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  1. Using Science For The Ultimate Good: Saving Tiny Penguin Chicks

    MY HEART.

    The critically-endangered African penguin is going through some bad times lately because of commercial fishing - but science to the rescue! Let this adorable animation teach you about how hand-raising tiny baby penguins can save a species. And then, how can I sign up to be a tiny baby penguin handler? Thanks.

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  2. Don’t Worry About Great White Sharks, Jurassic World’s Director Talks Feeding Time & Raptor Gangs

    Hang in there.

    NOM NOM NOM.

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  3. Nerds Without Borders Saves Tiny Baby Adorable Turtles With Kindhearted Science

    TINY TURTLE TEARS

    Here's your heartwarming science story of the day!

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  4. France Is Spending $4.2 Million to Save Endangered Hamsters

    Wow, tiny burritos are expensive these days.

    If there's one privilege that Americans take for granted, it's our abundance of hamsters. France is spending $4.2 million on preservation efforts to save the Great Hamster of Alsace (not pictured)—enough money to buy a lot of shredded newspapers and exercise wheels if that was a thing the wild rodents actually needed.

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  5. New Species Of Marsupials Has Sex For Hours and then Dies

    One night in Boom City

    It's clear where the newly discovered black-tailed antechinus would place in a game of marsupial marry, date, kill: all of the above. The males of the species pleasure multiple female partners in hours-long orgies and then orgasm to death like the champs they are.

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  6. Robert Chew’s Wildlife Fundraiser Has Elephants, Robots, And Something In Between

    The future has more robots, but the same amount of people being dicks.

    Artist Robert Chew imagines a future in which animals of the African plains are combined with robots to make insanely cool poaching prevention machines. The bad news is that in the future some human beings are still dicks, the good news is that there are will be any exotic animals left to poach at all.

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  7. Make Love like an Eagle Falling out of the Sky with Endangered Animal Condoms

    You know, like George Washington. That song is factual, right?

    Now you can create less humans and save more animals with endangered animal condoms. Wait, that sounds like condoms made from endangered animals, which it's not, because would be horrible, for obvious endangered species reasons, and because they wouldn't really work. No, they're condoms that remind you that we need more animals—not people.

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  8. Adorable and Endangered Lion Cub Born in France

    In the French zoo, the pretty (I'm sure) French zoo, the lion sleeps tonight. Come on, everybody!

    One of the really terrible things we as a species have done is cause other species, both majestic and adorable, to become endangered and sometimes extinct. But now that we're trying to right that wrong, here's our latest little victory: an Asiatic lion cub was born in a zoo in Besancon one week ago.

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  9. Etsy Finally Changed Their Policies to Ban Products Using Endangered Species

    Because this used to be a thing that was okay? That doesn't seem right...

    While you can still purchase some fairly odd things on Etsy, the Internet's premier site for strange, handcrafted items of all ilk, there are some things you can't get even there. As of this week, shoppers will no longer be able to buy or sell the lynx-and-chinchilla fur jackets of their dreams. That's because Etsy executives have made the very responsible, right-thinking call to ban the sale of items that use or contain parts of endangered animals.

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  10. Adorable Fisher Population Currently Being Threatened by Marijuana Growers

    Killing cute animals is probably the only way to convince people that growing marijuana is bad, actually.

    Enormously unjust rates of incarceration aside, one of the biggest arguments cited in favor of marijuana legalization in this country is that it's safe to use and doesn't have many long-term side effects. Tell that to the fishers that live in the southern Sierra Nevada area, though. According to scientists from U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and Integral Ecology Research Center, they're dying out because of the rat poison that local marijuana growers use to protect their crops. Happy now, potheads?

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