department of Conservation New Zealand via Reuters hide caption

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A pair of California sea lions nuzzles on a dock in San Francisco. Between 1998 and 2017, nearly 700 California sea lions were found with gunshot and stab wounds in California, Oregon and Washington. Don Emmert /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott (middle) and California State Senator Toni Atkins (second, right) stand with officers from California's Department of Fish and Wildlife. The group announced charges in an ivory trafficking case Tuesday. Hilary Nemchik/San Diego City Attorney's Office hide caption

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Rhino horns are prized in Asian countries and can garner tens of thousands of dollars per pound. Wildlife conservationists argue that the appetite for the endangered species' appendage in legal and illegal markets has decimated the population across Africa. Raymond Roig/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As many as 145 pilot whales lie beached Sunday at Mason Bay, on Stewart Island, New Zealand. A hiker reported the mass stranding on Saturday. New Zealand Department of Conservation via AP hide caption

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Michael Sprague with the Mass Audubon's turtle rescue program helps recover a stranded sea turtle in December 2014. In recent days, more than 200 turtles have washed up in Cape Cod because of a phenomenon known as "cold-stunning." David L. Ryan/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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A cat's tongue is covered in hundreds of tiny, backward-facing spines called papillae that help to keep the animal clean. Researchers have discovered that papillae are scoop-shaped and hollow, which allows the spines to store and hold saliva. Candler Hobbs/Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers collect samples from the carcass of a dead whale at Wakatobi National Park in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Muhammad Irpan Sejati Tassakka/AKKP Wakatobi via AP hide caption

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