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We’re fracking the hell out of the U.S.A. Can a president slam on the brakes?

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U.S. Route 285, cutting through the Texas-New Mexico border, is perilous.

Lines of speeding trucks lugging oil and fracking tanks gouge big cracks in the narrow two-way highway. Come night, in the blackened, high desert, it can be challenging to even stay on the crumbling asphalt, with hurrying, aggressive big rigs swerving over the faint yellow linesPeople die. Shirts are now sold reading “I survived the 285.”

The remote highway is bustling, often dangerously so, because the U.S. fracking…

We’re fracking the hell out of the U.S.A. Can a president slam on the brakes?

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Highway 285, cutting through the Texas-New Mexico border, is perilous.

Lines of speeding trucks lugging oil and fracking tanks gouge big cracks in the narrow two-way roadway. Come night, in the blackened, high desert, it can be challenging to even stay on the crumbling asphalt, with hurrying, aggressive big rigs swerving over the faint yellow linesPeople die. Shirts are now sold reading “I survived the 285.”

The remote highway is bustling, often dangerously so, because the U.S. fracking…

New giant squid footage shows they’re not terrible monsters, after all

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We love tales about monsters.

Especially monsters that dwell in the dark, and have only been glimpsed alive in grainy, murky pictures or videos. But recent footage of the legendary giant squid — including a new video captured during a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expedition on June 19 — shows the elusive cephalopods likely aren’t beasts of horror. They’re a somewhat cautious, though huge, deep sea species.

“When we think of the giant squid we think of the Kraken…

New giant squid footage shows they’re not terrible monsters, after all

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We love tales about monsters.

Especially monsters that dwell in the dark, and have only been glimpsed alive in grainy, murky pictures or videos. But recent footage of the legendary giant squid — including a new video captured during a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expedition on June 19 — shows the elusive cephalopods likely aren’t beasts of horror. They’re a somewhat cautious, though huge, deep sea species.

“When we think of the giant squid we think of the Kraken…

New giant squid footage shows they’re not terrible monsters, after all

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We love tales about monsters.

Especially monsters that dwell in the dark, and have only been glimpsed alive in grainy, murky pictures or videos. But recent footage of the legendary giant squid — including a new video captured during a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expedition on June 19 — shows the elusive cephalopods likely aren’t beasts of horror. They’re a somewhat cautious, though huge, deep sea species.

“When we think of the giant squid we think of the Kraken…

New giant squid footage shows they’re not terrible monsters, after all

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We love tales about monsters.

Especially monsters that dwell in the dark, and have only been glimpsed alive in grainy, murky pictures or videos. But recent footage of the legendary giant squid — including a new video captured during a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expedition on June 19 — shows the elusive cephalopods likely aren’t beasts of horror. They’re a somewhat cautious, though huge, deep sea species.

“When we think of the giant squid we think of the Kraken…

New giant squid footage shows they’re not terrible monsters, after all

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We love tales about monsters.

Especially monsters that dwell in the dark, and have only been glimpsed alive in grainy, murky pictures or videos. But recent footage of the legendary giant squid — including a new video captured during a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expedition on June 19 — shows the elusive cephalopods likely aren’t beasts of horror. They’re a somewhat cautious, though huge, deep sea species.

“When we think of the giant squid we think of the Kraken…

New giant squid footage shows they’re not terrible monsters, after all

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We love tales about monsters.

Especially monsters that dwell in the dark, and have only been glimpsed alive in grainy, murky pictures or videos. But recent footage of the legendary giant squid — including a new video captured during a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expedition on June 19 — shows the elusive cephalopods likely aren’t beasts of horror. They’re a somewhat cautious, though huge, deep sea species.

“When we think of the giant squid we think of the Kraken…

Researchers trained seals to sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ and the ‘Star Wars’ theme song. NBD.

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Seals are a lot more talented than we give them credit for. Sure, they swim, dive, bark, and clap, but with a little vocal training they can actually sing.

Thanks to researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, three gray seals were taught to mimic sounds and even sing songs like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and the Star Wars theme.

Footage shared on YouTube by the Associated Press shows the focused seals intently listening to sounds, flexing their nostrils, and repeating the…

The fat bear cams are back in business

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It’s high time to devour 4,500-calorie salmon.

The live webcams along Katmai National Park’s Brooks River — set in remote Alaska and operated by the wildlife streamers explore.org — just came online for the 2019 season. For the next few months brown bears will wolf down copious amounts of salmon as they fatten up, some in extreme ways, in preparation for the winter’s long, callous hibernation.

The bears grew impressively fat in 2018, and global viewers may witness a similar plumping up…