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Some spiders might experience REM sleep and even dream

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A monkey at a zoo in California dials makes a call to 911

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Moving cattle into the forest could help climate change, farmers and the livestock

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There are two known species of manta ray, the giant manta ray and the reef manta ray. Both populations are at-risk due to threats like fisheries and pollution. The IUCN lists the giant manta ray as endangered and the reef manta ray as vulnerable. Rachel T Graham/MarAlliance hide caption

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Ode To The Manta Ray

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Barcelona is calling in reinforcements to guard against extreme wildfires

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A python challenge hasn't done much to reduce impact of Florida's invasive species

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Spelunking team finds missing dog who was trapped in a cave for weeks

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In Canada, the leader of Ontario inadvertently swallows a bee

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Scientists scramble to explain why western Alaska wild salmon stocks are low

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Elephants at a water pan in Hwange National Park in north western Zimbabwe. The sanctuary has a capacity for 15,000 elephants, but it currently hosts more than 45,000 according to ZimParks, the country's wildlife management authority. Tendai Marima for NPR hide caption

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Freya the walrus is pictured sitting on a boat in Frognerkilen in Oslo, Norway, on July 18. Authorities in Norway said on Sunday that they have euthanized the walrus that had drawn crowds of spectators in the Oslo Fjord after concluding it posed a risk to humans. Tor Erik Schrøder/NTB Scanpix via AP hide caption

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New Yorkers are noticing something odd: Squirrels are laid out on all fours

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