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The Real Reason Why The Linux Logo Is A Penguin

There are many examples of memorable logos associated with various applications in the tech-sphere, one of which is the penguin image, most notably associated with Linux, a well-known open-source operating system. There is usually a number of reasons why a company would choose a certain emblem to represent its brand, as well as the services it offers. Quite often, the symbol signifies something important to the individual or group that started the enterprise.
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Itchy Black Bear Appears to Dance on Pole

Occurred on September 23, 2022 / Alberta, Canada Info from Licensor: "I took this video in Northern Alberta of a cool black bear with crazy talent. She was gnawing on a power pole, using it and the splinters to satisfy an itch. When she turned towards me I thought she'd run, but she stood up and continued to scratch her back on the pole. Quite genius, IMO. Also, I'm no pole dancing expert, but think the itchy black bear's got talent."
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The Problem with White Shark Regulations

Newly passed legislation in California, Assembly Bill 2109, aiming to beef up protection for great white sharks, has left anglers wondering how to comply while targeting other fish, especially other species of shark. The great white was already a protected species in California, and intentionally targeting them has been illegal...
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Famous Bull Moose Killed in Battle With Bigger Moose

A bull moose known for his enormous stature has sadly died following a battle with another larger bull. Two hikers came upon the dead animal while hiking in Alaska’s Chugach State Park on Sept. 20. As they were making their way through a densely forested area, they spotted him lying under the larger moose that had also died.
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Entangled Right Whale, One of Last Breeding Females, Will Likely Die

One of only 340 or so endangered North Atlantic right whales will likely die. After an aerial survey last week, experts at the New England Aquarium say the whale, named Snow Cone, a female who had recently reproduced and added to the scarce species’ population, had become newly entangled in fishing gear and was covered in cyamids or "whale lice."
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Featured Pet: Fawkes

Hey there, I’m Fawkes! I’m a shy little gal that is here at HSMC hoping to find someone to love me. It took me a long while to become accustomed to people here, and now that I know that people are good I’m ready to put my best paw forward to find a forever home!
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UNL student goes viral while documenting journey with pet bass

From a baby bass in a freshly stocked pond to a bluegill-devouring adult, TikTok has watched Gus the bass grow and develop through the eyes of 19-year-old influencer Michael Wiebelhaus. Wiebelhaus, a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in marketing, caught the now-famous bass last year in a friend's...
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War on Weeds: Common burdock

Common burdock (Arctium minus) is a biennial native to Europe that was accidentally introduced into the U.S. in the 1600s. It invades roadsides, ditches, pastures, waste areas, forested areas and other sites (it prefers moist fertile soils but can survive in a variety of conditions). Its velcro-like seed heads attach easily to clothing and animals allowing them to be transported great distances. Burrs can be extremely difficult to remove when they become matted in wool and hair.
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Mutt Monday: Sora the dog needs a forever home

Sora (animal ID: 24674). Sora is a high-energy dog who loves to play. She enjoys going out for walks and will do well in a home with children over 5. Because she is very energetic, Sora will need additional training. Sora’s adoption fee is $180 and includes:. Spay. Up-to-date...
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Indiana Camper Shares Video of Strange Dragonfly Behavior – Here’s What is Really Happening

My understanding of nature is pretty basic, pretty elementary - but, thanks to the internet and articles like this, I am learning more and more, usually about the weirder side of nature. Actually, I don't think "weird" is the right word to use, so I'll go with "interesting" instead. I enjoy having several weird/unusual/interesting nuggets of information at my disposal at any given time, in fact, I'm about to share one of those nuggets with you right now.
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Skin disease reported as cause of death for mountain lion in Santa Monica Mountains research study

A necropsy shows that a mountain lion which was part of an ongoing research study in the Santa Monica Mountains died as the result of a contagious skin disease. The big cat known as P-65 was found dead near a stream in the mountains in March. Biologists say she had a severe case of mange, which is caused by a mite parasite. But, they think that the mountain lion’s exposure to multiple types of rat poison might have weakened her immune system, and contributed to her death.
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Flocks' sake: A South Coast exotic bird sanctuary is struggling

It may sound like a scratched vinyl record but visitors are greeted by the sound of Chewy singing a unique version of I left my heart in San Francisco. He’s an Amazon parrot, and one of 50 birds living at the Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary in Summerland. Self-styled “crazy...
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