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Science Explains Why Hyenas STINK! Who Knew They Had Such A Horrible Stench??

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Hyena stink is caused by bacteria??

Ever smell a hyena??

No?! Really?? Oh… well they stink. BAD.

Mainly from a scent gland under their tails.

Many animals like to rub their butts against stuff to make their presence known.

The same is true for hyenas. They can tell sex, age, family or clan and more just by smelling other hyenas' markings.

Scientists have long theorized that these smells aren't made by the animals themselves but

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MASSIVE 18-Foot Oarfish Found Off Cali Coast!! See The Crazy Pic HERE!

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Massive 18-foot-long Oarfish found off the California coast!

A marine science instructor was snorkeling off the coast of sunny SoCal when they spotted something pretty amazing:

An 18-foot-long Oarfish!!

Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) saw the huge, shiny, silver body laying on the seafloor.

It's one of the largest oarfish they've seen at CIMI.

Oarfish tend to dive over 3,000-feet-deep so seeing them is pretty rare.

Luckily, when this 18-footer died of natural causes he floated up to where the scientists found him.

The giant oarfish can actually grow to an incredible 50-feet-long!!

They're apparently the reason for old, giant sea serpent myths.

Now, the fish is being buried in the sand to decompose so its skeleton can be reconstituted and put on display.

Congrats on the find, Jasmine!!

[Image via Catalina Island Marine Institute.]

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Amy Smart Fights Plastic Bags To Save Marine Life!

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Amy Smart fought for the plastic bag ban!!

No, Amy Smart hasn't gone off the deep end and is literally fighting bags!

She's joining Los Angeles in their crusade against plastic bags!

Over the summer, the use of single-use plastic bags was banned in the city of El Lay!

Amy Smart was on the forefront of the push for the removal of the plastic bags.

She said:

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Science Discovers New Mammal Species! Hello Olinguito!

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Science discovered a new mammal species: the Olinguito!

Wow! We had no idea this kind of thing even happened anymore!

We know science is always discovering new insect species and things like that and we totes understand.

Bugs are tiny, hard to spot and super gross, so we can see how there are so many more to discover.

But a mammal? A whole mammal??

That's right! The Olinguito looks like a small raccoon with the face of a teddy bear! It's so cute! How did no one recognize it earlier??

Basically, they're only just over a foot-long, live in the tops of trees in the mountainous woods of Ecuador and Colombia and are nocturnal. So they're not too easy to spot.

What's funny is one actually was at the Smithsonian-run National Zoo in Washington for a whole year, but its identity was mistaken! So funny!

Our favorite part is it's a carnivore but it eats mostly fruit! So it's compassionate too! LOLz!

What a cute little sweetie! Welcome to the world of science, Olinguito!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Dolphins Call Each Other By Name??? So Cool!!!

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Where are you Frankie?

Could you imagine a dolphin asking that to another dolphin?

Well, believe it buster, because it happens down in the ocean all the time.

Scientists have determined that dolphins can communicate with each other, and do so all the time.

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Baby Poop Could Be Key To Understanding Asthma, Obesity, Diabetes!

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So interesting!

Scientists believe that babies born via Cesarean section have a different set of microbes in their digestive tract than those born from the vagina.

Previously, scientists have linked C section born babies with a higher risk of asthma, diabetes, and obesity - but they weren't sure why.

Now they believe that elevated risk may be due to

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15-Year-Old Invents Early Test For Pancreatic Cancer!!

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SOMEONE GIVE THIS KID AS MUCH CANDY AS HE WANTS!

Or is it Pokemon cards? What do kids like these days?? LOLz!!

Apparently they like inventing things that show up adult scientists around the world — 15 year-old Jack Andraka has invented a simple test that can detect the same pancreatic cancer that Steve Jobs had… but waaaaay earlier!

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