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Raccoon Attacks Baby: Charlotte Ponce Gets New Ear After Attack

Charlotte Ponce was 3-months old when she was attacked by a pet raccoon while laying in her crib. The raccoon destroyed her right ear, nose and part of her cheek. The children were taken into protective custody after the accident. Her great-aunt and uncle, Sharon and Tim Ponce from Spring Lake, Michigan heard the horrific news on the TV news and stepped in to adopt Charlotte and her older brother... 

Rare Sighting of a Giant Oarfish Along Mexican Coastline

A giant Oarfish was caught on video while a group of tourists were kayaking in the coastal waters of Baja, Mexico. The video shows two giant oarfish (Regalecus glesne) swimming near a beach in shallow water trying to beach themselves. “It was one of the most stunningly beautiful fish I’ve ever seen,” says Tim Binder, vice president of collection and planning for the Shedd Aquarium,... 

America’s Most Endangered Rivers 2014 List Released, San Joaquin River in California Number 1

The yearly report of America’s Most Endangered Rivers was released on Wednesday by the Washington-based environmental group. At the top of the list for 2014 was San Joaquin River in central California, one of the sources of San Francisco’s drinking water and an agricultural resource for San Joaquin Valley. Four million people live in the San Joaquin watershed and 23 million Californians... 

Videos of Bison Fleeing Yellowstone have People Questioning Volcano Eruption

Viral videos of Bison fleeing Yellowstone National Park have rumors swirling that the super-volcano located under the park would be erupting soon. Yellowstone National Park dismissed those rumors on Friday about the super-volcano erupting soon. Amy Bartlett said the bison were simply running deeper into the park. “It was a spring-like day and they were frisky. Contrary to online reports, it’s... 

Blood Red Moon on April 15, 2014 will Start an Uncommon Tetrad

A total lunar eclipse, also called as ‘Full Pink Moon’ or ‘Blood Red Moon’ or ‘April’s Full Moon’ is expected to occur on April 15 at 3:42 a.m. GMT. The eclipse will be visible in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the Pacific region, where it will last about 77 minutes. The total lunar eclipse will last from 3:07 a.m. until... 

New Armor Could be Inspired by Oyster Shells

Researchers may have found a new armor to protect US troops, inspired by seashells. Their findings, described in Nature Materials, suggest mollusk shells of Placuna placenta evolved a nanostructure that allows light to pass through, yet also so strong no penetration damage could crack it. Such a trait would prove useful against predators. For people, this scientific understanding could help improve... 

Lesser Prairie Chicken Listed as Threatened, Energy Groups in Five States Worry

On Thursday, the Obama administration listed the lesser prairie chicken, a small grassland bird native to parts of the country’s oil and gas belt, as “threatened.” “The lesser prairie chicken is in dire straits,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe, citing a “rapid and severe decline” in the species’ population. The bird is a gray-brown... 

Cat Attacks Baby and Forces Family to Call 911 While Trapped in Bedroom

An Oregon family had to call 911 after their 22-pound black-and-white Himalayan cat attacked the 7-month old and then “went over the edge.” The family locked themselves in their bedroom along with their baby and family dog. Owner Lee Palmer told dispatchers the 4-year-old male cat “has a history of violence,” and had scratched his 7-month old son in the forehead. “I kicked... 

Researchers Create Water Filter Using Sapwood Tree

Researchers have created a simple and more cost effective way to filter water that could revolutionize the way people access clean water around the world. At a conference, Rohit Karnik found himself fascinated by a scientist’s description of how sap flows through trees. He realized that the way that trees have evolved to prevent air bubbles from forming and blocking their circulatory system might... 

Poisoned Meatballs Killing Dogs in San Francisco

Pet owners are being advised to be on alert for poisonous meatballs in the San Francisco Twin Peak area. Twenty-one poisonous meatballs intended to kill dogs were found hidden in bushes and shrubs in the area of Crestline and Parkridge drives in the city’s Twin Peaks neighborhood Saturday morning, Animal Care & Control Volunteer Coordinator Deb Campbell said. After a resident called Animal Care... 
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