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Veggie Piranha, Duiker Madness, Whale Poop and Rolling Coal

Also in our best of the web: monarch hospitality, fat (and fit) corals, roof tiles for clear air and fingerprinting water.

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Hippos Amok, Missing Ocean Plastic, TroutBlitz & More

Also in our best of the web: the future of science journalism, definition of a forest, the great fish swap and crowdfunding wolf conservation

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Urban Weasels, Coral Atlas & Ivory-Sniffing Dogs

Also in this week’s best of the web: getting narcissists to go green, sea star die-off, peak coal, sustainable meat certification and smart fish.

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Spiders Go Fishing, Old Trees Dwindle & Icebergs Scrape Bottom

Also in our best of the web: group discounts on solar panels, Chilean dams halted, monster jellyfish and spiders with personality.

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Reassembling Hydra, Flying Frogs, and Bird-Friendly Windows

Also in our best of the web: spiderwebs tuned for data, Palau fishing ban, revisiting litter and a chlorine-free swimming pool.

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Eyes of the Tiger, Tree-Hugging Koalas & Brainy Bees

Also in our best of the web: the bats are back, better than laser vision, chameleons vs. octopuses, something more frightening than piranhas, and more.

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Plastic from Methane, Toxic Toads & Robo-Crocodiles

Also in our best of the web: conopid flies, cliff swallow acrobatics, science of fire, tools for innovation and extraordinary images of water around the world.

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Lost Snakes, Returning Snails & Jellyfish Locomotion

Also in our best of the web: fire communication and conservation, NASA for the oceans, a school of stingrays, and Mr. Wizard goes to Washington.

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Centenarian Cetacean, Polar Bear Evolution & Superpolluting Scooters

Also in our best of the web: flood resilient rice, a new horned lizard, beehive fences, entomophagy and three angles on the West Antarctic ice shelf.

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Nanopesticides, Glacier Inventory, Brewers for Clean Water & More

Also in our best of the web: parasitic flowers, interactive whale mapping, chemical warfare in the garden, and mega preserve goes off-limits

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Voracious Crabs, Jujitsu Mouse, and the Biggest Data Yet

Also in our best of the web: blue-footed boobie decline, great koala count, wave energy deficit, and HIV-fighting coral protein

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Mule Deer Migration, Fearless Fish, and Pirate Naturalists

Also in our best of the web: Of birds and rice, sloth survival, prairie aesthetics, and fact-checking the Gulf oil spill

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Seeds on Loan, Solar Windows & At-Risk (and Way Cool) Birds

Also in our best of the web: NOAA nods to saltwater sport fishers, springtime rattlesnake confab, golf courses for conservation, and a bit more TED-tweaking.

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Plant Zombies, Cannibal Tadpoles & the Fading Tuatara

Also in our best of the web: punk frogs, sea serpents on video, sadistic trolls (really), Masai fencing innovation, and Peter Matthiessen remembered

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Zebra Stripes, Disease-Fighting Owls, and Jellyfish for Lunch

Also in our best of the web: rattlesnake wrangling, high-end environment news, art meets climate science, and an endangered mammal that looks like an artichoke

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Salmon Cam Returns

We’re pleased to return Salmon Cam, a live view of spawning Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout.

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