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A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

NPR | Feb. 25, 2017 11:44 a.m.

People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him.

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When You Love An Old Dog, Managing Care Can Be A Challenge

NPR | Feb. 25, 2017 10:21 a.m.

Aging dogs often need extra medical care. But there comes a time to be realistic about what can and can't be done, veterinarians say. The pet's comfort is paramount.

Flora and Fauna | Nation

WATCH: After Health Scare, Fiona The Baby Hippo Goes For A Dip

NPR | Feb. 25, 2017 9:07 a.m.

Born six weeks early, the tiny one-month-old hippo has had a rather tough time. But in a video released by the Cincinnati Zoo, Fiona shows off her resilience and her moves in the pool.

Flora and Fauna | Nation

Bounding Baby Bongo Born

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 2:30 p.m.

An eastern bongo at the Los Angeles Zoo birthed the first bongo to be born at the zoo in more than twenty years. Bongos are native to Africa and have stripes, big ears and horns.

Flora and Fauna | World

The Problem With That Video Of Tigers Squaring Off With A Drone

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 1:44 p.m.

The enclosure in China's Heilongjiang province, where the drone video was filmed, has been accused of keeping animals in "deplorable conditions."

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WATCH: In The War Between Tigers And Drone, Chalk One Up For Tigers

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 1:29 p.m.

Sure they might be chubby to put it charitably but they're still tigers. And when Chinese zookeepers mobilized a drone to get them some exercise, the big cats had little trouble bringing it down.

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Once-Secret Grove Of Gigantic Redwoods ‘Starting To Look Like Freeway System’

Statesman Journal | Feb. 24, 2017 12:30 p.m.

A once-hidden hidden grove of redwood trees at a state park just south of the California-Oregon border has become the park's worst-kept secret.

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Could A Bumblebee Learn To Play Fetch? Probably

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 8:19 a.m.

... good thing for agriculture that bees are sharp learners?

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The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 1:54 p.m.

Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.

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Behold: 4 New Species Of Tiny Frogs Smaller Than A Fingernail

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 12:46 p.m.

Scientists in India say the frogs are actually fairly common but have eluded discovery likely because of their extremely small size, secretive habitats and unusual calls.