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The Water Bowl: Stray Cat Discovers 2,000-Year-Old Roman Catacomb

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Leave it to a cat to discover an uncharted piece of history! A stray feline led two people into an ancient Roman catacomb that dates back more than 2,000 years last week. After entering through the cave’s small opening, the pair found a tomb containing human bones and funeral urns. –New York Daily News

Can you see them? Silver-colored fish, including sardines, herring and sprat, can become invisible to predators, a new study published in Nature Photonics reports. These fish are able to change the way light reflects off of their bodies because their skin contains multilayer arrangements of reflective guanine crystals. –Discovery News

An English boy who overcame his fear of the outside world has a very special friend to thank: his dog. The German shepherd helped the 7-year-old face his anxiety over a rare genetic condition he felt made him different than his peers at school. –Daily Mail

Now that Crystal the monkey is taking off her white lab coat for good upon the cancellation of NBC’s Animal Practice, there’s at least one group of people happy about the show’s low ratings: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. “The cancellation of Animal Practice sends the strong message that using animals for cheap laughs on TV shows is archaic and uninteresting to today’s viewers,” said a PETA primatologist. –Huffington Post

Is cuteness a crime? Oregon cops took a hamster into protective custody after its owner was allegedly driving while drunk last week. The owner and her furry friend later reunited, and “luckily no human or hamster was harmed during this incident,” an officer said. –New York Post