Around 270 pilot whales were stranded after swimming into shallow water off the island of Tasmania in Australia. This is the largest whale-stranding event in years. People are working hard to save the whales, but at least 90 have died.
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Among the more unusual news stories recently…a humpback whale swims up a river in Australia, away from the ocean, orcas off the coast of Spain are ramming boats, and 10,000 ducks race to clean rice paddies in Thailand.
A 62-year-old snake at the Saint Louis Zoo laid seven eggs in July. Though that's old for a snake to lay eggs, the strangest part of the story is that the snake hadn't been near a male snake for over 15 years.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…the notes change in a piece of music that lasts 639 years, an orca mother who lost a calf two years ago has another baby, and scientist take a super high-quality picture - of broccoli.
An unusual experiment in Botswana suggests that painting eyes on the rear ends of cows may help protect them from large predators like lions. Protecting cows could also wind up protecting the lions - from angry farmers.
In today's news roundup, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will step down, Republicans officially choose Donald Trump to run for president in a rule-bending convention, and a panda cub is born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…scientists discover that some bats use "baby talk" to communicate with their cubs, someone in China just paid $325,000 for a phone number, and a town in Switzerland gets hit with "chocolate snow".
Last year, a group working to protect sea animals rescued two beluga whales from an aquarium in China and flew them to Iceland. The belugas have now been moved into a protected ocean area off the coast of Iceland.
Dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. So far, dogs seem to be quite good at detecting the illness, but it's not clear yet how useful these skills will be.
In today's news roundup, scientists use poop stains to locate new penguin colonies from space, Russia has approved a coronavirus vaccine before testing is complete, and Australia struggles to find workers to shear its sheep.