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A New Way To Calculate Your Dog's Age

The old way to think about your dog's "human age" — the age in actual years times seven — is wrong. Researchers looked at aging on the molecular level.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Nation

Noeel: Electric Eel Lights Up Christmas Tree In Tennessee

Every time the electric eel named Miguel Wattson releases a jolt of electricity, a festively decorated Christmas tree next to his tank at the Tennessee Aquarium flickers and glows.

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Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Oregon Wolf Delisting, Citing Change In State Law

The Oregon Court of Appeals dismissed a gray wolf delisting lawsuit Wednesday, citing a change in state law that blocked judicial review.

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Columbia Gorge Pikas Are Coming Back After Wildfire, Scientists Say

Scientists are finding evidence pikas are making a comeback in the Columbia Gorge after the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.

Flora and Fauna | Election

President Trump Pardons Pair Of Thanksgiving Turkeys, Bread And Butter

President Trump is set to pardon another Thanksgiving turkey, either Bread or Butter or both, in another year of this odd American tradition.

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Trump Signs Law Making Cruelty To Animals A Federal Crime

Congress, wrought by division on many fronts, united to pass a bill making animal cruelty a federal felony. President Trump signed it into law on Monday.

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Oregon Plant May Be Removed From Endangered Species List

For most of the past century, scientists thought Bradshaw's lomatium was extinct. Then, it was endangered. After recovery efforts, it's slated to be removed from the endangered species list.

Flora and Fauna | World

When Snakes Slither Into Bangkok Homes, This Is The Wrangler Who Gets Rid Of Them

When pythons, cobras and pit vipers show up, Pinyo Pukpinyo, a sergeant in Bangkok's fire department, is the expert who catches them. He's been bitten 20 times but says his work "makes me happy."

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Oregon Lawmakers Schedule Hearing On Controversial Bobcat Death

A young bobcat wandered into a Eugene school and was killed by government officials. The controversial decision made national news. Now, Oregon lawmakers want to get to the bottom of what happened.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | World | Health

The Lake That Feeds The Mekong Basin Is Facing A Shortage Of Fish

As Cambodia kicks off a three-day water festival, fishermen are struggling to make a living in the face of climate change and hydropower dams.