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After Years of Searching, Scientists Finally Found This Coconut-Cracking Giant Rat – Mental Floss

The vika is the subject of folk songs and nursery rhymes, but scientists had never found a real specimen before.



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Though we dont know exactly where the novel coronavirus originated, many scientists agree that it probably came from an animal. If thats true, it means that COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, or zoonosisan illness caused by a pathogen that jumped from animals to humans.
The term zoonotic disease might not come up in regular conversation very often, but you surely know quite a few of them by name. Rabies, Lyme disease, AIDS, and plague are all known zoonoses, and scientists believe that Ebola virus…

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