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    Why penguins are so tired, the sniffer dog that discovered a mole, the dog bed you can sleep in, and the connection between bubonic plague and oral health.

    Holy Mole-y: A sniffer dog helps rediscover a rare mole

    Holy Mole-y: A sniffer dog helps rediscover a rare mole

    How does one go about finding a seemingly extinct, sand-dwelling mole that hasn't been seen in nearly 90 years? With the help of a dog and DNA, of course! Scientists in South Africa have rediscovered 11 De Winton's golden moles, which haven't been seen since 1936. The tiny blind creatures have an …

    Watch this eel robot effortlessly glide underwater

    Watch this eel robot effortlessly glide underwater

    Researchers built the robot to investigate how eels migrate on empty stomachs. A research team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology recently designed and built their own swimming robot modeled on oceanic eels. Despite its relatively simple design, the bot’s award-winning underwater …

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