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Misconceptions about Pets This week, Elliott discusses some...
Misconceptions about Pets This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about pets. By: Mental Floss. Support: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for 15% off!)
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Meet the world's rarest chameleon: Chapman's pygmy
In just two forest patches may dwell a tiny, little-known chameleon that researchers have dubbed the world's most endangered. Chapman's pygmy chameleon from Malawi hasn't been seen in 16 years. In that time, its habitat has been whittled down to an area about the size of just 100 American football fields.
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Dog Lost in Typhoon Found by Owner One Year Later
After going missing in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, the mongrel pup has been reunited with his owners.
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Rare Anglerfish Caught On Video
Earlier this month, scientists observed the black seadevil species of anglerfish alive in its natural habitat for the first time. You might recognize this sort of bony…
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Mapping and Protecting the Biggest Cat in the Americas
The once unassailable jaguar now survives in a few pockets throughout North and South America. Explore an interactive map to reveal the corridors that connect these populations and are key to their livelihood. Then join us for a Google+ Hangout to explore the world of big cats for yourself.
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Confronting the Rhino in the Room
Jaclyn Skurie explains the complex situation in South Africa, where preserving land and wildlife sometimes clashes with humanitarian crisis.
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Why Vultures Don't Die From Food Poisoning
Vultures live on a diet of rotting meat that would result in severe food-poisoning and death in most other creatures. How they do it is a mystery, but a recent investigation suggests these opportunistic feeders have evolved an extreme stomach to help them cope with their rather severe dietary habits.Read more...
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Dog lapping in the matrix
A fluid dynamics approach to gaining understanding (adding to what’s known) of the way liquids are reliably transferred into the mouths of dogs and cats: “Dog lapping in the matrix,” presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 23, 2014 — November 25, 2014), by Sean Gart (Virginia Tech) Jake Socha […]

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