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What We Loved This Week, Sept. 18 – 24

What We Loved This Week, Sept. 18 – 24

The fashion and the attitude were never quite like this again.
Ban On Killer Whale Shows Becomes Law

Ban On Killer Whale Shows Becomes Law

On Tuesday, California officially became the first U.S. state to ban the use of killer whales in theatrical shows as well as the breeding of those whales in captivity.
Muslim Animal Sacrifice Traditions Draw Criticism After Incident In Bangladesh

Muslim Animal Sacrifice Traditions Draw Criticism After Incident In Bangladesh

Each year, mass prayer, generous feasts, and animal sacrifice take center stage at Eid al-Adha, one of Islam's holiest festivals.
Deadly Two-Week Polar Bear Siege On Remote Russian Base Comes To Dramatic Conclusion

Deadly Two-Week Polar Bear Siege On Remote Russian Base Comes To Dramatic Conclusion

After two tense weeks, rescuers have finally saved Russian scientists from the polar bears that had surrounded their remote Arctic base.
45,000 Wild Horses To Be Killed By U.S. Government To Save Money, Grazing Pasture

45,000 Wild Horses To Be Killed By U.S. Government To Save Money, Grazing Pasture

On Friday, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board voted in favor of killing 45,000 wild horses currently in government holding.
Scientists Officially Name Parasitic Worm After Barack Obama

Scientists Officially Name Parasitic Worm After Barack Obama

Scientists have just officially christened Baracktrema obamai, a parasitic flatworm named after the United States’ current president.
Dolphins Have Conversations Like Humans Do, New Study Says

Dolphins Have Conversations Like Humans Do, New Study Says

Scientists have long known that dolphins are very intelligent creatures, and now — for the first time ever — researchers have recorded the underwater mammals having a conversation.
Therapy Animals: Heartwarming Photos And Surprising Facts

Therapy Animals: Heartwarming Photos And Surprising Facts

It wasn't until 1961 — and by accident — that American psychologists saw the health benefits offered by animals.
17 Bizarre Scenes From Turkey’s Camel Wrestling Festivals

17 Bizarre Scenes From Turkey’s Camel Wrestling Festivals

This ancient tradition is just as bizarre as you think it is.
What We Loved This Week, Aug. 28 – Sept. 3

What We Loved This Week, Aug. 28 – Sept. 3

Michael Jackson was a Grand Prix racer?
Dogs Understand What You’re Saying And How You’re Saying It, New Study Finds

Dogs Understand What You’re Saying And How You’re Saying It, New Study Finds

Man’s best friend has more in common with its owner than we thought.