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Crayfish are an important part of freshwater ecosystems, and change their behavior when exposed to antidepressants. Nick9002

Antidepressants are designed to make humans feel better, but they can have a surprising impact on non-human animals when they enter the environment.

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Scientists have developed a method for recycling plastic bottles into vanilla flavoring. Andrew Fox / Getty Images

Researchers have devised a sweet solution to the plastic pollution crisis — turn it into vanilla flavoring.

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Your body's immune system is the natural, front line defense to protect you against harmful pathogens and infections. You can boost the effectiveness of your immune system through diet and exercise but did you know that certain multivitamins can aid your immune system and promote general wellness? Here are our recommendations of the top five supplements to help boost your immune system.

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A crack in the Pine Island Glacier. NASA's Earth Observatory / CC BY 2.0

The Pine Island Glacier is currently Antarctica's greatest contributor to sea level rise, and, now, a new study warns that it could be closer to collapse than previously thought.

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A gray wolf. John & Karen Hollingsworth / USFWS

The state of Colorado just welcomed some very special babies.

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Flowers grow in front of unused pipe intended for the Keystone XL pipeline outside Gascoyne, North Dakota in 2014. Andrew Burton / Getty Images

The Keystone XL pipeline is officially canceled.

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The Southern Ocean is home to unique species like emperor penguins. Johnny Johnson / The Image Bank / Getty Images

Yesterday was World Oceans Day, and this year National Geographic made the celebration extra special — by recognizing a whole new ocean.

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A minke whale. Len2040 / Flickr

Norway has come under fire for a controversial plan to test the hearing of minke whales.

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An infant mountain gorilla and Silverback male at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, Africa. Paul Souders / Stone / Getty Images

Humans are at risk of putting their closest animal relatives out of a home.

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An infant mountain gorilla and Silverback male at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, Africa. Paul Souders / Stone / Getty Images

Humans are at risk of putting their closest animal relatives out of a home.

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This herd of elephants has been wandering Yunnan, China for more than a year. Hu Chao / Xinhua via Getty Images

Fifteen Asian elephants are in the middle of an epic journey across a Chinese province, and no one knows why.

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The Bering Sea has seen recurring dead zones over the last 1.2 million years. Orbital Horizon / Copernicus Sentinel Data 2018 / Gallo Images / Getty Images

Dead zones occur when oxygen levels in the ocean fall so low that animals can no longer survive.

These zones have quadrupled in size around the world since the 1950s, but a new study published in Science Advances Wednesday found that they are not only a recent phenomenon.

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A container ship sank off Sri Lanka's coast Wednesday after a fire burning nearly two weeks. ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP via Getty Images

A chemical-laden ship sank off the coast of Sri Lanka Wednesday, after burning for nearly two weeks.

The accident has already led to one of the worst marine disasters in the country's history, as tons of plastic pellets from the burning ship have already contaminated its fishing waters and washed up on its shores, Reuters reported.

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