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WATCH: Drone Captures Thrilling Close Call Between Shark and Surfer

Urban legend says that you swallow a certain number of spiders in your sleep.

While that is up for debate, this is not: If you are swimming in Australia’s waters there is a good chance a shark is somewhere nearby. 161 more words

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10 Podcasts to Make You Smarter and More Insightful

I promise you when I say this – listening to podcasts will bring value to your life. Podcasts are a great way to fill those moments of what feels like “wasted time” (on the transit ride, waiting in traffic, cleaning the house) with stories of insight and perspective. 392 more words

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Wily Coyote Follows Surgeon Into South Carolina Hospital: 'It All Happened Very Quickly'

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It was “take your coyote to work” day on Feb. 15, when a South Carolina spinal surgeon accidentally let a growling coyote into his hospital. 343 more words

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Kenya's 'Elephant Guardian' Will Deliver Water to Thirsty Animals 'Until It Rains'

He’s like no delivery man you’ve ever heard of.

Patrick Kilonzo Mwalau, dubbed “the Elephant Guardian,” is saving animals by delivering water to them in dry regions of Tsavo, Kenya, and a fundraising page created five months ago to fund his efforts has raised over $90,000 so far. 480 more words

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WATCH: These Courting Flamingo Dance Moves Will Help Your Dating Game ... Maybe

Andean Flamingos dance to their own beat, and that beat is the instinctual pressure to mate.

In PEOPLE’s exclusive peek at the BBC America premiere of… 165 more words

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Blog: 1984, democracy and Trumpesque Indian politicians

When the 2014 Indian general elections unfolded, not many paid attention to the rise of right-wing politics or even if they took notice, many were focused on getting rid of India’s left-wing congress party, mired in numerous scandals and political misgivings. 536 more words

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