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Pigs in a pen in a village in Linquan County, China. Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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A Deadly Virus Threatens Millions Of Pigs In China

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A 17-year-old male bonobo eats while his son watches in the Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary, Democratic Republic of Congo. Fiona Rogers/Getty Images hide caption

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What's Mine Is Yours, Sort Of: Bonobos And The Tricky Evolutionary Roots Of Sharing

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Manure lagoons on hog farms like this one in eastern North Carolina flooded after Hurricane Floyd swept through in 1999, creating environmental and health concerns for nearby rivers. Farmers are worried that the scenario will repeat after Hurricane Florence hits this week. John Althouse/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hog Farmers Scramble to Drain Waste Pools Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

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Scientists at Johns Hopkins University are studying barn owls to understand how the brain maintains focus. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Scientists Study Barn Owls To Understand Why People With ADHD Struggle To Focus

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Migration corridors depend on maintaining both habitat connectivity and animals' knowledge of the landscape, demonstrated by these migrating bighorn sheep in Park County, Wyo. Travis Zaffarano Trailcam, Wyoming Migration Initiative/University of Wyoming hide caption

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Migration 101: It Doesn't Come Naturally For Moose And Sheep

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It's a bacteria-eat-bacteria world, scientists say. Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus, shown here in false color, attacks common germs six times its size, then devours them from the inside out. Alfred Pasieka/Science Source hide caption

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'Predatory Bacteria' Might Be Enlisted In Defense Against Antibiotic Resistance

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Volunteer Art Broszeit peers through a high powered scope trained on Haystack Rock, where the tufted puffins nest for the summer. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Rediscovering Haystack Rock With An Assist From The 'Puffin Man'

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Researchers are using underwater microphones to help better understand the extensive array of animals living in oyster reefs. James Morrison/WUNC hide caption

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A sow grizzly bear spotted near Camas in northwestern Montana. Wildlife officials endorsed a plan in August to keep northwestern Montana's grizzly population at roughly 1,000 bears as the state seeks to bolster its case that lifting federal protections will not lead to the bruins' demise. Montana Fish and Wildlife and Parks, via AP hide caption

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Grizzlies Have Recovered, Officials Say; Now Montanans Have To Get Along With Them

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Scientists find that the whiskers of harbor seals help them distinguish predator from prey — even from a distance. Douglas Klug/Images hide caption

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Need To Track A Submarine? A Harbor Seal Can Show You How

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Chimps use sticks to poke into a mock termite mound to taste a sweet substance placed in the mound by keepers at Chimp Haven in Keithville, La. Today, caretakers say, more chimps in the U.S. live in accredited animal sanctuaries than in research facilities. Janet McConnaughey/AP hide caption

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Too Frail To Retire? Humans Ponder The Fate Of Research Chimps

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