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Can A Cat Be Both A Liquid And A Solid?

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Ken Catania of Vanderbilt University lets a small eel zap his arm as he holds a device he designed to measure the strength of the electric current. Ken Catania hide caption

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It's Like An 'Electric-Fence Sensation,' Says Scientist Who Let An Eel Shock His Arm

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Adult Eastern hellbenders can grow up to 2 feet long and weigh around 5 pounds. They are currently endangered in several states. Pete Oxford/Minden Pictures RM/Getty Images hide caption

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VIDEO: Snot Otters Get A Second Chance In Ohio

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The organic industry is suing the government, demanding that the U.S. Department of Agriculture implement new rules that require organic egg producers to give their chickens more space to roam. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Organic Industry Sues USDA To Push For Animal Welfare Rules

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Miami Animal Shelter Swells With Lost Pets In Wake Of Hurricane Irma

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Oklahoma Zoo Welcomes First-Ever Litter Of Male Liligers

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1,200 People Head To Pet-Friendly Hurricane Shelter In Sarasota County, Fla.

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In the 1950s, the poultry industry began dunking birds in antibiotic baths. It was supposed to keep meat fresher and healthier. That's not what happened, as Maryn McKenna recounts in her new book. Express/Getty Images hide caption

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The blood-sucking conenose assassin bug (Triatoma sanguisuga) is also called a "kissing bug" because of its tendency to bite human faces. It feeds on human blood and is the vector of the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes Chagas disease. Ray Coleman/Science Source hide caption

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Look deeply into those soulful eyes ... but watch out for that nose. When it comes time to decide whether to leave, this African wild dog may be trying to say more to its pack with the latter. Pim Stouten/Flickr hide caption

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'All My Penguins' Tells Tales Of Love And Friendship At Chicago Zoo

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More than 50 Caribbean flamingos take shelter in a men's restroom at the Miami Metrozoo (now Zoo Miami) on Sept. 25, 1998. Zookeepers rounded up the birds to protect them from the effects of Hurricane Georges. This was not the first time the zoo had to corral flamingos in a restroom. They were also in there during Hurricane Andrew, six years earlier. Max Trujillo/Getty Images hide caption

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As Human Rescues Wind Down, Helicopters Drop Hay To Stranded Cattle

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The notion that every dog or cat should be neutered at 6 months isn't based on evidence, says veterinarian Brennen McKenzie, author of The SkeptVet blog. It depends on the breed and other factors. Talk to your vet, he advises, about pros, cons and timing. katoosha/iStockphoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Andrew White helps a neighbor — and a dog — get to safety after their street was flooded by Hurricane Harvey. Scott Olson /Getty Images hide caption

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A Bipartisan Bill Helped Save Pets From Harvey, And Maybe Their Humans Too

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Honeybee (Apis mellifera) workers tending larvae on brood comb. The larvae that will grow up to be workers have a plant-based diet of a mix of honey and pollen. Stephen Dalton/Minden Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Mike, the LSU Tigers mascot, is an 11-month old Siberian-Bengal mix. Courtesy of Eddy Perez, LSU hide caption

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The LSU Tigers' New Tiger Makes His Debut

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