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The American Museum of Natural History in New York said Monday it is not the "optimal location" for a gala honoring the president of Brazil. Christina Horsten/picture alliance via Getty Image hide caption

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Christina Horsten/picture alliance via Getty Image

This stone marten knocked out power to the $7 billion Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in November 2016 when it touched a 18,000-volt transformer. Natural History Museum Rotterdam hide caption

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Natural History Museum Rotterdam

A common house mosquito (Culex pipiens) is about to sink her six-weaponed proboscis into a human arm. This type transmits West Nile virus by biting infected birds, then biting humans. Josh Cassidy/KQED hide caption

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