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Conservationists Turn Poisoners in the Galapagos

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AFP (Jan. 7, 2013) — In the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's greatest havens for biodiversity, conservationists have turned poisoners – they dropped 12 tons of poisoned rat food on Pinzon Island in November, in a an attempt to eradicate the rat population that has terrorized the indigenous wildlife since it was introduced, probably by pirate ships, centuries ago.
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Rats, Humans Compete in Virtual Environment

Rats, Humans Compete in Virtual Environment

Newsy (Nov. 2, 2012) — By using virtual avatars and robotic rats, scientists helped humans and rats play a game on each other's scales.
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Magnetic Field Inspires Dog Defecation Dance, Says Study

Magnetic Field Inspires Dog Defecation Dance, Says Study

Reuters (Jan. 8, 2014) — Dogs use the Earth's magnetic fields to align their position while defecating, according to new research. A team from the Czech Republic and Germany studied the body positions of 70 dogs across 37 breeds while they excreted, and found that they preferred to poop while aligned with the north-south axis. Jim Drury has more.
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Philippines Breeds Its First Baby Penguin

Philippines Breeds Its First Baby Penguin

Reuters - Light News Video Online (Sep. 16, 2014) — Marine park in the Philippines breeds a baby Humboldt penguin in the country's first hatching program for the species. Elly Park reports. Video provided by Reuters
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