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Dinosaur Footprints from 125-Million Years Ago Discovered in Utah

In 2009, a Moab, Utah hiker discovered 125-million year old dinosaur footprints and since then, the location has been kept a secret…until now. For the first time, the public will have a chance to see the footprints left behind by dinosaurs 125-million years ago. Scientists from the University of Colorado and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) studied the site north of Moab and started excavations... 

Reward Offered in Shooting of Bald Eagle

A reward is being offered for information on a bald eagle being shot and later leading to it’s death. The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for this information, adding to an existing $2,500 reward from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. According to the USFWS,... 

Teen Arrested in Ohio for Cat-Kicking Viral Video

An Ohio teenager was arrested on animal cruelty charges after a video showing him kicking a cat went viral. Police say 18-year-old Tre’vonte Mitchell admitted to assaulting the stray cat August 6 while he and a friend, Roy Hill walked along Buchtel Avenue in Northeast Ohio. Hill recorded Mitchell kicking the cat and put it on Facebook. The video showed the cat being kicked into the air about... 

Arapaima, Largest Fish in the Amazon River Basin Going Extinct

The largest fish in the Amazon River basin is going extinct in some areas, according to a new study. The arapaima measures 10 feet (3 meters) long and weighs more than 400 pounds (180 kilograms) and with their ability to breathe air, it makes them that much easier to catch. Commonly known as pirarucu, arapaima (Arapaima gigas) are the largest freshwater fish in South America. They’re unique... 

Wang the Polar Bear Died, Africa’s Last Polar Bear

Africa’s last polar bear had to be put down by chief veterinarian Dr Brett Gardener due to liver and heart failure, spokeswoman Jenny Moodley said in a statement. Wang the bear, 28, suffered from chronic arthritis and liver failure. He spent his last days mourning for GeeBee, his polar bear partner of 28 years, who died of a heart attack in January. After GeeBee’s death, keepers had given... 

Brutus the Crocodile Snacks on Shark in Adelaide River

A family taking a trip around Australia’s Top End saw Brutus, Adelaide River’s most famous croc during the regular 11am cruise on Tuesday August 5. What they didn’t expect to see was Brutus chowing down on a shark. The moment was captured by Andrew Paice, who was travelling with his wife Nikki Beaumont and their daughter Madison, 6. “We’d fed Brutus on the bank earlier and were coming... 

Researchers Discover 6500 Year Old Human Skeleton in Penn Museum Basement

A Philadelphia archaeology museum found a 6,500 year old human skeleton in it’s basement. The skeleton, which had been kept in a coffin-like box, was missing documentation until researchers recently began digitizing the museum’s collection from an expedition to Ur, an ancient city near modern-day Nasiriyah. Project manager William Hafford was matching objects with inventory lists from... 

Hawaii Prepares for 2 Storms: Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio

Two storms are headed for Hawaii later this week in an unusual one-two punch. The National Hurricane Center in Miami issued advisories Tuesday for Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio. Hurricane Iselle could be hitting Hawaii by Friday and Julio two or three days after that, said James Franklin, the chief of hurricane specialists. “There’s enough uncertainty in the track that it’s... 

Black Bears Make a Comeback in North Carolina

Black Bear population in North Carolina is on the rise, according to the North Carolina Wildlife Commission. As the weather continues to heat up, more people are encountering black bears. Summer, particularly July and August, is when bears are on the move, according to wildlife officials. Mature males seek females during this breeding period and mother bears drive off juvenile males who must seek... 

Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight, July 28-29, 2014

The Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaks tonight and with a new moon phase on July 26, they should be pretty easy to spot in the dark night sky. The best place for viewing the Delta Aquarid meteor shower is in the lower latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere and the entire Southern Hemisphere. Look towards the southeast at around midnight local time for the best chance to catch the meteors. The meteor... 
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