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Dogs' Feet Give Scientist "Paws" for Thought

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February 27, 2012
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A scientist in Japan has come up with an explanation for how dogs can walk through the snow apparently oblivious to the freezing temperatures under their feet. Whereas humans have to wear shoes in the snow, dogs are specially equipped to deal with the cold. Rob Muir reports.


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Koala Has Lucky Escape From Australian Bushfire

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AP (Nov. 12, 2012) — An injured koala was found with burnt paws and singed fur on Monday following a massive bushfire in Australia. Reports say the fire started near Port Lincoln and has destroyed several homes.
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