Animals/Wildlife

7:33am

Thu December 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Help Writer Dennis Lehane Find His Dog And You'll Be In His Next Book

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 4:58 am

Tessa is missing in Brookline, Mass.
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(Note at 7 a.m. ET, Dec. 28: Lehane's Facebook page continues to post updates — and as of now, Tessa remains missing.)

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Mystery writer Dennis Lehane is asking for help in solving a case that's very important to him:

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5:43am

Wed December 26, 2012
Around the Nation

Blind Dog Returned To Alaska Family

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2:20pm

Tue December 25, 2012
Animals

Study: Red Noses Help Reindeers Cope With Polar Air

Rudolph is of course known as the red-nosed reindeer, and scientists say they may know why that's the case.

Physiologist Dan Milstein with the University of Amsterdam and a group of colleagues examined the noses of several living reindeer.

"There was a much richer amount of blood vessels present inside Rudolph's or reindeer's nose in comparison to humans," Milstein says.

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5:27am

Tue December 25, 2012
Around the Nation

Is Santa's Sleigh Powered By Caribou?

Originally published on Tue December 25, 2012 7:42 am

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3:39am

Sat December 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Joy Of Salt Licking: Contest Turns Farm Animals Into Fine Artists

Originally published on Wed December 26, 2012 9:40 am

Sculptures entered in the Great Salt Lick Contest await the judging and auction.
Taki Telonidis

Whit Deschner stands in the middle of a pasture outside of Baker, Ore., probably 30 or 40 feet away from a black cow licking a white salt block.

To most of us, this may look like a bucolic scene from ranch country, a smattering of black cattle on a vast field that spreads toward distant mountains. But, for Deshner, it's art in the making.

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