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Study finds that elephants evolved the most discerning nose of any mammal

Study finds that elephants evolved the most discerning nose of any mammal

Elephant noses might be the most discerning mammalian sniffers on the planet. According to a new study published Tuesday in Genome Research, African elephants may best humans, mice and even dogs on the measure of olfactory receptor genes.

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, an eye glass holder in the shape of a shark rests on a shelf in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, vacationer Mark McCurdy, of Everett, Mass., examines shark-themed clothing at the Chatham Clothing Bar in Chatham, Mass. Growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod are generating business for local entrepreneurs as residents and tourists seek a glimpse o…

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, a T-shirt with a likeness of a shark incorporating an American flag rests on a shelf in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and …

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, a bottle opener in the likeness of a shark hangs from a hook in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, a painting of a shark is on display in a shop window in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

July 21, 2014 1:07 pmLoading…
Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, Jennifer Eldredge, of Harwich, Mass., examines shark-themed clothing at the Chatham Clothing Bar in Chatham, Mass. Growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod are generating business for local entrepreneurs as residents and tourists seek a glimpse of the …

July 21, 2014 1:07 pmLoading…
Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

In this July 2, 2014 photo, a bin is filled with plastic toy sharks in a souvenir shop in Chatham, Mass. With growing sightings of great white sharks off Cape Cod, local entrepreneurs are feeding the frenzy with their shark-themed memorabilia and apparel. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

July 21, 2014 1:07 pmLoading…
Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark-themed clothing is on display at the Chatham Clothing Bar in Massachusetts. Sightings of great white sharks have brought a boom in T-shirts and souvenirs.

July 21, 2014 1:07 pmLoading…
Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

Molly Saint-James, of Baltimore, helps her daughters Ellie McDonald, left, 6, and Poppy McDonald, 3, use telescopic viewers in hopes of sighting a shark.

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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

In this July 1, 2014 photo released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, (IFAW) gray seals congregate on the shore in Chatham, Mass. Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that they are taking over large stretches …

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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

ROCKLAND, Maine — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt.

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Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

"Encouraging developments" could mean another transplant of the wild sheep.

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Pawsitively Cats celebrates its 4th birthday

Pawsitively Cats celebrates its 4th birthday

Musicians Ron Pandy and Stefan George will get the PAWty meowing. 

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Tohono Chul bloom night likely this week

Tohono Chul bloom night likely this week

Cactus comes to life with beautiful blooms once a year.

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Study examines effects of arguing on couples' health

UA grad student looks at how arguing affects long-term health.

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Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Bighorn sheep numbers remain same

Lambs born in mountains appear healthy, growing.

June 27, 2014 3:55 pmLoading…
Reid Park Zoo hosts elephant baby shower Sunday

Reid Park Zoo hosts elephant baby shower Sunday

Reid Park Zoo celebrates pending birth of first calf born at zoo. 

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Dog owners: FREE distemper vaccinations through July

Dog owners: FREE distemper vaccinations through July

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona hosted another community vaccination clinic last weekend — with free distemper vaccinations in an effort to protect the community’s dogs from the deadly distemper virus.

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'Dog vs. Cat' giveaway

'Dog vs. Cat' giveaway

Want a portrait of your pet illustrated by Chris Gall? It could happen.

June 17, 2014 7:40 am Photos

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