In the past year, 14 of the deer in Japan's famous Nara Park have died. Nine of those deer appear to have been killed by eating plastic. Volunteers are working together to try to end the problem.
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Scientists tracking a young female arctic fox were shocked to watch as the fox travelled over 2,175 miles (3,500 kilometers). The fox left from Norway and wound up in Canada 76 days later.
In today's news roundup, the G20 meets, Republican lawmakers run away to avoid a climate crisis vote, pro US baseball teams play their first game in Europe, and a slug takes out one of Japan's high-speed train lines.
In today's news roundup, Apple loses its famous designer, seals are taught how to sing, San Francisco makes a law against selling e-cigarettes, and the Netherlands deals with a phone problem that takes out its emergency number.
The county government near Seattle, Washington is struggling with an unusual problem: bald eagles are taking trash from a garbage dump and dropping it in the yards of people who live nearby.
China has used DNA to make a copy of a police dog famous for its abilities. The company that did the work hopes the clone will be as talented as the original dog, which they called the "Sherlock Holmes of police dogs".
Two different groups of scientists are looking at the way mice talk to each other, but they are doing this in very different ways. Both sets of scientists are learning amazing new information about mice.
In recent weeks scientists have found two very different animals that have not been seen in dozens of years - a very rare tortoise and the world's largest bee.
Scientists have long wondered why zebras have stripes. A recent study seems to show an unexpected reason - to confuse flies so that it's hard for them to land.
Humans are not the only ones who use dating sites and apps to find a mate. Frogs and cows are also finding partners through creative use of technology.