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The first known human case of the virus was identified in a Florida teen after a year of tests. Known symptoms include fever and a severe rash, but it's unclear if it causes brain inflammation.
A Chinese tomb has turned up evidence of a new species of long-extinct ape. The gibbon, called Junzi imperialis, lived and died alongside its imperial human caretaker.
Koko fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language and ability to interact with humans. She also gave people a glimpse of her emotions.
Sightings of baby mantas are rare, but the Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary appears to be a safe playground for newborns to adolescents.
The scarcity of rural vets, who are the first line of defense against diseases that can spread from animals to humans, means sick and infected animals could increasingly go untested.
Achilles is a designated rat hunter at Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. The museum veterinarian said the cat "loves his motherland and couldn't vote otherwise."
Not all heroes wear masks — but this one does. The little creature climbed about two dozen stories Tuesday, capturing a city's imagination in the process. Will the tiny raccoon make it to safety?
There can be a lot of psychological noise involved in learning. And mental chit chat can make learning hard. One solution, silence it with a click.
Last week, dozens of plastic bags were pulled from the stomach of a whale that researchers found washed ashore in Thailand.