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New Bird Flu Found in U.S. Duck for First Time

A green-winged teal shot by a hunter in northern Washington state has tested positive for a strain H5N1 bird flu — but it's only a distant relative of the virus that’s infected nearly 700 people globally and killed 400 of them.<p>It’s the first case of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza ever seen …

Public Health

Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.<p>In the most …

Fish

Robin Williams: A Photo Gallery

Baby Is Absolutely Mesmerized by the Remote Control

(Video Link)<p>We have a future TV junkie in the making!<p>An adult tantalizingly holds the remote control just out of reach. The baby boy sees it and is …

How to Use Your Cat to Hack Your Neighbors' Wi-Fi

(Photo: Gene Bransfield)<p>Pictured above is Coco, a cat and a computer hacker. She probably doesn't know about that last part. Gene Bransfield, a …

Teens prefer YouTube stars to Hollywood celebs, survey says

If you're between 13 and 18, you're apparently more enamored of Smosh than Jennifer Lawrence.<p>I confess, I haven't been effusive in embracing the stars of YouTube. This may have something to do with the fact that I am not between 13 and 18 years old.<p>It appears that the teens of today may be moved …

Vladimir Putin

Frenzied Kitten Goes Into Full Offensive Mode Against a Semi-Realistic Looking Ceramic Cat

A tiny frenzied kitten goes into offensive mode and attacks a very docile semi-realistic looking ceramic cat in this adorable video posted by …

Demi Lovato - Neon Lights (Official)

Kittens Learning to Walk Compilation

(YouTube link)<p>Their legs can barely hold their weight, and they can’t get no (da da DA da) decent traction. These kittens are just discovering their …

'Deeply Ashamed' Ferry Captain Among First to Abandon Ship

The captain of a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing, is under investigation as a possible …