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Some Animals Switching To Nocturnal Life

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The northern white-cheeked gibbon is a critically endangered ape native to China, Vietnam and Laos. Scientists have discovered a new species of gibbon, now extinct, that lived in China as recently as 2,200 years ago. Joachim S. Müller/Flickr hide caption

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Koko, the gorilla who became an ambassador to the human world through her ability to communicate, has died. She's seen here at age 4, telling psychologist Francine "Penny" Patterson (left) that she is hungry. In the center is June Monroe, an interpreter for the deaf at St. Luke's Church, who helped teach Koko. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Daring Raccoon Is Safe After Climbing Atop A St. Paul Skyscraper

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Plane Stops For Alligator Crossing At Orlando Airport

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Coyote In The Crosshairs

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Pet Supply Firm Adds To Its Employee Benefits

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Some 80 plastic bags extracted from within a whale are being laid out in Songkhla, Thailand, in this still image captured from video footage. Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources/Social Media/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS hide caption

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Happy Birthday To What Could Be The World's Oldest Cat

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The clicker became a popular tool for dog training in the 1980s. Today, it has also caught on with humans — helping people to become better dancers, fishermen, golfers, and now, surgeons. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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When Everything Clicks: The Power Of Judgment-Free Learning

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How Scientists In Kenya Are Trying To Understand Cow Emissions

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Scientists tagged over 30 great white sharks last fall — more than they had ever done in a single season. Courtesy Stanford University — Block Lab Hopkins Marine Station hide caption

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Great White Sharks Have A Secret 'Cafe,' And They Led Scientists Right To It

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