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An emu named Carol, age 3, walks around behind a fence in Yaraka, a small town in Australia. An Australian Outback pub has banned Carol and her brother Kevin for "bad behavior" after they learned to climb the stairs and created havoc inside. Leanne Byrne/AP hide caption

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Lottery Winner In Jamaica Avoids The Spotlight Dressed As Darth Vader

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Communication skills used to negotiate safe sex are also useful for setting boundaries while socializing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Above, circles drawn in the grass encourage social distancing at Dolores Park in San Francisco. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Starting A COVID-19 'Social Bubble'? How Safe Sex Communication Skills Can Help

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Internet Faces A Wave Of New Wholesome Frog Content

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Unusual Names Of Waypoints Used For Airplanes' Navigation

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Scientists Discover Ancient, Huge, Saber-Toothed Anchovy

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Tennessee Sees Duo Of Food-Related Accidents

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People Are Cutting Their Own Hair During Quarantine — Sometimes Without Success

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A Woman With Dyschronometria Shares Her Experience Of Losing Track Of Time

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French Linguists Conclude The Debate Over The Gender Of The Word 'COVID-19'

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