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A 90-year-old tortoise named Mr. Pickles just became a father of 3. It's a big 'dill'

It’s significant, according to officials with the Houston Zoo, because the radiated tortoise is a critically endangered species whose numbers are in decline.

The Buzz: How snowmelt affects Arizona's water supply

How much will a wet winter improve drought conditions around the state?

Lambs aren't white and fluffy and other lessons learned at this campus farm

When the spring-only course starts at the University of Maryland, the sheep are pregnant and students wait for the call that their sheep is going into labor.

Here's why Arizona says it can keep growing despite historic megadrought

Arizona has some of the lowest priority rights to the river water of any of the seven basin states.

Want to play your own Tiny Desk concert? The 2023 Contest is now open for entries

The Tiny Desk Contest, NPR Music's annual search for the next great undiscovered artist, is back!

Linda Varela and Robert Loomis

Episode 1: From February 3, 2023

These combat vets want to help you design the perfect engagement ring

When Andrew Wolgemuth served in Afghanistan, his comrades in his special operations platoon came to depend on him for a particular skill set and base of knowledge: diamond engagement rings.

My wife and I quit our jobs to sail the Caribbean

There's another universe not far from land.

NASA's Webb telescope has discovered its first exoplanet

An exoplanet is any planet that is outside of our solar system

WATCH LIVE: Ukrainian President Zelenskyy visits Washington to speak with Biden, address Congress

Watch Ukrainian President Zelenskyy address Congress beginning at 5:30pm.

There's a shortage of vets to treat farm animals. Pandemic pets are partly to blame

For decades, farmers have endured a shortage of rural veterinarians, but the problem is now at an all-time high.

Hollywood's famous, aging mountain lion has been captured by authorities. Now what?

A famous mountain lion known as the "Hollywood Cat" is being evaluated by wildlife officials after exhibiting signs of distress, including killing a leashed dog in a residential neighborhood.

A new writer tweeted about a low book signing turnout, and famous authors commiserated

Nearly 40 people had RSVP'd to Chelsea Banning's first official book signing at an Ohio bookstore on Saturday.

We asked, you answered: What precious object is part of your family history?

What's one precious belonging you brought along on your journey to remind you of home?

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